Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 Sells For $150k, Surpassing Estimates

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We’ve no doubt that a low-mileage Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 is a hard thing to find these days, but it’s always a surprise when a car far exceeds an auction company’s original estimates, no matter how rare or pristine it may be.

Late last month, a 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 with fewer than 11k miles blew past Silverstone Auctions’ highest estimate by £14,750 (about $20k US), going for £114,750 ($150k US). The car is No. 387 of 500, and like all examples, it wears the distinctive RS500 “whale tail” rear wing and packs a 224-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from Cosworth.

The potent, aggressively-styled, rear-wheel-drive Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 was quite fast for its time, boasting a 6.2-second 0-to-100-kmph (0-to-60-mph) time and a 153-mph top speed. This example, which was parked for some 26 years, was returned to roadworthy condition prior to its sale, receiving new brake discs and pads, a new fuel tank, new battery, and an engine service that included fresh belts and fluids. Astoundingly, the car is still riding on its original Dunlop tires from 1987.

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For more photos and info regarding this rare, well-preserved Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, check out the original listing on the Silverstone Auctions website.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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