It's Like Seeing A Pack of Snow Leopards in the Wild

7 Rare and Ridiculous Cars from the ’70s and ’80s are Up For Sale

Cars By Photo by Bonhams

Catching a glimpse of a homologation special road car from the Group B era, is the automotive equivalent of a wildlife photographer snapping a few frames of a snow leopard. We know they’re out there, we know they’re beautiful and majestic specimens, but their rarity and legendary status only amplifies the moment when you actually get eyes on one. Which is why a collection of seven homologation special cars (all from one private collector, no less) going up for sale later this summer at Bonhams Pebble Beach Auction is causing a stir. Not only does the collection contain the road-legal versions of some of Rally racing’s most lauded and legendary cars, but they’re all going without reserve. And in auction-speak, that means there’s no minimum price too low that the owner isn’t willing to accept. Something tells us that was a confidence move. There’s no way the owner is going to get shortchanged on this corral. Just look at the cars the collection includes:

1986 Ford RS200 Evolution

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1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale

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1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1

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1985Lancia Delta S4 Stradale

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1983 Lancia-Abarth 037 STradale

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1985 Peugot 205 Turbo 16

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1986 Ford RS200

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