For Sale: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Cars

Colin
By Colin Wood
Mar 31, 2021 | Ford, fiesta, Gymkhana, Ken Block, RS200

You know those insane cars Ken Block drove in those Gymkhana videos? He's selling two of them. Better yet? He's also parting ways with his modified Ford RS 200.

First up is the 2013 Ford Fiesta ST RX43 used in Gymkhana Six, Eight and Terrakhana, though also served as Block’s 2013 Global Rallycross championship car.


Next is a 2011 Ford Fiesta GYM3, purpose-built for its role in Gymkhana Three.


Finally, is a 1986 Ford RS200. Although not used in any Gymkhana film, the road-going version of the iconic rally machine is noted as being Block’s “self-described dream car.” Modifications to the one-of-only-200-built include upgrades to EVO specifications (good or 700 horsepower on pump gas) and a custom vinyl livery.

Find all three cars for sale over at LBI Limited.

Which one are you taking, and what's the first ridiculous thing you plan on doing with it?


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bgkast (Forum Supporter)
bgkast (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/30/21 3:49 p.m.

He's really jumping off of the Ford train.

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/30/21 4:08 p.m.

Pfft.

Used race cars have no value...  lol

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
3/30/21 4:17 p.m.

And Ford seems to be going all in on Vaughn Gitten Jr. 

I'm wondering if Ford decided to distance themselves from Hoonigan for some reason..  the relationship with Monster still seems intact.  

 

I'd go with the RS200 all day.

The fiestas both want me to call or something for the price, and being a millennial, I absolutely will not talk on the phone. Guess I'm stuck with that RS200. 

noddaz said:

Pfft.

Used race cars have no value...  lol

When were these ever raced? I think my 07 Legacy Wagon has seen more competition than any of these cars devil

Edit: Just re-read and I see the '13 was his Rallycross car, I stand corrected.

white_fly
white_fly HalfDork
3/30/21 6:19 p.m.

Forget the Ken Block cars, I want the ORECA Viper they have for sale!

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
3/30/21 7:58 p.m.

It appears he's taking the Ford breakup pretty hard. I bet he's been binge listening to Taylor Swift

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
3/30/21 8:19 p.m.

RS200, to use in Stock class SCCA RallyCross.

Hey, it's stock the way Ford built it, right? 

 

It would be absolutely horrible at it because the turbo lag can be measured on a calendar, but what would I care? I'd have an RS200.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
3/31/21 1:12 a.m.

RS200 every day of the week.  Tweak it to be nice to drive on the street and ditch the vinyl and those awful wheels.

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
3/31/21 6:54 a.m.

I would daily any of them

grover
grover GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/31/21 7:25 a.m.

The viper write up on the LBI site is a great read. 

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/31/21 8:34 a.m.
Placemotorsports said:

I would daily any of them

I could picture blowing by stopped traffic by driving on the median...

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/31/21 8:47 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

RS200, to use in Stock class SCCA RallyCross.

Hey, it's stock the way Ford built it, right? 

 

It would be absolutely horrible at it because the turbo lag can be measured on a calendar, but what would I care? I'd have an RS200.

I have rs200 parts on my e30. They add like 400 hp. True story 

iansane
iansane Reader
3/31/21 9:40 a.m.

Was that the rs200 that burnt to a molten shell?

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/31/21 10:24 a.m.

RS200 looks reasonably priced at $550K, but I'd need to throw another $100K at it to either return it to stock or turn it into a hillclimb monster.  Oh, and the stupid flat paint has to go as it's against the Geneva convention to assault the eyes with crap like that.  

rustomatic
rustomatic Reader
3/31/21 11:30 a.m.

I remember seeing one of these cars on display at the Petersen museum in LA.  There was a group of people gathered around the display (not just a car, but a car, some things, and a TV/monitor), oddly not really paying any attention to the car (which was in a non-free car museum). 

They were all focused on a free YouTube video that was playing behind the car . . .

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/31/21 11:34 a.m.
iansane said:

Was that the rs200 that burnt to a molten shell?

No, that was a cosworth escort.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
3/31/21 11:56 a.m.
irish44j (Forum Supporter) said:
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

RS200, to use in Stock class SCCA RallyCross.

Hey, it's stock the way Ford built it, right? 

 

It would be absolutely horrible at it because the turbo lag can be measured on a calendar, but what would I care? I'd have an RS200.

I have rs200 parts on my e30. They add like 400 hp. True story 

I thought it was Chris who had RS200 parts on his Merkur?

(the taillights, and IIRC the windshield)

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/31/21 12:03 p.m.

While we get sentimental about cars, these were mostly sponsorship-based cars that were built to fill a purpose. He has generated a lot of income from these vehicles, but Ford is no longer sending checks so it is best to move them on so that a new sponsor won't have any issues with whatever video he makes next. He may not have actually owned the Fiestas, selling them may have been part of the contract all along. I'd jump on one, but I already have a Fiesta. That, and I don't have 6 figures for a car.

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
3/31/21 12:09 p.m.

I wonder who gets the proceeds from the sale. I mean, there's got to be all sorts of paperwork involved about how the money flowed during the car's creation, and afterwards, who owns the car. Block was the driver, but who was the actual owner? I guess I don't see all the proceeds going to one individual, but I'm wrong all the time, so...

