The STi Version 5 Wagon is one of the most interesting and capable of the classic model 5 door Imprezas. A model only built for the Japanese domestic market officially. It was on the previous model STi Version 3 that Subaru chose to introduce 4 piston signature front brake calipers with 2 piston rear callipers to match. The engines are Sti Blueprinted units with stronger internals incl. better camshafts, valve springs and larger turbo combined with an 8,000 rpm rev limit (Normal WRX's are 7,000) packing 280+ bhp as standard. The STi 5 is also distinguishable by it's updated vented bonnet, light green tint on windows (Privacy glass on the rear), updated rear spoiler with integrated central brake light and the red and white rear lights in addition to crystal type headlights and a fresher design of front bumper. The Sti 5 interior was also of a brighter design than previous versions, with "STi" embossed front seats & white dials with a digital odometer. The air conditioning controls were also updated and a driver's SRS airbag included with the Momo leather steering wheel in addition to a passenger dash-mounted airbag. Further mechanical improvements from Subaru Technica International include a carbon fibre front strut brace, uprated intercooler, full Sti Exhaust and red signature sports shocks - an option on this model. This is a full option car which also includes privacy rear glass, tonneau cover for luggage area, driving lights with colour coded covers and original wind deflectors. Note also the Lamco original option matching boost gauge on the steering column. A Sony 200W CD / Radio head unit is fitted - Note that all audio equipment is supplied free of charge. Wheels are after market 5 spoke 16" items. Tyres are approx 20% worn all weather sports tyres of standard 205/50R16 size. Note: This car has been de-badged at the rear. We can source original Japanese market WRX STi stickers for the rear as well as original 16" gold wheels (Or larger 17" wheels and other performance modifications as desired through: www.neweraparts.com .
For the sports driver who wants reliable high capacity load carrying capability without the weight penalty,outstanding 4WD road holding, STi performance and reliability - this is the wagon to own. Better dynamically than the later heavier and more watered down bugeye STI wagons, performance for money - you'll be hard pressed to find better. Classic Impreza Sti performance - with all the practicality of a normal 5 door wagon. This car's in standard condition aside from the uprated audio, wheels, Zero sports intercooler shroud (Stainless steel) and an earthing kit in the engine bay.
Condition: Our full array of pictures will speak for themselves - to show the outstanding condition of this Impreza STi 5 Wagon. Note the rare colour - only a handful were made in this rare metallic grey. Another colour that evidently lends itself well to polishing if, like the last owner you're that way inclined.
If you've been looking for the very best you can find - then you'll know this is it. Note especially the complete lack of any rust at all on the underside and the unmarked interior. It's never been smoked in since new! This is a grade 4 car of genuine mileage (Auction sheet is shown with picture show).
This car's clearly been well cared for and regularly serviced. The timing belt and associated pulleys & tensioners were replaced by Subaru at 101,081km (62,822 miles) on 26th Sept 2008. Note that classic shape Imprezas easily get pin dents - due to their lighweight construction. Condition is outstanding - with only the following minor faults (they're mostly too minor to repair, but mentioned to give a complete and accurate report):
On the o/s/r door there are 2-3 minor pin dents. On the n/s/f there are 2 very small pin dents. There is also a very light pin dent on the o/s/f wing. Almost too small to notice. Where the full UK OTR package is chosen, these pin dents will be professionally removed & the car will be polished before delivery also. Note there are some minor scratches to the rear bumper, as well as small stone chips to the front bumper and a tiny scratch to the front spoiler's nearside corner. These are too small to repair.
Interior's in excellent condition with no faults to report (This has been a non smoker's car since new) aside from normal wear to the gear shift knob. There's some visible wear on the leather steering wheel - this will be professionally treated and repaired prior to delivery.
Test Drive: Mechanically it's also in perfect condition. Strong power with good response, a nice quiet engine with no noisy valve gear or signs of a hard pushed engine. Note Brake discs usually suffer from heavy wear on Imprezas - if driven hard for most of their lives. This example's discs are visually in very unworn condition. We test drove this car after warming up - which revealed a very tight feeling car. Over a bumpy road there were no rattles or squeaks. Clutch has plenty of life left and brakes feel strong and disc-warp free (Another usual fault on Scoobies - but not on this one!). There are clear signs this car's been well cared for and regularly serviced. Oil has also recently been changed (Less than 2,000 km ago.
Since April 2004, a model report has been required when SVA testing any car of newer manufacture than 10 years of age at first registration in UK. Although there are model reports for Sti 7 & 8 wagon models models, there are none available for the classic STi Impreza models. This mean that only pre 10 year old 1999 Imprezas can currently be imported to the UK. As most pre 1999 Imprezas in Japan are too tired nowadays, or just too expensive if in top condition and low mileage - we are usually unable to supply these. We simply won't buy a car that doesn't meet our exacting standards.
This is an exceptional Impreza STi 5 Wagon in excellent condition. Inclusive of full SVA conversions & de-restriction, new MOT, Paintwork as described, Road Tax, Registration, 12 month's comprehensive warranty and a full valet just before collection, this car is priced at £5,995 OTR, or £5,795 without pin dents being repaired.
This car has now arrived to UK and is available for viewing by appointment. A deposit of £1,000 secures. Please contact us to make arrangements to see it or for full information on how to reserve this Sti Version 5 Wagon.
Don't wait - We don't have any more Sti 5 Sport Wagons - these are very rare now!
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