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Ford Sierra RS Cosworth: Buying guide and review (1985-1992)

Ford Sierra RS Cosworth: Buying guide and review (1985-1992) Classic and Performance Car
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Never mind the Audi quattro; for anyone born east of Bow Bells it’s the Ford Sierra Cosworth, or ‘Cossie’, that defined the 1980s, often finished in a white as brilliant as the socks of the youths who lusted after them. Now those youths have grown up, prices have matured alongside them and the best ones are worth as much as – or more than – contemporary Ferraris. 
 
The Sierra RS Cosworth resulted from a chance conversation about Ford’s poor results in touring car racing. In 1983, motor sport boss Stuart Turner suggested mating an experimental Cosworth 16-valve engine with a turbocharger and inserting it in a three-door Sierra shell. The roadgoing Sierra RS Cosworth debuted in 1985. 
 
Wind tunnel tests resulted in the car’s signature whale-tail spoiler, which made the car stable at racing speeds, although laggy power delivery and a simple chassis gave tail-happy cornering. 
 
Which one to buy?
 
Original three-door Cosworths are seriously collectible today, and finding a good condition car is surprisingly difficult. For many people, the high prices are worth it, but the days of running one as a cheap track day toy are long gone. 
 
The original Cosworth evolved further into the RS500, built to homologate a bigger turbo and keep the racing version ahead of rivals. These are by far the most desirable models, but unless you are a serious collector a standard car is just as much fun.  
 
In 1988, the Sierra Cosworth got the Sapphire treatment, meaning more subtle-looking four-door styling, and in its final iteration gaining four-wheel drive. While not cheap, it’s the Sapphire Cosworth that represents the best value.  
 
Finding an unmolested car is a serious challenge and, because of some dubious rustproofing, finding one in sound condition is harder still. But it’s worth it, especially for the three-door models.
 
Primitive security measures and a rampant market in secondhand spares meant a great many were stolen and broken up, which still occasionally happens. This thinning of the flock, combined with the rear-wheel-drive Sapphire’s drop in value through the 1990s that left many thrashed or crashed, has meant the three-doors and RWD Sapphires are now scarce. 
 
Performance and specs
 
Engine 1993cc inline four
Power 201bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque 204lb ft @ 4500rpm
Top speed 143mph
0-60mph 6.2secs
Fuel consumption approx 25mpg
Gearbox Five-speed manual
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2608mm
Length 4425mm
Width 1725mm
Height 1420mm
Kerb weight 1220kg
 
Common problems
 
• The greatest rust concerns are reserved for the three-doors. They rot badly around the front suspension turrets, meaning the top of the strut can eventually fall inwards. They’ll also rust where the inner wing meets the bulkhead. That’s even more serious, as the front of the car collapses. Look for a narrowing of the gap between the door and the front wing to spot it early. 
 
• Sills and floors need inspection on both models, as do the rear chassis legs near the spring seats. The Sapphire avoids the front-end rot, but the rear wheelarch area is notoriously rust-prone. 
 
• As with everything that bolts on, be sure the running gear is to original specification. Many cars have been lowered, which together with wheels larger than the standard 7.0J 15in alloys can harm an already firm ride. In 4x4 models, lowering accelerates CV joint wear – listen for a clicking as you turn on full lock. 
 
• Gearboxes with worn synchromesh on second and third can be a bargaining point. All rear-drive versions used a viscous coupling LSD, which can be repacked if you’re getting lots of wheelspin on your test drive. 
 
• A later engine in an early car is a good thing if you’re not after an investment-grade original, because all rear-wheel-drive cars used a head design that led to water leaks from failed head gaskets. That’s around £650+VAT to correct with a skim and pressure test, so look on the exhaust side of the block for drips. 
 
• Engines got steadily better: find the number on the head next to the exhaust cam pulley. They started near zero, rising beyond 13,000 in the rear-drive Sapphires. Any three-door showing a number in the hundreds needs extra caution. 
 
• Many rear-drive cars suffer piston slap: a growling sound from the engine on cold start-up. It shouldn’t be there if revved when warm. 
 
• Check the turbo by removing the front hose and prodding the impeller,’ says Karl. ‘Any front-to-rear movement means it hasn’t got long left.
 
• Modifications are a minefield; avoid anything without printed history from a specialist. But as long as the T03 turbo and factory intercooler remain, other ‘upgrades’ won’t overstress the engine and the car can almost be considered standard. 
 
