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On the fifth day of Christmas ...

29w ago

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… my true love went rare groove: the 911 SC that took on the East Africa Safari Rally in 1978.

Despite the increased ride height and some modest extra body protection, the 3.0-litre SC cars that Porsche sent to Kenya in ’78 were remarkably close to stock. The No. 5 car, driven by rally royalty Bjorn Waldegard, led for much of the race, before hitting a submerged boulder while crossing a stream at speed and breaking its rear axle tiebar. No less a figure than racer-cum-mechanic Jürgen Barth was on hand to speedily swap in a replacement part, allowing Waldegard and teammate Hans Thorszelius to finish a remarkable fourth.

#Porsche #911 #SC #EastAfricaSafariRally

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