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    Autoclàsica Argentina

    The 19h Edition of the number one classic and historic vehicle concours in South America was a success

     

    The 19h Edition of the number one classic and historic vehicle concours in South America, Autoclásica, was successfully organized by the Club de Automóviles Clásicos de Argentina (CAC) in October in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with over 30.000 visitors.

     

    Based on its scope, profile,  quality  and regional impact Autoclásica was selected as one of the four worldwide events in which the prestigious FIVA Preserved Vehicle Award was to be handed out I 2019

    Considering the variety and quality of the vehicles exhibited, the choice was far from easy. The final decision was taken considering the additional importance of the preservation of racing heritage, and the Peugeot 205 T16 Gr. B, s/n C17 was selected.

    This iconic Peugeot, first registered in April 1984, was one the first batch of the project internally identified as M 24, which was led by Jean Boillot and Jean Todt. It was built on a central steel cell  with reinforced tubular structure, to cope with  high demands, especially on gravel roads. Power was supplied by an inline 4 engine with 16 valves and 1.775 cc and a turbo set to 1.4 bar (equivalent to 2.488 cc of a normal aspirated engine). C/17 made its racing debut in the 1985 Acropolis Rally in the hands of Ari Vatanen (DNF – steering problems). In July it was raced by Carlos Reutemann, who came out retirement to drive car #1 in the Rally de Argentina in Cordoba, to a notable 3rd place, with  huge support from local enthusiasts.

    Peugeot 205 T16 C17 was then retired from racing and after 24 years in storage in the Musée Peugeot in Sochaux, changed hands 3 times until being acquired by its current owner, Mr Martin Sucari. This unmolested car with an impacting history (especially for local enthusiasts  as witnessed during Autoclásica, where it was definitely one of the main attractions), remains virtually unchanged with the exception of the livery which is back to that used by Carlos Reutemann , who contributed to Peugeot winning the Constructor’s Championship in 1985 with the Peugeot 205 T16.

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    FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is the worldwide organisation dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture, as well as their safe use. Since April 2017, FIVA has been a non-governmental partner of UNESCO, and continues to pursue its successful FIVA World Motoring Heritage Year programme.

    For more press information, or to speak to a FIVA representative for a specific country, please contact Gautam Sen, FIVA’s Vice President Communications on communications@fiva.org, +33(0) 6 87 16 43 39 (mobile), or +33 9 66 12 44 64 (landline).

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    Les informations ci-dessus peuvent être utilisées sans redevances dans le cadre de ce communiqué de presse.

    La FIVA est la seule organisation internationale de son genre à s’être fixé pour objectif l’encouragement d’une utilisation sûre des véhicules routiers historiques à propulsion mécanique au même titre que la préservation et la promotion de la culture des véhicules routiers en elle-même. En 2016, la FIVA a célébré son 50ème anniversaire avec le programme « Année du Patrimoine Automobile Mondial » sous le patronage officiel de l’UNESCO.

    Afin d’obtenir des communiqués de presse plus détaillées ou de parler à un représentant de la FIVA pour un pays spécifique, veuillez contacter Gautam Sen, directeur adjoint de la communication de la FIVA, à l’adresse g.sen@fiva.org, au +33 (0)6 87 16 43 39 (mobile) ou au +33(0) 1 53 19 14 20 (fixe).

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