Monday, November 23, 2009

Ford Sierra Rally Monte Carlo

The Sierra was a good rally car on paper, particularly on asphalt but it was not reliable enough and a lack of 4wd for gravel rallies left it hampered and also up against the all-conquering Lancia Deltas. It gained only 1 international win on the Tour de Corse rally in 1988 but came close on several other occassions. It had many sponsors during its rally career.

This Ford Sierra came 3rd place overall in the 1991 Rally Monte Carlo driven by Francois Delacour and co driver Anne - Chantal Pauwels.

Diecast by IXO, I got this lose without base and has its visor sticker torn.



9 comments:

Mervin said...

Nice car JDMike....

Is IXO manufacturing model cars on different scales? (e.g. 1/24, 1/32 etc.)

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks Mervin, I believe they are concentrating on 1:43 scale only.

Jovet's Garage said...

great shots as always Mike, love the dio scene too! sayang talaga yung auto salons.... =(

haha!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks Jovet, makakahanap ka din yan, sensya na.

komenda said...

I'm really liking Ford cars (Focus hatch, Escape..) nowadays ;-) I can't explain why.
What's with the different wheel up front? Very interesting model, Mike!

danielh said...

wow!!this ford sierra do have a lot of liveries!
Is this model by IXO still available?

btw, loves those diorama and the ford, pictures well taken!!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks Erwin! I love old fords too! They are like the Lancer evolutions to me in old skul mode. :-)

About your question, the wheel up front has What yo call wheel disc protectors that sheild the brakes from gravel that penetrates the brakes and destroys it. They are also seen in some Lancia Deltas and in some Gt or Le Mans cars too.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks daniel! :-)

I think you can still see some on ebay or some specialty hobby shops.

José António said...

Great blog!
You've got a very nice model collection.
Thanks for sharing with us.
I'm going to link your blog in my list.
José