1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth


  • Comprehensive restoration by Moorland Classic Car
  • Fully rebuilt engine with GT35 turbo by PJ Motor Sport, built for 450 BHP
  • Only 52,000 warranted miles with detailed service history and MOT record
  • Equipped with high-performance Koni suspension and AP racing brakes
  • Impressive audio system with full JL Audio setup

The Appeal

Affectionately dubbed the ‘Cossie’ by fast Ford enthusiasts, the Sierra RS Cosworth earned a reputation for its ludicrous attainable performance - a real supercar killer in its day. 
This 1989 example would even give today’s supercars a run for their money thanks to a 450 bhp engine built by PJ Motorsport (currently not running). This was a great example to start with, having covered just 52,000 miles, but it has since been subject to comprehensive restoration work and extensive modification.
Besides the engine, the combination of Koni suspension, AP racing brakes, and a fully refurbished drivetrain ensures that this Cosworth not only goes well in a straight line, but performs beautifully in the corners too. Whether you're a collector or simply a driving enthusiast, this Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth is a unique find that’s sure to put a smile on your face.

The History and Paperwork

  • Non running engine and will require work to start
    Vendor advises it was bench run after rebuild but is incomplete now. Some wiring, injectors, exhaust, fuel pump, ht leads parts missing.
  • 52,405 warranted miles
  • Offered without MOT
  • Seven former registered keepers indicated although the vendor informs us that this translates to a total of four previous owners - a story they can explain to the buyer
  • It went to Moorland Classic Car near Stoke for a full restoration

The Condition

  • The bodywork appears in very smart condition following a full restoration
  • The paintwork looks in very good order, having been repainted following acid dipping and rotisserie restoration
  • Straight and solid-looking with neat
  • Genuine Rondell wheels fully refurbished
  • Seat rails and pull handles refurbished
  • JL Audio setup: mids and tweeters, 6 x 9” and 2 x 12” subwoofers
  • Superb leather Raven Recaro seats
  • Four-spoke RS steering wheel

The Mechanics 

  • Non running engine and will require work to start
  • 2.0-litre 200 YB block with later cylinder head and GT35 turbo
  • Engine built by  PJ Motor Sport, reportedly to 450 BHP
  • Refurbished T5 gearbox driving the rear wheels
  • Suspension refurbished and upgraded: Koni Suspension with Bayjoo Springs
  • AP racing brakes front and rear
  • Axles and running gear sandblasted and powder-coated
  • Fully built DOME Motorsport diff
  • Refurbished driveshafts
  • Poly bushed everywhere possible
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1989
  • Make Ford
  • Model Sierra
  • Colour Dark red
  • Odometer 52,405 Miles
  • Engine size 2.0L
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
54 bids
  • Ma•••• £21,750 11/06/24
  • Bg•••• £21,500 11/06/24
  • Bg•••• £21,250 11/06/24
  • Ma•••• £21,000 11/06/24
  • Bg•••• £20,750 11/06/24
  • Ma•••• £20,500 11/06/24
  • Bg•••• £20,250 11/06/24
  • Ma•••• £20,000 11/06/24
  • Bg•••• £19,750 11/06/24
  • Ma•••• £19,500 11/06/24

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