The Definitive Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth with Just One Owner and 44,190 Miles.
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Last update: 20.09.2013
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The definitive Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth with just one owner and 44. 90 miles from new.
The Sierra RS Cosworth project was defined in the spring of 1983 by the then recently appointed head of Ford Motorsport in Europe. It was established that at the time. Ford was no longer competitive in this area. After receiving full support from Ford Public Relations. the project was underway with the Sierra chosen as the basis for the project. Ford Motorsport in Europe approached the automotive company Cosworth who answered positively. but put up two conditions: The street version of the car had to produce no less than 204 HP. and Ford had to accept no less than 15. 00 engines. Few cars have ever been greeted with such enthusiasm as the original Sierra RS Cosworth. perhaps only the exclusive 500 cars that were developed to become an evolution edition. unbeatable on the track. Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned with converting the 500 cars. which in 1987 were to be announced as the RS500. Engineering differences aside. largely the cars were aesthetically similar to the standard Cosworth. The main differences being the additional boot mounted spoiler. discrete badges and the revised front bumper to aid improved cooling. This included the removal of the front fog lamps as standard. but with the dealerships offering reinstatement as an optional extra.
Bodyside mouldings. integral front air dam. colour coded door mirrors. electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. colour coded lockable fuel filler cap. bonnet cooling vents. halogen headlamps. colour coded bumpers. single plane rear wing spoiler with trailing edge fence. lower tailgate mounted spoiler. tinted glass all round. tailgate wash/wipe. laminated windscreen. central locking. extended centre console. cigar lighter. quartz digital clock. fascia light dimmer. leather gearknob. leather three spoke sports steering wheel. 3-speed heater fan . cassette storage. electronic sound system (model ECU2) with power amplifier. electric aerial. Recaro Sports front seats. split folding rear seats. tilt and slide sunroof. tachometer with turbo boost gauge. trip recorder. anti-locking brake system with failure warning light. electric front windows. Dealer fit accessories include; integral front driving lamps.
The commanding exterior of this RS Cosworth is breath-taking and nothing short of simply magnificent. Finished in optional Ford Black (code A6). the paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine from the original. unrestored factory finish. The car has no rust or corrosion whatsoever. however there is a very small area to the lower front offside wing where the paint has been rubbed thin. All exterior trim. glass and lights remain free from damage. as have the all important RS500 badges and decals. The front lower splitter has become slightly misshapen with age. The engine bay is incredible in its originality and condition. and boasts all the correct engine and chassis identification numbers confirming this to be a true genuine RS500. The original dealer fitted number plates remain on the car. with just some minor cracking to the front plate. A truly incredible car in astonishing preserved condition.
The interior of this RS500 is simply beautiful. Finished in Ford Roma Grey (code S2). the Recaro seats and carpeted door trim are in remarkable condition with no wear or discolouration. The carpets are spotless and have remained free from wear. The interior equipment and trim is original and free from any modification or additions. All dials and gauges operate perfectly and show healthy readings. although the digital clock read out is not fully visible. The dashboard is immaculate having suffered no cracks or discolouration. The standard electronic sound system (model ECU2) with power amplifier remains in the car and provides excellent sound through the factory fit speakers. A fantastic 1980's interior. the embodiment of driving pleasure.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original RS Cosworth powerplant warrants little introduction. Fitted with the standard 2. 0 Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) with the larger Garrett AiResearch T31/T04 turbocharger and intercooler. the motorsport pedigree of this car is unmistakable. With an impressive output of 224HP allowing the car to accelerate smoothly through 0-60 in 6. 2 seconds and reach a top speed of 153mph. The privilege and kudos felt when driving a car that has been prepared by Aston Martin at Tickford really is something to ignite the senses. The gear changes are crisp. tight and precise allowing excellent progression up and down the range. An absolute delight.
WHEELS. TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted 15 X 7 inch RS Sierra Cosworth alloy wheels housed within the flared arches are in beautiful unrestored condition. and are shod with the original ultra-low profile Dunlop D40 205/50VR15 tyres all round. with excellent tread remaining. Three of the wheels have very minor curbing marks visible upon very close inspection only. Diagonally split hydraulic circuits. anti-lock braking assisted 28. 3cm ventilated discs up front and 27. 3cm discs at the rear bring the car to a sure and steady halt.
Incredibly this car has had just one owner from new. Supplied by Ford Main Dealers Pye Motors in Cumbria and registered new to Mr Raymond Holden on 28th September 1987. The service book is fully stamped by Lakeland Motor Company Ltd periodically throughout the mileage increase to September 1992 at 43. 26 miles. whereby the car was taken off the road when Mr Holden purchased a replacement daily car. but could not bear to part with his RS500. This vehicle will appeal to a serious collector wanting an incredibly well preserved. unmolested example of a now. very rare car. Now. after over twenty years in storage. KGF Classic Cars are proud to offer this unearthed truly special car to its second ever discerning keeper. An exceptional opportunity for the avid collector. or simply the pinnacle trophy for the true Ford enthusiast.
One key fits all locks and ignition. History file remains with the car.
MOT August 2014. HPI Clear. Approved Used Car Check Certificate.
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