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The 1980s provided some fantastic Touring Car racing as the manufacturer's teams put serious effort into trying to win races with their Group A spec cars built to a very high standard with serious budgets to match. The Sierra Cosworth comfortably exceeded Ford's wishes, and went on to become one of the most successful Touring Car racers of all time, winning races all over the world. Chassis '0288' has been fully restored to a very high standard at Ian Gynne workshops approximately 5 years ago and since then it's undergone another full mechanical restoration and further body improvements whilst in the new ownership of Jim Whelan. Renowned RS500 expert, Paul Linfoot, comments that this RS500 race car, in its current 'Icom' livery, is in 'outstanding mechanical and body condition having been maintained and lovingly restored with no expense spared. To replace a car in its condition would be extremely difficult to find anywhere in the world,' in Paul's opinion. Our current vendor, a very fast and passionate racer, bought the car 18 months ago and has loved his time in the car competing at various high profile events. During this winter, the engine has been fully rebuilt by Dave Hill, formally of Mountune. This, effectively new, engine now only has dyno time on it and is ready to go. Our vendor spent £5,000 on an Ohlins upgrade, and the car also runs its Getrag gearbox as raced at Macau in period. There are now fantastic opportunities to race these cars around Europe at great circuits with thrilling competition and experience Group A Touring Cars at their very best.