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Ford Sierra Kept In Barn For 28 Years Sells At Auction For £80,000

Ford Sierra Kept In Barn For 28 Years Sells At Auction For £80,000

A dusty old Ford Sierra RS Cosworth that has been stored in a garage for the past 28 years has sold at auction for £80,000 ($103,247).

The 1987 car - which only has 7,349 miles on the clock - was originally purchased for £15,950 ($20,581) and was then put into storage in Ascot, UK, four years later.

The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth was kept in a barn for 28 years. Credit: Anglia Car Auctions
The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth was kept in a barn for 28 years. Credit: Anglia Car Auctions

The rare D-reg car was subsequently bequeathed to a family friend and it was sold in King's Lynn by Anglia Car Auctions.

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According to The Sun, consultant Guy Snelling - who helped handle the auction - said: "It was bought by someone in the room. We were just over the moon, properly over the moon. It hadn't moved since 1991, it was a real time warp."

A description of the car on the Anglia Car Auctions website reads: "This one registered owner from new RS Cosworth was taken off the road in 1991 and has remained in storage since.

"Bequeathed to the vendor in 2019 by the first owner's partner, who had herself been bequeathed the vehicle in 2016. The vendor had worked for the first owner for around fifteen years and also became a family friend. She advises that he was a total car fanatic and, apart from one Porsche, had favoured fast Fords.

The car hasn't been on the road since 1991. Credit: Anglia Car Auctions
The car hasn't been on the road since 1991. Credit: Anglia Car Auctions
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"It comes complete with the original bill of sale from Stormont Eng. Co. of Tunbridge Wells, service book stamped in 1988, sales brochures, MOTs dating from 1990 and 1991, various documents, owner's manual, wallet and spare keys.

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"We can confirm that the cambelt, oil and filters have now been changed and the car is in good running order. In fact it is the quietest Cosworth engine we have heard.

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"The car was presented for an MOT and would have passed with flying colours apart from all four tyres need replacing. The MOT station advised that although the fuel tank had to be replaced, the car has never been subject to any welding."

So £80,000 spent and just four tyres away from having a functioning 32-year-old car.

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The car has been gathering dust for decades. Credit: Anglia Car Auctions
The car has been gathering dust for decades. Credit: Anglia Car Auctions

Last month, a motorsport mechanic and grid girl's car advert mocking 'absolute k*****r' buyers went viral. Laura Jones, from Coventry said she only intended to give her mates a laugh with the ad, but ironically, the viral popularity of her Facebook post had seen her receive loads of interest in the car.

Speaking to LADbible, Laura said: "I've had about 20 odd people messaging me to view it but I've only just got back from Hungary.

"I hate selling cars due to the amount of time wasted replying to silly questions and declining ridiculous offers.

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"I purely wrote the advert as a light-hearted laugh on what I thought was my private social media. Next thing you know it had gone viral."

Featured Image Credit: Anglia Car Auctions

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Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.