Sierra XR8

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Sierra XR8

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 30 Aug 2015, 18:05

Saw this on Gumtree...

1984 Ford Sierra XR8
http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies ... 0358475209
R150000 with a sagging headliner...

I've seen Sierra XR8's with black, grey, blue, or white lower sills and bumpers, which is correct or were all colours options?
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Re: Sierra XR8

Post by Pumpkin » Sun 30 Aug 2015, 20:15

The correct colour is Blue. Its difficult to get the correct shade though.

Currently struggling with the same issue.
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Re: Sierra XR8

Post by Can-Am ZN » Sun 30 Aug 2015, 20:27

That car looks a bit moeg, Indy...new owner's gonna have to spend a bit on it.
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Re: Sierra XR8

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 30 Aug 2015, 21:32

Pumpkin wrote:The correct colour is Blue. Its difficult to get the correct shade though.

Currently struggling with the same issue.
Is it a really dark shade of blue? Could swear the Car Magazine test car had black bumpers.
It should be indicated with a color code on your Warranty Plate/VIN tag?
Could different XR8's have different codes?

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Re: Sierra XR8

Post by Pumpkin » Sun 30 Aug 2015, 22:01

If you read the Car Mag article it does say that its blue.

Colour on the vin tag only shows body colour. We tried to match the vinyl colour as close as we could. The original colour of the vinyl was under the beadings on the one we are currently busy restoring
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Re: Sierra XR8

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 30 Aug 2015, 22:21

Pumpkin wrote:Colour on the vin tag only shows body colour.
Is it not a 3 digit/letter code? Mind sharing?

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Re: Sierra XR8

Post by Pumpkin » Sun 30 Aug 2015, 22:29

Will confirm the code tomorrow. Code points to Diamond White iirc.
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Re: Sierra XR8

Post by Gavin RS » Mon 31 Aug 2015, 09:29

Pity about the non std air cleaner and rocker covers and distributor,
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Re: Sierra XR8

Post by sapphire » Mon 07 Sep 2015, 09:15

Hi

The dash is wrong aswell,thats a sapphire dash.The plastic covers by the post is a different colour to rear.The strip is thicker than normal.

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Re: Sierra XR8

Post by Gavin RS » Mon 07 Sep 2015, 13:21

Yip, face lift Sapphire / Sierra dash. I would say this car is a built up look a like
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