1986 Ford Sierra RS500 'Group A' Touring Car (FIA)
To be offered by Silverstone Auctions at the Silverstone Classic Sale taking place on August 27th. To find out more and to arrange to come and see the car at the event please call Harry Whale on 01926 691 141.
GUIDE PRICE: £120,000 - £140,000
+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter
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.
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