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Colin McRae's Subaru just sold for S$400,000

By Deeq on 11 Jun 2017 in Other News, Other blogs

Attached Image The classic performance car market has gone a bit berserk of late. Whether it’s a Porsche 911 or a Peugeot 205, old fast stuff seems to have swelled to inconceivably large values. British rally driver Colin McRae, son of five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae, just sold his Subaru Impreza for £230,000 (S$400,000)

Attached Image It probably won’t take much of a glance to realise it’s probably worth every penny, though. It’s not just any fast Impreza, but a World Rally Championship-spec Impreza. The first, in fact, and one which was predominantly tested by Colin McRae. You’ve probably heard of him.

Attached Image “Chassis 001 was the car we unveiled and used as our primary test and development car,” says David Richards, head of the company that developed the car, Prodrive.

Attached Image “It was thanks to the many hours Colin and the other drivers spent at its wheel, that when it came to the car’s debut at Rally Monte Carlo in January 1997, Piero Latti was able to claim victory and help Subaru go on and win a third consecutive manufacturers’ title.”

Attached Image This car was born of new ‘World Rally Car’ regulations. So while Imprezas were already successful rally cars in ‘Group A’ spec, none were ferocious, bespoke two-door specials like this one.

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Deeq
Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



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StefanK Jun 12 2017 10:19 AM

You say it like Colin McRae is still alive.

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