Racing Renault sells 20 Dakar winnersApril 6, 2020
In Belgium, the Renault 20 Turbo 4×4 was put up for sale, in which the brothers Claude and Bernard Marro participated in the 1981 Dakar.
The Marro brothers became famous in the late 1960s, trying to overcome the world around Renault 4. They could not do this, while the amateur film shot by them received a prize at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.
For the sake of the race, they developed the Renault 4 in a variation with all-wheel drive Sinpar. They compensated for the disadvantages of clearance and performance by the fact that they know the desert well and often deviate from the previously laid path. In the first Dakar race, they got the fifth position, in 1980 – the third.
In 1981, the Morro brothers planned to win, and for this they created a completely new car for the Dakar. Renault hatchback received a 1.6-liter 130-hp turbo engine and all-wheel drive transmission, and instead of a rear independent suspension, a bridge appeared. After the first week of the race, their crew held the lead by a margin of 2 hours – however, in Mali, their car broke down and they had to get off.
It is the 1981 Dakarovskoe car that is currently being sold in Belgium. He will ask for 75,000 euros for this exclusive copy of the early history of the Dakar. Nevertheless, it seems that the car is not very many: it is not on the market for the first time. The first announcement of the sale of this car was published online back in 2019.
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