Ford launched the high performance XR4i for sale in Spring 1983, almost six months after the Sierra range had been announced. Its unique 'six-light' body and 'bi-plane' rear-spoiler were inspired by Ford's 'Sierra teaser', the concept car Probe III, which the then Ford of Europe Chairman, Bob Lutz, felt was truer to the Sierra's 'future aerodynamic' styling theme. The manual XR4i modelled was built in Genk, Belgium, in June 1983 and dispatched to Ford dealers Trimoco of Chelmsford. Current owner, Essex-based Peter Rymill, bought it in August 1985 when it had completed 11,000 miles. Although it's now covered over 55,000 miles he has kept it in superb original condition.