For Sale: Colin McRae’s Last Ever Subaru Rally Car
Fancy a Subaru WRX STI? Why not buy one that was raced in the 2007 WRC by Petter Solberg and driven by Colin McRae at his last public appearance!?
Subaru WRX STIs aren’t that rare. But while anyone with enough cash can get their hands on a rally car for the streets, purchasing one that has actually been driven by a rallying legend is a bit more difficult. Or is it…
RallySales.com is offering a 2007 Subaru WRX STI which was driven by iconic rally legend Colin McRae in his last public appearance shortly before his untimely death. If that’s not enough, the car was also piloted by Petter Solberg for several World Rally Championship (WRC) races throughout the 2007 season, scoring two podium finishes.
Before his unfortunate death in a helicopter crash in 2007, McRae drove the Subaru you can see above at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, which makes it even more special for fans of both McRae and the WRC alike.
While the car doesn’t boast the original Subaru racing livery, it is still a full-on S12B rally car and is guaranteed to attract attention wherever it goes.
The car’s body and engine have been completely rebuilt and, according to the seller, it’s in “showroom condition”. In fact, the engine has only done just over 200 miles since its rebuild and the clutch was replaced just 50 miles ago. There are new seats, harnesses, fire extinguishers, brake discs and pads. The suspension has also been overhauled and the wheels newly powder-coated. It even comes with an FIA passport log.
The asking price? C&M Motors of Omagh in Northern Ireland is hoping to get £159,500 for the car. That makes it one of the most expensive Subarus ever. Whether it justifies its hefty price tag totally depends on how you view it. It could be priceless to die hard rally fans and it’s undoubtedly unique.
Check out the car in its full glory being driven by McRae at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2007 in this short video:
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