Volkswagen T2 Transporter (Team Martini 1978 Safari Rally Support) - 1:43 Scale Diecast Model Car
Riding a wave of global racing dominance and flush with sponsorship cash from Martini & Rossi, Porsche embarked on a campaign to conquer one of the most grueling events in all of motorsport: the East African Safari Rally. Two new-for-1978 911SCs were entered in that year's rally, a contest that would be marked by rainfall so profound that many cars had to be towed by rope across newly formed rivers. Despite being run in largely stock configuration, a 911SC led the rally until suspension damage suffered at a water crossing relegated it to a second-place finish.
What does that have to do with this humble Volkswagen bus? Well, rally teams employ a lot of people, and those people have to get from checkpoint to checkpoint reliably. For Team Martini, that meant use of T2 Transporters like the one replicated here in faithful detail by Premium ClassiXXs. Presented in Kenyan right-hand-drive specification, the Martini T2 evokes a magical era in Porsche history, when nearly any racing series was fair game for the mighty German automaker. Modeled in classic diecast metal, the Premium Classixxs T2 blends substantial hand-feel with accurate detail, featuring an array of delicate trim pieces.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Diecast metal body, no opening parts. Comes with display base and acrylic dust cover.
PERFECT FOR: VW fans. Hardcore Porsche model enthusiasts who like to accessorize their collections. Team players.
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