14/06/2021

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Richard Burns’ Subaru Impreza #3 WRC car sells for $865,000

The Subaru Impreza campaigned by Richard Burns and Robert Reid in the 2000 Entire world...

The Subaru Impreza campaigned by Richard Burns and Robert Reid in the 2000 Entire world Rally Championship marketed for a lot more than $865,000 last week, getting to be the newest superior-profile Subaru to deliver in big income on a collector motor vehicle auction site. 

“Chassis No. 11 was obtained directly from the complete line of the 2000 Network Q Rally GB after remaining pushed to outright victory by the late, fantastic Richard Burns, thus preserving its originality,” the listing on Collecting Cars and trucks suggests. “It has been in the recent personal assortment for virtually a few decades, mechanically recommissioned, and has been made use of for a amount of demonstration occasions to show off its remarkable overall performance and patina.”

There ended up couple of other information bundled in the listing, but chassis No. 11’s racing pedigree is well-documented. Homologation automobiles like this a single utilized engines that ended up pretty shut to showroom spec, and the class regulations for 2000 authorized the WRX to produce a somewhat moderate 300 horsepower. Burns’ 2000 year was hamstrung by an incident at Rally Finland that ultimately took him out of championship rivalry, but the motor vehicle by itself was a lot more than aggressive. 

This is not the very first superior-profile Subaru auction to fetch a nutritious 6-determine sum in 2021. A 1998 22b STI marketed for a lot more than $310,000 on Carry a Trailer in April.

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