Chassis number ARE02089
• Built by the legendary Andy Rouse Engineering 'ARE' for the 1989 BTCC season
• Ultimate development of the Group A RS500s
• Race winner in 1989
• Only 4 owners from new and in the same ownership for the last 22 years
• Only Group A RS500 remaining in iconic Kaliber colours
• Extremely original, unraced for 25 years
• Hugely iconic livery from the wildest era of touring car racing
The British and European Touring Car Championships of the late 1980s will forever be immortalised by the wild, flame-spitting, power-sliding battles at the front. For Brits, no combination is more legendary than the 'Kaliber' Sierra with the great engineer/driver Andy Rouse at the wheel.
ARE02089 was one of two cars built and used by Rouse's team for the 1989 season, driven by both Rouse and Guy Edwards. Having been clearly the fastest and most successful 'Class A' car of the season, it was promptly snapped up by Sean Walker for the 1990 season. Walker would use the Sierra for just a single season before selling to Stuart Jackson. Jackson would use the car for three seasons before retiring the car. The current owner purchased the car in 1996, and has only used it sparingly for track days and events such as Goodwood Festival of Speed and Members' Meeting. The car has once again been invited to run at the 25th Anniversary Goodwood Festival of Speed this June, where it will no doubt bring back many memories for the 200,000+ fans!
Also recently announced is that Motor Racing Legends (MRL) will allow Sierra RS500s to run in the Historic Touring Car Cup (HTCC) for the 2018 season - meaning that there truly is a place for these wonderful cars to run at the front in historic motorsport. We think it likely that Peter Auto will too be allowing RS500s into their own HTC Series shortly.
There is no doubt that in ARE02089 you will be very much the belle of the ball and potentially on the top step of the podium.