Now available for sale – this imposing ‘1987 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, Group A Race Car’. This Car incorporates everything you’d expect of a Racing RS500 Cosworth, including all the original Group A parts. It comes with its original FIA logbook and records of the races competed in.
These races included the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) rounds at Donnington, Estoril, Anderstorp, Zolder, Zeltweg, Imola, Monza, Dijon and Vallelunga. The Car also took part in the Jarama 4 Hours, Nurburgring Grand Prix, Spa Francochamps 24 Hours, Silverstone Tourist Trophy, Grand Prix Nogaro, plus the World Touring Car Championship race at Brno in August 1987. Its last race was at the Grand Prix Nogaro in September 1988.
Perfectly preserved in original condition, the Car was put in a heated Workshop after it’s last race in 1988 and was bought from the Workshop by its current owner in 2012. The Car has been fully restored, the work consisting of a full rebuild of the engine and gearbox, together with new turbocharger, new brakes, a rebuilt differential. It’s worth noting that the engine is one of the very rare units with a small core plug. The bodywork has been restored to original condition, making this car race ready!
Intended for circuit racing, the RS500 competition version was built by Aston Martin Tickford, with homologation completed in August 1987, after the 500 units required had been finished. Most changes from the road version were found in the engine, which featured a thicker walled cylinder box; a larger Garrett T04 turbocharger; a larger intercooler, and a set of fuel injectors using the second fuel rail (not used in the production version). In addition - the fuel delivery, induction and lubrication/cooling systems were uprated, while aerodynamic alterations were made to the front and rear bodywork in the interests of increased downforce.
This RS500 is eligible for the HSCC’s immensely popular Super TCC Race Series, as well as Motor Racing Legends, enabling the fortunate next owner to race this exciting car competitively all season long!