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An­nette Abaci was com­pet­ing in her very first long- dis­tance rally in her 1931 Invicta S-type 4.5-litre – one of 68 sur­vivors of the 75 built – bought four years ago and shipped to New Zealand shortly af­ter be­ing re­stored.

It com­peted in two races at Brook­lands in 1934. How­ever, be­ing built more as a long- dis­tance tourer than a racer, that was the ex­tent of its com­pe­ti­tion his­tory.

‘It was a chal­lenge for me and the car,’ said Abaci, though she and nav­i­ga­tor Ju­lia Ed­wards won the Coupe des Dames award. ‘It ran flaw­lessly apart from a small fuel block­age on the penul­ti­mate day.’

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