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After an intensive re-build, Greg Paul's immaculate Fiat 125 is on its way to China for the Peking to Paris Rally, which starts on June 12.

Greg brings us up to date with the final trials and tribulations, before loading the car for its epic adventure.

The un-written law of rally car building states that the car must not be completed until the night before the event. Some critics were suggesting two weeks out that car # 2, the 125T (GK4505) would not make the boat.


Preparation of the first car, HG392, seemed to take forever as we had the time to be fussy and it had to be right since it was being despatched with Geoff Guenole to Wellington.

After initial start up and a road test in the middle of a March night, we were delighted at the perky performance, the fantastic road holding and the great brakes. The formulas were right for a successful Peking to Paris marathon car, we believed.

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