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Old 05-05-2001, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone else owned a Cosworth.(Spending all my time answering threads.)What type and comments.I'll post mine again even tho it's in the other thread.
1988 Sierra Sapphire 2wd.Chipped with 15psi boost.Exhaust on it when purchased 4inch front pipe from turbo to 3inch strait big bore.I changed this later due to NOISE!!!! level to a twin 2.5 inch system similar to oringinal that reduced to 3 inch single outlet but kept 4 inch front pipe.Other than Cosworth's Porche's etc not many cars were as quick.I never tested top speed but me thinks 250 kph should have been no prob.I guess today there are many cars as quick as that.
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I thought 250km was stock in them? Any way my old boss had the RS hatch even though someone thought it was an RS500. I checked the numbers and it was just the "slow" one. Apperently it was quick until they complienced it. Have seen a couple of cossies her as well.
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240kph was stock.I think it was almost gauranteed that they would do at least 240k's. As i never tested it out i can only guess at 250k.Prob do much more.I nearly traded mine on an EVO 2 Cosworth the last of them with 4x4, leather Recaro's ,mine was velour Recaro still nice,the evo2 had air con as well but too pricey.I'll post a pic of mine.
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Damn you kiwis get all the fun, I wonder if it would be possible to import/smuggle one of those into australia :wink2:
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Wonder if I could slip the running gear under an old telstar or something similar so it looks like an innocent grandma type mobile :confused:
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First up DK there are about a dozen Cosworths that I know of in Australia so srape enough cash up and you are in with chance. Second the Cosworths are RWD based so the running gear would be more at home in a cortina or better still an escort.
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Hehehehe I think I'll be saving for quite a while :D :wink2:
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The Sierra Cosworth was offered for sale new in New Zealand but they were real expensive.Over $100,000 i think back in late 80's so only the BMW Porche etc crowd could afford them.Meanwhile back in England they became the most stolen car and no cop cars could catch the culprits.I think the cops in the worst affected areas even got kitted out with a couple of Cossie's to try and catch them.Me thinks there may have been fights over who got to drive em.All this meant insurance premiums for cossie's went way through the roof and right over the top.Everyone decided to quit them and the price plummeted because of the insurance and the good chance of theft.New Zealand importers picked up on this and a whole heap of used Cosworth's were imported to NZ. Awesome car for good price.They are getting on now but you can prob get a 4x4 model here for between $12000 or $25000 depending on mileage and condition.I think Ford England even underwrote the Insurance to hold the cost so the price for them came back up.
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