I had the pleasure of seeing these cars in a Manhattan Audi dealer when they were revealed to the US as part of a press team. I remember seeing another member of the press drop his microphone onto the hood, not sure it left a mark. They were spectacular to see in person.
A wonderful follow-up would be an article about Joel Finn and the Silver Arrow he brought to the SVRA vintage race at Watkins Glen around 1990. My recollection is it had authentic components but no claim to racing history or originality. For the few seconds the engine ran in the paddock it looked and sounded every bit a Silver Arrow. This happened early in the weekend and I never saw it again. There are many pictures of it, I am sure, but what is needed is a well-researched and well-written article to set the record straight for future generations. Thank you, Joe
I remember reading an article about the original smuggling story about 25 years ago, in an old Road & Track that dated back long before. In the mid '90's-ish an Aktion P was found,and the purchase and smuggling is an interesting story.
Fully agreed. I've had it with auction results on (awesome) cars that only the very well heeled lawyers or dentists can afford and show at Emilia Island, brought in "by their good people" in covered trailers. Not to be ever driven - "Are you nuts ?"😳 . We, actual gearheads love those stories on cars we heard about but never had a chance to see or, like here, their histories.