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.
Nissan’s 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 7th 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 capacity.
This example is a very rare right hand drive example. First registered on the 1st April 1985 to Driver Mr Dan Daly and entered into Tour of Ireland 1985. The Nissan comes with its original registration papers and plates as well as recent service and dyno reports. The full history is known and has been documented in previous motoring magazine articles as well as being shown in photos from previous rally’s.
A Genuine factory competition car prepped by Team Nissan Europe (UK). With three registered keepers the 240RS is showing 14,500km and comes equipped with new tyres, a hi-torque starter motor and Rebuilt cylinder head. Also included is the competition manual and workshop manual with special tools. Eligible for Goodwood Group B UK, Rally masters San Marino IT and Eiffel Rally DE.