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1988 Ford Sierra XR4x4

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  • Mileage~38,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.8L
  • LocationShepton Mallet

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1988 Ford Sierra XR4x4

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Introduction

Jacob Boodrie
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The practical all-wheel-drive sports car for all seasons - the Sierra XR4x4.

The Ford Sierra first came to market in 1982 designed as a large family car for European market, it was powered by a range of engines, this one featuring the large 2,792cc Cologne OHV V6 and an all-wheel-drive system.

The XR4x4 I was a derivative of the XR4i having two viscous differentials with two-thirds of the being power sent to the rear wheels, the car also received unique alloys. The 4x4 drive allowed for an extra margin of safety on slick or snowy roads, ideal for mountainous areas of Europe. The engine used the same Bosch K-Jetronic injection system as the Granada and Capri.

This example has hardly seen any use over the previous few years, after being tucked away in Johns garage. He purchased the car 32 years ago and has only put around ~20,000 on the clock on short journeys and days out. He's reported to start it regularly and always had the XR4x4 under a strict maintenance routine, MOT'd once a year along with his other collection of cars and farming machinery.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting John the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

The Sierra XR4 has been a reliable motor for the past 32 years, it's now time for something bigger.

John has owned this XR4x4 example for the past 32 years, and after a period of storage, he's now decided he'd prefer to see the car being used and cherished by a like-minded Ford enthusiast.

Living in the countryside, the 4x4 system has come in good use, although he tells us he didn't use the car in bad weather, it's a great option when required. John is now looking for a larger modern 4x4 to use around his farm and so is putting the Sierra up for sale. John will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

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Exterior

The XR4x4 went on to be an enduring success with it's attractive choice of bodyshells, combined with wide RS alloys.

Wheels and Tyres

Fitted with seven-spoke RS alloys, we love the sporty stance the car offers. The wheels look generally in great condition for their age, there are the slightest signs of curbing and marks in places, but after a light refurbishment would be looking excellent.

John reports replacing all tyres very recently with new Nankang rubber. They look to be lots of tread left for the new owner, and each wheel has recently received a coating of tyre dressing.

Bodywork

The bodywork looks generally good for a high-performance '80s classic, there is a very slight dent in the driver's door, and a few light scratches along with general wear and tear pointed out in the exterior photos. All the shut lines appear tight and true, and in line with the age and mileage with no previous signs of accident damage.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed tour of the XR4x4.

Paint

Finished in an attractive 'Zwart Black', this low mileage example appears to have lots of originality. The paint hasn't been worked on in Johns ownership, and so you'll see lots of age related marks across the car. We think after a good mop, with some compound and polish the body panels colour could really shine through, and look excellent. You'll notice the paint on both the front and back bumpers has come away and so will need remedying.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed 360 tour of the exterior.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks to be in great condition all around for the age of the car. The trim/rubber seals look good too and in line with the rest of the car.

Please view the images and videos of the glass to see in detail.

Interior

Boxy '80s styling, comfortable reclining grey cloth seats, this car oozes that retro charm.

Seats and Carpets

Hardwearing grey cloth seats create a comfortable feel within the cabin and give the driver plenty of support no matter the length of the journey. The seats look in great condition considering the age, there is just some very slight sagging in areas as pictured.

The door cards and carpets also match the rest of the interior being in good condition throughout.

Dashboard

An '80s hangover - square, boxy, straight to the point. John reports all the dials and switches are working to his knowledge within the cabin, with no signs of cracking or major wear to the dashboard.

Please take a look at the interior media pack to fully appreciate the condition of this lovely example.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A classic '80s Ford steering wheel we're all familiar with, and a simple gearstick.

Both appear in great condition, especially the gearstick.

Mechanics

Staggering grip, a balanced chassis, and impressive turn of speed made the XR4x4 extremely desirable for the performance car buyer on a budget.

Engine and Gearbox

Under the hood, you'll find Ford's trusty 150BHP 2.8L V6 which is mated to a rugged Ferguson four-wheel-drive transmission. What the XR4x4 lacked in refinement it made up for in fun.

We captured John starting the XR4x4 from cold in the mechanical video, take a look at it as well as a view underneath the car and an in-depth look at the engine bay.

Suspension and Brakes

The chassis was more sophisticated than the Cortina's with fully independent suspension on both axles. The rear suspension was carried over from the Granada with trailing arms and coil springs mounted on a tubular sub-frame.

John reports suspension and brakes working faultlessly, mentioning a firm yet comfortable ride.

The Drive

Compared to its rivals the Sierra really took centre stage, with its staggering grip, balanced chassis, and impressive turn of speed. Just like the Quartos, Ford took the Sierra to the rally stage to compete.

Electrics and Other

The only additional extra John has had fitted is the immobiliser for security purposes.

The electrics within the cabin are completely standard along with the radio, audio controls, and heater. All of which John reports to be working to the best of his knowledge.

History and Paperwork

A low mileage, low ownership example, remarkable originality and condition considering the age, these Sierra's are sought after in the Ford enthusiast scene.

John has owned this lovely low mileage XR4x4 for the last 32 years, covering just ~20,000 miles over his ownership. It has just 2 former keepers and comes with a host of MOTs from his local reputable garage. The car appears in a highly original state, with the only modification being the addition of an immobiliser security system. John will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

We've actioned checks on; Seller ID, V5C, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
18.08.2021 MOT 38,649
25.07.2019 MOT 38,634
15.03.2018 MOT 38,617
21.02.2017 MOT 38,558
10.08.2015 MOT 38,543
04.08.2014 MOT 38,513
25.07.2013 MOT 38,425
18.07.2012 MOT 38,409
18.07.2010 MOT 38,153
30.06.2009 MOT 38,129
23.06.2008 MOT 38,048
21.06.2007 MOT 37,689
03.07.2006 MOT 36,869
03.07.2001 MOT 38,087 (incorrect reading)
10.07.2000 MOT 36,764
30.06.1999 MOT 35,342
29.06.1995 MOT 29,863
05.06.1989 Service 22,542
09.02.1989 Service 18,753
07.11.1988 Service 12,756
Key Details
  • ModelSierra XR4x4
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.02.1988
  • CC2,792
  • Mileage~38,000
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourBlack
  • Interior ColourGrey
  • Interior TrimCloth
  • Chassis #WF0AXXGBBAHM44507
  • Engine #HM44507
  • MOT17.08.2022
  • HPi ClearYes - clear
  • Former Keepers2
  • Tyre TreadExcellent
  • Tyre BrandNankang
  • Security SysImmobiliser
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned32 years
  • Key FeatureOwnership






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trickyric84
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trickyric84

Hi Jon can you shine a bit more light on the mileage Discrepancy please as to what happened? As it had any previous welding ect

trickyric84
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trickyric84

Hi Jon can you shine a bit more light on the mileage Discrepancy please as to what happened? Cheers rich

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trickyric84

Hi Jon can you shine abit more light on the mileage Discrepancy please as to what happened? Cheers rich

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Johnathan Davis

Hello John, I absolutely loved the trip down memory lane viewing your wonderful XR4x4. I remember them well. I wouldn’t normally message in this way as I couldn’t possibly purchase your car but you mention the need for another 4WD but more modern. I have an exemplary Volvo XC90 I am preparing to sell. I would love to see it go to someone that would enjoy it for its strong points. Massive comfort and Swedish reliability. If this kind of vehicle would be something you would consider then I would love to hear from you. Many Thanks for your time.… Read more »

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