1998 SUBARU IMPREZZA WRX STi VERSION 5 - AUSTRALIAN DELIVERED
Delivered new by Zupps Aspley Subaru of Apsley Qld.
One of 399 Version 5's sold in Australia. One of only 139 delivered in white.
Service record shows constant attention with the last service completed by the second Adelaide owner in April 2019 at 72,578kms. The vehicle has had very little use since. Service completed by S & J Automotive Services of Edwardstown, well respected Subaru specialists in Adelaide.
These cars are a rapidly appreciating emerging classic vehicle with a worldwide provenance attached to their world rally championship success on the global stage and have developed a worldwide cult classic status. In some quarters the Australian delivered V5 STI, Evo 6.5 Makinen and R32 GTR are being touted as the GTS Monaro and Phase 3 GT Falcon’s of the 90’s, with the attributable collectability and investment potential attached to limited build homologation cars with a racing pedigree.
The Version 5 STI coupe is an exciting drive with nimble handling and phenomenal acceleration, easily a match for the supercars of the day, but it was the extraordinary levels of all wheel drive grip that make an STi a legend. The original body 'GC8' Impreza WRXs were built through to 2000 and today the GC8 chassis remains the choice of Subaru enthusiasts for its purer shape and direct association with the successful rally cars of the era.
The pinnacle two-door STI model arrived in 1999, priced at over $60,000 and all 399 were pre-sold before release. Equipped with a 205Kw version of the famous boxer engine, including forged pistons, hollow stem inlet valves, sodium-filled exhaust valves and higher compression ratio, readily identified by its red intake manifold, complete with an upgraded roller bearing turbo, revised cams and higher boost pressures. the STI redlined at 8200rpm - good for a 0-100 km/h dash of just 4.9 seconds, supercar territory at the time and has left a legacy that has endured for over 20 years since its launch.
Other Version 5 STi additions included a close ratio transmission, aluminium bonnet, rear screen wiper, climate controlled air conditioning and larger redesigned aerodynamic rear wing. The STi proved to be an immediate hit with both customers and the motoring press, who praised the car for its impressive performance and handling, comparing it to much higher priced vehicles such as the Porsche 911 Carrera.
Powered by a 2.0 Litre 4 cylinder turbo engine, it produced when new 205Kw and 352Nm of power and torque, delivered to an AWD system via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Performance suggests figures of 0-100kph in 4.9 secs and a top speed near 220kph.
Performance of the WRX STi is remarkable owing to the highly effective way it plants its power so well on the road thanks to the AWD system. A fabulous car to drive and enjoy in all driving modes.
Standard features of this model include:-
16" Alloy Wheels
4 Speaker Stereo
ABS (Antilock Brakes)
Adjustable Steering Col. - Tilt only
Air Cond. - Climate Control
Airbag - Driver
Airbag - Passenger
Body Colour - Bumpers
Body Kit - F&R Spoilers, Skirts, Rear Apron
Central Locking - Remote/Keyless
Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
Disc Brakes Rear Solid
Fog Lamps - Front
Leather Gear Knob
Leather Steering Wheel
Power Door Mirrors
Power Windows - Front & Rear
Remote Boot/Hatch Release
Remote Fuel Lid Release
Sports Seats - 1st Row (Front)
The current owner has provided some additional information about his car as follows:-
"1 of 399 Australian delivered 2 door STI.
We have owned the vehicle since 2003.
Kept in garage and covered majority of it’s existence.
Last major service was done by S & J.
The engine remains unmodified, the car has Bilstein suspension and a cat back exhaust system.
We still have the original radio and side indicator that will go with the car."
A great car to consider and available to inspect on our showroom floor in Adelaide.
We can arrange transport door to door Australia wide.
Finance - our broker offers VERY competitive rates and prompt service.
We welcome the opportunity to consider your trade in.
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