Hard to believe this was the pinnacle of touring car racing during the 1990s, back then it was the height of motor racing technology. The analogue switch gear found in this 1990 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 appears fundamentally simplistic by today’s standards. The biggest change to occur in the automotive industry in the last 6 years is the integration of digital, smart technology. And more is yet to follow.
However, you can use digital technology to buy this 1990 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winning 1990 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, it's being publicly offered for sale for the very first time.
The Cosworth RS500 will headline the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Competition Car Sale at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on 23rd February and is estimated at between £175,000 to £220,000.
Nick Whale, managing director at Silverstone Auctions, said: “This record-breaking Cosworth RS500 dominated the Group A 1990 BTCC season with lead driver Robb Gravett behind the wheel.
“For the long distance two-driver races Robb was supported by Stig Blomqvist at Donnington and the late and great Mike Smith at Brands Hatch.
“It was perfect harmony between man and machine, and perhaps no surprise that the championship-winning Cosworth also smashed numerous records along the way.
“Now it is being publicly offered for sale for the very first time after being in storage for 20 years. The Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Competition Car Sale on the 23rd February at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire is an opportunity not to be missed.”
Now back in its 1990 livery, it's eligible to race in the HSCC ‘Supertourers’, the Grand Prix Legends Touring Car Challenge, as well as numerous other prestigious events.