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An old boss of mine had an RS500 back in the late 90s.
Had 4k on the clock. It only came out once a year for its mot. I should imagine he's still got it and probably on about 6k by now.
Was stunning and smelt like new inside.
 

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I'm just trying to imagine the conversation in my head where I turn down an endless line of Porsches and Ferraris of similar vintage with 10s of thousands left over to buy a Sierra with a body kit and turbo 4 pot..
I know exactly what you mean Andy. I knew guys older than me in the 90's who were well into their fast fords and one chap bought an RS500 for the same price that he could have bought a 911. I never ever got my head around the fact that he bought a ford Sierra for "911 money".
 

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You could recoup the purchase and weekend circuit racing costs with bank heists during the week. :D

 

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I know exactly what you mean Andy. I knew guys older than me in the 90's who were well into their fast fords and one chap bought an RS500 for the same price that he could have bought a 911. I never ever got my head around the fact that he bought a ford Sierra for "911 money".
It's effectively saying, take these two out of my garage and sell them, I want to replace them both with one Sierra...



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Down to financial investment though isn't it?
Spending 100k+ on any classic takes thought and a degree of luck.

Owners of these Ferraris/sierras are enjoying owneship but i should imagine always have a keen eye on their cars value.

It be a rare sight to see cars like these curb side doing 35k+ a year like most people's dailies.

Horses for courses as you say.
 

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Down to financial investment though isn't it?
Spending 100k+ on any classic takes thought and a degree of luck.

Owners of these Ferraris/sierras are enjoying owneship but i should imagine always have a keen eye on their cars value.

It be a rare sight to see cars like these curb side doing 35k+ a year like most people's dailies.

Horses for courses as you say.
I get it - but I could use the same investment argument to buy an investment Porsche or investment Ferrari instead of a Sierra - it's just the Sierra thing I can't get my head round.

An RS200 I could kind of understand.

Each to their own - my cousin had a RS500 when they were still current, but it bounced off several parked cars one afternoon....
 

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I'm a classic Ford fan, but I don't get Sierras either.

Cortinas, Escorts, Capris . . . yes please. :)
The only Sierra I ever coveted when I was a kid was the first XR4i with the weird small rear quarter light. We had a 2.3DL Estate at the time so the XR was some kind of exotic. :lol:
 

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Mate got a rhd one last year but it's been away to get metalwork done and I haven't seen it yet.
Seriously cool big yokes :cool:
I'd imagine you need a black polar neck sweater to drive one and after a while start to speak in a rrrrediculous accent :D
I'll give the black polar neck sweater a miss but I reckon I could do a rrrrediculous accent, nay bother :D
 
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