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
3/31/21 12:53 p.m.
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) said:

While we get sentimental about cars, these were mostly sponsorship-based cars that were built to fill a purpose. He has generated a lot of income from these vehicles, but Ford is no longer sending checks so it is best to move them on so that a new sponsor won't have any issues with whatever video he makes next. He may not have actually owned the Fiestas, selling them may have been part of the contract all along. I'd jump on one, but I already have a Fiesta. That, and I don't have 6 figures for a car.

Correct a lot of these cars are contracted with Ford. Like the Ford GT based V6TT in the Hoonicorn Truck belongs to Ford. 

I'm guessing Pastrana's contract with Subaru has something to do with all this too. 

Vajingo
Vajingo HalfDork
3/31/21 1:34 p.m.
bgkast (Forum Supporter) said:

He's really jumping off of the Ford train.

More like "Ford dumped me and now I can't live the rockstar lifestyle so I need to sell some toys to afford retirement". 
 

He's also got a huge Hoonigan facility to pay for now. 

STM317
STM317 UberDork
3/31/21 1:52 p.m.
Vajingo said:
bgkast (Forum Supporter) said:

He's really jumping off of the Ford train.

More like "Ford dumped me and now I can't live the rockstar lifestyle so I need to sell some toys to afford retirement". 
 

He's also got a huge Hoonigan facility to pay for now. 

He's worth about $250 million. I don't think money is an issue. He's been starting different business ventures since the 90s (Including DC Shoes). I'd be shocked if his Hoonigan stuff doesn't support itself by now. If Cletus McWhatshisnuts can pay for all of his stuff through YouTube alone, I'm sure Block and his various sponsors and business entities are fine.

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/31/21 2:17 p.m.

The ONLY Hoonigan car I would drive:

Hoonicorn V1

Ken Block's Hoonicorn "Ford Mustang": Everything You Need to Know – News –  Car and Driver

GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
3/31/21 2:22 p.m.

This reminds me of when Ford dropped Bigfoot. Do they have some sort of budget for non-conventional motorsports that they move around from time to time? They supported Bigfoot for a long time though, like 20-25 years.

79rex
79rex Reader
3/31/21 2:56 p.m.

In reply to Vajingo :

 

"More like "Ford dumped me and now I can't live the rockstar lifestyle so I need to sell some toys to afford retirement". 
He's also got a huge Hoonigan facility to pay for now. "

really doubt this is the case.  If hes been good at one thing, its been marketing himself to make money.  Im sure hes doing just fine with, or without the money selling this stuff.  If i had to guess, he has another deal similar to ford with another brand.  So he wouldnt be able to use these cars regardless.  

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
3/31/21 2:57 p.m.
Vajingo said:
bgkast (Forum Supporter) said:

He's really jumping off of the Ford train.

More like "Ford dumped me and now I can't live the rockstar lifestyle so I need to sell some toys to afford retirement". 
 

He's also got a huge Hoonigan facility to pay for now. 

Pretty sure he was independently wealthy long before all this.

A ways back (2009?) he said "hey, let's make a video of me screwing around in my Subaru rally car", people liked it, he made more, he switched to a Ford rally car instead of Subaru, fanboys whined and gnashed their teeth, and Ken went on to Bruce Wayne his way making videos and doing WRC.

pushrod36
pushrod36 Reader
3/31/21 4:39 p.m.

I came to read this because I could not figure out why he would sell the RS200.  I understand the other two.

My guesses:

1) As part of his 10 year contract there is something of a non-compete that does not allow him to make content with Ford vehicles.

2) Ford wouldn't give him whatever renewal he was seeking, so he is choosing to no longer make content with their vehicles.

3) He has a contract with another manufacturer (he ran a Skoda at 100AW two weeks ago) that prevents him from doing stuff with any other manufacturer's stuff.

4) He is not under contract with anyone.  The cars were always owned by Hoonigan, and selling them is freeing up capital to do whatever they have planned next.  This one is my best guess.

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT Dork
3/31/21 8:11 p.m.

I would buy the RS200 over the othwer two.  Not even close.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
3/31/21 8:17 p.m.
DWNSHFT said:

I would buy the RS200 over the othwer two.  Not even close.

Oh, I'd only want the RS200 to troll people at rallycrosses.

I'd actually want one of the Fiestas.  There's light-years better drivetrain and suspension tech in them.

Although, if I'm reading them right, they are merely Escort WRC chassis (north-south YBB engine) with suspension updates, with a Fiesta body.

engiekev
engiekev HalfDork
4/1/21 7:21 a.m.

LBI limited sure has some cool cars for sale! They're a small shop in Pontiac off woodward avenue, I need to go there and view the Oreca if it's on site.  I bet lots of the cars are stored at M1 Concourse though.

Oh forgot to add my obligatory Ken Block hate post: "he's crashed more than he's won!"  It will be interesting to see who he ends up with, after his stint in the rental Skoda at 100AW, who knows?  Ford clearly wants a more controllable social media star like Gittin Jr. with more PR shine, Block was certainly not comfortable in the spotlight.  Or they're all in on focusing on EVs and Block doesn't fit in the picture, again all speculation.

M1 Concourse is basically Detroit Metro 1%er car storage and a place to show off their toys. They have a "road course" which has comically short runoffs, lots of balled up cars. I'd much rather drive waterford hills.

 

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