Thank god for all the money and the good(ies) it brings/buys. Without money we would not have wealthy people and if that idea scares you, wait, it gets worse. Without wealthy people, the world we live in would be horrible and very silly. Just think, no money means no homes for valuable objects, such as rally cars from the past. Damn, I got all emotional now, just thinking about these beautiful piles of metal, plastic and other materials, waiting in some warm garage, unloved, abandoned, homeless almost. Yes, technically they all did have a roof over their… roofs, and okay they were protected from elements, but a rally car without the owner is like a human being sleeping on a bench! Scary stuff, just scary and wrong.
Today, thankfully, we can celebrate. Several such cars were saved and all is well with the world once again. At the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting a few iconic rally cars exchanged hands, a wee bit of money was involved, but nothing really serious or worth mentioning.
Road going 1985 Audi Quattro Sport Coupe fetched €396.000, ex-Hannu Mikkola Audi Quattro group B rally car (1982) reached €342.580, the immaculate 1983 Renault 5 Turbo 1 went for €84.100 and finally, the 1975 ex-Vatanen, Clark, Waldegard, Blomqvist Ford Escort Mk2 rally car attracted €118.570.
Thank you, anonymous buyers, for giving these beautiful machines all the love and care they deserve.