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Low-mileage Sierra Cosworth set to break auction record

Published 18 October 2017

A low-mileage 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 is tipped to break auction records when it comes up for sale. The car, which has 6000 miles on the clock, will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ NEC classic motor show sale on 11-12 November.

Developed to help Ford win the British and European Touring Car Championships, 500 road-going Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500s were built to qualify the model for racing.

This 1988 example is one of 56 delivered in white. The 224bhp super saloon was discovered in 2007 by car dealer Joe Macari in a classic Ferrari car collection in Germany. He later sold it on to a private Ford collector who put the car in climate controlled storage where it has remained until now.

The RS500 is in almost original condition - the only work done to this car was a major service in 2014 when the engine belts, battery and fluids were replaced.

Ford Sierra Cosworth (2)

The RS500 Registrar, Paul Linfoot, describes the car as one of the ‘most original and best available RS500s in the world today.’

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said, ‘Very few of us have ever come across one of these in such a well-preserved state with such low mileage. The Sierra Cosworth RS500 is truly the car of the moment among collectors, and this is the best example I’ve ever seen.’

A similar 1987 RS500, with twice the mileage, made the headlines earlier this year by achieving a record-breaking auction price of £115,000 at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Silverstone Classic.

All eyes will be on this example in November with what now looks to be a conservative estimate of £100,000-£115,000.

Ford Sierra Cosworth (3)

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Mgsteve68    on 18 October 2017

Has the world gone mad, not worth the money.

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