Classic cars are hard to find. One of the few would be the Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, which only had 500 units made. A lot of these cars were given a standard all-black finish, though a few of the whale tails were painted in white and moonstone blue; and only one out of the five hundred was painted in a nice shade of grey.
The Sierra RS500 may not be as powerful as its racing counterpart, which produces a whopping 500 horsepower. It can even be pushed to a maximum of 570 horsepower, but we can say that it is still much faster than a lot of cars out there. The model comes with a 2.0 liter engine with a Garrett turbocharger that enables it to carry out 224 horsepower (167 kilowatts) and 204 pound-feet (227 Newton-metres) of torque. This road-legal version, with its RWD setup can hit 0-62 miles per hour in just 6.2 seconds, with a top speed of 153 miles per hour (246 kph). These numbers are still very impressive in today’s standards.
In the span of 30 years, the #387 Sierra Cosworth RS500 has only been driven for under 11,000 miles (17,702 kilometers) by its owner. And earlier this year, Cosworth specialist John Taylor brought the car back to life by giving the car a complete service - from receiving new fluids, belts, battery, a fuel tank, and also by installing new brake discs on both the front and rear axles.
Most of the RS500’s parts remain original from 30 years ago, and only the parts that were changed from this year are new. The Dunlop set of tires that it was equipped with back in the 1980s are original, the same as the wheels that they are wrapped on. The exterior body panels and windows are still intact. When it comes to the cabin, there seems to be no signs of wear and tear, and it remains pristine.
It was thirty years ago when Ford decided to give the Sierra hatchback a different setup, which was when the Sierra Cosworth RS500 was born. So owning one of these would be like recalling the 1980s - and that’s pretty cool since there are only 500 of these out there.
Now, the #387 is up for grabs at the Silverstone Auctions and it is your chance to get your hands on one. This will be held on July 29-30 at the Classic Sale 2017, with an estimated £90,000 and £100,000 ($117,000 and $130,000) price tag plus a buyer’s premium of 15 percent. The lucky buyer will be given the original parts, handbooks, and full service history, which all came with the original purchase.