Today the changing in the classic car market has rotated, with promising scope for the once cheaper 80/90s cars especially Fords are becoming ever so popular and prices are escalating faster than we speak. The 2 door Sierra Cosworth are very collectable and becoming rarer for collectors, the cars are fetching high premium, forcing price to start rising on the Sapphire RS 4door. Buy now before its too late!!
This 1990 early model Moondust Silver 4x4 example has covered just 57,000 miles, with 4 very conservative owners. Well maintained with full service history and reluctant sale due to bereavement in the family. A very honest car in great condition with mainly original paint and little patina-wear and tear.
The four-door, four-wheel drive Sapphire, with its tougher stiffer shell than the original three-door (thanks to a bulkhead behind the rear seats). On the race circuit the Sapphire didn’t meet its expectations like the previous 2 door Sierra, reaching three podium finishes in 1990 and two podiums in 1991 it showed promise. As a result, the 4x4 Sapphire was the catalyst and seed that formed the Escort RS Cosworth.
Today the changing in the classic car market has rotated, with promising scope for the once cheaper 80/90s cars especially Fords are becoming ever so popular and prices are escalating faster than we speak. The 2 door Sierra Cosworth are very collectable and becoming rarer for collectors, the cars are fetching high premium, forcing price to start rising on the Sapphire RS 4door. Buy now before its too late!!A more civilised version, nothing gives the Sapphire away more than the distinctive rear, the only thing you may notice is the uprated exhaust. A popular classic modification with sporty sounds. All badges remain intact from factory (some badges worn on edges).In 1990 the biggest change to the Cosworth’s drivetrain was made, Ford changed up to 80 per cent of the engine parts increasing the power to 220bhp, The engine is the classic 2 litre YBB Redtop Cosworth motor all be it running a stage 1 chip and an estimated 280bhp. It is not known when this was fitted but gives the car a little more horses. Cosworth designed an aluminium head to suit the Pinto block with two belt-driven cams operating 16 valves; eight 35mm diameter inlet valves and eight 31mm exhaust. Then, because it was the 80s and it was very much in fashion at the time, the Cosworth engineers added a turbocharger, a Garrett AiResearch T3, and an intercooler that boosted power to 220bhp at 6000rpm and 205lb ft at 4500rpm. A four-wheel drive system that spilt torque 34:66 front and rear. The new drivetrain used a similar layout for the rear axle as the first Cosworths, even the viscous-coupling LSD remained, but the gearbox was all new. With integral centre diff, again with a viscous coupling to limit slip, and a chain driven take-off for the front propshaft, the new gearbox sent drive to the front down the right-hand side of the engine to an offset front differential. Despite the extra power and potential for greater traction, the 4x4 Sapphire was slower to 60mph reaching the speed in 6.6sec. Still quick compared to some modern saloon cars today. After a short test drive, it idles and runs well. No smoke on start-up and acceleration, on boost the car pulls well. The gearbox is smooth and easy, expected on a 57,000 miler. The has also just been serviced and overhauled by local Ford specialists Power Tune.
The Sapphire was far from dull, all cars came with a tilting glass roof and were painted either black, white or moonstone blue, Moondust Silver was an added extra. Inside, the cossie was built to Sierra Ghia levels of equipment, except for the addition of Recaro front seats and a sportier three-spoke steering wheel.
Sports Recaro leather seats in excellent condition. The period Ford Stereo stack system, tape player and Compact Disc player and all electrics in working order. One thing to note is the drooping headliner in the rear.
A standard classic dashboard with upgraded white face clocks, illuminated with the red font and neon-like lighting used in most of Ford’s sports models of the time. The speedo reads to 170mph, some may have thought Ford were being a little optimistic, but these cars could easily reach 150mph.
Again the rear seats are matching leather Recaro’s, showing little use. Very plush with reclining armrest.
The Sierra was originally built as a family car, able to carry 4 passengers and a boot load with ease, It retains its full size spare wheel in the boot floor. The Sapphire was known as the rep’s and Police cars of the 80’s & 90’s, you could fit many a road cone and roadside flash light in there!