Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth
This early production Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4 has benefitted from long term ownership and has covered just 38,310 miles from new. First registered by Lindsay Cars LTD ( Ford main agent ) on the 11th April 1990 and used as their demonstrator, this lovely example has been cherished ever since.
All factory fitted panels still remain fitted and date stamps can be seen everywhere. Clear wax oil has been applied since its very early days and all the usual and vulnerable rust places have been correctly protected and preserved. The un-welded floor pans and chassis can clearly be seen through the wax oil. All the nooks and crannies are still full of wax, including the inner wing lips, original battery tray, floor pans and chassis rails, front cross member, the underside of the wheel arches, inside the boot lid, back panel and all door shuts. This has ensured that the car is completely corrosion free and remains in a remarkable state.
The Diamond white paintwork has a lovely deep shine and is free from damage. A few small stone chips to the front bumper are completely within keeping with a low mileage and well cared for example. All window rubbers and weather strips are excellent and the original Carello headlamps are free from damage. The factory fit tinted glass is free from scratches and the heated front windscreen is still in place and without chips. The plastic rear spoiler is excellent and the smoked rear light lenses and number plate plinth are superb. All original badges are in very good condition. The factory fitted tilt and slide glass sunroof is in excellent condition and has no rust coloured watermarks. All sunroof channels are extremely clean. Supplying dealer rear window sticker and tax disc holder still remain.
The cost option leather Recaro sports seats are excellent and show only a small amount of wear. All door cards are again in excellent condition and free from scuffs or damage. The deep pile carpet is free from stains or excessive wear and the headlining is superb. The dashboard is excellent and has zero cracks and the 3 spoke leather steering wheel is in lovely condition. All switchgear is in great order and all the electrics and central door locking are fully functional. The digital clock readout is slightly distorted. The original 2008 Stereo Radio Cassette and 2018 7-Band Graphic Equaliser are still fitted and are linked to the original factory fitted speakers.
The standard and correct factory fitted 15" 'Lattice Style' alloy wheels are in excellent condition and are free from marks or kerb damage and are still shod with Bridgestone ER90 tyres which are in great condition. The fifth full size spare alloy wheel still wears its Bridgestone ER90 tyre and is housed in the luggage compartment alongside the original jack, and the boot carpet with thick foam underlay remains fitted.
With the exception of a stainless steel exhaust system and a dump valve, the car still remains in a standard and unmodified form. The engine bay presents in a lovely, clean condition and all the correct factory stickers still remain. The underside is excellent and all running gear is nice and clean and free from any leaks. The car starts, runs and drives perfectly and stops exactly as it should. It has just benefitted from a full service including the timing belt and it really does run and drive superbly.
In the last 25 years this lovely example has covered just 2,315 miles in the careful hands of two mature and enthusiast/collector owners. It has been stored correctly and for many years it has just been trailered to and from car shows. It has always been well recognised for its standard and original condition. It has never been prepared to a concours level, it has just been kept incredibly well and just as Ford intended. Just lovely...
Complete with current V5 registration document, 2 original keys, full handbook pack, invoices and some old mot certificates. A full 12 months mot will be carried out upon sale.