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An iconic Ford Sierra RS Cosworth with just 32,521 miles from new.
The Sierra RS Cosworth project was defined in the spring of 1983 by the then recently appointed head of Ford Motorsport in Europe. It was established that at the time, Ford was no longer competitive in this area. After receiving full support from Ford Public Relations, the project was underway with the Sierra chosen as the basis for the task ahead. Ford Motorsport in Europe approached the automotive company Cosworth who answered positively, but put up two conditions: The street version of the car had to produce no less than 204 HP, and Ford had to accept no less than 15,000 engines. The project would only need about 5,000 engines, but Ford nevertheless accepted the conditions. The extra 10,000 engines would later become one of the reasons Ford also chose to develop a four door, second generation Sierra RS Cosworth. Few cars have ever been greeted with such enthusiasm as the original Sierra RS Cosworth.
Bodyside mouldings, integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, colour coded lockable fuel filler cap, bonnet cooling vents, halogen headlamps, integral front driving lamps, colour coded bumpers with front moulded overriders, single plane rear wing spoiler, tinted glass all round, extended centre console, leather gearknob, leather three spoke sports steering wheel, cassette storage, electronic sound system (model ECU2) with power amplifier, Recaro Sports front seats, tilt and slide sunroof, tachometer with turbo boost gauge, anti-locking brake system with failure warning light, electric front windows. Dealer accessories; Ford tailored floor mats.
The iconic styling of the Sierra RS Cosworth is instantly recognisable and boasts breath-taking magnificence even after thirty years since launch. Finished in original Ford Diamond White, (code B3), the uniform paintwork is bright and displays a superb polished finish. All panels are factory original with correct ’86 year date stampings and seam welds to the front wings. The exterior trim is in excellent order and the front lower rubber splitter, often distorted, has retained correct shape entirely. The glass displays the original number and dots dated Securit etchings, and accuracy seekers will be pleased to see the original Cibie headlamps fitted with other lenses showing Ford logo and ‘England’ lettering. Supplying Ford dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted. A truly sensational car commensurate with the incredibly low mileage, and true to the original Ford SVE Department design.
The interior of this RS Cosworth is outstanding and exactly as Ford intended. Finished in Ford Roma and Cashmere Grey Velour, (Code S2), the Recaro seats and door trim are spotless and show virtually no wear. Only very light creasing to the driver’s seat base is evident. The carpets are spotless and have remained free from wear having been protected from new by tailored floor mats A second brand new unused set of genuine Ford floor mats is included. The dashboard is completely free from distortion and three miniscule hairline cracks can be seen, only upon very close scrutiny. The standard ECU2 electronic sound system with power amplifier is fully operational and the LCD display to warn of bulb failure and open doors operates perfectly. Even an unused Ford first aid kit remains in the uncut parcel shelf, and the boot insulation panel designed to raise the boot floor to incorporate the larger spare wheel has been retained! A classic and correct Ford RS interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the standard 1993cc Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) engine with the Garrett AiResearch T.03 turbocharger and intercooler, the racing pedigree of this car is truly evident with performance figures quoted of 204bhp, 149mph top speed and 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds. The engine bay will please originality seekers with factory panel stampings on the inner wings, bonnet underside and slam panel. All stickers and plates remain intact, long since lost on most examples. The tough T5 manual transmission is direct and precise, just as you would expect from the low mileage covered.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard Rial 15 X 7J Sierra Cosworth alloy wheels and centre caps have been subject to an expensive refurbishment to correct factory finish in Nimbus Grey with diamond cut facings. The original small gold wheel key has been kept. Quality branded continental tyres in the correct size of 205/50 R15 have masses of tread remaining and the spare wheel is wrapped in the original Dunlop SP Sport D40 tyre with tread depth indicator, a feature deleted on the Sapphire Cosworth. Diagonally split hydraulic circuits, anti-lock braking assisted 28.3cm ventilated discs up front and 27.3cm discs at the rear bring the car to a sure and steady halt.
Manufactured at the Ford Genk plant in July 1986 and supplied new on the 23rd August 1986 by Ford Main Dealers, Vospers of Plymouth, this example has covered a genuine and verified 32,521 miles from new. The large history file contains documentation from new to the present day including comprehensive MOT history and invoices, as well as early Ford service check lists. The Ford Extra Cover Plus wallet contains all handbooks, guides and dealership literature, and the original stamped service book with most recent entry being in July 2016. A documented cambelt change including auxiliary belts was carried out in 2013 with less than 3,000 miles covered since.
The previous keeper has just acquired two Capri RS models and has made the difficult decision to part with this example. KGF Classic Cars are honoured to offer this unmolested low mileage example ready for the next custodian.
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