• An excellent example of the lauded 1980s hot hatch, offered for sale with a detailed maintenance history and very low mileage from new.
  • It is powered by Cosworth’s turbocharged 2.0-litre 16-valve engine, paired with a five-speed manual transmission.
  • The odometer displays just 22,825 miles, which is fully supported by the car’s maintenance history.
  • The car was supplied new to Target Motor Co, and was acquired by the vendor three and a half years ago.


  • This Sierra RS Cosworth was specified with appealing Moonstone Blue paintwork and chequered grey fabric-trimmed Recaro seats.
  • Factory equipment includes a Ford stereo, electric windows and a sunroof.
  • An aftermarket exhaust has been installed, but the factory-fitted unit will be included in the sale.
  • Its original owner’s manuals and service book will also be supplied, along with a raft of maintenance invoices and past MOT test certificates.


  • There is no substantial bodywork damage and only a few minor parking dents on the doors, though a skilled PDR technician should be able to remove these.
  • The Moonstone Blue paintwork is believed to be entirely original and is described by the seller as being in excellent overall condition, with only one noticeable stone chip below the nearside headlight.
  • Inside, the grey Recaro seats present with a few very light creases, and the dashboard plastics are in great shape.
  • There are no known electrical or mechanical faults.
  • The most recent MOT test was conducted on 18 February 2021 at 22,811 miles, which resulted in a clean pass with no advisories or noted defects.


  • This RS Cosworth’s most recent maintenance was carried out in May 2018 at 22,804 miles, when technicians at North Herts High Performance performed a service and changed the cambelt. 
  • The original radiator had a small leak, a replacement has been fitted and the original will be included with the car.

Dates and Mileages:

  • 05/1987 - Supplied new by Target Motor Co
  • 06/1987 - 1,800 miles - Target Motor Co
  • 09/1987 - 5,900 miles - Target Motor Co
  • 03/1988 - 11,593 miles - Dinnages Ford
  • 03/1994 - 20,015 miles - Dagenham Motors (Ford)
  • 08/1997 - 20,571 miles - D.J. Sargent of Copthorne
  • 06/2000 - 21,405 miles - D.J Sargent of Copthorne
  • 05/2001 - 21,510 miles - D.J Sargent of Copthorne
  • 04/2002 - 21,510 miles - D.J Sargent of Copthorne
  • 05/2003 - 21,759 miles - D.J Sargent of Copthorne
  • 03/2005 - 21,811 miles - D.J Sargent of Copthorne
  • 07/2006 - 21,818 miles - D.J Sargent of Copthorne (Head gasket)
  • 06/2007 - 22,204 miles - D.J Sargent of Copthorne
  • 05/2018 - 22,804 miles - North Herts High Performance


This Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is a fantastic example of the renowned modern classic hot hatch, which has been driven sparsely and kept in sound mechanical condition. Now offered with very low mileage and at no reserve, it would make a discerning addition to any collection of 1980s icons or landmark performance Fords.

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Car Overview

  • 22,825 miles
  • manual
  • Moonstone Blue
  • Grey
  • 2.0L

Lot Overview

  • Lot #05994
  • private Sale
  • Ormskirk, West Lancashire, United Kingdom


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