• Two electrical issues need attention: fuel pump wiring was marginal and the voltage drop between battery and fuel tank can leave the mixture dangerously lean at full boost. See if it’s been rewired. 
 
• Older alarms and immobilisers are often a nightmare, and most Cosworths will have one. Be doubly sure everything works as it should, consistently. 
 
Model history
 
March 1985: Original Sierra Cosworth shown at the Geneva motor show.
July 1986: First cars go on sale.
July 1987: Ford announces the RS500 model, with 500 Cosworths being sent to Tickford for conversion to RS500 spec.
1988: Ford introduces the Sapphire Cosworth in rear-wheel drive form.
January 1990: 4x4 system and other updates added to the Sapphire Cosworth, primarily to ready the car for an assault on the WRC.
1992: Production of the Sierra Cosworth ends, with the Escort Cosworth ready to take up the reigns.
 
Summary and prices
 
RS500s are firmly in collector territory, and well-preserved three-doors look set to follow them into the climate-controlled garage. Pay £30k for an original three-door in good condition, and £20k for a car that is perhaps not perfect, but a lot of fun. Projects start from around £7000, and a running driving car needing some work could be had for about £15,000. RS500s are a step up from this, with good cars commanding £50k and more. 
 
That makes the Sapphires (especially the 4x4) excellent value, offering every chance of appreciation with subtler looks. Clean examples command upwards of £15k, but there are many usable cars for less than £10,000. 
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Last updated: 10th Aug 2016
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  • Lot 2180

    Ford Sierra

    £20,000 - £25,000 est. £20,000 - £25,000 est.
    The Auction Centre, Leyburn
    Auction Date: 25 Mar 2017
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    • Mileage: 56 mi
    Auction Date: 25 Mar 2017
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  • Ford Sierra

    £15,995 £15,995

    4x4 ONLY 2 FORMER KEEPERS + 2 KEYS + FULL SERVICE HISTORY + MASSIVE HISTORY + VERY WELL MAINTAINED EXAMPLE + MORE SPEC AND TO FOLLOW

    • Mileage: 97000 mi
    • Engine size: 1993
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  • Ford Sierra 2.0

    POA POA

    The Ford Sierra 2000E was the best model available from 1989 in terms of interior specification (apart from the Sierra RS Cosworth). The leather upholstery in this example is in exceptional condition having been carefully treated with Connolly hide food over the last few years. She drives beautifully, the 2.0 DOHC engine has been well maintained and the 5 speed gearbox changes up and down smoothly. The last owner had this Sierra Sapphire for over 18 years and kept all the bills and receipts for servicing etc. The bodywork is in fine condition and has not been welded in the usual places, and the two tone grey metallic paintwork has only one or two minor blemishes. £4750 The Ford Sierra 2000E was the best model available from 1989 in terms of interior specification (apart from the Sierra RS Cosworth). The leather upholstery in this example is in exceptional condition having been carefully treated with Connolly hide food over the last few years. She drives beautifully, the 2.0 DOHC engine has been well maintained and the 5 speed gearbox changes up and down smoothly. The last owner had this Sierra Sapphire for over 18 years and kept all the bills and receipts for servicing etc. The bod

    • Year: 1989
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  • FORD SIERRA LX 1989

    £5,000 £5,000

    WE PRESENT THIS FORD SIERRA LX FINISHED IN PURE SILVER. ;;;* SUN ROOF ;* 5 SPEED GEARBOX ;* CASSETTE PLAYER ;* RADIO ;* BLUE INTERIOR ;;***VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*** ;;PLEASE CALL TODAY TO ARRANGE A VIEWING AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE.;;JUST TEXT OR EMAIL YOUR FULL REG and MILEAGE FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE, RESERVE THIS CAR FOR FOR A GBP 100 DEPOSIT FULLY REFUNDABLE IF THE CAR ISN'T AS DESCRIBED THAT'S HOW CONFIDENT WE ARE! ;;CALL US FOR AN ACCURATE TELEPHONE OF EACH INDIVIDUAL CARS CONDITION.

