Kiwi Bob Wallace was Lambo's chief development driver in the '70s, and was involved in landmark models such as the Miura and Countach. In 1973 he created a light two-seater Urraco with a roll-cage and large spoilers. Named the Rallye, the car was known as the Urraco 'Bob' within the factory.Some ten years ago, restorer Oliver Maxfield bought this '72 Urraco when it was towed into Terry Keys' Ferrari Garage at Silverstone (where Maxfield was working), having suffered an engine failure from a track day. The car has been in storage ever since.Although the original Rallye survives in Japan, Maxfield recently decided to create a replica using the neglected shell. He spoke to Wallace and found that the original had a one-off 3-litre 32v V8 and a six-speed 'box.Maxfield's replica has Jalpa power and is nearly ready for paint.
| 13 Nov 2010