Racing car Prodrive Subaru Impreza who drove the deceased Colin McRae, was recently auctioned at the auction hall Lloyds Auctions for $ 360,000 in BTC after being found damaged in a South Australian barn.
A car with a valuable history
Impreza, one of the most famous cars in the history of the rally, which he also drove Carlos Sainz older is one of 63 cars by the British Motoring Group Prodrive ordered from Subaru for World Rally Championship in the mid-90s.
After the owner came across a battered car, she initially hoped to get rid of it for the amount around $ 10,000 to $ 15,000. However, it decided to obtain a second opinion on the assessment from International Classic Automobile Authentication & Rating System (ICAARS), where they told her it was a piece of history.
Investigation of the origin of Impreza It took ICAARS almost six months to find out the origin, and finding the very original owners took their breath away.
“This racing car originally had an estimated value of $ 15,000 to $ 20,000,” said the chief inspector of ICAARS. “But a full investigation into its origins by ICAARS has found a piece of significant history that leads us to believe that it could be worth more than $ 1 million.”
Record broken even in poor car condition
The probable reason for failing to raise the $ 1 million mentioned by ICAARS is due to the condition of the used race car. After its discovery, it was covered with aged dust and bird droppings, and the original paint was completely missing.
Although the car still had its original 2.0-liter supercharged engine and six-speed manual transmission intact, there was probably a lot of wear on components that would be damaged in all kinds of conditions.
The happy finding ended in Subaru’s most expensive competition cars ever sold at auction. Another car held the previous record McRae but this time Impreza WRC7. It climbed to great $ 300,000.
Rally races would not be the same without a pioneering driver’s name Colin McRae. The legendary rally driver may no longer be among us for tragic reasons, but as iconic as the man himself is the car that this man was driving. At least it’s still with us, so everyone can use the precious digital money to buy their car.
The first Australian auction house to receive cryptocurrencies
In June of this year, an auction house Lloyds Auctions announced that will be to receive BTC, ETH and other front cryptocurrencies as payment for the goods and items they sells.
Lloyds said you can use cryptocurries to buy anything from a toaster to Tesla. However, the seller still accepts payments in Australian dollars.
Statement of one of the first buyers to use cryptocurrency states: “As a longtime patron of Lloyds, I didn’t hesitate and couldn’t believe how easy it was for me to pay with cryptocurrency. The seller would receive it as cash and he would never know the difference! ”
Non-fungible tokens (NFT), in addition to cryptocurrencies, they also flood the auction world. New types of digital art are beginning to accept galleries as auction products.
Collection YFT Club 101 Bored Ape Yacht Club from Yuga Labs was auctioned auction hall Sotheby’s in September with the winning prize $ 24.39 million.