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1986 FORD RS200-S

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Yes I have so much info with this car it's almost too much. All facts I will put forth have been verified by Justin Smith who runs RS200.ORG THE largest rs200 database in the world and Bob Howe of ford motors 

 This particular RS200-S was owned by Murray De Weerdt; it was his personal car. Murray was the man who created the whole S badge for the RS200 making my car very rare. Only 20 S-TYPE RS200'S were ever made. I will add some info about Murray also.

 

The sale of the car comes with over 250 New and used original parts, some of them still new in the original box form. 1986 " very very hard to find '  

And also over 2000 original sales brochures which is the largest collection of these know to be in existence left on the planet each book ranging in price from 40 to 100 euros each.---- i will add pictures and internet pricing 

 

The regular RS200 not being an S sells on average for 330 USD Since my car is an S-TYPE AND was the personal car of MUrray De Weerdt who invented the S-TYPE It is far more rare 

My car has also had all the mandatory engine upkeep done to maintain value all this was done by Godfrey Engineering and cost around 24 thousand dollars USD i have all receipts and documentation for that.

 all the info has been verified by Bob Howe of the ford motor corp.

Now here is all the info about Murray and the whole S-TYPE RS200.

 

Chassis SFACXXBJ2CGL00110 - "S"

Index

LHD or RHD

Date of First Registration

Version

Unregistered

LHD

Unknown

Road

 

 

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 !

 

 

Here is also a write up from Justin Smith of RS200.ORG  THIS DETAILS ABOUT THE S-TYPE AND MR BOB HOWE I ALSO HAVE ORIGINAL FAXES FROM 1986 DETAILING THE SALE OF THIS RS200-S AND MANY MORE SUPPORTING DOCS 

 

 

by Justin Smith 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

All EVO S cars were supposed to have black sparco's 1cm (1 inch?) wider, all road cars to have red sparcos (most to be 1cm? wider) 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. the owners could chose which they preferred and fit the Sabelt if so they wished. 

 

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.

 

Sadly the full 20 vehicle Canadian deal fell through although at least 2 made it there - There, so now you know

 

 

THANK YOU AND I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE READ 

 

KIND REGARDS 

 




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Seller: Mattewrallygroupb
Joined May 2022
  Matthew Hawkinson
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Country: Canada
City: Vancouver
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Added: 04/05/2022
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