In the 1960s Americo bought a Porsche 356 that had been in an accident. After fixing the car himself he started racing with a friend and Americo became one of Portugal’s most successful racing drivers. Despite starting with very frugal means, being his own mechanic, and racing against professional teams with much bigger budgets, Grandpa Americo Nunes managed to come fifth in the WRC in 1973. This attitude was what led to his moniker, ‘The people’s driver’. Americo Nunes was the first ever quadruple winner of the Madeira Rally, in 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1977.
Sportclasse, their family business, is an independent company, focused on servicing, restoring and selling Porsches, from the earliest model to the latest.