A collection of rally cars from Group B to be auctioned

A collection of rally cars from Group B to be auctioned

January 27, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Seven cars will be sold at the Artcurial auction in Paris.

In 1982, the era of Group B began. Then automakers could put unregulated cars on races, which they used with success. Then all-wheel drive and turbines became popular in motorsport. It wasn’t until 1986 that the FIA ​​banned this class after several driver deaths during the races.

It is reported that the collection of seven Group B cars was put together by Michel Hommel – the creator of the Manoir de l’Automobile museum in France. The cost of the entire collection is estimated at at least $ 4.4 million. The central car of this collection alone, the Audi Quattro Sport S1, is expected to generate approximately $ 1.2 million.

It is worth noting that in addition to Audi, the collection includes the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 – one of 20 built cars that is considered a French technological achievement, Lancia 037, Lancia Delta S4, Ford RS200, Renault 5 Maxi Turbo and MG Metro 6R4.