• After a Decade in a Barn, a Legendary Rally Car Sells for $360K in BTC

  • An old, beat-up Subaru Impreza discovered in an Australian barn recently sold for $360,000 in Bitcoin after it was discovered to be a long-lost rally racing legend.

    A Prodrive Subaru Impreza was discovered in a barn in the Australian state of Victoria, the car was estimated to be worth between $15,000 and $20,000 USD. The beat-up car turned out to be a legendary World Rally Championship vehicle, according to ICAARS.

    The car was driven by championship racers Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae before being retired in 1996, according to the report. The car, one of only 63 Subaru Imprezas ordered by Prodrive, had been “collecting dust” in an Australian bar for over a decade.

    Lloyds Auctions was told by the ICAARs inspector:

    This is a truly unique and stunning barn find. You won’t find another like it.

    Lloyds, which auctioned off the blue rally car on September 26, said it still had its original 2.0 liter turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission.

    Lloyds Auctions’ chief operations officer, Lee Hames, said in a statement that the car’s new owners are motorsport “enthusiasts” who will respect the historic vehicle.

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