    • Mileage: 72500 mi
    • Engine size: 1.769
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  • FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE COSWORTH 4X4 1991

    £58,595 £58,595

    Concourse condition 1 owner 13600miles Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4;Untouched and totally standard;This car needs to be seen so you can appreciate the originality and amazing condition the car has been kept in. ;Owned by a local gentleman from new and kept in his heated de-humidified garage for the first three years of its life and then retired to his classic car collection in a carcoon.; Magenta Red (original paint apart from rear bumper);Raven Black Leather;;;Fully Documented service history;Every issued Mot from new;Original sales invoice;Original supplying registration number, dealership number plates and tax disc holder ;Original rubber over mats;Sunroof, windows and rear lights all still etched with registration number;Wheels never been refurbished;Recaro variable lumber supports for front seats still in bags ;Correspondence from Dealer principal;2 Ford Folders with all books (1 Service folder, 1 Ford cares Folder);Original 1991 Ford New Price List;2 Keys;Tax discs, alarm invoices, some sorn notices ;Original job sheet in German taped to the boot floor underlay;Electric Windows, Mirrors;Sunroof;;Service History;21/03/1991 1557miles TC Harrison;01/11/1991 6491miles Kettles Derbyshire;28/01/1993 10294miles TC Harrison;14/07/1998 12600miles TC Harrison;30/09/2005 13328miles TC Harrison;07/05/2015 13428miles Cosworth Specialists;;MoT History;94-95 11021miles;95-96 11713miles;96-97 11871miles;97-98 12373miles;98-99 12508miles;00-01 12858miles;01-02 12888miles;02-03 13170miles;03-04 13209miles;04-05 13288miles;05-06 13300miles;06-07 13350miles;07-08 Sorn;08-09 Sorn;09-10 Sorn;10-11 13362miles;11-12 Sorn;12-13 Sorn;13-14 13382miles;14-15 13417miles;15-16 13493miles;16-17 13597miles;;I highly recommend this car to be viewed, however viewing by appointment only please;

    • Mileage: 13600 mi
    • Engine size: 1.993
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  • FORD SIERRA XR4i 1984 Manual Petrol

    POA POA

    Ford Sierra XR4i. Recently awoken from several years in dry storage. The car runs well and has survived very well. It will of course need some restoration work. The correct colour for the model and this particular car was ordered with all available extras. It is fitted with PAS, sun roof, electric windows, central locking, headlamp wash and alloys. These quick Fords are getting harder to find now..

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  • Ford Sierra 1983

    £1,200 £1,200

    A FINE EXAMPLE OF ITS TYPE AND GETTING RARER,OWNED SINCE 2000 AND GARAGED SINCE 2005.ALL SORN PAPERWORK UPTO DATE.ALL ORIGINAL AND NO ROT.NO MAJOR FAULTS TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.SUIT ENTHUSIAST.RELUCTANT SALE AS SPACE REQUIRED.THIS CAR DESERVES TO BE BACK ON THE ROAD AND SEEN

    • Mileage: 65950 mi
    • Engine size: 1993
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  • Ford Sierra

