Exhibitor: Hilary Evans
Engine: L18 – 1800cc. Bore 86mm . Stroke 78mm 2 x Weber 45 mm carburetors
Gearbox: Z 5 speed Manual, 4.9:1 ratio limited slip differential
This Datsun 1600 has been professionally built by Nisco 1600 Workshop. The build was completed in 2003
Internal Cabin and Boot modification includes extensive aluminium storage spare cases with long range fuel cell.
The storage space this allows the crew to have a certain amount of self sufficiency on long distance events.
Essential emergency spares are carried in the car as some stages can 600km between service points.
The bodywork colour scheme is based on the 1970 East Africa Rally car winner, a Datsun 1600 car driven by the legendary driver Edgar Herrmann, the 2 time East African Safari winner.
It has competed in many Club , State and National events but its true pedigree belongs in classic events such as Alpine rallies, Classic Outback Challenges and any other iconic classic rally events.
Its most significant rally entry to date was the 2013 Sydney to London Marathon Rally where it achieved a respectable 9th outright and 3rd in class finish.
2021 will see this car compete in the Peking to Paris rally.