Lot 264 - 1988 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
|Odometer reading||94,432 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £23,000|
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
The 'RS' badge is well renowned in the world of Fast Ford enthusiasts. Originating from Ford’s Motorsport division in the 1960’s; the RS actually stood for 'Rallye Sport' and meant that any Ford model special enough to bear its namesake had been designed specifically for rally racing. Due to Ford’s repeated successes in rallying during this era, the RS badge very quickly became synonymous with Motorsport and Performance. The Sierra RS Cosworth in particular was developed as a partnership between Ford and race engine designers Cosworth, the project’s purpose was to create a homologated vehicle to win European Group A racing championships. The engine was to be a 16V, twin-cam based upon Ford’s existing T88 block (commonly known as the Pinto engine). The aim was to develop a turbo-charged unit that would be capable of 300bhp in race trim. Cosworth accepted the task but only on the basis that Ford agreed to purchase 15,000 units of these engines and from there the road legal and race engined legend, the Sierra Cosworth, was born.
Originally registered on 25th November 1988 this stunning Sierra Cosworth has just had significant sums spent on it and as such presents in beautiful condition. The car has just had a total repaint which included removing the glass and replacing the headlining. She has also just had a full service, at the same time the cambelt was changed, new discs and pads all round were fitted, and also new brake calipers. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full year’s MoT test certificate and a collection of invoices, this is certainly one of the best examples we have seen for a while.
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