Some of the things I dislike on my Ford Sierra are the trucklike handling, slow steering, long-throw gearshift and unrefined engine, along with the utilitarian controls. These are ill-fitted on a passenger car such as the humble Sierra of yours truly, but on a truck they fit the picture, as expected. What, then, a more suitable vehicle than a pickup truck that bears the face of a Ford Sierra?
The Ford P100 has been the name tag for the earlier, Cortina/Taunus based pickup, ute or a bakkie, whatever you would want to call it. The “Sierrachero” here was the appearance for the 1987-on P100, but it’s somewhat removed from an actual Sierra.
It’s a slightly twisted train of thought: I don’t really care for my Sierra, as it sits. I don’t have much use for it, except as a winterbeater and wagon-like hauler, as the rear seat neatly folds. But since there’s rarely anyone on the back seat, the thing might as well be a pickup truck.
I wouldn’t have much use for my existing tires, though, as the 4×108 wheels won’t fit the truck hubs here.
Leaf sprung, as expected, and with a proper frame. The rear axle is from a contemporary Transit.
Still, there’s plenty of Sierra up front. I wonder, if the door cards from a saloon Sierra swap over.
Euro… master of puppets? Euromastermind? It’s a slightly shoddy nameplate, but the P100 was Portuquese-built.
I love the paintjob on this truck, by the way. It was no more shiny than the jeans I was wearing.
The engine here is the two-litre Pinto unit, carbed, with 77 horsepower. It’s probably even less of a ball of fire than the 79-horse 1.6 CVH on my car. You could also get a 1.8-litre turbodiesel, if you needed one of those instead of a petrol engine.
This 1991 example has only done 138 000 km, and it’s probably one of the tidiest P100:s I’ve seen in ages. It appears honest and solid, and while the near-2000 euro price tag isn’t really cheap, the truck probably offers a lot of value for it. I would let this one look exactly the way it does, as it looks like someone’s grandfather’s old workhorse.