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Karl Schnelle
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I already had 2 street versions of the Alfa GTV - see the recent https://diecast.org/community/1_43/new-alfa-received-by-spark-gtv/#post-33398   But Ixo just released 2 versions of the GTV6 rally car for the 1986 Tour de Corse.  Alfa was not one of the the Constructors to run the World Rally Championship then, but they had cars in many of the races.  The Rothmans #14 was driven by Yves Loubet to a third place finish.  He ran many of the French rallies back then.

I'll try to imitate @david-knight but not very successfully!  

GTV 1986 Tour de Corse Rothmans2
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The roll cage is well done and the Rothmans decals are pre-applied!  The larger scale 1/18 Solido is missing those.

GTV 1986 Tour de Corse Rothmans
Yves Loubet   Alfa Romeu GTV6   Tour de Corse 1986

 

I have not seen Ixo's in these attractive orange and black boxes, but here is the companion #15 car.  This car was a DNF due to the differential. The white wheels have such great detail on these two, I think.

GTV 1986 Tour de Corse red Sachs

[photo source for real car: internet]


   
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Harv Goranson
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Karl - Did you see the recent Road and Track article where someone transformed one of these into an Africa-style off-road rally car?


   
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Karl Schnelle
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@mg-harv No, I did not until now. Thanks!

"a Giugiaro two-door would look great in hiking boots" 😯 

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a36357256/alfa-romeo-gtv-6-the-unlikeliest-safari-rig/

https://www.motortrend.com/news/alfa-romeo-gtv6-safari-overland-custom-aether/


   
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