Ex-Colin McRae MG Metro 6R4 on eBay

How about an eBay auction for a truly legendary piece of British auto racing history?  Yes, the actual MG Metro 6R4 once owned by none other than the late, great Colin McRae is up for an offer of a  mere £350,000 – about $460,000 as of today’s exchange rate.

MG Metro 6R4 2

This car has been part of a doctor’s private collection for many years. It has the original V5 document verifying Colin Steele McRae as a previous owner.

MG Metro 6R4 - Colin McRae

For your winning money, you can have one of Group B’s most boxy – and crazy – icons. 6 stands for the number of cylinders, R for rear-engined and 4 for four-wheel drive. All you need to know is it’s probably the hottest of hot hatches. Inferno levels of hot, actually.

MG Metro 6R4 - Engine

This one is in full rally trim, so has over 400bhp. The Metro is rare in being one of few such cars of the era that did not use turbocharging for added oomph.

Instead of the original car’s gently pathetic A-series engine, a 3.0-litre 90-degree V6 was slotted in where the rear passengers are meant to go. It also features twin-cam heads modelled on Cosworth’s Formula F1 DFV V8 engine, and boasted a kerb weight of just 1,000kg. Plus, with a trick four-wheel drive system it makes for a shocking, frightening, and ultimately exhilarating ride for the handiest of handy drivers.

MG Metro 6R4

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