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a copy to be auctioned

One of the real Subaru Impreza WRCs, victorious in rallying in the 1990s, will soon be up for auction in Paris.

Although it dropped the Impreza name several years ago, the Subaru WRX, an all-new generation of which was unveiled by Subaru a few weeks ago, continues the legacy of the iconic racing car of the 1990s.

This is one of the very first Subaru Impreza WRC rally, which will soon be auctioned by Artcurial in Paris. It’s about chassis 93-004 produced by Prodrive to Group A specifications, with its midnight blue livery contrasting with gold inscriptions, matching the colors of its sponsor: the State Express 555 cigarette brand.

Subaru Impreza WRC: a page of rally history

Registered “L 555 BAT” (for British American Tobacco, the parent company of the famous tobacco brand), it was entered in the Rally of 1000 lakes in 1993 with Ari Vatanen

driving, then won the World Rally Championship in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Big names in rallying like Richard Burns Where Colin McRae have also taken the helm of this Impreza WRC, which has also won three consecutive victories in the Australian Rally Championship: in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

This Subaru Impreza WRC “555” will go on sale on 24 October 2021 by Artcurial, on the occasion of the “Automobile Sale on the Champs” which will be held in the premises of the famous French auction house, located on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. She is already estimated between 450,000 and 650,000 euros !

Source : Artcurial

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