1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291

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1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4
Registration no. H741 XYC Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291

£ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 37,000 - 50,000
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4
Registration no. H741 XYC
Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
Odometer Reading: TBC
MoT Expiry: 10/12/2020

*No-expense-spared extensive restoration
*Engine seriously upgraded
*First-class presentation


An urban legend if ever there was one, Ford's performance range surpassed itself with the Sierra Sapphire 4x4 – but there was always room for even more power, as this example shows. This 1990 example has an urban streetfighter air but it is important to look beyond the external appearance to the close attention to detail, whether in the bodywork's restoration or the mechanical upgrading. Our vendor says the bodyshell has been extensively restored, being stripped back to bare metal before any corroded material was cut out and replaced, And to save the next owner having to repeat the exercise the underside was coated with anti-chip and the latest rust-proofing was sued throughout. The interior features the original grey leather Recaro seats with custom-made red seat belts front and rear, and dashboard inlays feature piano-black gloss and carbon fibre. The engine's upgrading features an extensive list of new components that include a WRC Inconel exhaust manifold with IHI RX6 hybrid turbocharger, air-injection anti-lag system, Group A alloy twin fan radiator and a Thermatic electric water pump – the fluids are kept moving through Samco silicone hoses. Power delivery is through a Quaife Group N close-ration gearbox and Helix five-paddle clutch. The power hike is kept in check with adjustable Konis and Eibach lowering springs all round, steering being handled by a Mercedes-Benz electric power steering pump, and a new Group A loom handles the electrical side. With such a considered approach to restoration and improvement, this Sapphire is certain to please anyone looking for a practical, rapid and eye-catching modern classic saloon.

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Footnotes

  • Please note the odometer reading is 7,832.
    Vendor Score Total: 81/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 18/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 14/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16/20
    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Suspension: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 3/5

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1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4  Chassis no. WFOFXXGBBFLU56291
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