Reg. no. G381 KWJ
Chassis no. WF0FXXGBBFKR01249
Engine no. KR01249
Estimate: £32,000 – 35,000
In the early to mid-1980’s Ford had realised that their success in the world of rallying had dwindled after a very successful period in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Stuart turner, head of Ford Motorsport Europe and Walter Hayes, vice president of public relations at Ford at the time got their heads together and began to form the design and plan for the Ford Sierra. Throw in the mix the vice-president of Cosworth, Ken Kohrs and you have a potential cocktail of great automotive minds to ultimately produce the next generation of successful Ford engines in the form of the YBB turbocharged Cosworth. The 2nd version of the Sierra Cosworth remained in 2WD with a more sales friendly 4-door shell. Ford carried out extensive testing with the Sierra Cosworth, pre-production and as a result received reasonable success in both Group N and Group A form in rallying all over the world. The model was piloted by famous drivers such as Francois Delacour, Massimo Biasion and of course the legendary Jimmy McRae. With great motorsport success came brilliant public sales and the Cosworth was well received in both the UK and Europe.
This original looking example is finished in Moonstone Blue and fitted with factory alloy wheels and radio; this iconic Ford is well presented with better than factory paintwork and stunning black leather interior with steering wheel, gear knob and carpet in near immaculate order. It boasts an engine bay that presents extremely well, with the stand-out red rocker cover and Garrett turbo mounted proudly next to the engine. The underside has also received restoration and has been protected for the future. With just two previous owners, restoration was carried out recently by a rallying family and this car sits on just 72,000 miles. This particular example is in absolutely fantastic condition and would complement any collection.
A fantastic example that any blue oval or motorsport enthusiast would aspire to own. A current V5C document is included, old MOT’s, as well as original Ford manuals including the service book stamped up to 69,829 miles. There is also a vast number of parts and service receipts, many of which are from RS specialists, Castle Performance Engineering. The car would only benefit from re-trimmed front door cards and an MSD cooling fan harness as this seems to be currently intermittent.
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