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Porsche 911 Rally Car. Waldegard signed bonnet

Lot No.: 139

Sold for (£): 120

This glass-fibre bonnet flew off its host 911 during a particularly strenuous stage on the 2011 East African Safari Rally. It landed adjacent to some local, entrepreneurial, spectators who rustled up a couple of spears and demanded $100 US for its return. 'Discretion being the better part of Valour' this was paid, the bonnet returned and refitted, and stayed in place until the car's finish in a commendable 16th place. The rally was won by Swedish legend, Bjorn Waldegard, who was so amused by the story that he signed the bonnet 'for luck'.