1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth – email for prices
Built and first registered to Ford’s Competition Department in Cologne 1987.
Factory Build Number 0007. RHD. Currently has 23,100 miles from new. Current ownership since 2007 – of which the Car has been in storage for the majority of that time.
Offered with a collection of old MOT certificates, sundry paper work, original service book plus sales brochure. As well as a fun little scaled downModel of a Nimco Race Track Car.
This very interesting fast Ford, build number 007, is one of just 500 righthand drive RS500 ‘Homologation Specials’ created for the company by Aston Martin Tickford, with the aim of making the already highly competitive Sierra Cosworth ‘unbeatable on the race tracks’.
Originally used as a Press Car registered to Ford’s Competition Department in Cologne, before becoming the property of a Formula One manager and then part of an important collection of Ford vehicles after its arrival in the UK in 2007 when purchased by the current vendor.
It is presented in the livery of the Texaco Eggenberger car raced in 1987 by Klaus Ludwig and Klaus Niedwiedz, with which they clinched the Entrant’s division of the World Touring Car Championship for Ford, and would also have won the Driver’s section too, had the RS500 not been disqualified from the James Hardie 1000 round in Australia for ‘wheel arch panel irregularities’.
We have Videos of this Car taken side by side, with the Original Racing Car taken by Ford.
The Bodywork, Black paintwork, Grey interior trim, 2-0 litre engine and five-speed manual gearbox are all original and in ‘excellent’ condition. A very rare opportunity indeed.
Always quick to support the performance and motorsport markets, Ford introduced the be-winged XR4i in 1983, followed by the XR 4×4 in 1985, and the Sierra RS Cosworth in 1986, which was conceived to gain homologation for Group A touring car racing, and out of which grew the all-conquering RS500 Cosworth.
The key differences between the standard product and the RS500 were: thicker walled cylinder block: larger Garrett turbocharger and intercooler; uprated fuel pump; uprated oil and cooling systems and secondary rear spoiler. The engine upgrades increased the output from 204bhp to 222bhp and the RS500 ultimately won 15 national series, including the 1990 British Touring Car Championship.
It was out of this, in order to gain homologation for Group A touring car racing, that the maniacal, fire-breathing RS500 Cosworth was conceived.
Besides pumping out more power, the RS500 offered all the aggressive stance of a rabid badger. Under the bonnet lurked an engine with a larger Garrett turbocharger and intercooler, alongside an uprated fuel pump and upgraded oil and cooling systems. This made for an output figure of 222bhp, ushering enough power to stage a coup d’ètat – bringing home 15 national series, including the 1990 British Touring Car Championship.
Originally, all road going models were to be finished in black, yet a handful of the 500 manufactured donned white paintwork, with another 52 dressed in Moonstone Blue.
A very rare original Cosworth – sure to have Ford enthusiasts falling over themselves to get it!
Price: On Application
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