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Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by El Wayne, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. NeuroBeaker

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    I've lived in the UK for the last 17 years, so I know exactly how expensive it is to run a car over there. :D I drove a MINI and a SmartCar.

    It's more the oversized headlights and tail lights on the hatchbacks. Those features make the cars look like they came out of a cartoon. It's not an issue on the larger cars, as everything looks more in proportion. :eek:

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  2. willrace

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  3. willrace

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  4. duskybird

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    LOVE IT!
     
  5. Wade

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  6. red27

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    That is the most bonkers thing I've seen for ages! I hope it has at least 4 aero engines under there. George Barris would be proud. I think it needs a home next to this......((((-:

    4 wheels good. 6 wheels better.
     

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  7. Hoodude

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    #882 Hoodude, Oct 8, 2015
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    Holy moly..10k miles..a 500.
    I bet reserve is mid-twenties..I wouldn't take less than that for mine,more miles but it's a coupe..
    Cheers,
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  8. dailyferraridriver

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    I don't know much about the 500 vs 560 - does the 500 have a reclining rear seat?

    Erik
     
  9. koisokok

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  10. Wade

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  11. Tcar

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    I'll bet it drives like a cartoon, too.
     
  12. duskybird

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  13. GatorFL

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  14. Wade

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  15. normv

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    Still a beautiful car with the 88' getting it all right.
     
  16. Tcar

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    Yes, the '88 was finally a good car... then they cancelled it.
     
  17. Flash G

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    Still will always look to me like they put a Trans Am in the dryer.
     
  18. nathandarby67

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    You say that like it's a bad thing. 😃
     
  19. CornersWell

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  20. CornersWell

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    1986 Ford RS200 with 1240 original miles...

    Ford RS200 1986 Car 169 of 200 Built 1240 Original Miles 1983 Kilometers | eBay

    $250K (Reserve Not Met)

    1986 Ford RS200
    Chassis Number: SFACXXBJ2CGL00169
    250 bhp, 1,803 cc DOHC Cosworth turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with Bosch electronic fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 99.6 in.

    One of 200 road-going versions, the last customer car delivered
    Two private owners since delivery; extremely low mileage
    A near time-capsule example of Ford’s Group B legend

    THE GOLDEN ERA OF RALLY

    The Group B regulations fostered some of the quickest, most powerful, and most sophisticated rally cars ever built. This period of competition is often referred to as the Golden Era of rallying.

    Tough less high profile than sports-car and open-wheel racing, modern rallying has attracted many discerning fans over the years with its point-to-point multi-leg format and highly modified, small-displacement, production-based cars. Such enthusiasts almost universally speak with glowing memories of the Group B era, when revolutionary all-wheel-drive chassis and turbocharged engines resulted in some of the most athletic cars to ever face a timer.

    While Ford’s European racing concern in Boreham, England, had dominated WRC competition in the 1970s with various iterations of competition-prepared Escorts, even winning the Manufacturers’ Championship in 1979, america’s oldest carmaker dropped out of the format in 1980 to develop something that could compete with audi’s forthcoming Quattro and the mighty R5 Turbo from Renault. A new program was undertaken in 1983 to build an alternative to the conventional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive Escort, one that would prove to be a disruption of its own.

    Formula 1 designer Tony Southgate engineered a brand-new chassis predicated on all-wheel drive and the mid/rear placement of a 1.8-liter turbocharged Cosworth engine. The motor was slated to produce 250 horsepower in street guise, though in race format it could develop a shocking 420 horsepower or more. The distinctive new bodywork was designed by Italian styling house Ghia.

    As 200 raod-going examples were required to homologate the model for WRC certification, the new creation was dubbed the RS200, and it showed tremendous promise right out of the gate with a victory in its debut race. At its first WRC contest, the car came in 3rd, portending a great future. Unfortunately, the new Ford arrived to the party a bit late, with the model only debuting in the 1986 season after more than two years of development. Several tragic accidents compelled the FIA to cancel Group B classification after just four years, making the RS200 ineligible for the WRC after only one competition.

    In terms of its Italian exterior design and F1-bred chassis, the purpose-built RS200 is almost completely unique to Ford’s history, perhaps comparable only to their great GT40 endurance racer. Ghia’s softly curved wedge design was copied in numerous road cars of the era, and the mi-engine layout was also soon imitated by other manufacturers. Though it took no racing titles, the RS200 was an incredible evolution of the everyday sports car. The RS200 remains a favorite of Group B enthusiasts to this day, likewise appreciated by design experts and performance connoisseurs for its disruption of the conventions of the day.

    CHASSSIS NUMBER: SFACXXBJ2CGL00169

    Chassis Number 169 is among the later RS200 examples built and is believed to be the last car delivered from the manufacturer’s stock, reportedly sitting at the Boreham facility until August 1994. Acquired then by a Michigan-based enthusiast, the RS200 was treated to a pampered life while occasionally taken to motorsports events for display only, including the Daytona International Speedway in 2010.

    Currently displaying approximately 1,983 kilometers, it is considered one of the lowest mileage examples in existence. It is titled in the United States, having been properly imported during the 1990s by its first owner. The automobile is currently among an automobile collection in its third owner’s possession located in San Antonio, Texas.

    Probably one of the most, if not the most, unused of the Ford RS200 examples produced, this car benefits from just three caretakers/ collectors over 22 years and has never been run in competition. The unusual racecar is a jewel of disruption, a sensational anomaly in the Ford production output that represented the legendary Group B rally cars. For rally connoisseurs or dedicated fans of the 1980s sports cars in particular, this superlative RS200 would make an imported acquisition to any collection as a notable example of one of Ford’s most extreme racing creations. It is accompanied with its service/ parts manual binder, and records, including a very recent complete service by Motor Classic & Competition Corp. We are Automobile dealers in Texas, any questions please call 210 913 8353, International shipping arranged
     
  21. duskybird

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  22. any_1

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  23. Wade

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  24. Tcar

    Tcar F1 Rookie

    What's up with the VW in the background?
     
  25. Wade

    Wade Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Interesting, yes. Maybe the seller knows?
     

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