At today’s price, the 1994 Subaru Prodrive 555 Group A car is worth roughly 8.3 bitcoin.
Lee Hames, chief operating officer at Lloyds, said the used car market has simply adapted to the tastes and convenience of buyers.
“Cryptocurrency is the way of the future and here at Lloyds we are excited to offer a variety of payment methods and to evolve with the changing world,” said Hames.
Since then it has stood untouched and collected dust until it was spotted by a discerning collector.
This particular Subaru was the first car to sport the famous L555REP license plates to celebrate Repsol’s sponsorship with Sainz and Subaru.
In the car’s competitive history, Sainz finished third in Monte Carlo in 1994, where he started eighth and drove the car through treacherous snow and ice.
It’s still equipped with its original 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine and a six-speed manual gearbox.
Sports car found after gathering dust in a barn for 41 years