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A stunning Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4X4, meticulously maintained.
Bodyside mouldings, impact resistant polyurethane front bumper, polycarbonate rear bumper, integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, remote fuel filler cap, bonnet cooling vents, colour coded rear spoiler, halogen headlamps, tinted glass all round, laminated ‘Quickclear’ windscreen and washer jets, central locking with torch key, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, leather gearknob and sports steering wheel, cassette storage, electronic stereo sound system (model 2008) with power amplifier, split folding rear seats, tilt and slide electric sunroof, graphic information module, anti-locking brake system with failure warning light, electric front and rear windows. Factory fitted options include; compact disc player, Keycode anti-theft coding.
The exceptional exterior of this unmolested RS Sapphire Cosworth is finished in Ford Ebony Black Metallic (code 7 1). The paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine and retains a remarkable virtually spotless finish. All glass including the sunroof is security etched and the original panels are date stamped with uniform gaps all round. Exterior trim and original Carello headlamps remain in excellent order, as have the manufacturer badges. The dealer rear window sticker is still present and some window rubbers have slight lift. A stunning preserved example remaining just as Ford intended, superb.
The factory standard theme of this truly special example certainly continues once inside the cockpit. Trimmed in the original Ford Raven Leather (code 54), the seats are in remarkably clean and wear free condition, with only slight hairline crazing to the leather hide on the front Recaro sports seats. The dashboard is completely free from any cracks and all incorporated switches and functions are intact and operate as they should. A Clifford alarm with two LED’s have been neatly installed and the supplying dealer tax disc holder remains affixed to the front screen. The standard electronic sound system (model 2008) with power amplifier and optional CD player remains in the car and fully operational. A fantastic RS interior, the ultimate combination of sporting prowess and luxury car appointment.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the standard 1993cc Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) with the Garrett AiResearch T.03B turbocharger and intercooler, the racing pedigree of this car is truly evident. With an impressive output of 220HP, the car accelerates smoothly through 0-60 in 6.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 150mph. The distinctive green cam cover and YBG code denotes this later example as being lambda sensor controlled and ready to run on 95 Octane unleaded fuel. Built to meet emission demands dictated by the U.S market, Cosworth reputedly painted the covers green as a tongue in cheek suggestion that these race engines were environmentally friendly! A stainless steel exhaust system has been fitted. The 5-speed transmission is reassuringly positive with a light clutch action, superb!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted 15 X 7 inch RS Sierra Cosworth multi-spoke alloy wheels are simply immaculate with no scuffs or kerbing damage whatsoever, and are shod in matching 205/50R15 tyres all round with masses of tread remaining. Diagonally split hydraulic, anti-lock braking assisted 278mm ventilated discs up front and 273mm discs at the rear bring the car to a halt quickly and safety.
Supplied by Ford Main Dealers Cordiners of Aberdeen and registered new on 1st August 1992 in the final year of production and on a desirable ‘K’ prefix.
The colossal history contains masses of invoices and receipts for maintenance and service work carried out, leaving in no doubt whatsoever the enthusiast ownership and fastidious upkeep this car has enjoyed. Even welcome letters from the Dealer Principal to the first owner are present! With just five former keepers and 76,861 miles this example now represents a rare breed in unmolested form. KGF Classic Cars have taken the car to respected Mr Harvey Gibbs of Cosworth specialists, Supreme Car Services, for a major service and inspection including cambelt, auxiliary belt and tensioner as well as MOT valid until 25th January 2017.
This vehicle will appeal to the avid Ford enthusiast wanting to truly appreciate and preserve the car in the manner intended by Ford. Marvellous.
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