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The first produced Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth will be auctioned

The first ever Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth made in 1987 will be on sale. Predictions suggest that it will be auctioned for £120 000.

The history of the development of Ford Sierra RS began in 1983. At the time, the newly selected head of the European Ford Motorsport division, Stuart Turner, said that the company had to be much better in rallying. Thanks to him, the company re-established contact with Coswort, who delivered the engines to the car. A total of 5545 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth copies were produced.

The RS500 was limited to just 500 units and all of them were sold in the UK with the steering wheel on the right. Featuring a slightly modified design, Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection and the Garett T04 turbocharger, the changes have raised the power from 204 hp to 227 hp and shortened the acceleration time to 60 mph from 6.8 s to 6.1 s.

photo credit: Silverstone Auctions

Other Sierra models will also be on offer at the auction on 19th May. In addition to the first RS500, there will be two "ordinary" Ford Sierra RS copies and one more RS500 (number 451) also in white.

What also will be auctioned? On that day at Silverstone Auctions there will be, among others, 1972 Porsche 911 2.4 S, 1947 Lancia Aprilia Farina Cabriolet, 1991 BMW Z1, 2013 Evanta Aston Martin DBR1, 1972 De Tomaso Pantera, 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV and 2006 Ford GT with steering wheel on the right (1 from 27).

gallery credit: Silverstone Auctions

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