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1986 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 'Group A' Touring Car (FIA)

Lot Number: 327

1986 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth 'Group A' Touring Car (FIA)

Fully developed and proven race winner with many fastest laps, pole positions and significant wins.

  • NOT SOLD

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 5th March, 2022 at 2.00pm GMT at RAF Museum London

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    White

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    RHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    N/A

SUMMARY

Fully developed and proven race winner with many fastest laps, pole positions and significant wins.

DESCRIPTION

  • An exciting opportunity to buy one of the most competitive examples on the 'Group A' scene
  • 2021 Silverstone Classic outright winner by over 50 seconds and 2017 Silverstone Classic outright winner
  • Race prepared and on the button for the 2022 season after much work since the last outing in 2021
  • New block, Harvey Gibbs engine rebuild, inspected and MSA sealed for 2022 season
  • New hubs, discs, fully rebuilt Getrag 265 gearbox and 909 motorsport diff
  • FIA paperwork valid until the end of 2027
  • You could spend thousands on developing an RS500 to get it fast and reliable, someone has already done the hard work on this car for the next lucky owner

The 1980s provided some fantastic Touring Car racing as the manufacturers’ teams put serious effort into trying to win races with their Group A-spec cars built to a very high standard with serious budgets to match. The Sierra Cosworth comfortably exceeded Ford's wishes, and went on to become one of the most successful Touring Car racers of all time, winning races all over the world.

This, fabulous, RS500 Group A Touring Car has been built and run by our vendor over the past six or seven seasons and has proven itself to be one of the fastest examples on the Group A racing scene. Constantly developed over recent years, this example has enjoyed significant Group A results over the years, including overall victory in the 2017 Silverstone Classic event. Many fastest laps, pole positions etc. have been achieved but most recently this example won the 2021 Silverstone Classic outright with over a 50 second lead to the next car, impressive to say the least.

As you can imagine, this RS500 has therefore been built and run to a high standard and has been fully refreshed since the win at Silverstone last year, prior to the 2022 season. The preparation includes a new block as part of a  Harvey Gibbs engine build, fully inspected and MSA sealed. New hubs, discs, fully rebuilt Getrag 265 gearbox and a 909 motorsport diff. the car has current FIA accreditation until the end of 2027.

In summary, you could spend many races and thousands of pounds developing these cars to get them to this level of competitiveness and, importantly, reliability. The beauty of this particular example is that the current owner has already gone through that timely and costly process meaning that this, race-winning, RS500 is now  ready for its lucky new owner to enjoy some of the best historic motorsport in Europe.

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
327
Make
FORD
Model
SIERRA RS500 COSWORTH GROUP A TOURING CAR
Registration Number
N/A
Chassis Number
N/A
Body Colour
White

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Harry.

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