A large sized family car, the Opel made Ascona first rolled out in 1970 (Ascona A). Then the second generation rolled out after five years in 1975. Known as Ascona B, the Opel 400 was the racing version of this 'B' series. The models were produced in Antwerp, Belgium.
With a 4.0 litre engine under the bonnet, this car participated in quite a number of rally’s. Though this car model faced tough fights from Audi Quattro, this car did see success. One of the notable achievement was Walter Röhrl winning two championships (1980 and 1982), driving this car.
At the 560 km Rallye Hunsrueck championships held on 8th August, 1980, this car #10 sponsored by Sachs Sporting and driven by Germans Reinhard Hainbach and Werner Hohenadel stood fourth.
However what the Opel Ascona 400 achieved was an important milestone in the history of automotive racing – it was the last rear-wheel drive to win any world championships.
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|Theme||Racing - Rally|