    £99,995 £99,995

    *SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. Probably the lowest mileage Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth in the world, just 5,984 miles MODEL HISTORY Five hundred extra special examples of the 150 mph Ford Sierra RS Cosworth went on sale in Britain on August 1st 1987. This more powerful ‘evolution’ model was introduced to allow Ford to develop the original limited production run of 5,000 needed to allow the car to be homologated for International Touring Car Racing in Group A. Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned with converting the 500 cars and in addition to the more powerful 224bhp engine, (with the potential to exceed 400bhp in race trim), numerous aerodynamic features were incorporated in the bodywork. These include a 30mm lip spoiler applied directly to the rear edge of the tailgate to increase rear downforce. New and larger cooling ducts were included in the design of the front bumper for the intercooler and the front brakes, as well as an aerodynamic splitter. The vehicle was only available through 90 specialist Ford RS (Rally-Sport) dealers in Britain at a cost of £19,950. (Source Ford News Release 87/76). This example is build number 455/500. EQUIPMENT 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, colour coded bumpers, single plane rear wing spoiler with trailing edge fence, lower tailgate mounted spoiler, tinted glass all round, tailgate wash/wipe, laminated windscreen, central locking, extended centre console, cigar lighter, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, leather gearknob, leather three spoke sports steering wheel, 3-speed heater fan , cassette storage, electronic sound system (model ECU2) with power amplifier, electric aerial, Recaro Sports front seats, split folding rear seats, tilt and slide sunroof, tachometer with turbo boost gauge, trip recorder, anti-locking brake system with failure warning light, electric front windows. EXTERIOR The commanding exterior of this RS Cosworth is breath-taking and nothing short of simply magnificent. Finished in ultra rare Ford White, (just one of 56 made), the paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine from the original, unrestored factory finish. All exterior trim, glass and lights remain free from damage as does the vulnerable front splitter. The unique silver coachline and RS500 badges applied to the front wings and tailgate are still present. Date stampings are visible on key areas such as the inner wings and tailgate and even the discreet Ford logo can be seen on the slam panel. The underside is spotlessly clean and perfectionists will marvel at seeing the PDI colour dabs. A truly incredible car in an astonishing preserved condition. INTERIOR The interior of this RS500 is simply beautiful. Finished in Ford Roma Grey (code S2), the Recaro seats and carpeted door trim are in remarkable condition with no wear or discolouration and completely commensurate with a very low mileage example. The driver’s seat bolster still has a soft velvet feel with perfect shape and the carpets are spotless. The interior equipment and trim is original and free from any modification or additions. A Cobra Cat1 alarm and Trafficmaster Trackstar were fitted in 2007 to enable GPS tracking. All dials and gauges operate perfectly and show healthy readings and the dashboard is immaculate having suffered no cracks or discolouration. The first aid kit is still in its protective film. The boot area is factory fresh with floor stickers present. A fantastic 1980’s interior, the embodiment of driving pleasure and excitement. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The Cosworth YBD-Series 2.0 litre, 16 valve twin overhead camshaft, four cylinder, fuel injected, turbocharged and intercooled engine which in road use, (as per this example), is tuned to develop 224bhp. Features over a regular Cosworth include a Garrett T31/T04 turbocharger, twin fuel injectors for each cylinder, pressurised oil cooling for each of the engine’s pistons and a larger capacity oil and water pump. Expect 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 153mph. The engine bay is incredible in its originality and condition and boasts all the correct engine and chassis identification numbers. The gear changes are precise and tight with progressive clutch action thanks to a new cable being fitted. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Correct and undamaged factory fitted 15 X 7 inch aluminium alloy (ATS) wheels are shod in Dunlop SP Sport D40 205/50 VR15 tyres. The spare has never been fitted and is immaculate. Four wheel disc brakes with ABS and a hydraulic booster stop the car with confidence. The ABS module has been replaced due to an intermittent warning light and the rear brake pads have been replaced due to the originals starting to break up. HISTORY FILE Build number 455/500 has led a sheltered pampered life with each of the four former keepers acting as appreciative respectful custodians. Discovered by Joe Macari of Performance Cars London while visiting a wealthy owners Ferrari collection in Germany this pristine example just had to return with him. A deal was struck and in 2007 after being registered by Joe Macari himself it was sold for a record sum to a Ford enthusiast. A no expense spared mentality has been adopted with the correct upkeep and a recent invoice from Ford specialists, Tremona Garage in Southampton for £4,020.73 includes all fluids, belts and service items. Known on the RS500 build list, click here for details and described by Paul Linfoot, the official Ford Sierra RS500 Registrar as, ‘one of the lowest and would say one of the best for sure. How many white RS500s are left with those miles?’ This example presents as a significant and historically important Rallye Sport Ford and amazing collectors trophy. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/BMkxkco1YGs To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/gp/kgfclassiccars/tuiP48 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars

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  • Ford Sierra

    £13,895 £13,895

    *SIMILAR CLASSIC CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A stunning Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4X4, meticulously maintained. EQUIPMENT 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. EXTERIOR 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. INTERIOR 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. HISTORY FILE 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. This vehicle will appeal to the avid Ford enthusiast wanting to truly appreciate and preserve the car in the manner intended by Ford. Marvellous. HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/i3hF-FQ7uP0 To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHsksNRXJN 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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  • Ford Sierra

