The very first Subaru Impreza World Rally Car (WRC), which debuted at Rally Monte Carlo in 1997, is for sale for £85,000 on a new website dedicated to pre-owned Prodrive-built rally cars.
The 1997 Impreza WRC, chassis number PRO-WRC-97-001, was the very first car built under the new WRC regulations introduced in 1997. During the season, this chassis was used by Colin McRae, Pierro Liatti and Kenneth Erikkson before being rebuilt and sold to a Prodrive customer in 1998. It has now been fully restored to its original condition by McKinstry Motorsport in Ireland and liveried as it was at the Rally of Finland in 1997.
A further seven former works Impreza World Rally Cars and 17 Prodrive Impreza Group Ns are also currently for sale via the new site. Prices range from £50,000 for a 2005 Prodrive Impreza Group N to nearly £350,000 for an early 2008 specification Impreza WRC.