Dave Brodie's Personal Custom Build - Rare
EUR 40,667JPY 5,309,476BGN 79,536CZK 1,054,046DKK 302,420GBP 35,000HUF 14,627,085PLN 186,076RON 200,020SEK 416,267CHF 44,913ISK 6,116,308NOK 408,845HRK 308,105RUB 3,755,019TRY 395,392AUD 63,363BRL 270,191CAD 60,927CNY 316,230HKD 376,279IDR 703,729,603ILS 159,561INR 3,593,636KRW 54,007,730MXN 976,377MYR 199,671NZD 68,756PHP 2,357,259SGD 64,730THB 1,516,308ZAR 702,737
Offered for: GBP 35,000
This car is in auction on The Market website. The auction is LIVE now and finishes on 15 April. Price is a lower estimate.
All bidding takes place on The Market (see photos for web address), plus you will find further text, over 90 photos/video fully illustrating the car and its service history, and the ability to ask questions directly to the seller. The text below is just a brief summary of our full description.
David Brodie was a successful British touring car racer who started out in the ‘60s in an Austin A35 before running Ford Escorts and then Sierras - all named “Run Baby Run”. He also became a renowned tuner, establishing a company to build his cars - Brodie Brittain Racing (BBR) with engineer Ken Brittain - in Brackley Northants, literally around the corner from what is now the home of Mercedes AMG F1.
Commissioned for Brodie’s own personal use on the road, and built in close association with Ford’s Motorsport Division, this unique Sierra BBR RS Cosworth 4x4 was constructed from a brand-new Ford Motorsport shell on which the seams had first been welded and the cavities foam filled and it was fitted with a full RS500 body kit.
All the mechanicals were new, and the 2.0-litre turbo engine was fitted with a BBR gas-flowed big port head and big-bore stainless steel exhaust system. Initially set up with small injectors to run at a modest 265bhp, the car is understood to have been more recently tuned to deliver power in excess of 300bhp. The four-wheel drive transmission - usually only seen on the later four-door Sapphire Cosworth - incorporates a Ferguson limited slip diff, and the custom BBR suspension includes uprated dampers.
The exact year of build isn’t known. The first series three door Sierra RS Cosworth was produced by Ford between 1985 and 1987, with a handful of factory RS500 replicas appearing over the following two years. Then again, the 4x4 transmission only appeared in early 1990, so it is most likely that this car was put together some time in the very early ‘90s.
Understood to have been dry-stored since build, Brodie’s failing health prompted the sale of a number of his cars at auction two years ago, and this road-spec Sierra RS Cosworth was one of them. He never actually registered the car for the road, nor did he use it on track, in fact the car has covered only 965 miles.
The winning bidder two years ago kept the car in a less-than-ideal lean-to alongside his house but has spent some decent money on a few discreet mechanical upgrades in that time.
The striking Deep Metallic Red paint isn’t perfect, there are a few blemishes, knocks and chips here and there but overall it looks very strong and there doesn’t appear to be anything in the way of body damage, just a cracked driver’s door mirror.
The RS500 body kit appears to have been expertly fitted when first built and all the panels and attachments seem to fit well without any unsightly gaps. The car is finished with coach lines, RS500 scripts and winged-T decals for coachbuilder “Tickford” who created the RS500 look.
The car sits on 15-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels which appear in good condition and are shod with matching Toyo Proxes tyres dating from 2018 but looking fresh.
For much more description and photos see The Market website.
The vehicle can be viewed with us in Abingdon, South Oxfordshire.
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6 Station Yard, Abingdon
OX13 6RX Oxfordshire
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