I remember that FMC were selling new Cosworth shells for £3,500, I think, with or without sunroof aperture, and although interested I let it lie, only to see, a fairly short time later, they were down to £500 each! Now I was interested, but didn't have any storage space...
here you go Tony, Ford made a rebatch in 1989 and the advert is from Autosport in August of that year
They did drop to £500 and have steadily risen over the years, until recently you could still find a nice dry stored one for circa £1500 on ebay but they have dried up as people have stashed them away, now 3k plus when they do turn up. I have owned a few of these new shells both road and motorsport spec, and still have one tucked away
the 1989 spec shells have a few subtle differences to the 1986 spec originals as some Mk2 sierra components (introduced in 1987) had to be used as the Mk1 dies had been scrapped
This is probably the only pic I can claim actual credit for so far on this thread, I tore the page out of my autosport copy in 1989 and vowed to build a cosworth from scratch using one of these new shells and in 2001 I did just that and had it registered as a brand new cosworth, I believe its still the newest registered version of the 3dr all these years later
Even bought a fancy plate for it
Edited by PAUL S, 13 December 2009 - 19:31.