Seconds Out...Performance titans do battle at Historics

Posted on 21st August 2023
Seconds Out...Performance titans do battle at Historics

The Bicester Heritage Sale, Saturday, 23rd September

The brio of modern classics is perfectly illustrated with the entry of a duo of adrenaline-fuelled icons at Historics’ coming live auction on 23rd September at Bicester Heritage.

Although utterly different in concept and character, the two performance titans are joined at the hip when it comes to driver engagement and exhilaration, providing an electrifying element to Historics sale.

In the blue corner is a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Spec C Limited Edition...

Produced twelve years after the first Impreza WRX model hit the headlines in 1992, this special edition model is one of just 1,000 made, a homologation variant for follow-on rally cars. It serves up blistering acceleration, the 0-60mph dash achieved in just 4.2 seconds, sufficient to embarrass most performance cars even today, yet with four-door practicality too.

Adding to the gold dust, this collector quality car on sale with Historics has covered just 15,000 miles since new, is very original, utterly unmodified and maintained scrupulously by its fastidious owner of the past 14 years. Stored in a heated garage, it travels just 250 miles a year. Estimated at £30,000-£34,000 this super-rare WRX comes to sale with a comprehensive history file, owners manual, service booklet and more.

Meanwhile, in the silver corner, two years the Subura’s junior is a German powerhouse every bit as captivating....

The 2006 BMW M5 features one of the finest road car engines ever built, a Formula 1-inspired, naturally aspirated, 5.0-litre V10 delivering a gargantuan 500bhp underfoot at its 7,750rpm crescendo. This is sufficient to propel the M5’s 1,830kg mass to 60mph a shade quicker than the Subaru - 4.1 seconds - in typical BMW leathered luxury and aplomb.

With just two owners since new, the second adding the stylish body kit and wheels from the 40-year tuning beomoth Hamann Motorsport, the M5 comes with a superb specification. Like the Subaru, it has travelled just 15,000 miles since new, 4,200 on them in the last ten years with the vendor, who has scrupulously maintained the car throughout his ten-year tenure. Estimated at just £27,000-£32,000, very significant bidding interest is anticipated.

See HERE for full details of these and the constantly updated entries at Historics’ Bicester Heritage auction on Saturday, September 23rd.

To pre-register to bid in-hall, by phone and online, see HERE

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