Imagine owning this car! Dan Hsu from Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine sent me a link to this story on Autofiends, announcing that the very first WRC Subaru Impreza rally car built by Prodrive has been put up for sale recently. This GC8 has apparently been restored by McKinstry Motorsports in Ireland, and has been refinished in the same Rally Finland livery (no pun intended. Well, you caught me. It was sort of intended) that it debuted with in 1997.
This WRC Impreza is being sold by Prodrive themselves for only $123,000. I think that is ridiculously cheap for a historic WRC GC8 rally car, but especially so when it was the very first Prodrive GC8 ever built, and it was driven my Colin McRae himself! (RIP Colin McRae) And if that doesn't sound legit enough for you, check out the car's serial number: PRO-WRC-97-01.
Imagine actually owning this car; a piece of WRC and Subaru history. Come to think about it, Subaru should buy this car themselves so they can preserve it in a museum somewhere, along with the first Team Orange drifting WRX, which won the D1GP Series Championship.
Just think… some rich Subaru enthusiast somewhere could end up dropping cash on this GC8. If I were to buy this car, I would try to get the trunk signed by all the members of the original Prodrive WRC team, and especially Nicky Grist.
What do you think, Subie lovers? I know someone out there must have the money for this car, and is planning on some major pwnage at the next Subaru meet.