Ja­cobs de­vel­op­ing rare Fiat 124 racer

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Ex­pe­ri­enced racer Ian Ja­cobs has de­vel­oped a rare Fiat 124 Spi­der for use in the His­toric Road Sports Cham­pi­onship.

Ja­cobs, who has raced and won in a wide va­ri­ety of cars in­clud­ing sin­gle-seaters, bought the Fiat at Christ­mas as a project. “It had sat un­used for 12 years as a road car,” he said.

It was fin­ished just in time for a de­but run at Sil­ver­stone last month when teething prob­lems in­cluded wind­screen wiper fail­ure in heavy rain, gear­box is­sues and a stick­ing throt­tle.

Ja­cobs also says that the han­dling needs some work but hopes it will be com­pet­i­tive.

Fiat 124 is get­ting faster

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