Bonhams Group B Rally Car Collection

Bonhams Auction House has a lot to offer for the serious car enthusiast. They are experts in rare cars and in 2017 they put together a group of the rarest and most expensive rallysport cars. If you didn’t get the opportunity to buy your share of the collection, we bring you a sneak peak of the Bonham’s Group B Rally Car Collection.

Each car was up for auction individually, and as you can see in the pictures, there were numerous icons under the hammer: 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1, 1983 Lancia Rally 037 Stradale, 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale and 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution – one of only 24 ever produced.

1985 PEUGEOT 205 TURBO 16 – Sold for $198,000.
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This Peogeot 205 Turbo 16 still sits on its original tires, showing just how much of its factory-specification remains. The racing version of this car won the WRC championship in both 1985 and 1986 beating the legendary Audi Sport Quattro S1.
  • 1,775cc DOHC 16V Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine
  • Bosch K-Jet Fuel Injection
  • 197bhp at 6,750rpm
  • 5-Speed Manual Transaxle
  • 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

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C1975 LANCIA STRATOS HF ‘JOLLY CLUB’ – Sold for $363,000.

The Stratos is for many people the first purpose-built rally car from the Lancia factory. Incredible as it may seem today, after the 500-or-so cars required for homologation had been completed in 1975, the vast majority remained unsold due to lack of demand.

  • 2,418cc DOHC Ferrari Dino V6 Engine
  • Triple Carburetors
  • 192bhp at 7,000rpm
  • 5-Speed Manual Transaxle
  • 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

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The resurrection of the world’s only Lamborghini Miura SVR

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1986 FORD RS 200 EVOLUTION – Sold for $550,000.

1-of-24 Ford RS 200 Evolution. Produced in the lowest numbers out of the collection, making it especially rare in comparison. Masterminded by its European Motor Sports boss, Stuart Turner, the RS 200 was Ford’s ambitious attempt at producing a championship winning Group B rally car.

  • 2,137cc DOHC 16V Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine
  • Fuel Injection
  • 550-650bhp at 8,500rpm
  • 5-Speed Manual Transaxle – All Wheel Drive
  • 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

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1985 AUDI SPORT QUATTRO S1 – Sold for $484,000.
The legendary Quattro. This was a one-owner example since the car left the production facility. For many people, the Quattro is the pinnacle of rally cars thanks to its legendary all wheel drive system and the five-cylindre turbo engine.

  • 2,133cc DOHC 20V Turbocharged 5-Cylinder Engine
  • Fuel injection
  • 302bhp at 5,700rpm
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission – All Wheel Drive
  • 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

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If you are not familiar with the legendary Group B rally – Please turn up the volume and enjoy this video: