Follow-Up: Rare 1985 Ford RS200 Evo Goes For More Than $500k

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With RM Sotheby’s annual Amelia Island classic car auction over and done, there’s nothing for it but to steep in the aftermath, and marvel at how much money and metal changed hands.

To that end, you may recall a super rare 1985 Ford RS200 we reported on in late February, scheduled to be sold at the auction. RM Sotheby’s projection that the car would bring in somewhere between $475k and $675k proved correct, with the car selling for the hefty price of $522,500.

Don’t linger too much on how many Ford Focus RS examples one could get with that kind of coin. (It’s fourteen-and-a-half.)

Of course, this particular Ford RS200 was of the limited “Evolution” persuasion. Such models featured more engine displacement (2.1 liters vs. 1.8), and better suspension and braking equipment. Power output was around 600HP from the factory, and just 24 total Ford RS200 examples were built to this elite “Evolution” specification.

Add to that the fact that this 1985 Ford RS200 had only done 270 original miles since new, and it’s easy to see how the winning bid was pushed so stratospherically high.

Check out RM Sotheby’s original listing for the car in order to get more info, along with a full, high-quality image gallery.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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