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First ever Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 goes up for auction

Published: 04 May 2018

► First ever Sierra Cosworth RS500
► On sale 19th May

► Guide price of £90,000 to £120,000

The Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 has to be one of the most iconic fast Fords ever made, and now you’ve got a chance to own the first first one. Chassis one of the car is going under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions on 19th May, and it’ll almost certainly go for six figures.

While 500 Sierra Cosworth RS500 were built in total, only one of them was built by Ford – this one. Designed and built to be the original test vehicle, this car started off as a pre-production prototype, but was then reshelled.

After being sold to its first owner in March 1987, the Ford ended up in Norway in 2007 after a further five owners. In February of this year, it was sold again, to its current owner.


Silverstone Auctions says the car features all parts unique to the RS500 such as the front bumper, lower splitters and rear spoilers. This example also features the RS500 pinstripe and badges, as well as a heavily modified engine bay, when compared to the standard Sierra. It looks like most of the car is original too; the only replaced parts are the top section of the dashboard and exhaust.


The guide price for the first ever Sierra RS500 Cosworth is £90,000 to £120,000.

Read about the time CAR magazine took a Ford Sierra Cosworth shopping

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast

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