Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 Sells For Staggering $148,000

A black 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 has sold for a staggering 114,750 pounds (approx. $148,000) at an auction in the UK.

For those who don’t know, the RS500 isn’t just any regular Sierra Cosworth. As its name implies, it was limited to just 500 units worldwide and for most part of the last 26 years, this car had been kept in storage and driven a mere 666 miles. If it hadn’t been driven 10,067 miles between 1987 and 1991, it would have sold for even more.

Silverstone Auctions asserts that the car was owned by one of the world’s wealthiest men and earlier this year, it underwent a comprehensive restoration courtesy of Cosworth specialist John Taylor.

Like other Sierra RS500’s, the two door is powered by a 2.0-liter Cosworth engine delivering 224 hp and 204 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in a respectable 6.2 seconds before running out of steam at 153 mph (246 km/h).

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  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    The Devil is in the detail of this story…

    Oh, and it’s a beast of a car too.

  • john1168

    Here in the US it was the Merkur XR4TI. I doubt it had that Cosworth engine but I thought it was a cool car that they should have done more with (the US version that is).

    • Vassilis

      Not quite the same mate. The Merkur was the equivalent of the Sierra XR4. This is the proper Cosworth version.

  • Bo Hanan

    Such a badass-
    -but not $150K worth…

  • Vassilis

    Awesome car. That kind of power on 205-section rear tyres should be interesting!

  • pureworx

    ouch someone paid so much for a ford!