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1999 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Version 6 Limited
This 1999 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Version 6 is a keenly-presented example of a rally hero which has been professionally converted to tarmac rally specification. Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine which sends 206kW/353Nm to all four wheels. This car features a five-speed manual gearbox. The odometer currently shows 101,863km.
Born out of the age of 1990s rally, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI transforms the economical everyday sedan on which it’s based into an all-wheel-drive rally-bred performance car which earned praise for its immense point-to-point agility. It didn’t get there overnight – the WRX STI was the recipient of continuous development and incremental improvement over its lifespan, with more and more competition parts being fed through the production line via race-partner Prodrive. Various derivatives and limited editions were available – two-door STIs are the most desirable – with only 236 made in this colour worldwide. This Version 6 represents a high point for the GC8 generation with a strong 206kW (276hp) engine. Late 1990s WRX STIs have shot up in value in recent years, but are gradually coming back down in price, making this example a great buying opportunity.
Finished in Blue Ridge Pearl paint on the outside and complete with a stripped-out cabin, this WRX signals its intention from the get-go. There are host of original and aftermarket parts to turn this example into tarmac rally-prepped specification including the Lico Interlagos bucket seats, a full roll cage, Sabelt five-point harnesses, hydraulic handbrake, ABS delete, Wilwood brakes, factory turbo upgrade, and a factory Type R transmission. It also comes with a factory close-ratio gearbox, fire extinguisher, STI strut brace, and Dragon Gauge auxiliary temperature gauges. The car rides on a set of 16-inch gold alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan tyres.
This WRX STI has been owned by the seller for the past six years. In that time it has been used sparingly, and was last serviced by Quickbitz who fitted new a new fuel pump, new injectors, and a new fuel regulator. The engine was also tuned at this visit. No electrical faults are known and the car reportedly runs in fine condition. The car is tuned to run on 98-octane or E85 fuel.
The exterior presentation of this WRX STI isn’t its strong-suit, with the car wearing obvious battle scars relating to its rally use. The Blue Ridge Pearl paint displays in fair condition without major imperfection, however the finish appears to have lost some of its initial glean. There are stone chips and paint chips seen on the front end consistent with tarmac rally, while the lower valance has taken scrape damage. There are scuffs and stone chips seen along the side skirts and around the wheel guards, plus a dent near the passenger door handle. Additionally, there is scuff damage and scrapes around the boot and rear bumper. There is tape covering the hole where the rear wiper once was. All four wheels display kerb damage or paint flaking.
Inside the cabin this car’s singular focus is evident. The weld-in roll cage contains myriad chips and scratches while the trims are covered in dust and grime from rallying. The bucket seats are in great condition as are the performance belts. The door cards and dash trims show scratches and scuffs, as is common in rallying. All gauge instrumentation appears in working order.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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