Exhibitor: Gary Poole
Engine: 2171cc, 6 cylinder
Transmission: 3 speed Manual
This car was built as a replica to the car that competed in the 1953 Monte Carlo Rally, driven by Tony Gaze, Lex Davison and Stan Jones. This was the first international event for an Australian car.
The car ran in the 2013 Monte Carlo Historique Rally, 60 years after the original, driven by Owner Gary Poole, Richard Davison (son of Lex) and V8 racer Craig Lowndes.
The car is an excellent replica of the original, even to the extent of the paintwork preparation. The original car was purchased second hand and its paintwork was ‘Malibu Ivory’. it was masked up and painted British Racing Green by Lex Davison, so that’s what owner Gary Poole did. Open the doors or the bonnet and you can see the original Malibu Ivory colour, just like the car that competed in 1953.
More info about Project Monte
This article from HRA News, March 2014. Click to download pdf