Race & Rally Parts
Opel Ascona Historic FIA rally/Track car, 1971
Opel Ascona, RD-3
This car was built for rally purpose from new by the legendary Team Esko, Eero Nuuttila made 3 Asconas and this is number 3…RD-3.
One was driven by Mr. Ari Vatanen and this one by Mr. Tapani Rainio.
Racing History for RD – 3 / Tapani Rainio.
1971 Opel Kadett / Ascona = Finish Rally Championship Winner
1972 Finish Rally Championship Winner with 2 wins, 2x second place.
1972 Jyväskylä suurajot Overall 4.th, 2. Place in Class.
1972 Partissipation in RAC Rally England.
For full race history please have a look at the Race History file in the photo link below!
It is very rare now days to find a car with such a detailed and long race history (from new), especially a car that is still very competitive in its group…actually more than just competitive, a real class winning car!
As you will see in the photos, this is a great looking car and is in very good order…with performance to match!
The car was totally rebuilt in 2017 by CZ On XTG Motorsport (servicing for Prokop, Oliver Sohlberg, Simone Tempestini etc...)
Painted + entire body welded. Only the top of the car was left with the original paint.
Mechanically totally gone through as well, more details can be found in the photo link below.
Just been set-up on the dyno, 170Hp/193Nm.
Still has the original shell.
Races entered since the rebuild.
CZ Histroric Vltava Rally 9.th overall 2.class 6.th in category
Spain Astrurias 12.th overall 1.class 4.th in Category
Belgium Ypres Retire from top position due to Driveshaft issue.
Lahti historic Rally retired from 8.th overall 1.class due to brake pipe failure (hit by a stone).
All of the above issues have now been fixed!
There are a load of spares with the car including full tarmac set-up, list can be found in the photo link below.
Please contact me if you require any specific details.
Photo link with many detailed photos and information:
The car is in Finland and can be shipped worldwide, please ask for a price.
Please know that I will help you in every way possible with the purchase. I have good contacts for shipping the vehicle all over Europe and UK. If you would like to come and view the vehicle before purchasing that would be great but if it isn't possible to come and view I will do my best to give you as much information and as many photos as you require. I myself buy a lot from foreign countries so I know exactly the situation you are in.