1986 Ford RS200
The car: Ultra-rare Group B works car with WRC competition history (it started Acropolis Rally in June '86 and the RAC Rally in November ’86) and now restored.
The guide price: £280-340,000.
Bonhams says: Ready to use, it represents a possible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a genuine ex-works Ford RS200 with in-period WRC history.
Why Tim likes it: A standard RS200 road car is £150-200,000 so this car with its history definitely has a lot of potential. It’s been on the missing list for 20 odd years but we have had John Wheeler, the RS200 guru, over from Cologne to see it, and everything checks out. All the Group B rally cars are on the up and in the mid 1980s this was the poster car for a generation – the ultimate, ultimate hot hatch.