Wall Street Motorsports launches auction site with Ken Block's 2002 Subaru STi

New auction site quietly kicks off with a bang...

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Wall Street Motorsport

Wall Street Motorsport

I'm going to be the first to admit that I was completely oblivious to today's launch of Wall Street Motorsport, a new auction site dedicated to fun and obtainable dream cars. They look to be yet another auction site that takes a bite out of the market share dominated by Bring a Trailer and Cars & Bids. I was casually scrolling through my Twitter feed when suddenly: Ken Block tweeted that one of his former rally cars was up for bid on this new site. It's not just any old Ken Block rally car either, it's this one:

Mike Blabac

Mike Blabac

This is his 2002 Subaru STi that he raced to his very first victory at the 2006 100 Acre Woods rally. This is the car that jumped for a record setting 171 feet. This is the car that launched Ken Block into super-stardom. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for any modern-rally fan or collector.

Wall Street Motorsport

Wall Street Motorsport

Yes, it wears the face of a 2006 'Hawk Eye' Subaru STi, but it is most certainly a 2002 model. It's packing a 304hp Group N-spec 2.0 L boxer. The car was fully prepped by Vermont SportsCar, complete with full FIA rollcage, Group N turbo upgrade, brakes, suspension, skid plates, and gravel tires. Wall Street Motorsports will also be donating the buyer's fee from the auction to Make-a-Wish Foundation, by request of Mr. Block.

Wall Street Motorsport

Wall Street Motorsport

So how does Wall Street Motorsports hope to set themselves apart from other auction sites? Their inaugural blog post indicates that they're more than happy to take a smaller piece of the pie with selling fees. They're going to charge a 3% buyer's fee, as opposed to BaT's 5%, with a cap of $3,000. Sellers can also list their car for free, but can opt for a "rush auction" for a 2% fee based on the final selling price. I'm very excited to add yet another site to my daily auction browsing, and with RAD4sale around the corner, I'm not going to have any choice but to buy something!

Wall Street Motorsport

Wall Street Motorsport

Watch this auction on Wall Street Motorsports.

Top bid is $49,000 with well over 8 days left in the auction

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Comments (7)

  • Hmmm... how does this site differentiate itself with Doug's and the Radwood one and the king, BaT?

      11 hours ago
  • me want very bad

      2 days ago
    • I would repaint the iconic WRC livery

        2 days ago
    • That’s such a tough call... on one hand I instantly recognized it as the 171ft jump car. On the other... WRC BLUE 🤤

        2 days ago
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