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A preserved collectors Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth with just 36,158 miles.
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, tilt and slide sunroof, central locking, front and rear electric windows, integral rear headrests. Dealer fitted accessory; Ford front window wind deflectors.
The commanding exterior of this early RS Sapphire Cosworth is finished in original and desirable Ford Moonstone Blue (code 5 9). The factory paintwork is exceptional and boasts a bright shine and polished uniform finish. All factory panels are straight with linear gaps with only minor blemishes visible and a small rub to the nearside sill skirt and driver’s door. The underside is clean and totally original, even down to the factory markings on underside components and lower suspension arms. All exterior trim is perfect and early features such as Anthracite fog lamps surrounds denote an early 2WD example. The correct Satin Black aerodynamic strakes to the C-Pillar are unmarked. The glass displays the original number and dots dated Securit etchings, and the original Carello headlamps remain fitted with other lenses showing Ford logo and ‘England’ lettering. Supplying dealer rear screen sticker has been retained, as have the dealer optional genuine window air deflectors with Ford branding. Arguably one of the best unrestored examples in existence.
The factory standard interior of this truly special example is trimmed in the original Halley and Angora grey velour, (Code L). This trim arrangement being another denotation of the early 2WD production Sapphire Cosworths, with added rarity being available only prior to the introduction of Shadow Halley/Raven velour and optional Raven Leather in February 1989. The supportive Recaro front seats are flawless with firm bolsters and tight coverings, commensurate with the low mileage. The instantly familiar driver inclined dashboard is perfect and completely free from any cracks, and the three spoke leather trimmed sports steering wheel and leather gear knob show natural veins only seen on genuine low mileage examples. Incredibly, the original Ford steering wheel cover fitted upon PDI and usually discarded has been kept! All functions and controls operate flawlessly including the standard Sound 2007 Stereo system with power amplifier. A fantastic RS interior, the ultimate combination of sporting prowess and spacious executive luxury.
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 with performance figures quoted of 204bhp, 150mph top speed and 0-60 in just 6.1 seconds. The engine bay will fascinate originality seekers with factory panel stampings on the inner wings, bonnet underside and correct un-lacquered slam panel. Absolutely all stickers and plates remain intact including the yellow brake warning sticker on the offside suspension tower and service stickers on the intercooler, long since lost on most examples. The tough T5 manual transmission with 7.5 limited slip differential is direct and precise, just as you would expect from the low mileage covered.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted and unrestored 15 X 7 RS Sierra Cosworth ‘Lattice Style’ alloy wheels are remarkable with no kerbing damage and only faint scratches to the outer rim edges. The part numbers and raised stampings are prominent and show clear definition, a feature lost upon the usual refurbished items. Quality Dunlop SP Sport 205/50 R15 tyres with excellent tread are fitted all round and the spare wheel is shod in the original unused Dunlop SP Sport D40 fitment. Diagonally split hydraulic brakes featuring anti-lock assistance and Teves four piston front callipers offer excellent stopping power to match the performance.
Registered new on the 27th October 1988 by Ford Main Dealer La Motte Garages Limited of Jersey, this exceptional Sapphire Cosworth boasts credentials of just 36,158 warranted miles and four traceable owners from new, the third being the RS specialist who registered the car in the UK. A new car sales invoice and order form made out to first keeper, Mr G Romeril, confirms the price new of £16,524.80 less part exchange allowance of £8,024 for his Escort RS Turbo! The second Jersey keeper, Mr K Surcouf, purchased the car in 2003 and owned it until 2016 whereby RS Specialist, Mr G Jones, sourced the car and arranged shipping and UK registration before passing ownership to the previous keeper Mr T Warren. The huge history file is beautifully presented with all service invoices throughout to fully verify the low mileage. All handbooks, radio guide and dealership literature is kept in the plastic wallet.
Representing an incredibly well preserved example of what is now firmly established as collectable Ford RS product, KGF Classic Cars are privileged to offer this car ready for the next custodian.
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