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Little Classics News: 30 October 2015

Fast Fords Set to Stir Interest at Classic NEC Sale

1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

The famous blue oval is expected to grab attention at the NEC on 14-15 November as Silverstone Auctions lines up some of the most iconic high-performance Fords for auction.

The auction, to be held at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, will see Fords from the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties, alongside a host of other classic cars.

1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

One of the most significant cars being auctioned is a 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 (above). The car is one of just 500 examples sold in Britain and is one of the more powerful ‘Evolution’ models. The car is finished in white, one of just 56 examples finished in this colour, and is presented in ‘time warp’ condition having covered just over 13,000 miles. It will be auctioned with a guide price of £70,000 - £80,000 and comes from a significant classic car collection.

1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series I

The auction will also see two iconic Fords sold without reserve. Lucky bidders will get the chance to buy a 1985 Ford Escort Turbo Series I that has covered just 5,568 miles.

1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series I

Described as being in Concours/factory-fresh condition, this particular example is believed to be the lowest mileage Series 1 RS Turbo in existence.

1978 Ford Capri 3.0 S

Another important car being sold without reserve is one of the most famous and historically important Ford Capris. The 1978 3.0 S example is a pre-production vehicle and has been on the cover of many automotive magazines throughout its life.

1978 Ford Capri 3.0 S interior

The car was used as a test-bed for tuning and was once a long-term test car for Autocar; it was even owned by John Miles – ex-Lotus Formula 1 driver and journalist.

1978 Ford Capri 3.0 S

Having been professionally restored, the bespoke one-of-one paint colour was preserved, and engine was rebuilt using a 3.2-litre engine and WMD crank.

1970 Ford Capri RS2600

Finishing off the collection of iconic Fords at the auction is two restored Seventies Capris. The first of which is a 1970 Capri RS2600 (above), which is believed to be one of three factory prototypes.

1970 Ford Capri RS2600

The car has undergone a significant restoration to exacting factory specification and is ready to be enjoyed for many years to come. The car is expected to sell for £26,000 - £30,000.

1970 Ford Capri RS2600

The second of the Capri line-up is another restored example with a story. This 1974 Capri RS3100 (below) was bought later in in 1981 by Dennis Sellers, ex-Chairman of The Ford RS Owners Club who restored it using original Ford body parts and fittings but later sold it as a complete but unfinished project.

1974 Ford Capri RS3100

Twenty years after the sale, the Capri was finished; including a complete engine rebuild. Having completed only running-in mileage since its restoration, this particular example is believed to be one of the best examples available on the current market today.

1974 Ford Capri RS3100

It will be sold with an estimate of £45,000 - £50,000.

1974 Ford Capri RS3100

Visit: www.silverstoneauctions.com



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