Ross Parker on 1 September 2023 (6 months ago).
2000 Subaru Impreza WRX STi JDM Bug Eye
Reg. no. X711 JRE
Mileage: 147,547 kms (91,655 miles)
MOT: August 2024
Price: £10,495 Ono
Located: Chippenham, Wiltshire
With the first generation of Impreza running for 8 years, it was no surprise the GD, 2nd generation came up against some stiff criticism in terms of looks. More recently though it has taken a turn, becoming more popular. Only 4079 WRX STi of this period were produced according to the TypeRA forum database, of which 2271 were painted in the iconic 02C Mica blue like this example. The car produced 276bhp from factory thanks to STi offering a forged EJ207 engine with uprated heads and VF30 turbo. This was coupled to a stronger 6-speed gearbox with R180 drivetrain. As a result, this generation of Impreza still offers the agile, AWD package that is perfect for B-road blasting.
This particular car was registered in Japan in December of 2000. It was then imported into the UK in July 2019 where the current log book shows just one previous owner. There is no rust to be seen on the panels, they are good and straight having received some recent PDR work prior to sale, A standard alloy bonnet has just been painted and fitted. The underside is very clean only having been in the Uk less than 4 years, no underseal currently. The STi interior is also in excellent condition throughout including seat material and bolster wear. The car remains in KMS for originality.
It performs exactly how you would expect. It pulls hard with no issues under load, whilst the 6-speed gearbox performs well in all gears and changes smoothly. The engine remains the standard EJ207 STi lump, one of the strongest Subaru engines available. The only mods are typical import ones and include stainless exhaust system, Greddy boost gauge, Blitz turbo timer, and DVD player. It also has a Greddy radiator, Cusco strut braces as well as recently fitted Tein Coilovers. It Also has a Thatcham alarm system. I have just had a fresh MOT put on the car with only advisories being one tyre warn and number plates fading, all of this has now been rectified.
The car has clearly been looked after in Japan as well as loved here in the UK. It is ready to be used by its new owner. It was last serviced August 2022 which is when the fresh coilovers and drop links were fitted. Timing belt kit was changed in October of 2021, having only done 10,000kms since. The sale does include a large amount of history, the majority of parts supplied by Import Car Parts, the go to guys for genuine Subaru parts with the work being carried out by Quins Specialist Cars. A spare key and alarm fob are also included. A well-maintained example. Further images and videos are available upon request. Viewing by appointment only.