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DTM-tuned Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 to auction

By Chris Thompson, 17 Sep 2018 News

DTM-tuned Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 to auction

One of only 10 ‘Wolf’ RS500s is up for grabs from Silverstone Auctions

If you want one of the ultimate versions of the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, now’s your chance.

A 1986 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth built by Wolf Racing in Germany is up for auction at Silverstone Auctions, due to cross the block this month.

With an expected price between AUD$67,500 and $76,500 (directly converted from £37,000 - £42,000) it should prove to be rather pricey, but for good reason – only 10 were ever built.

This one comes with a letter of authenticity from Wolf Racing, the German company that built the ten cars for Ford, which also happens to have been quite a successful presence in the DTM (German Touring Cars) for many years.

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Essentially, the ‘Wolf’ RS500 is a DTM-tuned road car.

All were built in ‘Moonstone Blue’, with a power figure upwards of 220kW thanks to racing pistons, improved injectors, a bigger fuel pump, and a racing wastegate.

The ‘standard’ RS500 Cosworth was good for 167kW, which was considered plenty for its time. The Wolf-tuned version almost matches a current-generation Honda Civic Type R for power.

This particular car has fewer than 38,620km showing, meaning it hasn’t been ‘babied’, but still has plenty of life left in it.

Silverstone says it’s one “not to be missed,” though an auction house wouldn’t really be doing its job if it wasn’t talking up its stock.

“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.”