2007 IMPREZA WRC - PETTER SOLBERG

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  • Subaru's 'factory' Impreza S12B (WRC2007) campaigned in six rounds of the 2007 WRC by Petter Solberg

  • Accompanied by its FIA Gold Book confirming that ‘PR0GDB06014’ finished 2nd in Rally Portugal and 3rd in Greece

  • Campaigned in several rounds of the 2008 and 2010 WRC by Mads Ostberg. Finland 2010 (7th) and Rally GB 2010 (9th)

  • Recent engine, gearbox and turbo rebuild by respected marque and model experts

  • On offer with a large spares package (a full list will be available at the sale)

  • Poignantly, the last car driven in public by the late, great Colin McRae (2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed)

  • A real collector’s item - special provenance but still able to be used for what it was originally designed to d

 

According to the accompanying Gold Book, the stunning Subaru Impreza WRC S12B (PRO.GDB.06.014) on offer here was campaigned in six rounds of the 2007 WRC driven by the legendary driver, Petter Solberg and some notable results include a worthy second place in Rally Portugal and a hard-fought third in Greece in the talented hands of the Norwegian ace.

The FIA Gold Book also notes entries during the 2008 season in the Rally Acropolis and Rally Finland with the up and coming Mads Ostberg at the wheel. Mads continued to campaign this car in two rounds of the 2010 season at Rally Finland (7th) and Wales Rally GB (9th). 

In private hands in more recent times, our enthusiastic vendor has owned this very special car for the past four years and he has clearly cherished it under his caring ownership. FT56 SRT has enjoyed significant recent expenditure with ex-Prodrive employee and model expert, Graham Sweet, who has rebuilt the engine, Jason Bridge the gearbox and WRC Spares the turbo returning this important rally car to full health and ready to do what it was designed for. We understand that the car has only covered a few bedding-in miles since.

On a separate, rather more poignant note, this particular Impreza was demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2007 by the late, great Colin McRae and, sadly, was to become the last car he ever drove in public.

Offered with a decent spares package (list available upon request), this amazing S12B (#014) continued to be developed during the whole of the 2007 season and with Subaru having decided during 2008 that this was to be their last year and turning off the financial taps, it's fair to assume that #014 is likely to be one of the most technologically advanced Impreza’s ever made.

Driven by some famous names, this car has real provenance and ticks all the boxes as a true collector’s car, either to cherish as part of a collection of WRC cars or better still, apply some graphics, find a crew, and return to the Welsh forests.

To view this car on the Silverstone Auctions website click here.

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