1983 CitroŽn Visa Chrono Groupe B30.000-50.000 EUR - No Reserve

CitroŽn Visa Chrono Groupe B

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Dutch title
Chassis # VF7VDVL0000VL1357

- Richard Reinders collection
- Amazingly original state for a rally car
- Impressive rallying record
- A witness to the fabulous era of Group B
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Reference Number 513017

as of 1/17/2018

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Salon Rťtromobile Hall 1  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Porte de Versailles
75015 Porte de Versailles  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
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Car 1983 CitroŽn Visa Chrono Groupe B
VIN VF7VDVL0000VL1357 
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Known History

This car was purchased directly from the CitroŽn importer in Holland, with the aim of representing the brand for the 1983 rally season. At the same time, a sum of 80,000 Dutch kroner was paid for the car. Paul Maaskant and Melchior Gadella are amongst the rally drivers who competed with this car. The very rich rallying history of this car is documented by three large photo folders and press clippings. Additionally, the car comes with a dozen vintage rally plates.

This Group B version was derived from the standard Visa Chrono and benefited from all the specific preparation: a bare cabin equipped with special facilities, dashboard with visible fuses and all the necessary instruments, perforated pedals, a lightened body, engine prepared with two large horizontal twin-choke Weber carburetors, a cross bar under the hood... This lighter and powerful car earned it the nickname "plastic bomb"! After its rallying career, this Visa Chrono was sold to collector Tejo Wessels, who sold it in 1996 to Richard Reinders. It is in an astonishingly original state for a rally car in its period livery, displaying its rally sponsorships.

A rare opportunity, given that the old Group B cars are enjoying growing success and that they are increasingly sought after for historic rallies.

 

 

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