This car has a significant past for it belonged to Toyota Team Sweden. In 1992 Mats Jonsson won the Swedish Rally (WRC) with this car.
Later on the car was privately owned and it participated in minor rallies in Sweden. At some point Harri Joki bought the car intending to equip it with a roll cage suitable for the Historic category. Business and other important matters in his life took Harri away from rallying and he decided to let the car plus the spare parts go.
We bought the chassis (with roll cage in it) and the spare parts in the summer of 2019. It took us about a year to make the car suitable for the Historic category. We used the best parts which were also the latest models and made the car as light as possible. We also took and used all the existing updatings there were for this ST 165 car.
The first rally with this car was driven in Kerava in October, 2020 by Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hänninen.