Market Finds: "Cos" It Has 400HP, That's Why You Should Buy It

“Cos” It Has 400HP, That’s Why You Should Buy It

By Petrolicious Productions
April 30, 2014

The car: 1986 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 2.0

Price: £22,500 (approx. $38,000)

Location: Northern Ireland, UK

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While the Ford Taurus was setting the U.S. ablaze with its aerodynamic design and clever Audi-like touches, Europe had already received a modern Blue Oval vehicle: the Sierra. The Cosworth RS version was created as Ford’s bid to win Group A racing in Europe.

This Sierra RS Cosworth 2.0 is one of 5,042 built in 1986, with about 1,600 originally registered in the UK. It has been subjected to a “complete nut and bolt” restoration at a cost about twice its asking price. The seller has owned it for the past 15 years and keeps it “jacked” in a climate-controlled facility. The 2.0L DOHC turbo-four produced 204 horsepower stock but the Castle Performance-built motor has been enhanced with laminated Motorsport head gaskets, Grey injectors, and Ahmed Bayjoo chip (among other mods) to help push horsepower to over 400. With a “full suite of handbooks and Ford service manuals, receipts and photographs,” this may possibly be the best Sierra RS in the world . . . and something a Taurus SHO could only dream of being. It’s a lot of money, especially for American sensibilities, but racing history has never been a losing proposition.

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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Andreas Lavesson
Andreas Lavesson(@andreas)
7 years ago

I’m with Lange on this. Even though there are serious amounts of money pumped into this, I’m always hesitant to buy a car tuned by someone else. You never know what kind of problems you’ll inherit. In my opinion, the price is too steep seeing as it’s not an all original car.

Andreas Lavesson
Andreas Lavesson(@andreas)
7 years ago

Having said that, I just looked at the prices of these and they’ve certainly gone up quite a bit since last time I checked. No matter, an all original would be the only kind for me. Even though they are getting very rare these days.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange(@365daytonafan)
7 years ago

The Sierra Cosworth was never the last word in reliability and I doubt doubling the horsepower will help it in that respect.
I suspect originality is now the key to Cosworth values and if you want one for investment purposes you need one of the rare RS500 versions (no affiliation)

7 years ago

They made awesome Group A racing cars:

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle(@mosler)
7 years ago

I have been reading up on this Euro Fords and i must say Im pretty impressed with this cars. Im not really sure of the value of this car but it does look in nice shape and i like the color as well. Plus with the 400 Hp under the hood it should get this car moving along quite quickly as well.