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1986 Ford Sierra Cosworth' Wolf' RS500

Lot No.: 330

Registration: C126 JGL
Chassis Number: WFOEXXGBBEGU96629
Engine Number: GU96629
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1993
Year of Manufacture: 1986
Sold for (£): 33,750

 

  • One of 10 Sierra RS Cosworths uprated by the official Ford Works DTM team, approved by Ford
  • All conversions were undertaken by Wolf Racing for Ford, all in Moonstone Blue
  • 300 bhp engine upgrade, racing pistons, green injectors, bigger fuel pump, racing wastegate,
  • Steel twin-exit exhaust, lowered sports suspension, 16" gold DTM style wheels, RS500 rear wings
  • Imported from mainland Europe early 2018. Lovely condition throughout. Only 24,000 miles
  • Post-inspection Letter of Authenticity from the Sierra Cosworth registrar.
  • Letter from Ford Autohaus Wolf confirming official Wolf upgrade. Recent service and MoT

 

Surprisingly slow sales of the distinctively shaped Ford Sierra after its introduction in 1982, suggested that a serious marketing boost was required, and it was the obvious choice to become the platform for Ford's new competition aspirations. It was rear-wheel drive, had good aerodynamics, albeit being prone to lift at high speeds, and it was available as a three-door. A wind-tunnel developed body kit and rear spoiler would sort out the lift issues but, more importantly, Ford still needed to build 5,000 units for motorsport homologation, somewhat worrying when Stuart Turner's initial approach to the dealer network came back with an estimate that indicated that they could sell around 1,500 units! The successful eventual sales record is of course history. Ford went on to sell 5,545 three-door cars including the RS500, of which only 500 were built to conform to the eligibility regulations relating to International Touring Car Racing, 'Group A'.

Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned to convert these 500 right-hand drive cars and that included upgrading the engine to 224bhp (with the potential to exceed 400bhp in full-race mode), numerous aerodynamic enhancements including a 30mm lip spoiler applied to the tailgate to increase downforce, a more effective chin spoiler known as a 'splitter', and larger cooling ducts for both the brakes and the engine intercooler.

We are proud to offer this fantastic opportunity to acquire something very rare and unusual. One of 10 Sierra RS Cosworths uprated by the official Ford Works DTM team, approved by Ford. This was a reaction to pressure on Ford to produce a left-hand drive RS500 for the German market, as fans could not access the, now all sold-out, run of 500 UK RHD cars. The conversions were undertaken by Wolf Racing for Ford, and all the cars were finished in Moonstone Blue.

The official package included: a 300 bhp engine upgrade, racing pistons, green injectors, bigger fuel pump, racing wastegate, uprated electronic control chip, steel twin-exit exhaust, lowered sports suspension, 16" gold DTM style wheels, RS500 rear wings, RS500 decals, tinting film on rear windows, RS500 instrumentation with 300km/h full-scale, additional integrated instrumentation in the central console, a racing gear knob, and finally sports pedals.

C126 JGL was imported into the UK from mainland Europe in early 2018 and is presented in excellent condition throughout with its Moonstone Blue paintwork retaining a deep shine, pristine unmarked Gold RS wheels, a crisp interior, and an engine bay that is pleasure to behold. The odometer is reading only 24,000 miles and the car has recently benefitted from a full service and MoT. It's accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from the Sierra Cosworth Registrar following a recent inspection, and additionally, a letter from Ford Autohaus Wolf confirming this particular car has been subject to the official Wolf upgrade.

This very rare car is now ready to be enjoyed, either on the road or as part of a collection of very special Fords, and any serious collector would have to admit that the chances of finding another one in this condition would be rather slim.  Not to be missed.