The Subaru Impreza that Richard Burns/Robert Reid raced in the 2000 Monte Carlo Rally is to be auctioned at Goodwood by Bonhams.
A piece of the meeting’s history will be available during the Bonhams auction on April 16 at 80th Goodwood Road & Racing Delegates Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport.
This 1999 Subaru Impreza Prodrive WRC, called the ‘T15 SRT’, is the car that the late Richard Burns raced in the 2000 Monte Carlo race, also winning a special stage. With Robert Reid as co-driver he was 2nd at the end of the first day and might have won the race if the cold weather had not caused four of the top ten cars to retire and fail to start the second day.
Historically, the 68th Monte Carlo Rally was won by Tommi Mäkinen and Mitsubishi Evo.
Read 4Wheels’ tribute to Richard Burns
After its year in the WRC, this Impreza was sold by Prodrive to Armando Pereira, who entered the car in the French Grand Prix where it took top and overall wins over the next two years before changing hands again in 2004. soil tests won the parallel championship of France. Until it was retired in 2011, the ‘T15 SRT’ achieved several notable results and developed a large racing following.
The car was passed on to its current owner in 2018, who commissioned VMS Competition to perform a complete restoration. The five-year process involved complete disassembly and sourcing of rare original parts, including carbon fiber seats and magnesium wheels, as it were. details of the version that participated in Monaco in 2000.
The car is now an authentic version of the 2000 Monte Carlo, with original parts and has Prodrive certified authenticity signed March 2023. This historic car is ready to race and according to Bonhams is estimated to cost between 430,000 and 600,000 euros.
It is expected to be priced in line with the recently introduced ‘restomod’ Prodrive P25 which you can read about in 4Wheels.