One of the most iconic rally cars ever made will go under the hammer in the new year.
A Rothmans-liveried MG Metro 6R4 - a piece of Group B rallying history - is expected to spark a bidding war when it is auctioned off at the Autosport International show in January.
The car has never actually been rallied, so the naturally-aspirated 3.0-litre V6 under the hood is barely run-in. It was instead used for display purposes and brand promotional activities, including the occasional drive.
More than 60 rare and collectable race and road cars will be sold across the four-day event (January 14-17) at the NEC in Birmingham.
A race-ready 996-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, built in 2002 for the Porsche Supercup Challenge, is among the star-studded line-up. There is also a concours competition winning 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT.
The 911 GT3 has been dry-stored for three years and even comes with a set of spare wheels, while the Dino 246 GT has been in the same family for the past 36 years and comes with a full history file dating back to 1979.
An estimate of £230,000 to £265,000 has been placed on the latter because of its proven racing heritage.
Petrolheads can also get their hands on an ex-works rally 1982 Vauxhall Chevette HSR DTV that was previously driven by British rally legend Russell Brookes.
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