1982-1992 FORD SIERRA

WHY IT MAT­TERS ‘Jelly mould’ shape rev­o­lu­tion­ary when launched, dy­nam­ics, 1980s’ char­ac­ter

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Why are we in­clud­ing the Ford Sierra? Surely you’ll find a dozen of them parked in your av­er­age multi-storey car park? Well, go take a look for your­self, for now the good old stan­dard Sierra is very much a rar­ity. When did you last see a beige two-door parked out­side the Co-op, for ex­am­ple?

The Sierra’s idio­syn­cratic slip­pery shape and many and var­ied spec­i­fi­ca­tions/op­tions meant that it summed up the 1980s per­fectly and oc­cu­pies a right­ful place in his­tory. And the lowlier mod­els ar­guably hold the hap­pi­est mem­o­ries for most of us, rather than the whizz-bang Cossies.

Imag­ine le­gions of bright red 1.6Ls on the M25 with re­gional sales rep­re­sen­ta­tives for Buxted Chicken off for their an­nual sales con­fer­ence in Mac­cles­field, com­plete with Foster Menswear jacket dan­gling by the rear pas­sen­ger win­dow.

The lat­est How Many Left fig­ures sug­gest that the roads of Great Britain con­tain a mere 3058 Sier­ras. If you’re not too spec­conscious you should still be able to snap up a bar­gain mo­tor­way cruiser. ‘Man and ma­chine in per­fect har­mony,’ said Ford. And it was right. Sort of.

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