Lot 236 - 1985 Ford Sierra XR4i
|Odometer reading||57,310 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
- Only 57,000 miles from new
- Very original condition
If there is an automotive icon of the early 1980s, it has to be the Ford Sierra XR4i with its biplane spoiler. When the Sierra saloon concept was first shown to the public in 1980, it had that spoiler, yet only the XR model used it in production and its production life was short: just 25,662 were sold in two years, 1983-85. Unsurprisingly it never suffered from the crosswind instability for which early Sierras were famed. Best known for its tail-happy handling, it was the last of the great rear-wheel drive V6 grunt Fords, the XR4i was loved by road testers for its mile-eating ability in comfort. Precious few of these icons survive in anything approaching original condition, rust and 'boy racers' having decimated survival levels.
Supplied new by Grays of Guildford and registered on 20th May 1985, this example boasts the original sales books, servicing guides and owner’s handbook alongside a copy of the Ford Motorist's Guide. A good specification adorns B998 OPJ with electric windows, on-board computer and alarm system from factory, sunroof and desirable power steering. Offered with an MoT test certificate valid until February 2021 and in fantastic original condition showing just 57,310 miles from new, this is surely a Ford enthusiasts dream, with many XR4i's having been left to the rigors of time, this car recaptures those 80's sports car memories.
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