Awesome Fords Up For Auction
Pass the rubber chequebook… RS200 Evo, ex-Colin McRae works Focus WRC, RS500 and more go under the hammer at Coys Autosport auction.
Coys are holding a motorsport auction to coincide with this year’s Autosport show – and in amongst the lots are a few awesome fast Fords. How does the idea of owning an RS200 Evo grab you? Or an ex-McRae Martini-liveried Focus WRC? Or how about an RS500?
The Focus was driven by Colin McRae and Nicky Grist on the 2001 Rally De France (Tour de Corse) finishing 11th overall, in the 2002 Swedish Rally (finishing 6th overall) – but the one we remember is the 2002 Cyprus Rally where he led until five stages from the end, rolled it twice, and still finished in 6th!
In recent years the car has been used in rounds of the British National Rally Championship, and has a Ford Motorsport engine delivering 300+bhp, X-Trac transmission and driveshafts, Reiger suspension and a carbon clutch. Price? If you need to ask…
The RS200 Evo that is up for auction at an estimate of £100,000-£130,000 was originally built for King Hussein of Jordan, the car was reckoned to be too dangerous for him and was therefore sold to Alan Fenwick in the UK, who was founder of the RS200 Owners Club.
In 2003 the car had a no expense spared engine refresh, and now generates 700+bhp on the dyno. The engine work was carried out by Harvey Gibb at Specialist Engine Services.
The car is described as being in superb condition, and comes with an extensive collection of RS200 documentation including original press packs and customer RS200 sales packs, owners’ clubs magazines, magazine articles and hundreds of rare photographs covering all aspects of RS200 development. Hummana hummana hummana.
Finally, there is a Moonstone RS500 with an estimate of £33-37,000. Recession – what recession? It is a beauty though – 418bhp, 18in alloys and many choice upgrades. Did we mention it’s Moonstone?
The auction is on January 15 at the Birmingham NEC, during the Autosport International show. For more information on these cars and so much more, head to www.coys.co.uk
on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 5:31 pm under News.
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Tags: Focus, RS200, RS500, Sierra, WRC