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Lot 149: Ford Sierra Cosworth 3 dr

Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction, Silverstone Auctions (4 August 2013)

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, only 5545 were built. 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. Capable of 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds and a 150mph top speed, yet available for the reasonably affordable sum of 15,950, in 1986 the Sierra Cosworth was a new kind of performance car - a blue-collar hero able to humble true exotica. With its outlandish rear wing and stunning white bodywork this particular three-door Sierra RS Cosworth bears all the hallmarks of that revered type of road car, the original homologation model. Climbing into this car you cannot help but notice just how little use this car has seen over the years. The dashboard is in beautiful condition (a known weak spot on any Sierra), the body hugging Recaro seats are like new, even the gear knob and steering wheel still retain their factory grain finish, the pedal rubbers and original Ford rubber mats look virtually new.. clearly this Cosworth has led a very pampered life. The vendor, who incidentally is a Ford RS Owners Club Member, informs us that this car has been in private storage for many years and as such has seen very little use on public roads. In November 2012 the car was subject to a 1,700 mechanical health-check by BBR GTi of Brackley in Northampton, consequently the car is reported to drive without fault. The way the engine whips the needle round the speedo is almost surreal. Also that 150mph headline figure really is no joke... A look along this car's flanks reveals neither undulation nor kinks, panel fit is perfect and the paint has a deep lustre throughout. All the doors and lids shut cleanly and panel gaps are narrow and consistent. Sold with a new MoT, this Sierra Cosworth really is a stunning motoring icon that has only covered 3,374 miles in it's life, and is now ready to be shown or driven and enjoyed in equal measures.

Lot Details
Auction Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
Lot Number149
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£28750
Condition rating
Registration numberD760 NYC
Chassis numberWFOEXXGBBEGG19220
Engine numberGG19220
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors