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Bid for a co-drive with Walter Röhrl during the Eifel Rallye Festival

A ride in a historic Porsche 911 SC over the new shakedown stage

The organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival have once again put up for auction a co-drive with double World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl. The highest bidder will enjoy a ride with Röhrl in a Porsche 911 SC over the spectacular new shakedown stage "Mantaloch" (6.5 km). The 911 SC was the last Porsche model to win a WRC round, which it did on the 1980 Tour de Corse. Today it is well known for the unique sound of the air-cooled flat six-cylinder that can give up to 300 bhp.

The entire proceeds of the auction will be credited to a school project in Daun that is aimed at turning "the schoolyard into a place for experiences and discoveries". Among the projects planned are the provision of climbing facilities and a school garden.

This exclusive co-drive that will take place on Thursday, June 25th, 2013 and can only be purchased via the online auction house eBay. The auction will start on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 and end on June 18th, 2013. The highest bidder will also receive two spectator tickets for the Eifel Rallye Festival plus an event programme. He will be kept informed concerning the details of his ride with Walter Röhrl directly by the organisers of the Eifel Rallye Festival.

 

eBay-itemnumber: 261225979544

 

Porsche 911 SC - 1980 - Gr. 4

Today: Walter Röhrl

This is a replica of a Porsche 911 SC entered in German events during 1980 by Dieter Röscheisen. 30 years later, this Dieter Röscheisen rebuilt his own Porsche as true to the original as possible. For the Eifel Rallye Festival, Röscheisen will give this car in the hands of double World Champion Walter Röhrl. Both had first met in 1980 during one of Röhrl's guest appearances in the German championship. Already back then Röhrl was impressed by Röscheisen's Porsche.

 

Yesterday: Dieter Röscheisen, German Rally Championship 1980

Back in 1979, Dieter Röscheisen and some of his friends built up a Porsche 911 SC which was soon known as the Heigo Porsche (after the sponsor's name). This car was entered in various German events. On the Unterfranken Rally for example, Röscheisen and another driver shared victory finishing on equal times. On many rounds of the German championship, the car finished inside the top ten. At the end of the year, the car was sold to an Englishman during the celebrations for Walter Röhrl's world title. If it had not been sold, Röhrl would have rallied the car in 1981 after his Mercedes contract had come to a sudden end.

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