Ford Sierra

Ford’s ‘Jellymould’ Sierra had a tough role in life – to replace the best-selling Cortina. Given its unconventional styling, buyers took time to accept the new face of the middle-market. But as the years passed, Britons warmed to the Sierra – and now it’s a well-loved classic with a growing cult following…

The cars : Ford Sierra development history

The cars : Ford Sierra development history

Replacing the Cortina was never going to be easy – it was a British icon, and a top-seller for more years than the company’s rivals care to mention. That led Ford of Europe down the path of radicalism… and as we all know, customer resistance soon followed. However, the ending was a good one. By […]

By September 17, 2013 77 Comments Read More →
Concepts and prototypes : Ford Probe III

Concepts and prototypes : Ford Probe III

Keith Adams Back in 1981, when the development of the Ford Sierra (project Toni), was reaching its latter stages of its development, management felt the need soften the buying public. The styling, penned by Patrick Le Quement, was as avant garde as its predecessor, the Cortina’s, was conservative. So, the design team produced a more […]

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Essay : Not their finest hour – Ford Sierra 2.0 (i4 engine)

Essay : Not their finest hour – Ford Sierra 2.0 (i4 engine)

Mike Humble To quote David Grohl of Foo Fighters fame (the nice man of rock), I have a confession to make: I like the Ford Sierra. It took 14 years after its launch for me to really appreciate it, though. Being the age that I am, I grew up loving and worshipping cars that were […]

By October 23, 2012 50 Comments Read More →
In Memoriam: Ford Sierra 1.6 Ghia E-Max

In Memoriam: Ford Sierra 1.6 Ghia E-Max

Mike Humble takes another look at some of the less likely extinct cars in the UK, according to data supplied by the brilliant How Many Left? website based on DVLA data. Pictures: Andrew Elphick and Words: Mike Humble 7: Ford Sierra 1.6 Ghia E-Max Over the years, I have owned three Sierras – one of which […]