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#1 BANZAI

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 13:25

Hi

I'm trying to establish the year Hans Walter competed on the RAC Rally in a Porsche 356. It would have been late 50's early 60's.

The car had the competition # 3 , is the car still in existance ?

Many thanks in anticipation.

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#2 Roger Clark

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 13:45

He carried number 3 and finished 3rd in 1961.

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 14:04

Many thanks Roger, do you know who the co driver was ?

#4 Roger Clark

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 15:13

John Sprinzel

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 15:45

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#6 jarama

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 22:48

Originally posted by Roger Clark
He carried number 3 and finished 3rd in 1961.



Roger,


in my database I have Peter Harper & Ian Hall (Sunbeam Rapier, #10) finishing 3rd and first in Class 2.

I'm I wrong? :confused:

I've found Walter & Sprinzel with the Porsche 356 Coupé #3, but I don't have his final classification or if they really finished the rally.


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Posted 04 January 2007 - 14:20

This was the event at which Walter is said to have arrived at scrutineering having taken a hammer to all 4 corners of the car (there were still penalties at the finish for damage during the rally then....).
This is not evident in the photo above. Not in first 9 finishers (Harper 3rd) and not reported in a list of significant retirements.

#8 Roger Clark

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 23:43

Originally posted by jarama



Roger,


in my database as I have Peter Harper & Ian Hall (Sunbeam Rapier, #10) finishing 3rd and first in Class 2.

I'm I wrong? :confused:

I've found Walter & Sprinzel with the Porsche 356 Coupé #3, but I don't have his final classification or if they really finished the rally.


Carles.

Apologies. I was looking at the entry list and thought it was the final classification! Walter and Sprinzel finished 15th overall and 1st in the 2-litre GT class.

Motor Sport (WB) mentioned the damaged wings.