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The Ultimate Integrale - TO 13721T

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TO 13721T was the last car built by Abarth for the 1992 season and was first used by Didier Auriol to win the 1000 Lakes Rally. This victory secured Lancia’s sixth and final Manufacturers title with the Delta after Lancia announced their withdrawal from the World Rally Championship. This car was then used by Auriol to win down under in Australia and its final World Championship entrant was in Catalunya where Auriol finished 10th overall after a tough event that had dampened his championship hopes. This marked the end of TO 13721T’s career in the WRC but the car had a final outing with Juha Kankkunen at the 1992 Memorial Bettega before leaving the works team.

 

For 1993 the car was rallied by the Jolly Club team with its first outing with Gustavo Trelles at the El Corte Ingles. Back in Martini colours for the popular Italian driver Dario Cerrato, he campaigned the car in the Italian Rally Championship alongside codriver Luciano Guizzardi. Despite picking up two victories at Elba and Salento and many podiums, it was only enough for 4th place in the championship.

 

In 1994 the car was sold to MRT Nocentini where it was used at the Trento Bondone Hillclimb and also in the Hungarian Rally Championship which it won with László sen. Ranga, winning four rounds in a row. In 1995 it was sold to Giovanni Recordati who heavily used the car on Italian National rallies and also in rounds of the WRC at the likes of Corsica, Acropolis and Sanremo. After his death in 2016, TO 13721T was sold to Girardo & Co who added the 1000 Lakes livery and displayed the car at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed and also at Shelsley Walsh’s Classic Nostalgia event. In late 2017 the car changed hands to its current owner who has since displayed the car at Goodwood and at Rallyday with Miki Biasion at the wheel.

 

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