Over in the UK, there’s a company that does a fair bit of trade with rare and classic cars, and a current listing on their website is a very rare, very cool and rather iconic Subaru from the days when the World Rally Championship was where all the best motorsport action happened. The sport created legends, and one of them was Colin McRae, the Scottish-born driver who had a long and successful career, most of it from piloting a few different Subarus with ridiculous skill and amazing flair. The iconic blue 555-emblazoned JDM cars are instantly recognisable, and legions of fans have copied the race livery to their own personal weekend toys. We’ve seen these Subarus come up for sale before, it’s rare, of course, but it does happen. Some of these cars are in better condition than others and some fetch more money than others, it all depends on the car’s race history and condition, and sometimes the chassis number. This particular car listed at Fiskens LTD in London may just be a little more special thanks to the provenance of the car. This specific car wasn’t raced in McRae’s time, but the man did use it to get used to the car and rule changes that happened in 1996 for the 1997 race season. McRae spent a fair share of time behind the wheel of this Subaru Impreza WRC car - Chassis number 001.
Take a look at the YouTube video from a few years back when the Carfection crew and driver Henry Catchpole put one of these Prodrive Subarus through its paces to see what it was like for the legendary Scottish rally driver at 10/10th back in the 90s. This car is pretty much identical albeit with a different chassis number: We Drove Colin McRae's 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC Car! | Carfection
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