Silverstone Auctions will offer a 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth touring car homologation special from the golden era of touring car racing at the two-day Silverstone Classic Sale on 21st and 22nd July at Silverstone Circuit. The RS500 is a car linked to our British Touring Car heritage here at Duckhams and so its fantastic to see such cars, that epitomise 80s motorsport peaking real interest amongst historic car collectors.
“These three cars come from a time when touring car racing was at its peak, both in terms of popularity and in the cars produced from the series,” says Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions. “These road-going homologation specials are the closest many can get to experiencing the ferocity, power and speed from the heyday of touring car racing, and we’re delighted to be offering all three challengers at our headline sale of the year at Silverstone.”
The Ford is a UK, right-hand drive 1987 Sierra RS500 Cosworth, production number 38 of the 500 RS500 models produced, of what is today one of the most sought after modern classics on the current market. Coming from single-family ownership, it has been barn stored for the majority of its life and has covered just 11,000 miles from new. Following an inspection from noted expert of the RS500 registrar of the RS500 Owners Club, Paul Linfoot, it has been described as “one of the most original RS500s I have ever seen”, and will be offered at the auction in original, ‘barn find’ condition, with an estimate at £90,000 to £105,000.
Duckhams sponsored the Karl Jones piloted RS500 in the British Touring Car championship. The car ran on Duckhams QXR, straight off the shelf and in the same formulation that you can buy yourself. The oil was particularly developed to be efficient at managing the higher engine temperatures resulting from the Turbo engines being run flat out for long periods of time.
“These are, truly rare, perhaps once in a life time, opportunities. Based on their motorsport heritage alone it’s fantastic to see these three spectacular cars return to the Silverstone Circuit, and it will be exciting to see them compete once again, this time at auction,” concludes Nick.
For more information on Silverstone Auctions’ Silverstone Classic Sale you can visit: http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/silverstone-classic-sale-2018.
We wish bidders all the best of luck and hope whoever the new owner is will enjoy using the car, hopefully with Duckhams in the sump!