Porsche 924 Carrera GTS (1982 Monte Carlo Rally) - 1:43 Scale Diecast Model Car
It is a common misconception that the arrival of the Audi Quattro in the World Rally Championship in 1981 rendered all two-wheel-drive rally cars obsolete overnight. The truth is, rear-wheel-drive cars would continue to have a competitive place in the WRC for several more years. One example: the Porsche 924GTS, precursor to the 944, which made an appearance in the 1982 Monte Carlo Rally. Driven by Jurgen Barth with navigator Roland Kussmaul, the 924 held its own against the dominant Opel Asconas and Renault 5 Turbos of the era, as well as the ascendant Audi, to score a credible 10th-place finish in the grueling rally. Though not a superstar car in the rally galaxy, the Barth/Kussmaul 924 Carrera GTS is an important and attractive footnote in WRC history, one that has received a beautiful 1:43-scale diecast tribute by Minichamps. Featuring an unusually high level of detail in this price category, the Minichamps 924 GTS includes a number of faithfully recreated rally bits, including tall aerial, mudflaps and auxiliary lighting, as well as oh-so-80s "BOSS" sponsorship livery.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Diecast metal body, features no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base.
PERFECT FOR: Porsche lovers. Rally enthusiasts. Bosses.