1987 Ford RS 500

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1987
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    White
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    1
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    505 BHP / 513 PS / 377 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Highlights:
Original Race history including FIA Logbook (WagenPass)
Only 2 Owners from new
Rebuilt and Ready to Race

This RS500 was built in early 1987 for the well-known Italian Jolly Club racing team to compete in that year's European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). Built to factory specification, the RS500 was built and run by the Jolly Club, which was famous for competing, mainly in the World Rally Championship, with cars such as the Lancia Integrale WRC and Lancia 037. Founded in Milan in 1957, the Jolly Club raced factory Alfa Romeos before beginning its long association with Lancia and FIAT. Jolly Club also competed in Formula 1, F2, F3 and Formula Junior, and in endurance racing. Offered for sale for only the second time this car is direct from its 2nd owner.

This car retains a large amount of originality, including all the original Group A parts. It comes with its original FIA logbook and records of the races competed in, which included ETCC rounds at Donington, Estoril, Anderstorp, Zolder, Zeltweg, Imola, Monza, Dijon, and Vallelunga. The car also took part in the Jarama 4 Hours, Nürburgring Grand Prix, Spa Francorchamps 24 Hours, Silverstone Tourist Trophy. Its last race was at the Grand Prix Nogaro in September 1988. Perfectly preserved in nicely original condition, the car was put in a heated workshop after its last race in 1988, and was bought from that workshop in 2012 by the current vendor.

This car has been fully restored, including the engine by Cosworth specialists Mountune and MBE ECU, gearbox with dogleg 1st, together with a new turbocharger, new brakes, and a rebuilt 7.5in differential, while the bodywork has been restored to its original sponsor logos, its original Jolly Club Suspension and Bilstein Dampers have also been rebuilt. It is also worth noting that the engine is one of the rare units with a small core plug. More recent works have included fitting new wheels and tyres, a new fire extinguishing system, and new under-bonnet wiring, as well as new fuel tank and safety equipment. The car is complete with 2 sets of wheels. Having completed recent shakedown test this car is ready to use in anger again.

This RS500 is eligible for the HSCC's immensely popular Super TCC race series, and various other high profile series worldwide.

1987 Race Starts

5-4-87 ETCC Donington Park 500km

26-4-87 ETCC Estoril 500km

24-4-87 Andersthorpe 500km

7-6-87 ETCC Zolder

14-6-87 ETCC Zeltweg

16-8-87 ETCC Imola

1988 Race Starts

27-3-88 ETCC Monza 500km

17-4-88 ETCC Donington 500km

8-5-88 ETCC Estoril 500km

15-5-88 Jarama 4 hours

29-5-88 ETCC Dijon 500km

5-6-88 ETCC Vallelunga 500km

10-7-88 Grand Prix Nurburgring

31-7-88 Lotto Spa 24 Hours

4-9-88 Fina Tourist Trophy Silverstone

11-9-88 Grand Prix Nogaro