SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS RESULT PROVES CLASSIC FORDS ARE BIG MONEY WITH R13.2MIL FORD SIERRA COSWORTH RS500 SALE
Classic cars have seen a ridiculous resurgence, everybody wants one. It’s probably because people once had aspirations for owning a certain car but they were too young or too broke to afford one, now years later as a contributing member of society the bank accounts are healthy enough to buy that childhood car once lusted over. There are different levels to this too, some will be able to afford something like a Ford Escort that needs work, and others will be able to afford a range-topping cult classic in perfect condition for some big money. In all motoring spheres, there are collectors pushing these prices up, and this has seen some of the rarer and more sought-after models fetching ridiculous amounts of money. In the classic Ford circles, there are some models that bear the RS badge that have become seriously wanted and the pricing reflects it. Ford’s Sierra once had a limited edition RS Cosworth version, basically a homologation model so the car could compete in Group A rally in the late 80s. As per the rules, 5 000 models needed to be sold, so a total of 5 545 were produced, but out of that total 500 models were sent to Aston Martin Tickford for the Sierra RS500 Cosworth conversion to create an evolution model. 10% of the cars needed to undergo this conversion to get the uprated car into competition. The conversion featured modified bodywork and a 224 hp powerplant (168 kW) and was hand-assembled. These are the most sought-after models, and the pricing reflects it, confirmed by this model that recently sold at Silverstone Auctions and it could be the best sample left in the world.
Take a look at the YouTube video with a walkaround and close-up look at this amazingly clean Sierra RS Cosworth with less than 8 300 km on the odometer on what has to be the absolute cleanest version we've ever seen out there, possibly on the planet: 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 | Silverstone Auctions
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