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A stunning Mk1 Ford Sierra Laser 1.6 Estate with 20,237 miles and one owner.
Toned polycarbonate bumpers with bright insert, bright side window surrounds, black bodyside protection moulding with bright insert, body colour radiator grille, locking fuel filler cap, halogen headlamps, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear screen, remote control door mirrors, radio/cassette with joystick speaker control, analogue clock, cigar lighter, seatbelt warning light, load space with underfloor storage and spare wheel/jack compartment, driver seat heat adjustment. Laser Special Edition features; 1.6 litre High Efficiency E-MAX engine, colour coded door mirrors, twin coachline, Laser badges to front wings and tailgate, Truro cloth upholstery. Factory options; Metallic paint, tilt/slide sunroof. Dealer options; RS 7-spoke alloy wheels, Sierra mud flaps, tailored Ford carpet mats.
This exceptional original Mk1 Ford Sierra Estate is the Special Edition Laser variant with just one owner and 20,237 miles from new. Finished in factory optional Metallic Imperial Red, (Code 2 4), the original finish is quite incredible with a gorgeous deep uniform shine. All factory panels are straight with a uniform fit and the underside is in perfect structural order thanks to garage storage and light underside protection treatment applied from new. Virtually no markings to the finish are worthy of mention other than a touched-in chip to the bonnet and a tiny mark to the stripe on the passenger door. All glass and rubbers are perfect factory fitment as are the light clusters and Lucas headlights. Period number plates with dealer branding to the front as well as original badges and decals uphold the cars unmolested appeal. An absolute credit to the cars one owner from new and the perfect retro family wagon!
The plush Laser Truro trim in Mocha colour scheme, (Code M K), is a 1980’s time warp preserved in outstanding condition. The original upholstery is spotlessly clean and the unworn seat structures boast firm bolsters and bases. Matching door cards have no shrinkage to the fabric and all plastics are preserved with only a thumb-nail size chip to the handbrake lever plastic. Protected by genuine Ford carpet mats, the colour-keyed velour carpet is immaculate and free from wear and the neutral tone headlining is excellent with no rips or marks, even in the load area. Virtually unheard of for a Mk1 Sierra, the fully intact dashboard has no cracks whatsoever. All switchgear is fully functional including the Ford stereo radio/cassette and analogue clock. The boot area is amazing and has immaculate carpeting underneath which are the pristine storage compartments holding the virgin factory spare wheel with the tyre never used as well as the original jack in its foam holder. A very rare modern classic remaining exactly as Ford intended.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Customers specifying the 1.6 petrol engine Sierra Laser received as standard the E-Max High Efficiency powerplant which was Ford’s initial step towards lean-burn combustion. Over the standard 1.6 unit, the OHC E-Max received a number of variations some of which included a Weber twin-venturi carburettor, computer-controlled ignition, computer set timing and a 9:5:1 compression ratio. Power output is quoted at 74bhp at 4,900rpm (400rpm lower than the standard 1.6 OHC engine) while an increase of 3Nm of torque brings the maximum figure to 123Nm at 2900rpm. The clean engine bay displays factory panel stampings, labels and plates as well as original Ford Motorcraft clips, hoses and service consumables. The paint has thinned on the front slam panel and strut tops. The five-speed manual gearbox is standard on the E-Max and is a real joy to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Specified as a dealer accessory when new are a set of now ultra-rare 13in 7-spoke RS alloy wheels which remain in immaculate condition. Matching Uniroyal Rallye 380 175 R13 tyres are replacements chosen by the fastidious owner as the closest match to the original Uniroyal fitment. All tyres display masses of tread. The dual-line servo assisted G-Valve brakes with ventilated 9.4in ventilated front discs and rear drums bring the car up straight and steady.
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Peter Garven Ltd of Gateshead, and registered on the 3rd August 1984, the vehicle was purchased new by Mr Taylor who is the only ever owner! The new vehicle sales invoice made out to Mr Taylor confirms the total price of £5,690.51 less part exchange allowance of £1,750 for his 1980 Datsun Sunny Estate. Used sparingly, mostly by Mrs Taylor, the car has covered just 20,237 miles from new and was strictly garaged when not in use alongside Mr Taylor’s Mk1 3-door Range Rover, also purchased new and which he still owns! The history file consists of paperwork dating from the first service invoice at the supplying dealer in 1985 to MOT certificates dating back to 1988 which track the mileage. The original Peter Garven Ltd document wallets houses the service book, handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as both sets of keys with dealer leather fobs which operate all locks. There is a further history folder containing invoices for servicing and maintenance as well as a Sierra Laser sales brochure. The most recent service using genuine Ford parts was carried out in November 2022 along with a cambelt and brake overhaul. Guaranteed to draw much admiration at any classic car show and ready for enjoyment, this low mileage and one owner example displays all the important collector credentials and opportunity to acquire such a car is rarely presented.
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