Raceland Gold Edition made by Spark 1/43rd scale. Special limited edition of 300 pieces, individually numbered, special Raceland packaging. High quality resincast model car with photo etched parts 1/43rd scale. Model size approximately 10 cm.
Manufacturer ref. no.: RS1719
In 1981 the spectacular Group 5 wide body cars had become so expensive that the popular German Championship Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft suffered from shrinking fields of starters. This was totally different at the season highlight - the Nuremberg Norisring round. Especially the additional 200 Mile Trophy Race attracted big names who battled for the sumptuous prize money in their mighty division 1 cars.
Ford US had commissioned German Team Zakspeed to impose a Mustang silhouette on their division 1 Capri space frame chassis for the IMSA series. Before the second of two built cars was sent to the USA the 1.7 litre turbocharged monster was entered at this prestigious event with 21-year-old US talent John Paul jr. at the wheel.
The young American performed extremely well at the short city circuit and finished a sensational second just behind Bob Wollek and the more powerful Porsche 935 K4. After this unique guest performance the Capri twin was shipped to the United States.