This is my latest toy I picked up 2 months ago after selling my silver 5 door which was my first car and had been superb over the 4 years I had it. But after wanting one of these for a while it was time for it to move on and be someone elses first car !
I did initially want a dark aubergine one which looks almost black and a lot of Cosworths were this colour, but after looking at a few rotten ones I got fed up and my dad persuaded me to buy an Audi, so I ended up with the 2004 TDi sport last year, which I don't regret buying. On and off I kept looking at RS's again and this one came up on the Ford club forum I am on, went to view it in Yorkshire and left a deposit
So it has 97k on the clock and a wad of recipts and stuff dating back to 1996
Resprayed in July by the guy I bought it off, need to get the pictures he took of it during the re-spray. I'ts in the original petrol blue, Cosworths were also this colour
The car still has it's original wheel arches, can even see the spot welds in the picture, the sills are original and mint. Had a couple of minor patches welded on the rear, one on each chassis rail and one on the Nearside front floor pan, I've seen later ones worse off underneath but it's to be expected with the age.
Cobra Alarm with certificate
Tinted rear windows, guessing it used to be tinted all round as I found a ticket given to the owner from Essex Police saying the front windows has failed the "tintman" test . probably stripped it there and then at the side of the A13 London Road !
Magnex stainless steel cat back exhaust
New Ford Headlamps
All the usual RS spec really, Recaro seats, Body kit and spoiler, ABS, Sunroof, Smaller leather steering wheel, it has a DOHC 2.0 Chain driven engine not the Zetec, it's a 16v version of a Sierra engine
The idea is to keep it pretty much original so the number plates were first to come off, so I had a set made up at work and swapped the clear side repeaters for orange ones so it's pretty much standard now.
Fitted my RS Accessory front grille which is the one with the round holes in, for those who don't know they are rare and sought after, although no picture of it but now have the accessory handbrake cover which is just silver basically to match the gearknob along with puma interior handles, which are identical in shape but just silver. So bit of a theme going on there which I think works well.
Tape player went in the bin for the more modern RDS6000 Cd player
The car had minge bag tyes on when i picked it up, so they came off and I fitted a set of nearly new Firestone TZ300 195/50/15 I won on ebay for £101 delivered, and the difference is unbelievable.
1st pic was how it was When I collected it