This recent IXO 1:18 release is specifically Jimmy McRae’s Opel Manta 400 from the 1985 RAC Rally, in which the Scot finished sixth.
But this AC Delco-backed machine made a much bigger impact with rally fans for its role in the British Rally Championship that year, in which McRae engaged in a titanic title fight with the similar (Andrews Heat For Hire sponsored) machine of Russell Brookes.
Coming into the season finale at the Manx Rally, the duo were tied on 49 points, having taken one win apiece. On the Manx it was Brookes who took the victory from McRae, sealing the crown by just three points.
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