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Low-mileage Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 could make £70k at auction

Published 23 November 2016

A 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 with just 12,000 miles on the clock is heading to auction. The fast Ford will go under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ sale on 3 December at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.

This right-hand drive, manual example, build number 451, was bought by its first owner in 1987, before being sold to its second owner in 1988 when it had covered just 2000 miles. Having used the car sparingly up until 1995, he then emigrated to the United States. During this time the car was put into climate controlled storage, preserving its condition until the owner shipped it out to join him in the US in 2000.

Despite his best efforts, however, he was unable to register the car for use in America and the car was again put into dry storage in the owner's private garage until earlier this year when he decided to return it to the UK for sale.

After its travels across the globe, the car is now back in the UK and has been treated to a light renovation and careful recommissioning by performance specialists Graham Goode Racing, restoring it to its original standard specification in all respects, in preparation for sale.

1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 Interior

1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 will be offered at auction with an estimate of £60,000 to £70,000.

Guy Lees-Milne, auctions manager at CCA, said, ‘This sparkling, low mileage Cosworth RS500 is an absolute must for the astute collector. Cars of the 1980s and 1990s are some of the fastest rising modern classics in the current market, and the appetite for well-kept, low-volume Fords in particular, shows no sign of abating. A buyer would be hard pushed to find another pristine example with 12,000 miles [on the clock].’

The accompanying documentation includes the original Ford Sierra Cosworth owner's manual, the RS500 supplement, the service record book, the current MoT certificate and the receipt for the recent work carried out by Graham Goode Racing.

To find out more about the 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 visit www.classiccarauctions.co.uk

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