FEATURE CAR 1965 Corvair Corsa Turbo
when the Australian race officials took the onetwo finish away from the Swiss team. It was a bitter pill to swallow for Ludwig and Niedzwiedz, as scrutineering in the other five rounds of the championship had uncovered no fault with the Sierra’s arches. However, the team had no choice but to accept the decision, which ultimately handed the championship to BMW’S Roberto Ravaglia.
With the 1980s touring car championships now a distant memory, it is fantastic to see some of the original machines that contested those historic race series still out on the circuit. The ’80s fielded some of the world’s most renowned racing drivers, not to mention most iconic race cars.
In the case of Eggenberger Texaco No. 1, it is rare to find a genuine ’80s Group A touring car that is in as good a condition as when it rolled off the factory floor. And when it comes to a car such as this historic Sierra RS500 — a vehicle with a reputation bigger than Ben-hur — you don’t just own it, you take care of it. Texaco No. 1 isn’t merely a famous race car; it is a veritable time capsule and an unforgettable part of motor sport history.