Lot 199 - 1987 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
|Odometer reading||37,000 miles|
|Estimate||£80,000 - £85,000|
- £80,000 spent on the car over 20 years
- New 550bhp engine by Bluesprint Motorsport
- To Group A specification but road legal
The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is a performance-oriented version of the Sierra family car produced by Ford Europe in the mid-1980s. The car was developed by Ford's motorsport division, which aimed to create a high-performance vehicle that could compete in rallies and racing. The Sierra RS Cosworth was equipped with a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine that produced 204 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the fastest cars of its time. The car was fitted with a limited-slip differential, which helped to improve its handling and traction on both road and track. The exterior of the Sierra RS Cosworth was designed with aerodynamics in mind, featuring a distinctive front grille, a large rear spoiler, and wider wheel arches to accommodate its wider track. Inside, the car was fitted with Recaro bucket seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, as well as a range of gauges and dials to monitor the car's performance. The Sierra RS Cosworth proved to be a successful rally car, winning several championships and races throughout the 1980s and 1990’s.
This rare example of a Ford RS Cosworth has only covered 37,000 miles and has been a labour of love for over 20 years by a father for his son who spent in excess of £80,000 on it. Over that period, every detail has been done, with a new 550bhp engine built by Bluesprint Motorsport, all Group A components throughout, twin fuel pumps, running eight green injectors, large Garrett turbo, large inter-cooler, 7” rear diff with diff guard. AP brake calipers all round with crossed drilled brake disc and disc bells, also twin master cylinder set-up, Group A billets uprights with coilover fitments, suspension set up wishbone front and rear anti roll bars and links adjustable coilovers etc. The underside of the car has been painted in its body colour, it has a side exit exhaust system, full blue roll cage fitted with full new two-tone leather interior and new alloy wheels with new Falken tyres. The son unfortunately passed away and the car has never been taken on the road since the rebuild and has been taken for an MoT test certificate by trailer. A great one off example for someone who will benefit from all the love and attention this car has had bestowed upon it. A fabulous piece of engineering with shattering performance and great heritage.