A car driven by late Scots’ rally driver legend Colin McRae MBE has gone on sale at auction.
The 1993 Subaru Impreza Prodrive will feature at the upcoming Artcurial Auction in Paris on October 24.
Billed as in superb condition, true to original Group A spec the car is estimated to sell anywhere between 450,000 to 650,000 EUROS next week.
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In the 1993 World Rally Championship season, the Subaru Legacy proved its abilities with a first win on the 1000 Lakes Rally with the 1991 and 1992 British Rally Champion driver McRae.
It was also driven by rally legends Richard Burns and New Zealand’s Possum Bourne, as well as being the first Impreza to score points in the World Rally Championship with Ari Vatanen.
On the auction lot is states: “This Group A Impreza is unquestionably one of the most important cars in the series built by Prodrive, not only on account of the first points it notched up in the World Rally Championship with Ari Vatanen, but also thanks to the succession of legendary drivers (McRae, Burns, Bourne) who sat behind its wheel during this remarkable period which saw the revival of rallying.”
Colin, from Lanark, was killed when his helicopter crashed near the grounds of his home in September 2007.
His five-year-old son Johnny and his son’s friend, Ben Porcelli, aged six, also died, along with family friend Graeme Duncan, 37.
In 1995 Colin McRae became the youngest person to win the World Rally Championships.
After his death, his race-winning Subaru 555 rally car then became one of the objects to feature in the new Riverside Museum in Glasgow in 2009.