Cosworth duo set to scream across the block

| 22 Feb 2019
Classic & Sports Car – Cosworth duo set to scream across the block

You might’ve had them plastered on your bedroom wall – well now you’ve a chance to own one!

Two Ford Sierra Cosworths have been consigned to the H&H Classics sale at Duxford next month by none other than former British Touring Car Championship racer Dave Brodie.

The cars in question are a 1986 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth and 1990 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth and, as you now might expect, this is a rather special pair.

So let’s start with the former (pictured above), a race-proven RS500 that’s going to auction with a £55-60,000 estimate.

Classic & Sports Car – Cosworth duo set to scream across the block
Classic & Sports Car – Cosworth duo set to scream across the block
Classic & Sports Car – Cosworth duo set to scream across the block

Powered by a T4 turbocharged engine, it was built by Brodie Britain Racing from a new Ford Motorsport shell around 1990.

Output is in the region of 500bhp, but it can take up to 600, and it is fitted with BBR suspension, BBS wheels and a stainless-steel exhaust.

And, yes, it has been raced, but only around nine or 10 times, in the hands of James Brodie, Dave’s son.

Classic & Sports Car – Cosworth duo set to scream across the block

Proving how much Brodie loved these cars, he also had this dark red one as a road car – indeed, it was built just for him.

So this is no 'ordinary' example, as it was built for Brodie from a Ford Motorsport shell. However, it remains unregistered and with under 1000 miles on the clock, as poor health and time constraints mean it’s been little used.

“Dave did drive this road car for a trip to Padstow in Cornwall to visit Rick Stein, and it has now covered 900 odd miles in total,” explains Chris Marshall of the Surrey H&H Classics team. “A truly exceptional road car or 'track day' car.”

It wears a complete RS500 bodykit, except for lower boot panel wing, while the cabin is trimmed in grey cloth and has Recaro seats.

This four-wheel-drive roadgoing star has 265bhp but, according to Brodie, it could easily have 365bhp. And it’s estimated it will sell for £24-28,000.

Both Fords will go under the hammer at H&H’s sale at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, on 20 March. See the full lot listing here.


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