Seat Cordoba WRC

Collection Rally

1999 Seat Cordoba WRC

Seat Cordoba WRC
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This car has the chassis number 9 out of a total of 22 cars produced. The first start was the 1999 Rally Catalunya, where the crew Liatti-Cassino reached the finish line in 10th place overall. The next start was the Rallye Tour de Corse, again with Liatti. After that, the car got a facelift and was redesigned into Evo II. The driver also changed, when Harri Rovanperä piloted the car at the 1999 Finnish Rally. He finished the Finnish rally in 5th place, which was the best result of the 009 Cordoba in the World Cup. The last race in the factory team was the 1999 Australian Rally.

The car then went to the private German team Weber, which rented the car in various ways and, thanks to that, it appeared in the European Championship in 2000, but also, mainly, in many national championships, where it helped drivers to great overall results - it helped Robert Herba to 3rd place overall in the Polish championship, it helped Raphael Sperrer to the title of Austrian champion and secured the same for Matthias Kahle in Germany. Sperrer also added another start to the World Rally Championship - the Finnish Rally.

In seasons 2001-2004, the car regularly appears in the Romanian Championship with driver Constantin Aur, who won two championships with him (2001 and 2002), and Dan Girtofan, who also won the Romanian title with it (2004). In the following years, the car was driven in UK or France, until, in 2009, it reached the Greek Seat dealer Antonis Chatzivasiliou, who gradually renovated the car and, from time to time, ran some local races with it. The car was bought from Greece by the aforementioned Raphael Sperrer, who rode with it in 2014 in the Austrian Rally Legends with Evo III facelift.

In March 2018, the car entered our collection and Jiří Jirovec took part in the Eifel Rallye Festival with it that year and, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the Cordoba WRC, he also competed with it in Rally Catalunya 2018 in the additional race of historic cars.

Year of production1999