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Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth Rouse Sport 304R

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Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth Rouse Sport 304R – one of just 78 examples of the Rouse Sport 304R featuring a bespoke Sport Package developed by Andy Rouse Engineering.

Just 78 Rouse Sport 304Rs were produced with only a small percentage of those thought to still exist today making it a rare and increasingly desirable member of the Performance Ford family. The Sports Package was developed by Andy Rouse in conjunction with Ford Motor Company to provide further depth to the Ford Cosworth range and consisted of the body kit / aero pack with a  body coloured ‘C’ pillar, a smaller Garrett T25 Turbo and remapped ECU providing a further 40+ bhp, slightly larger tyres and an upgraded interior including Rouse seats and door cards with optional mahogany accents. At an additional cost of £4,500 + VAT this was not a cheap option at the time, probably dictating why so few were produced.

First registered on the 18th December 1990, this exceptional, one owner, Sapphire Cosworth Rouse Sport 304R, No. 045/100 is thought to be one of the rarest Cosworths to still exist. Finished in its original shade of Moonstone Blue with Raven hide, it was supplied by Peacocks of Banham to the current owner. With a comprehensive restoration having been carried out by ‘Chariots’ of East Sussex between 2009 and 2013, including a full engine rebuild by Julian Godfrey, the Cosworth Specialist, and with minimal use since, the overall condition remains outstanding with our fastidious vendor recently returning the vehicle to Chariots for a full health check prior to being offered for sale. It should also be noted that the registration number, TIA 428, was assigned at date of first registration and will remain with the vehicle when title passes to a new custodian. It’s accompanied by a comprehensive history file containing the original purchase invoice, original book pack and various other invoices.

This, largely ignored, Cosworth model has recently come back to the attention of Ford aficionados with interest reignited and desirability increasing at a pace. With so few still in existence, and even less in this condition, this particular 340R is certainly worthy of a place in any serious Blue Oval collection.  Your early inspection is welcomed and encouraged to fully appreciate the opportunity on offer.


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by Iconic Auctioneers
Published: 5 October 2023 (2 months ago)
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19 Dec 2013
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