GLENN SETON SIERRA UP FOR AUCTION

GSR Sierra 002 is up for action. Pic: Supplied

ONE of just three Ford Sierra RS500s built and campaigned by Glenn Seton Racing is up for auction.

The car going under the hammer was the third Sierra built and raced by the Peter Jackson-backed team.

The full history of the car is covered in V8 Sleuth’s recent book Seto: The Official Racing History of Glenn Seton, which details every Sierra and Falcon built by GSR from 1989-2002.

Order your copy today in the V8 Sleuth Bookshop.

Photographic evidence points to this car making its debut at the 1989 Sandown 500 in the hands of Seton and John Goss and it was used by GSR through until the end of ’92.

Highlights of its top-level racing life includ victory in the 1992 Australian Touring Car Championship round at Symmons Plains, which marked GSR’s only ATCC win with a Sierra.

It also took out the 1992 Winfield Triple Challenge at Eastern Creek, starting a four-year blitz of the pre-season event for the GSR squad.

The Sierra has been part of Rusty French’s car collection in recent years. Pic: Supplied

GSR 002 competed in four Bathurst 1000s, while its final appearance for GSR was the 1992 Australian Grand Prix meeting in Adelaide, where Alan Jones made his first and only Sierra start for the team while Seton raced the new EB Falcon.

The Sierra passed through the hands of a couple of owners before being bought by Bill Pye in 2015.

Sadly, Pye was killed in a plane crash the following year and the car was purchased from his estate by Rusty French.

GSR campaigned Sierras during the final four years of Group A competition. Pic: Supplied

Seton himself got back behind the wheel of this car at the 2017 Phillip Island Historics, the first time he’d driven a GSR Sierra since 1992.

“I did the shocks for it and it handled very well. I loved driving that weekend, it brought back so many great memories,” wrote Seton in his book.

“I enjoyed the Sierra days, I thought they were good fun cars to drive when we had them right in the end.”

The potent 2.0-litre turbo engine. Pic: Supplied

At the time of publication, online bidding for the car had reached $81,000 with 26 days still remaining.