A 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth with just 11,000 miles is heading for Silverstone Auctions in July, and is expected to fetch over £100k.
It’s only five minutes ago that no one wanted a 1970s or 1980s fast Ford, with lots of Ford’s old performance models fetching peanuts. But my, how things have changed in the last couple of years.
In the last year, we’ve seen Escort RS2000 and Cosworth Fords selling for pushing on for £100k, and Sierra RS500 Cosworth models breaking the £100k barrier.
Prices like that are encouraging owners to cash in on their Ford Performance Classics, and in July we’ll see a 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth with just 11,000 heading across the block at Silverstone Auctions, and it’s expected to hit £100k too.
This particular RS500 is 38 of 500, built in 1987 and coming with the most common black paint job (there are blue and white RS500s too), and has been owned by the same family for 30 years.
Although described as a ‘Barn Find’, this car seems to be in cracking condition, and has even been MOT’d and serviced prior to sale. Paul Linfoot, a noted RS500 expert, has said of the car:
It’s one of the most original RS500s I have ever seen and although presented in an untouched condition I advised the vendor to not do anything to the car in any way regards cleaning or polishing.
It is my opinion that to find a car like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a buyer may wish to leave it exactly as is and not do anything other than enjoy it, and should a buyer wish to clean and detail the car they have the chance to do this to their standard or how they feel they wish to present the car. The car is exactly as it left the Tickford factory and has had no changes (other than 4 new tyres for the MOT in June 2019) and with just over 10,000 miles is a real treasure.
In all my years being involved with these special cars, this is the first real barn find I have come across and it has been a real pleasure to view this car and to be asked to give my opinion on.
This 1987 Sierra RS500 Cosworth goes under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions 21-22 July 2018.