For Sale: 1986 Ford RS200 in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Hello I am selling my 1986 FORD RS200-S only 20 S. models were ever made I have much more info as well so if you want it  Chassis SFACXXBJ2CGL00110 - "S"

The car also has had 20  thousand British pounds worth of engine upkeep and i have all the receipts for that done by Julian  godfrey engineering as you know only a handful of mechanics can work on these cars I have all the receipts from the work done. i have faxes from bob howe of ford motors from 1986 detailing the agreement and sale of the 20 rs200 S-TYPE models for the north American market its all really cool and actually a piece of automotive history this definitely is no ordinary RS200-S.The sale of the car comes with over 300 new and used original parts some new still in the box from 1986 parts that are so rare you will never find for sale anywhere like a original cigarette lighter for the car still in the box and original seats and tires a turbo a steering rack brand new pistons a new gear shifter cover lights a original stereo brand new  engine gasket seal kit brand new and many many more parts even the original tool kit that comes with the car and the original red leather bound owners manual in mint condition these are very hard to find in good condition.Also the sale comes with over 2000 original sales brochures that have never been opened in boxes wrapped in plastic these sales brochures sell for 40 to 120 euros each online  i will also include pictures of one box opened and a picture of the sales price of them from online. i will also include the average sale price of a base model rs200 from classic .com which is 330 USD base model meaning not a S-TYPE.

I will  send  some Background info on who Murray De Weerdt was and his role in creating the 20 S-TYPE RS200;S for the north American market And yes this was his personal car i bought it directly from him and add in 1 of the faxes from bob howe showing the talks confirming the sale of the 20 cars i have probably like 5 faxes back and forth among many many other documents.

Murray H. de Weerdt

What does "S" Mean = "Best Road RS200's ever"

The genius behind this great idea was Mr Murray ! from Canada

In fact, Murray realise that the original car was underepower and that the S version was in reality how the car should be ! We agree

The deal involved the sale of 20 vehicles to Canada.

A deposit was paid and the chassis numbers were selected from the FORD stock.

These vehicles then had upgrades done to them, electric windows, some with air-con, ears and rally colours with blue stripes + the 350 HP upgrade engine of course. The target was to make them "best Road RS200's ever" and Murray succeed as the S Version is the Best Road RS200 

FORD agree to badge them as RS200S.

FORD at that time would not permit this without a heck of a lot of paperwork filling and decision making at a very high level, rules regarding the use of names and letters on cars were very stringent, 

Bob Howe suggested that once in the hands of the Canadian purchaser they would be able to add the letter S as they so required.

May be all EVO S cars had the heavy duty rear differential and power steering.

There were at least 2 A/C cars both road. The others all had air - recirculation and an improved (better fittment) air flow into and out of the stock fan. 

These cars had an excellent windshield heater that was not switchable and fully functional in the summer (radiator outflow). small repairs to how the air system flowed improved the heat levels in the cockpit immensely - much cooler.

All EVO S cars were supposed to have black sparco's 1cm wider, all road cars to have red sparcos and Recarro's most cars were delivered with only one set of seats. All supposed to come with a set of Sabelt Belts in addition to the 3 point belt. Some of them like chassis 167 was used as rally cars.

Of the 20 cars selected, 16 were "normal" road cars and 4 were evolutions.RS200 Evolution 'S' cars:-   096, 101, 153, & 168.

RS200 'S' Road cars and Rally cars    102, 109, 110, 111, 120, 121, 125, 129, 137, 138, 144, 152, 164, 167, 173, 175.
The Canadian deal fell through but at least 2 have been sold in Canada, the others cars was sold around the world, and I ve been myself in UK testing a S version in 1990 and bought 2 cars for me and my partner.Of course, we buy them because they had 350 HP !

Following the end of "Group B" and in the period that followed FORD were left with the difficult sale of the remaining warehouse full of RS200's (remember some were broken for spares immediately after homologation). One deal involved the sale of 20 vehicles to Canada, this was to one person pulling together the deal in Canada (MDW owner of 110). A deposit was paid and the chassis numbers were selected from the FORD stock. These vehicles then had upgrades done to them, electric windows, some with air-con, they were also given special attention from Tickfords who had the job of making these built cars ready for sale with trim etc, this was basically to make them the "best RS200's ever" in the words of the very person who was trying to get this deal together.

by Justin Smith 

This what I have been told and I have had this information verified from Bob Howe ....

The person arranging the deal would have liked FORD to badge them as RS200S. Bob says that FORD at that time (and the same now) would not permit this without a heck of a lot of paperwork filling and decision making at a very high level, rules regarding the use of names and letters on cars were very stringent, in fact Bob told me of a time he nearly lost his job as he went ahead and had LOTUS and CORTINA added one above each other to the boot of the final production of these cars back in the 70's, some people higher up the chain of command were not happy at all about this and all cars had their boots removed, the holes filled and the badges moved to opposite ends of the boot ! - Bob really thought he was looking for another job by the time he was finished with by the management, all he had done was make what he thought was the best decision !

Bob suggested that once in the hands of the Canadian purchaser they would be able to add the letter S as they so required. That person says the extra 20 x letters "S" were cut in Canada from the same material as the original decals. It was cut from a scan of the front of a sale brochure. The 20 new decals were then sent to Bob back in the UK. I have seen some cars with this S on the boot so it would seem some got that extra letter but Bob doesn't remember himself or his team adding the letter so it could be people arranged it themselves or were given the letter S in a pack to apply themselves. Sadly whilst this is an interesting point now, back in '86 (some 20 years ago) it was not such an issue and it can be difficult now to work out exactly how things happened but we are doing our best.I am told that all EVO S cars had the heavy duty rear differential and power steering, the road cars did not. There were at least 2 A/C cars both road. The others all had air - recirculation and an improved (better fittment) air flow into and out of the stock fan. The housing and duct work often were mismatched resulting in little or no airflow out of the standard air ducts in the dash or anywhere else. what air came out was often hot air (heater fully off) that was spillage into the air intake from the radiator outflow (intended to go over the hood and windshield). These cars had an excellent windshield heater that was not switchable and fully functional in the summer (radiator outflow) small repairs to how the air system flowed improved the heat levels in the cockpit immensely - much cooler.

Of the 20 cars selected, 16 were "normal" road cars and 4 were evolutions RS200 Evolution 'S' cars:- 096, 101, 153, & 168. RS200 'S' Road cars:- 102, 109, 110, 111, 120, 121, 125, 129, 137, 138, 144, 152, 164, 167, 173, 175 Mine is number #110

for more info email me Kind regards 

 


 

Vehicle Details

  • 1986 Ford RS200
  • Listing ID: CC-1603311
  • Price: $330,000
  • Location:Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Year:1986
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:RS200
  • Exterior Color:ORIGINAL WHITE
  • Interior Color:GRAY
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:3451
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • Engine Condition:Running
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