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Mercedes-Benz 280 E rally car.

Mercedes-Benz 280 E rally car.

The Cowan/ Malkin/ Broad driver team drove this Mercedes-Benz 280 E to victory in the 1977 London-Sydney marathon, the world’s toughest rally. Second were their team-mates Fowkes/O’Gorman, also in a 280 E. The cars and drivers were on the move across Europe, Asia and Australia for six-and-a-half weeks, covering over 18,600 miles in the process.

  • Cylinders 6
  • Displacement 168 cu in
  • Output 151 kW
  • at engine speed 6000/min
  • Top speed 124 mph

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