The partnership between car and driver is something that sticks in our mind for life, and a prime example of such a partnership is Colin McRae and the Subaru World Rally Team. McRae may be gone, leaving this existence far too early, but his spirit will forever live on in WRC. But, there’s another way his spirit lives on, and you could own a piece of McRae’s amazing WRC history with the Subaru Impreza that you see here.

This car is a 1997 Subaru WRC Impreza that was driven by none other than Calin McRae during the 1997 FIA World Rally Championship. It’s currently in stock in Mohr Klassik’s showroom in Boblingen, Germany with a price tag of €280,000. That translates to about $313,000 at exchange rates as of September 2016. This car saw four World Cup race heats in 1998, then from 1999 to 2008, the car saw use in several World and European Championship rallies under private ownership. Its last run was in the Rally Legend in San Marino in 2008, after which it was fully restored to the condition you see here.

After undergoing a full restoration, the car has been in the hands of various collectors ever since, seeing very little time on the road, primarily for short testing. According to Mohr Klassik and the images, the car is in perfect condition and ready for use. For the record, this beauty is powered by a 2.0-liter that delivers some 300 horsepower and nearly as many pound-feet in torque. It weighs right around 2,500 pounds.

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Why it Matters

This is one of those cars that any WRC fan would love to own. In the hands of collectors since 2009, the car hasn’t really gotten too much attention over the last seven years. While that may be a very sad thing, given this car’s nature and its unforgiving prowess on the dirt track, maybe it’s next owner will put it to good use in whatever rally events he can find. It would be a shame to condemn a car as iconic as this to a life secluded away from the very place it feels the most at home – the dirt track. Sure, it seems a little wild to put a $313,000 car on a dirt track to some of us, but for others, it wouldn’t only be fun, it would be an awesome way to honor one of the greatest WRC drivers that ever graced this blue marble we live on.

Source: Mohr Klassik

Photo Credits: Mohr Klassik

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