Evaluation: One of the 90 examples finished by Ford in the more refined road car specification and just 7800 miles from new. There’s good paint finish everywhere, including on the clamshells so it may be resprayed. The wheels are definitely newly sprayed. The interior is a typical rally car with slightly soiled seat covers. The Plexiglass rear window has lots of fine scratches but you can see the engine bay is tidy enough.
Bottom Line: Despite its limited participation in the Group B era of the World Rally Championship (it debuted the same season Group B was banned), it is among the most desirable Group B cars because of its rarity, extreme design in the true spirit of Group B rallying, and the fact that it still went on to great success in rallycross. This is a nice low-mile usable road version, sold above its estimate but still on the low end for RS200s which, along with other Group B era road and rally cars, have spiked in value over since the mid-2010s.
This would be such a fun car to have. Another of the crazy Ford’s we never got in the USA.