A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £20,813
Just 38,600 miles in total, fully restored to original factory-spec and to an extremely high standard Moondust Silver, Grey cloth interior, full main agent service record to 38,000 miles and 4 previous keepers Low mileage, low ownership, a perfect base for a ground-up full restoration completed in 2015 Great useable, collectable modern classic. Examples this good rarely come to market The original Ford Sierra RS Cosworth was the first Ford to wear the Cosworth badge and was introduced at the 1985 Geneva Motor Show as a means of homologating the Sierra for 'Group A' Touring Car racing. These regulations dictated that a minimum of 5,000 were built and sold and eventually, Ford complied with 5,545 finding homes. Based on the three-door Sierra body shell, it was designed by Ford's Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) and was powered by a Cosworth-designed 2.0-litre turbo engine of now legendary repute. The RS Cosworth used a 204bhp 2.0 litre DOHC engine with a Garret T3 turbocharger and intercooler enabling it to reach 62mph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 150mph. In 1986, the Sierra Cosworth was a new kind of performance car - a blue-collar hero able to humble true sports cars. In January 1990, the third generation Sierra RS Cosworth was launched, this time with four-wheel drive. As early as 1987, Mike Moreton and Ford Motorsport had been talking about a four-wheel drive Sierra RS Cosworth that could make Ford competitive in the World Rally Championship. However, Ford Motorsport's desire for a 3-door "Motorsport Special" equivalent to the original Sierra RS Cosworth was not embraced as the more family-oriented four-door version was considered to have better marketing potential. It was therefore decided that the new car should be a natural development of the second generation, to be launched in conjunction with the facelift scheduled for the entire Sierra range in 1990. First registered to the supplying dealer on 10.09.1992, the final year of the Sierra Cosworth, chassis #10949, specified in Moondust Silver with Grey cloth Recaro sports seats was a late facelift model benefiting from an electric sunroof and air conditioning. With just one private owner for many years, this example would be retired from use and stored around 2006 for nine years. Discovered in 2015 by RS Classic Cars as a garage-find with low ownership and low mileage, the decision was made to complete a full ground-up restoration in its original specification. All this work was documented with photographs from start to finish showing the original car in good order and all components removed for a 'rotisserie-style' complete refinish and paint. With all components either replaced or restored and the engine and drivetrain fully rebuilt where necessary and professionally reassembled, the result is a car that is as close to a new example you are likely to find. Recently tuned and said to perform very well, here is an opportunity to own a great useable modern classic. The car is offered with a document folder containing the original service book, current V5, clear HPI Certificate, over 100 images taken throughout the restoration, all old MoTs, and various older invoices. The odometer displays an indicated mileage of 38,466 and the MoT is valid until 28/03/2019. Listed in our catalogue at a very sensible guide, these cars are incredibly topical with values that are only going to go one way.