1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé  Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156

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Lot 439
1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé
Registration no. C20 OOR Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156
Sold for £ 126,900 (US$ 166,983) inc. premium

Lot Details
1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé  Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156 1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé  Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156 1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé  Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156 1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé  Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156 1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé  Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156 1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé  Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156 1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé  Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156 1,095 miles from new,1986 Ford RS200 Coupé  Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156 Engine no. GL00156
1,095 miles from new
1986 Ford RS200 Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Ghia/Tickford

Registration no. C20 OOR
Chassis no. SFACXXBJZCGL00156
Engine no. GL00156

Footnotes

  • Masterminded by its European Motorsports boss, Stuart Turner, the RS200 was Ford's ambitious attempt at producing a championship winning Group B rally car. The project commenced in 1983 with production of 200 cars planned in order to meet Group B requirements, hence the 'RS200' name. The design eventually crystallised as a compact mid-engined coupé powered by a turbo-charged version of the 1.8-litre 16-valve Cosworth BDA engine (the BDT) and equipped with four-wheel drive. This engine produced 250bhp in road going trim with up to 500bhp available in rally tune. Ford's Italian subsidiary, Carrozzeria Ghia, was entrusted with the styling, producing a purposeful yet elegant design that has stood the test of time like few of its contemporaries. Aston Martin-owned Tickford built the composite bodyshells in Newport Pagnell.
    The RS200 was first publicly displayed in 1984 and homologated in February 1986 after the required 200 examples had been built. Its first World Championship event was that year's Swedish Rally, where the car driven by Kalle Grundel finished 3rd overall, a most promising debut. The RS200 went on to achieve a total of 19 wins and 32 podium finishes at international level before the year's end, securing several national championships along the way. Sadly, that would be the limit of its rallying achievements, as FISA pulled the plug on the Group B supercars at the end of a season blighted by a number of fatal accidents, some involving spectators. Seeking to recoup some of the £10 million rumoured to have been spent on the project, Ford stripped down 120 RS200s and rebuilt them as road-legal supercars to be sold at around £50,000 apiece.
    The right-hand drive rally-specification RS200 offered here was first registered 'G492 SYY' on 8th August 1989 by the Ford Motor Co Ltd; ownership changing on 18th August '89 to one Fred Tito of Hopton, Norfolk. Kept on museum display for many years, the car has covered only 1,095 miles from new and still has 'running in' stickers on the windscreen and its original tyres. It comes with the first six issues of the RS200 Newsletter, copy RS200 Service Parts (October 1988) Issue 1, RS200 Supplementary Owner's Manual and MoT to February 2012. The cherished registration 'C20 OOR' is included in the sale. State-of-the-art automotive technology in its day and Ford's finest achievement since the GT40, the RS200 is the ultimate acquisition for the serious Ford collector.
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