Photos showing the world championship debut of the Lada Samara on the 1987 Lombard RAC rally.
The car was to the public an unusual entry, with many spectators having not seen a Samara before - it had only days before been launched in the UK for sale, so only a handful of cars existed on the road.
The specially imported 1986 registered car was driven by Dave Johnson and John Flynn and went on to be their dealer team UK car used in the 1988 British international championship. They finished a credible 71st on the event, in what was at the time largely a standard car highlighting just how strong the Samara was.
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