Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4, Group A, RAC Rally 1990 6th pos, Colin McRae & Derek Ringer
Product Code: VA10010
Colin McRae was Britain’s most successful rally driver, winning the World Championship in 1995 and taking victory in 25 World Championship events. Colin’s flamboyant, sideways driving style, whether on the snows of Sweden, the rocky unforgiving roads of the Acropolis or on the ultimate challenge through the Sahara on the Dakar, endeared him to fans and rivals around the world.
Colin McRae Motorsport Ltd & Corgi have teamed up to produce a collection of 1:43 scale die-cast replica models as a lasting memorial to Colin McRae MBE. The full collection of 14 models will be released between 2009 and the end of 2011.
McRae’s first RAC rally in a truly competitive four-wheel-drive car, the Sapphire Cosworth modelled here, provided great drama but finally produced a fine sixth place. McRae clipped a gatepost in Chatsworth, which bent the doors and suspension, and this was followed by an incident in Yorkshire which saw the mechanics ‘borrowing’ the sliding bolt from a farm gate in order to keep one of the doors shut. The head gasket then blew and was changed by the mechanics from RED in double quick time. McRae and Ringer then repaid the mechanics’ effort by putting in a series of top three stage times to claim a well deserved sixth.
- Scale: 1:43
- Era: Modern Classics
- Age Suitability: 14+
A detailed die-cast scale model for the adult collector. Not suitable for children under 14 years.