There’s a rather interesting niche in the classic segment – collectors hunt for old cars that are actually new, because they’re either in pristine condition via a complete rebuild or have never been driven.
We recently showed you a McLaren F1 that was never registered and driven on public roads, even sporting the factory covers inside – and now a virtually brand new Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 has come to our attention. This pristine classic is of course expected to fetch a record amount at the annual Classic Car Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 11-12 November. A mere 500 Sierra Cosworths were produced between 1986 and 1992 – all of which had a thing in the Ford British and European Touring Car campaigns, and just 56 of them were painted white like the example we see now.
And the model has actually gone up on the desirability list as of late, with incredible prices when one example does come up for sale. This unit has only registered 6,000 miles on the odometer and ‘Very few of us have ever come across one of these in such a well-preserved state with such low mileage,’ comments Silverstone Auctions MD Nick Whale. ‘The Sierra Cosworth RS500 is truly the car of the moment among collectors, and this is the best example I’ve ever seen.’ The example has a conservative estimate of £100,000 – £115,000, but is quietly expected by everyone to spark a bidding war.