A CLASSIC Ford Sierra has sold for an incredible amount of money at auction, smashing its estimate.
The 1986 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth has just 8,795 miles on the clock and is in superb condition.
Bidders went crazy for the chance to own one of the most iconic fast Fords in history.
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The auction took place last weekend at the NEC Classic Motor Show, where a string of amazing classics went under the hammer.
The Sierra RS Cosworth is one of the most in-demand Sierras, only trumped by the even rarer RS500.
The advert says the Sierra comes in ‘Moonstone Blue with a virtually unmarked Recaro grey cloth interior,’ and ‘just two former keepers have had the pleasure of owning this time-warp car from new.
‘It was dry stored in 2003 and only recently emerged from hiding to undergo a thorough recommissioning in April of this year at a cost approaching £7,000.’
Ford partnered with Cosworth for its motorsport programme and the Sierra Cosworth was built as a road-going homologation model to allow it to go racing.
It featured a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine with around 200hp which was sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.
It’s extremely rare to find one in such amazing condition that clearly been looked after extremely well by its owners.
The advert goes on: ‘It’s supplied with the original purchase invoice for £16,630 from Henlys Ford, an original Henlys book pack including the owners handbook, audio guide, an official Press Information pack of the period and the Ford Service Plan booklet.