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May 15-17, 1981. this was the world premier for the rallye 924 GTS driven by Walter Röhrl and Christian Gestdörfer and sponsored by Monnet Cognac. despite a crash course in discovering  the GTS' capabilities, they ran the fastest times on 15 of 21 stages. a failed oil pump, an goddamned axle problem, and a couple of punctures weren't enough to put this old girl out...she finished 2nd behind Manfred Hero and Klaus Hopfe's 911SC but ahead of Walter Smolej and Werner Hohenadel's Audi Coupé. one hell of a start.

video via  Rallye Nostalgie by Klaus Frieg
 


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