Main Content Area

Main Articles

Main Top

1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4



1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4

The vendor has kindly supplied the following... we hope you have time to read it all ! :)

This early creation Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4 has benefitted from long-term ownership and has covered just 38,700 miles from new. First registered by Lindsay Cars LTD (Ford main agent) on the 11th April 1990 and used by the Director, this lovely example has been treasured ever since.
This particular rare example retains factory fitted panels, accompanied by the original date stamps, which are universally visual. 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. Note that all nooks and crannies are still full of wax, including the inner wing lips, original battery tray, floor panels 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 entirely corrosion free and remains in an extraordinary state.
As can be noted in the photos, the original ‘Diamond white’ paintwork has a lovely deep shine and is free from damage. A limited number of small stone chips to the front bumper are completely within keeping with a low mileage and well-loved example. All window rubbers and weather strips are excellent, even the original and exceptionally rare 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 order. The factory fitted tilt and slide glass sunroof is in excellent condition and has no oxidisation watermarks. All sunroof channels are extremely clean. Supplying dealer rear window sticker and tax disc holder still remain.
The RS benefits from the cost option leather Recaro sports seats, which are exceptional 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 (a known issue when the car is left outdoors for any length of time); 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 stock and correct factory fitted 15" 'Lattice Style' alloy wheels are in as new condition and remarkably free from scuffs or kerb damage and are fitted with NOS Bridgestone ER90 tyres, which are in fantastic condition. The 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 & Polly bushings, the car still remains stock and in its 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 cherished example has covered approximately 2’500 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 beutiful...
Complete with current V5 registration document, 2 original keys, full handbook pack, invoices and some old mot certificates.
I have spoken to the few owners/collectors of the Cosworth, and just to re-iterate
Lindsey Ford – Director used the vehicle for 6 months.
1st principal owner, Cherished the car and it was garaged (a serious car enthusiast)
Joseph purchased the Cosworth in 1994, an avid Ford collector owning the Sapphire, an RS2000 and Series 1 Escort RS Turbo – All show wining cars. During Josephs long ownership the car was kept inside a ‘Carcoon’.
David Cunningham, then put the Sapphire into a private collection where it stayed until its recent re-commission – a truly stunning, rare and original example of an iconic car!
The mileage is 100% genuine, all confirmed by the above owners. Contact details of the above can be passed onto the cars new owner.
The car has effectively had two sincere owners, the 1st & joseph.
Happy bidding.

We are open 7 days a week here at Thornton Le Dale for pre-sale viewing, although a quick phone call prior to travelling is advised.

Remember, we personally collect FREE of charge around 90% of all our auction vehicles.

So, if you have a vehicle which you would like us to re-home.... just make the call. 01751 474455

Thank you.


  • Lot Number: 117
  • Year: 1990
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4
  • Registration: EBZ4747
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: All Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1993
  • Current Milometer Reading: 38,700
  • MOT Expiry Date: 08-01-2020
  • Estimate: £30,000 - £35,000