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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1981
Numbers built:6
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 17, 2012
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Chassis: ZAK-G5C-002/79
After winning the 1978 DRM with BMW, Harald Ertl switched to the Zakspeed and brought his backer Sachs with him. He was allocated a brand new chassis to race alongside Zakspeed's other driver Hans Heyer. Ertl won at his debut but scored only one more win in 1979 to finish 10th in the championship. For the 1980 season, the car was fitted with a larger engine and more advanced aerodynamics. In this guise, it was raced to two victories by Klaus Niedzwiedz. In 1981, it was raced with little luck by by Jurgen Hamelmann. The following year, it was acquired by hill-climb racer Herbert Stenger. He won most races in 1982 and won the the European Hill Climb Championship. A regulation change for 1983 saw the car reconfigured to Group 6 specifications. Stenger briefly raced the car in this guise but then switched to an Osella prototype. The car was retained by Stenger and shown in his museum for many years until his death in 2014. From his estate, it was consigned to the 2018 Artcurial Le Mans auction. The subsequent owner had the Capri restored to its original Group 5 specification by German specialist Rüddel Racing. The car returned to the racing track during the truncated 2020 season.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1979
First owner Zakspeed
Last known location German Historic Racer
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  Article Image gallery (59) Chassis (3) ZAK-G5C-002/79 Specifications