February 8, 2023

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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 Planet Rally Championship offered for extra than $865,000 very last 7 days, turning into the latest large-profile Subaru to carry in large income on a collector automobile auction website. 

“Chassis No. 11 was obtained directly from the finish line of the 2000 Network Q Rally GB after being driven to outright victory by the late, excellent Richard Burns, thereby preserving its originality,” the listing on Collecting Vehicles suggests. “It has been in the recent non-public assortment for practically a few decades, mechanically recommissioned, and has been utilized for a variety of demonstration situations to show off its unbelievable performance and patina.”

There had been couple other aspects bundled in the listing, but chassis No. 11’s racing pedigree is properly-documented. Homologation autos like this 1 used engines that had been reasonably close to showroom spec, and the course rules for 2000 permitted the WRX to produce a reasonably moderate three hundred horsepower. Burns’ 2000 period was hamstrung by an accident at Rally Finland that eventually took him out of championship contention, but the automobile by itself was extra than aggressive. 

This isn’t really the initial large-profile Subaru auction to fetch a balanced six-figure sum in 2021. A 1998 22b STI offered for extra than $310,000 on Deliver a Trailer in April.

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