1990 Ford Sierra XR4x4i
Smart example of this sporting 4x4 fast Ford; large history file; new Uniroyal tyres; largely original and unmodified; driven 150 miles to the sale
To add some much-needed sparkle to the Sierra range, Ford added a sports version in 1983, the XR4i. The XR4i used a unique three-door hatch body which featured unusual split side windows and an eye-catching ‘Biplane’ boot-lid spoiler which was later also to appear on the legendary RS500 Cosworth. Underneath the bonnet sat a 150bhp 2.8 Cologne V6 which could propel the Sierra to 60mph in 8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 130mph.
In 1985 the XR4i was replaced by the XR4x4, which was based on the five-door hatchback, had four-wheel drive and was initially powered by the same 2.8 V6, although from 1990 it had a more efficient fuel-injected 2.9 V6. The XR4x4 was summed up by Auto Express as a "sporting saloon for all seasons" with "staggering grip, a balanced chassis and an impressive turn of speed".
Supplied new by WH Perry of Southend in July 1990, this Diamond White XR4x4i has the 2.9 EFI engine and comes with a good amount of service history including 14 stamps in the book up to 92,840 miles in 1996 when the book runs out of pages. Notes and invoices on file attest to regular upkeep thereafter including three further services; a new clutch kit in 1996 at 90,473 miles; Ford 30 security system in 1997; new water pump in 1999; new exhaust in 1997; new front brake discs and pads in 2002; new rear brake discs and pads in 2007; both sills and rear wheel arches replaced in 2008.
There are 21 old MOTs on file but the mileage jumps from 57,721 in September 2012 to 14,063 in December 2014 and the car was off the road in 2013 so the speedo must have been changed around that time. Anyway, it is clean as a whistle inside so it hides whatever the true mileage is amazingly well. We are also told that it drives very well, the chap who drove it 150 miles to Brightwells on behalf of the owner enthusing about the performance as we prised the keys from his hands.
The bodywork is also very presentable although there are some bubbles emerging around the trailing edge of the sunroof, there is a dent at the base of the front passenger door and you can see signs of earlier repairs to the rear wheel arches, as shown in the photos. The Cosworth alloys are shod with a matching set of Uniroyal Rainsports 3 tyres which are said to be new and we are told that the brake discs and pads have also been replaced very recently.
The current MOT runs to 17th October 2020 and we are told that the small amount of corrosion mentioned in the advisories has been repaired and undersealed.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
Reg No: G777AJN
Chassis Number: WFOAXXGBBALU47676
Engine Number: LU47676
Engine Size: 2933
Docs: V5C; MOT Oct 2020; 21 old MOTs; service book with 14 stamps; invoices
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