SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED
An outstanding Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth preserved just as Ford intended.
Bodyside mouldings with grey insert, polycarbonate bumpers, integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, heated front windscreen, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, tinted glass, bonnet cooling vents, homofocal headlights, headlamp wash/wipe, rear window aerial, colour coded rear spoiler, extended centre console, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, leather gearknob and three spoke sports steering wheel, graphic information module, map reading lamps, fascia light dimmer, electronic sound system with power amplifier, tilt and slide sunroof, central locking, front and rear electric windows, integral rear headrests. Aftermarket; Clifford G5 alarm/immobiliser.
The beautiful exterior of this RS Sapphire Cosworth is finished in original Ford Diamond White (code B3). The paintwork has an impeccable pure gloss shine and boasts a remarkably clean finish. There is no rust or corrosion whatsoever and all panels are straight and damage free. All exterior trim sections, manufacturer correct badges and decals remain in excellent order, and the homofocal headlamps are the original Carello fitment. A tiny hairline crack to both the offside rear and nearside front indicator lens is barely noticeable. A truly exceptional example of Ford’s original ‘Executive Express’.
The factory standard interior of this truly special example remains exactly as Ford intended. Trimmed in the original attractive Halley and Angora fabric (code L) the supportive Recaro seats are virtually perfect and hold the front seat occupants tightly. The driver inclined dashboard is completely free from any cracks and all incorporated switches and functions are intact and operate as they should. The three spoke leather trimmed sports steering wheel and leather gear knob display only light signs of wear. The standard electronic sound system with power amplifier remains fully operational, although aftermarket speakers have been neatly fitted. The clean shark grey carpeting is largely wear free and the headlining is pristine. An iconic and instantly recognisable classic Ford RS interior, the ultimate sports saloon car.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the standard 1993cc Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) engine with the Garrett AiResearch T.03B turbocharger and intercooler, the racing pedigree of this car is truly evident. The engine bay is spotlessly clean and still has the original headshield and Ford stamped fuse box cover. Output figures of 204bhp and 278Nm torque enable the published performance figures of 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 150mph. The five speed manual gearbox is reassuringly, crisp and precise.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted 15 X 7 RS Sierra Cosworth ‘Lattice Style’ alloy wheels are simply immaculate with no scuffs or kerbing damage whatsoever, and are shod in quality BF Goodrich 205/50 ZR15 tyres all round with excellent tread levels. The fifth full size spare alloy wheel is housed in the luggage compartment alongside the original jack, and the boot carpet with thick foam underlay remains fitted. The diagonally split hydraulic system with anti-lock braking assistance offers awesome stopping power.
Registered new on the 14th July 1989 with just three former keepers from new, this example has clearly been in the hands of enthusiast ownership throughout the 76,863 miles covered. A driving manner that simply must be experienced, this cherished classic Sierra Cosworth has been very well cared for and thankfully avoided the all too common modification trend. The history file consists of a collection of previous MOT certificates and maintenance invoices.
The previous keeper Mr Ward an avid lifelong blue oval enthusiast has now decided to sell the car in order to concentrate on his collection of 15 Ford Granada’s! Representing a rare opportunity to purchase a well sorted and unmolested early 2WD Sierra Sapphire Cosworth, this is a must see car and will not disappoint.
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