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A luxury Ford Sierra Sapphire 2000E with just 13,744 miles from new.
Tu-Tone metallic paint finish, body colour bumpers, wide bodyside mouldings with chrome inserts, remote control heated door mirrors, halogen headlamps, headlamp wash/wipe, front fog lamps, tinted glass, tilt/slide screened glass sunroof, power assisted steering, digital fuel computer and clock, graphic information module, air-conditioning, central locking, electric front and rear windows, quickclear heated front window, leather covered steering wheel, tachometer, torch key, cigar lighter, electronic anti-theft model 2007 radio cassette with separate amplifier. Dealer options; Mud flaps.
This top of the range for luxury Sierra Sapphire 2000E draws its origins from Ford’s ‘E for Executive’ suffix tradition used mostly in the 1970’s and reserved for only the highest specification cars. The 2000E Sapphire was in fact the final car to be given the hallowed ‘E’ badge, shortly after the Orion 1600E, and this 13,744-mile example is a fitting tribute. Finished in Tu-Tone Metallic Flint Grey over Moonstone Blue, (Code T 9), the paintwork looks fantastic and boasts a bright uniform finish and polished shine. In the ownership of elderly husband and wife from new until 2013 and suffering from some parking scrapes and knocks, remedial paintwork has been carried out in order to uphold the beautiful appearance. All panels are straight and undamaged and the trim sections are in excellent order. A hairline compression crack in the paint to the front bumper is only very minor. All glass is etched factory fitment to include Carello headlamps and Ford light clusters including the security etched rear lenses. Badges are immaculate and dealership branded number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted. Even the headlamp wash/wipe system operates! This is a very rare and highly collectable Sierra.
The opulent full leather trim in Shadow Grey colour scheme, (Code L X), is spotlessly clean, sublimely comfortable and in superb order with only the faintest of crease lines in the leather to the driver’s seat bolster. The matching door cards in Starline fabric with vinyl inserts have some very minimal shrinkage, a common occurrence. The fully intact dashboard has no cracks whatsoever and all equipment and functions operate as they should with exception of the air-conditioning which does not blow ice-cold. The digital fuel computer and clock and graphic information module function correctly with perfect displays. The original Ford stereo radio/cassette (Model 2007) with separate power amplifier sounds superb! The spotless boot area has immaculate carpeting, an undamaged circular ply-board wheel cover and all factory build stickers are intact.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2.0 DOHC EFi engine develops 125bhp at 5500rpm and 174Nm of torque at 2500rpm, achieving a top speed of 121mph and 0-60mph in 9.1 seconds. Remaining in standard specification, the engine bay is clean and displays factory plates, stickers and original wings with Ford emblem and date stamps visible. The five-speed MT-75 synchromesh gearbox is sturdy and precise.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 14” X 5½ ” alloy wheels were unique at the time to the 2000E model and are in excellent condition with no kerb damage and tiny markings found only upon very close scrutiny. Matching premium brand Uniroyal Rain Expert 195/65 R14 tyres were fitted new in 2019 and the spare wheel has the original Dunlop SP Sport D8 tyre still fitted! The dual line servo assisted G-Valve brakes with ventilated 10.5” front discs and rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Charlesworths of Doncaster, and registered new on 30th November 1989, this Sierra Sapphire 2000E has covered just 13,744 miles from new. The first two owners were Husband and Wife, Mr and Mrs Pashley, who purchased the car upon both retiring from a career as Teachers. Ownership passed to Mrs Alice Pashley upon her husbands passing in 1999 and the car remained with her until 2013. Since 2013 the car has been enjoyed by Ford enthusiasts and used as a practical classic car to attend shows and for other leisure outings. The car was last sold in June 2019 with a sales invoice for £8,200.
The original Charlesworth Ford document wallet houses the service book and all handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as even the original ‘dates to remember’ peel off sticker sheet and Sales Executive business card! The Ford torch key plus one spare operate all locks. There is a further history folder containing invoices and previous MOT certificates. In June 2020 a service was carried out by KGF Classic Cars using genuine Ford parts and further recent work carried out in 2019 was a new fuel filter and differential oil change. Guaranteed to draw much admiration at any classic car show and ready for enjoyment, this ultra-low mileage example is not to be missed!
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