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Ford Sierra 3-door Thunder Saloon

Advert ID: 44988 To Be Auctioned


Advert Began: Feb 23, 2021, 14:36
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Description

Ford Sierra 3-door Thunder Saloon Just two hours of running time since the build.

Superbly built. Finished in Ford Frozen White to road car standards
Ric Wood 2-litre, four generating 540bhp positioned lower in the chassis to reduce the Centre of Gravity
Water-cooled, roller bearing T4 Turbo with a MarM 247 shaft with aggressive anti-lag. Variable boost control
Gearbox built using heavy-duty components with consideration to engine power output
Escort P8 ECU converted to run 8 injectors, anti-lag, and water injection
Distributor-less ignition/coil pack. Twin spark amplifier. Pectel Loom
Dry sump & fuel tank positioned over the rear axle for weight distribution
Rear-axle/wheels moved rearwards lengthening the wheelbase
Superbly fabricated aluminium tanks etc. - aircraft standard
Completely pre-race checked by Ric Wood prior to delivery to auction

The Thunder Saloon Championship is for competitors participating in Saloon, Coupe, and Hatchback cars based on the standard fibreglass or steel production shell and designed to carry at least four people which were marketed before 1st January 2011. This is a championship for ‘Big Boys’ and the regulations are fairly open stating that “All internal engine components are free, clutch and clutch operating system is free but electronic operation is prohibited unless fitted as standard, brake systems and suspension are free provided that Championship Regulations are respected and tyres must fit within the confines of the bodywork in accordance with MSA regulations.”

On offer today we have a Sierra 3-door that was professionally prepared for Thundersaloons and the Dunlop Saloon Car Cup in 2019. Having been stripped back to a bare shell, the car had a full nut and bolt rebuild, with all parts replaced or refurbished and was completed in early August 2019. It’s finished to a road car standard in Ford Frozen White with a lightweight GRP bonnet and wings.

Our vendor has listed the car’s spec.

Full modern multi-point roll cage
Ric Wood built engine in excess of 540bhp

Water-cooled, roller bearing T4 Turbo with a 247 MarM shaft with aggressive anti-lag
Escort P8 ECU converted to run 8 injectors, anti-lag, and water injection
Distributor-less ignition with coil pack and twin spark amplifier
Variable boost control
Pectel Engine Loom
Dry-sump oil system
Gaz adjustable dampers
AP front brake calipers
Wilwood rear calipers
Brake bias control
New Gripper diff, by Bara Motorsport
Rebuilt straight-cut gearbox
Rose-jointed rear end, fully adjustable
Modified rear beam
Powder-coated arms and beam
Twin-pump fuel system with swirl-pot and custom made foam-filled fuel tank

Two sets of Image wheels We imagine that anybody interested in buying a competitive Thundersaloon will know what they are looking for and will have viewed a number of other cars. We would suggest that you take the opportunity to view this Sierra and admire the sheer quality of the build, aircraft-standard aluminium fabrication and the fine attention to detail. This is a proper ‘racing car’.

In late August 2019, the car was raced at Oulton Park in a double-header for the Dunlop Saloon Car Cup at the HSCC Oulton Gold Cup meeting. The first race was effectively a ‘shakedown’, however, race two resulted in 9th overall and a Class Win. We understand that since this event, other than a post-race check and a complete pre-race checked by Ric Wood prior to delivery to auction, the car hasn’t been run in anger. A new fire extinguisher system is awaited and will need to be fitted post-sale to the latest MSA regs.

We imagine that anybody interested in buying a competitive Thundersaloon will know what they are looking for and will have viewed a number of other cars. We would suggest that you take the opportunity to view this Sierra and admire the sheer quality of the build, aircraft-standard aluminium fabrication and the fine attention to detail. This is a proper ‘racing car’.

THE RACE RETRO LIVE ONLINE AUCTION 2021

Our first auction of 2021 will be our tenth Race Retro sale, taking place on Saturday 27th March. Best of breed classic and competition cars are invited for our live online auction, you can submit your entry online or contact our team of specialists on 01926 691141. Dedicated, one-to-one virtual viewings of the cars will be available prior to the auction. Members of the trade and specialists who have been instructed to inspect vehicles of interest on your behalf can view the cars in person. Our auctioneer will be streamed live, where you can watch and bid online, on the phone or via a commission bid.

Seller Info

Silverstone Auctions

Member Since:
19 Dec 2013

Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA

Phone: 01926640888

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