October 6, 2022

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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 Earth Rally Championship sold for additional than $865,000 very last 7 days, getting the most current higher-profile Subaru to bring in massive dollars on a collector vehicle auction site. 

“Chassis No. eleven was obtained directly from the end line of the 2000 Community Q Rally GB right after getting driven to outright victory by the late, terrific Richard Burns, thus preserving its originality,” the listing on Gathering Automobiles suggests. “It has been in the current non-public selection for approximately a few several years, mechanically recommissioned, and has been made use of for a selection of demonstration situations to present off its incredible functionality and patina.”

There were several other aspects incorporated in the listing, but chassis No. 11’s racing pedigree is properly-documented. Homologation cars and trucks like this one particular utilized engines that were relatively near to showroom spec, and the class regulations for 2000 allowed the WRX to generate a somewhat gentle 300 horsepower. Burns’ 2000 time was hamstrung by an incident at Rally Finland that finally took him out of championship competition, but the vehicle by itself was additional than aggressive. 

This just isn’t the very first higher-profile Subaru auction to fetch a healthful 6-figure sum in 2021. A 1998 22b STI sold for additional than $310,000 on Carry a Trailer in April.

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