1987 Ford Sierra

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1987
  • Mileage 
    43 mi / 70 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WFOEXXGBBEGG19081
  • Engine number 
    GG19081
  • Lot number 
    356
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Moonstone Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

Anoriginal, matching numbers, RS Cosworth finished in the rarecolour of Moonstone BlueDating fromFebruary 1987,it was taken off the road in themid-nineties and stored in the owner's garageIn storagefor more than 20 years, making only an occasional appearance for an MOTThe recorded mileage of 43,765miles is known by our vendor to be accurate, however, since all service documentation has been lost, the mileage cannot be officially verifiedAwell-presented, completely standardand apparently unmolested example witha sensible mileageAt its introduction in 1982, the Sierra's revolutionary new shape proved a touch more divisive than Ford had anticipated and some serious marketing became a priority, so it was the obvious choice to become the platform for Ford's new competition aspirations in conjunction with Cosworth. It fitted the brief well as it was rear-wheel drive, had good aerodynamics, albeit being prone to lift at high speeds and was available as a three-door. The new body kit and rear spoiler would sort out the lift issues but, more importantly, Ford still needed to build 5,000 units for homologation, somewhat worrying when the company's initial approach to the dealer network came back with an estimate that suggested they could sell around 1,500 units! The eventual sales record is, of course, history. Ford went on to sell 5,545 three-door cars including the RS500, of which only 500 were built, and the Cosworth engine also found its way into nearly 30,000 Ford Sierra Saloons (Cosworth 3dr, Sapphire 2wd, and 4wd).The Sierra Cosworth comfortably exceeded Ford's best expectations and it went on to become one of the most successful Touring Car racers of all time, winning races all over the world.We are delighted to present an original, matching number, Ford Sierra RS Cosworth finished in the rare and desirable colour of Moonstone Blue. First registered on 26th February 1987, the car was purchased from a Ford Main Dealer by its previous owner in October 1988, when it was just 20 months old, keeping it for the next 28 years.It appears to have been used as normal everyday transport until the mid-nineties, when it was taken off the road and stored in the owner's garage, where it was to remain unused for more than 20 years, making only an occasional appearance for an MOT.The recorded mileage of 43,765 miles is known by our vendor to be accurate, however, since all period service documentation has been lost, the mileage cannot be officially verified.The car has been MOT'd every year since 2012 but used very little since.Prior to receiving an MOT in January 2017, the car underwent a full brake overhaul including new discs, padsand reconditioned callipers front and rear. In January 2018, it was treated to new spark plus, ignition leads, distributor cap and rotor arm. Recent work, done in June 2020, again saw new brake fluid, a new rear brake bias valve, and new front track control arms. The relevant invoices for all this work are in the car's history file along with the Registration Documents, V5s and SORNs etc. There is afresh MOT until July 2021.This is a well-presented, completely standard and apparently unmolested example of these desirable eighties sporting saloons and is eminently usable with a sensible mileage that doesn't mean you have to worry about putting a few more on, and an appearance that suggests that it has been cossetted all its life. A cracking 'Cossie'. You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16thand 30thJuly. Please contact Joeon 07779 082707/[email protected] to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.