1983 Ford Sierra XR4i
Only 61,907 miles indicated; recommissioned in 2018 after 28 years in a private collection; one of only c.760 still UK registered; appealing example of this increasingly collectable model
Supplied new to Northern Ireland in September 1983 this smart white Ford Sierra comes to us in desirable, and now very collectible XR4i guise.
In three-door hatch spec with bi-plane rear spoiler the car oozes 80’s cool with pepper pot alloy wheels, red coach lines contrasting against the white paint work and grey plastic lower trim/bumpers and the undeniable good looks of the mark 1 Sierra on its side, its no surprise this model has become sought after.
Under the long bonnet, we find the 2792cc Cologne V6 engine with mechanical Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection which developed 148bhp driving the rear wheels here via five-speed manual transmission.
Inside, we find grey cloth seats, with groovy digital display for open doors etc, sunroof, manual windows, heated rear screen, front and rear fog lights, digital and analogue clocks and cassette storage plus original radio/cassette player.
The car shows just 61,907 miles, the history file including the original Northern Ireland registration document, several old Irish NCT certificates dating back to the early 90s suggesting the mileage to be correct, UK V5C recording two former keepers (the current since July 2018 when our vendor bought the car from Brightwells), current clean MOT valid until April 2023 and few bills for reconditioned metering unit and warm-up regulator dated September 2018 totalling £680 and another dated October 2018 for a rolling road tune up, replacement of belts and clean of the throttle body (the car made 137bhp).
A final bill for a re-commissioning following time in a private collection prior to our vendor’s purchase in April 2018 included a clean out and repair to the fuel tank, repair to fuel gauge sender unit, new fuel pump and filter, new fuel pipes, new battery, free-up of brakes, new brake pipes and other minor sundry works totalling £1,173.
Ready to be enjoyed, this is a tidy example of a most appealing and collectible model sure to continue to rise in value and increase in scarcity.
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