June 22, 2024

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RM Sotheby’s Offering a Ford RS200 Group B Homologation Car

Photo courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Group B — the legendary World Rally Championship class of cars with light chassis, 4-wheel drive and screaming engines — sent racers wailing through the countryside from 1982 to 1986.

No rally cars — then or now — were faster. They were also dangerous.

Group B ended in 1986 after a spate of accidents that often had spectators dodging cars.

It was a scary — yet exhilarating — era for drivers and fans. Now, many Group B cars — and their associated homologation cars — are very collectible.

RM Sotheby’s is offering a 1986 Ford RS200 by Ghia Group B homologation car — complete with the Cosworth turbocharged 1.8-liter, 350-hp engine. This car has just 1,218 miles on the clock, thanks to a long stint as a museum car. 

This car is from a run of just 147 or so homologation cars, and it is one of 57 built in right-hand drive. 

A lot of maintenance work has been done on this road-legal car, and it is unlikely that a car in similar condition — and low mileage — exists.

The asking price is £250,000 — which is about $315,323.

For more information, visit www.rmsotheys.com