Fiat 131 Abarth Grp 4 Rally Car
Another BGMsport customer project Markku Alen Ex-works - Fiat 131 Abarth Grp 4 Rally Car Which has now been rebuilt in Alitalia livery (1977) -The cars first outing was at Race Retro, International Historic Motorsport Show February 2017 at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth Warwickshire.
This Vauxhall Chevette HSR Rally Car is an original factory-built car and still in period condition, the car was restored by BGMsport in 2014.
Originally built for Jimmy McRae who drove the car on various British Championship events. The car was also driven by Ian’s father Bill Gwynne who drove the car in the 1981 Motoring News rally championship. Terry Kaby then drove the car on a number of British Championship events.
When the car was found it had been stored for many years.
The photos show the original condition when the car was found.
The progress of this project was posted on Facebook, and we have added a few images here for our website viewers.
It is hoped that the car will go to Race Retro in February 2015 where we hope to have the previous drivers there to drive it.
Photos: S Gwynne