To cement Bitcoin as the future of high-quality auto auctions, the Subaru WRX rally car driven by the sport’s biggest star, the late, gorgeous Colin McRae, was just being auctioned off with a completely controversial cryptocurrency.
Lloyds auctions of Australia confirmed the sale. They announced that the 1994 Subaru Prodrive 555 Group A World Rally Championship Car, driven by former world rally champions Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz, had a final retail price of $ 500,000 in Bitcoin.
Auction houses around the world have warmed up a lot to the idea of ââcryptocurrency in recent years. Hence, of course, the prospect of secure and anonymous transfers of significant amounts of money between buyers and auctioneers has been the greatest draw for auctioneers.
This icon of the rally scene, one of only 63 ever built for the entire planet, switched between two owners after her time in racing. It stood in a barn in rural Victoria, Australia for at least a decade.
Until the last moment, its owner did not know that the car in his field, which he believed was worth 20 grand at most, was actually a small piece of the rally premier class.
The car was brought to near-brand new condition prior to being sold at an auction weekend that also saw Chaz Mostert’s victorious Walkinshaw Andretti United supercar. This car sold for $ 600,000. Along with an extremely rare Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III that sold for a record $ 1.3 million.
The sport of rallying would not be the same if it weren’t for a pioneer driver named Colin McRae. The legendary rally driver may tragically no longer be with us, but just as iconic as the man himself is the car he drove. At least that is still there, and you could have used some fancy internet money to buy it.