The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

The Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival 2023 Cars 242 Registration: G921 VFD Chassis No.: WF0FXXGBBFKK93425 Estimate: £28,000 - £32,000 Specialist: Simon Langsdale Telephone No: 07496 556325 Lot 719 1990 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth Sapphire In 1988, Ford launched the four-door Sapphire Cosworth, a family saloon which was, perhaps, a little more discreet than its be-spoilered sibling. As the name suggests, it was based on the Sapphire saloon and used the existing 1,993cc Cosworth twin-cam turbo. In January 1990, the third-generation Sierra RS Cosworth was launched, this time with four-wheel drive. As early as 1987, Mike Moreton and Ford Motorsport had been talking about a four-wheel drive Sierra RS Cosworth that could make Ford competitive in the World Rally Championship. Ford Motorsport’s desire for a three-door Motorsport Special equivalent to the original Sierra RS Cosworth was not embraced however, as the more family-friendly four-door version was considered to have a better marketing potential. It was therefore decided that the new car should be a natural development of the second generation, to be launched in conjunction with the facelift scheduled for the entire Sierra range in 1990. Registered on 28th March 1990, this two-owner RS is finished in arguably the best colour of Moonstone Blue and has the preferred Raven Black leather interior. This two-wheel drive example has covered 74,159 miles from new and, with the exception of the exhaust, is totally original and as it left the factory, even down to its factory radio and amplifier in the centre console. Moreover, this particular Cosworth has had just two registered owners, the last since 1993, making it super rare amongst a sea of multiple-owner examples. The car is believed to have last been on the road in 2019, so it was appropriate to give it a light recommissioning, full service and cambelt change prior to the sale in order to offer its next owner peace of mind. Guided very sensibly, this lovely Sapphire would be at home in any collection of performance Fords, or better still, use it for what it was intended, doing the things that Cosworths do best. Splendidly original, two-wheel drive, Moonstone Blue Sapphire ‘Cossie’ lightly recommissioned prior to the sale. More Details Lot 719 Bid On Lot 719