    £64,995 £64,995

    *SIMILAR CLASSIC CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. One of 52 Moonstone Blue Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth’s with 39,468 miles. MODEL HISTORY Five hundred extra special examples of the 150 mph Ford Sierra RS Cosworth went on sale in Britain on August 1st 1987. This more powerful ‘evolution’ model was introduced to allow Ford to develop the original limited production run of 5,000 needed to allow the car to be homologated for International Touring Car Racing in Group A. Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned with converting the 500 cars and in addition to the more powerful 224 bhp engine, (with the potential to exceed 400 bhp in race trim), numerous aerodynamic features were incorporated in the bodywork. These include a 30mm lip spoiler applied directly to the rear edge of the tailgate to increase rear downforce. New and larger cooling ducts were included in the design of the front bumper for the intercooler and the front brakes, as well as an aerodynamic splitter. The vehicle was only available through 90 specialist Ford RS (Rally-Sport) dealers in Britain at a cost of £19,950. (Source Ford News Release 87/76). EQUIPMENT 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, colour coded bumpers, single plane rear wing spoiler with trailing edge fence, lower tailgate mounted spoiler, tinted glass all round, tailgate wash/wipe, laminated windscreen, central locking, extended centre console, cigar lighter, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, leather gearknob, leather three spoke sports steering wheel, 3-speed heater fan , cassette storage, electronic sound system (model ECU2) with power amplifier, electric aerial, Recaro Sports front seats, split folding rear seats, tilt and slide sunroof, tachometer with turbo boost gauge, trip recorder, anti-locking brake system with failure warning light, electric front windows. EXTERIOR The commanding exterior of this RS Cosworth is breath-taking and nothing short of simply magnificent. Finished in rarest trio of colours, Moonstone Blue, the paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine. All exterior trim, glass and lights remain free from damage as does the vulnerable front splitter. The unique silver coachline and RS500 badges applied to the front wings and tailgate are still present. The engine bay is incredible having been professionally detailed and boasts all the correct engine and chassis identification numbers and stickers. The drivers door mirror has markings and the front screen has been replaced sporting a blue tint band at the top. The underside is clean but not detailed. Spectacular and worthy of a collection. INTERIOR The interior of this RS500 is simply beautiful. Finished in Ford Roma Grey (code S2), the Recaro seats and carpeted door trim are in remarkable condition with no wear or discolouration and completely commensurate with a very low mileage example. The driver’s seat bolster still has a soft velvet feel and the carpets are spotless having been protected by carpet mats. The interior equipment and trim is original although a flashing blue alarm LED has been fitted. All dials and gauges operate perfectly and show healthy readings and the dashboard has four hairline stress cracks. The first aid kit is still in its protective film. The boot is clean with minimal carpet wear. A fantastic 1980’s interior, the embodiment of driving pleasure and excitement. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The Cosworth YBD-Series 2.0 litre, 16 valve twin overhead camshaft, four cylinder, fuel injected, turbocharged and intercooled engine which in road use is tuned to develop 224 bhp. Discreet reliability improvements include an upgraded ECU, coil pack and grey injectors. Meticulously detailed by respected RS Specialists, North Yorks RS Spares, under bonnet wow factor is guaranteed. Features over a regular Cosworth include a Garrett T31/T04 turbocharger, twin fuel injectors for each cylinder, pressurised oil cooling for each of the engine’s pistons and a larger capacity oil and water pump. Expect 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 153mph. The gear changes are crisp and tight. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Correct and undamaged factory fitted 15 X 7 inch aluminium alloy (ATS) wheels are shod in Yokohama 205/50 R15 tyres. The spare is in used condition. Four wheel disc brakes with ABS and a hydraulic booster stop the car with confidence. HISTORY FILE Supplied new on the 7th October 1987 by Ford Main Dealers, Polar Motor Co, Bradford Ltd to N&S Chemicals Ltd a complete history file will satisfy those seeking a traceable lifeline. A stamped service book, accompanying invoices and virtually every MOT from new will help verify the low mileage covered. Mainly enthusiast owned by 8 keepers, this example has a box file of paperwork revealing the care and attention lavished on it, the most recent being in January 2014 when a full service and cam belt was carried out. Previous sold by KGF Classic Cars in September 2014 to an avid Ford collector who is only selling due to sourcing a lower mileage example, we are immensely pleased and proud to offer this superb car to the next discerning keeper. Rarely offered on the open market this vehicle is ready for an appreciative owner to enjoy and relish in one of Ford’s most sought after Rally Sport models. Two keys fit all locks and ignition. All Ford handbooks are present, including the rare RS500 supplement, and are contained in the grey A5 folder. HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: http://youtu.be/w1jS9bT6dCg To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgfclassiccars/sets/72157647642301288 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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  • Ford Sierra

    £12,695 £12,695

    FOR SALE An outstanding Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth preserved just as Ford intended. EQUIPMENT 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. EXTERIOR 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’. INTERIOR 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. HISTORY FILE 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. MOT September 2016, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/bxtFJJhdn2o To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskqWgmyf 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after.

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