Subaru Impreza WRC S5
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P2 WRC represents a fascinating piece of rallying history and has been with the current owner for nearly 20 years. The registration number P2 WRC was originally mounted to Chassis 3 and started life as a works Subaru entry in the 1997 Monte Carlo Rally to be driven by the lat e, great Colin McRae alongside his co-driver Nicky Grist. Sadly, Colin had an accident on the event resulting in a DNF. P2 WRC was then mated to ProdriveChassis #21 (registered 1st January 1998) and was subsequently privately campaigned in Europe during the 1998 to 2000 seasons with a number ofwins including the Hungarian Championship in 1998 and 1999.
Ownership then moved from continental Europe to the UK with Mark Slater and Steven Fleck during 2001 and 2002 for a few events prior to seeing competition in 2003 with Noel Redmond. The car’s current owner bought P2 WRC in 2004 and has owned it ever since, using it as intended competing in a number of rallies during 2005, 2006 and 2007 with some excellent results against newer machinery. It enjoyed a quieter life, safely stored, after that until 2015 when the decision was made to bring it out of retirement and use it for shows and events with the owner’s son doing most of the driving. Highlights of more recent outings include a first overall at the 2016 and 2017 Wethersfield stages rally and its most recent public appearance was at Race Retro in 2020. Full details of the illustrious career of P2 WRC can be found here:ewrc-results.com/carinfo/22-subaru-impreza-wrc-97-98/?spz=1150
Autosportif rebuilt the engine and gearbox only 200 miles ago. The car was professionally converted to right-hand drive by Stan Harper in order to better handle the Irish stages prior to the current owners long-term ownership. For the past seven years, the car has been prepared by Edward at EJM Preparations. The car could be converted back to left-hand drive should the new owner wish to. P2 WRC is a well-known car having been featured in many videos and press activities and a quick visit to YouTube will show some incredible footage of this famous car.