If you have long coveted one of these blisteringly fast Ford Sierras, now is your chance to make that dream a reality by bidding for this fine example at the next H&H Classics sale on March 15th at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
Introduced at the 1985 Geneva Motor Show, the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth - the first Blue Oval production car to wear a Cosworth badge - was the brainchild of Stuart Turner and his team. Conceived as a means of homologating the Sierra for Group A Touring Car Racing, the newcomer's three-door monocoque bodyshell was aerodynamically enhanced via a deep front air dam, side skirts and 'whale-tail' rear spoiler. Powered by a Cosworth-designed 2-litre DOHC 16-valve turbo engine allied to Borg Warner T5 manual transmission, the rear-wheel drive hatchback was credited with developing some 204bhp and 205lbft of torque @ 4500rpm. Reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds and 149.5mph in standard tune, total production of the first-generation RS Cosworth is thought to have amounted to just 5,542 cars.
This version is finished in arguably the most desirable colour, Moonstone Blue Metallic. It is one of just 1,653 UK registered examples (from the 5,545 three-door cars built) and has been extensively renovated during the current ownership.
It’s been the subject of a recent engine overhaul by Rose Race Cars of Cheltenham (with the turbocharger being entrusted to Turbo Dynamics for reconditioning).
Retaining much of its original Grey cloth upholstery, K.C. Customs of Hayling Island treated it to a new headliner and other cosmetic improvements, including a brake system overhaul, new petrol tank and pump and refurbished alloy wheels. It is offered at the Duxford auction with a collection of invoices and old MOT certificates.
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