Ford Sierra RS500 Group A Race Car
The 1980's provided some fantastic Touring Car racing as the manufacturer teams put serious effort and money in trying to win races with their Group A spec cars built to a very high standard with serious budgets to match. The Sierra Cosworth comfortably exceeded Ford's wishes and it went on to become one of the most successful Touring Car racers of all time, winning races all over the world.Chassis '0288' was built by a well-known RS 500 touring car driver and builder David Brodie (BBR Racing) and incorporates many Andy Rouse group A parts meaning the vehicle was built to a high standard using the best quality genuine parts. This Group A best was campaigned in period by vehicle builder David Brodie with consistent and strong results at Macau. The second driver/owner was a Mr Eddie Lee ,who was a well-known driver of that era, and much like the first owner enjoyed great results with this car but this time out in Malaysia. The next and third owner, a Mr David Wong, also raced the car in Malaysia before selling on to BTCC driver Graham Hathaway, we are informed, in 1993.'0288' was then fully restored to a very high standard at Ian Gwins workshops approximately 5 years ago and since then its undergone a full mechanical restoration and further body improvements while under the new ownership of Mr Jim Whelan. Renowned RS500 expert, Paul Linfoot, comments that this RS500 race car, in its current and original icom livery, is in 'outstanding mechanical and body condition having been maintained and lovingly restored with no expense spared. To replace a car in its condition would be extremely difficult to find anywhere in the world,' in Paul's opinion. Our current vendor, a very fast and passionate racer, bought the car 18 months ago and has loved his time in the car competing at various high profile events. During this winter the engine has been fully rebuilt by Dave Hill, formally of Mountune. The effectively new engine now only has dyno time on the unit and is ready to go. Our vendor spent £5000 on an Ohlins upgrade, and the car also maintains its original Getrag original gearbox as raced at Macau in period. There are now fantastic opportunities to race these cars around Europe at great circuits with thrilling competition. Topical, fast, ferocious and many options of events in which to race - what more do you need to relive those iconic Group A days.Chassis Number: 0288Engine Number: Not SpecifiedYear of Manufacture: 1987Estimate (£): 105,000 - 125,000LocationThe Race Retro Competition Car Sale will take place at the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show 2016 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ (map/directions).ViewingThe lots can be viewed at the following times:Friday 26th February 2016 09:30 - 15:00BiddingThe auction will take place as follows:Friday 26th February 2016 15:00Bidding at the auction can be done either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or live, online via Proxibid. Full details of registration requirements and a buying guide can be found on the Silverstone Auctions website (http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/buying). IMPORTANT NOTE : Race Retro is a closed event and tickets will be required to enter. These are available from the following link:http://www.raceretro.com/tickets/4586746338For further information about The Race Retro Classic Car Sale, contact Silverstone Auctions on +44 (0)1926 691 141.
19 Dec 2013
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