Ex Acropolis Rally 1983-1987
Often referred to as the ‘golden age of rallying’, the Group B regulations introduced in 1982 would produce the fastest, most sophisticated rally cars of all time. There were few restrictions on weight, materials or design and coupled to homologation only requiring 200 units it soon attracted the manufacturers.
Nissans official entry was the 240RS, a coupé powered by the 2.4 DOHC FJ24 engine. In the 1983 World Rally Championship, it made its debut in Group B becoming noted in the Rally of New Zealand with Timo Salonen who was in second place and in his first year he ended up in 4th place with 52 points in the constructors’ championship. Less exciting was the 1984 season: despite the third place in the Ivory Coast with Shekhar Mehta, finishes seventh with 46 points.
The 1985 World Rally Championship finished in fourth position with 56 points, and, at the end of the season, the official Nissan team announces his retirement. Some cars were brought in the race the following year in a semi-official.
This example comes from an important private collection of a famous rally driver. This car comes with its Greek historic registration and its FIA Historic Technical Passport, it is recorded that it participated in the Acropolis Rally from 1983 until 1987. A genuine Group B competition car which will gain in value.
|Auction||Techno Classica April 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||Greek Historic|
|Model||240 RS Group B|
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