You know Ken Block, Hoonigan, the Gymkhana series—and Block’s long relationship with Ford. As of this year, that relationship has come to an end. It’s not clear what brand relationship is next for Block, or whether there is one, but it does mean that there are apparently a few Fords that won’t be part of the driver’s stable anymore. But they could be part of yours.
Two of Block’s cars available for purchase are legit Gymkhana stars, the actual vehicles featured in 3, 6, 8, and Terrakhana—both Ford Fiesta STs. “GYM3” is a 2011 FiST built by Olsbergs MSE, making 600 horsepower from its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and rocking a MakTrak 6-speed sequential gearbox. It’s wearing the dripping-paint livery from its 2010 iteration, and was the first Ford to feature in a Block Gymkhana film—previously, he’d used a Subaru—and was filmed in France at an old “autodrome.” It’s not clear if the vehicle has any current needs, and its asking price is on request.
“RX43” is a 2013 FiST that starred in three films and also saw competition in Global Rallycross, securing Block his first win in that series. Developed by M-Sport, it makes 600 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque and is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 2.0 seconds. The build is intense, as a top-flight rally build should be, including a sequential gearbox, a competition rear diff, and race-spec suspension. Again, price is on request.
Lastly, there’s the RS200. It sounds like its early history is a bit mysterious, at least according to the listing seller, so for someone looking for records and provenance a more thorough investigation is probably warranted before forking over the $550,000 asking price. But it’s claimed that this is a legit homologation version of the famed (but ill-fated) RS200 Group B car, which was involved in one of the fatal crashes that ended the series for good. This one is a road version, allegedly upgraded to Evo spec (and good for a claimed 700 hp on pump gas before Block bought it and set about modifying it to his taste.
A custom interior, decked out in what appears to be alcantara, complements the Recaro race buckets and matte black wrap. KW coilovers handle damping duties, and Toyo Proxes R888R tires provide grip. Of course, these are all-wheel-drive, too. Perhaps it’s hard to believe, but the seller claims Block drove it sparingly in nice weather. Nor is it clear why Block is selling what he’s previously described as his “dream car,” but it does represent an opportunity for someone to snag a legit Group B with a truly unique history.
All of Block’s cars are located in Pontiac, Michigan at LBI Limited. Reach out if you want to do a deal—but we can’t promise you’ll get a discount if you buy the complete set. Doesn’t hurt to ask, though.
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