1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925

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Lot 115
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback
Registration no. A500 MAG Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925

£ 33,000 - 38,000
US$ 44,000 - 50,000
Withdrawn
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback
Registration no. A500 MAG
Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925
Engine no. GG38925

Footnotes

  • The sight of rival manufacturers reaping the rewards of a successful circuit racing programme prompted Ford to renew its alliance with engine builder Cosworth to create the eponymous Sierra, assembly of the minimum 5,000 units required for Group A homologation commencing in June 1986 at the company's Genk plant in Belgium. Based on the three-door Sierra bodyshell, the RS Cosworth combined the standard 1,993cc Pinto engine's cylinder block with a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, the first time the latter combination had been seen in a production Ford engine. Topping it off was a Cosworth-developed, twin-camshaft, 16-valve cylinder head fed by a Garrett AiResearch turbocharger, the latter being deemed necessary to achieve a competitive power output for racing, which in time would amount to over 500bhp! Even in standard road trim the Sierra RS Cosworth produced a staggering 204bhp, its Weber-Marelli engine management system ensuring that the resulting stupendous performance was delivered with minimal turbo lag. Needless to say, the standard Sierra underpinnings were comprehensively up-rated to cope.

    Although it offered more than enough performance for most customers, the road version was not considered adequate for racing so a batch of 500 was set aside for the construction of an even more powerful 'homologation special': the RS500. Changes mainly concerned the engine's induction system, which was upgraded with a bigger turbocharger and an enlarged inter-cooler, while the cylinder block was strengthened. Other components up-rated included the pistons, radiator, and the oil and water pumps. Maximum power went up to 224bhp and the top speed to over 150mph, necessitating an extra spoiler on the boot lid to maintain high-speed stability.

    This example has had four former keepers and currently displays a total of only 50,542 miles on the odometer. 'A500 MAG' is offered fresh from recent re-commissioning having been off the road in dry storage since 1994. Works carried out in March of this year include a change of cam belt, full detailing and an MoT (with no advisories). We are advised that the car is totally standard apart from a stainless steel exhaust system and even retains its original Dunlop D40 tyres, though it should be noted that these are now more than 25 years old. The car is finished in black with black/grey cloth interior, the latter retaining its original radio/cassette, and is described as in generally very good condition. Offered with sundry invoices, current MoT/tax and V5 document, 'A500 MAG' represents a rare opportunity to acquire a little used example of one of the most exciting road-going four-seaters of recent times.

Saleroom notices

  • This Lot has been withdrawn. We hope to re-offer this Lot in one of next year's sales.
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1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Hatchback  Chassis no. WFOEXXGBBEFF38925 Engine no. GG38925
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