Silverstone Auctions has confirmed that one of the most significant Fords, D114 VEV, a 1987 Sierra RS500 originally owned by Ford in the development of the model, is to be auctioned on 22 February at the REIS Race Retro show in Stoneleigh Park.
Originally owned by Ford as one of the four cars used for development, chassis 003 was used for the testing of the turbo and intercooler.
It comes fitted with the Eggenberger Motorsport tuned engine from Steve Soper’s road-going RS500 number ten, which was given to him by Ford and upon it being returned, the engine was transferred to Chassis 003.
More recently it has had a service and overhaul by Graham Goode.
This RS500 has 69,000 verifiable miles and has been ratified by the RS500 Owners Club with a certificate of proof, comes with associated paperwork and inspections, including the build sheets to prove the engine transfer by Ford.
Joe Watts, Silverstone Auctions classic car specialist said: “These cars are very highly sought after and this particular car, one of the first and with the provenance it has, will generate a lot of interest.
“Probably the best surviving prototype out there.”