1998 Subaru Legacy GT-B Twin Turbo Sport Wagon *** Rare 5 Speed Manual! *** Pearl Silver
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Legacy GT-B Twin Turbo Sport Wagon *** Rare 5 Speed Manual! ***
The Subaru Legacy GT-B Twin Turbo BH5 Sport Wagon was introduced for the Japan market only at the end of 1998. As usual, the Japanese kept the best for themselves, with the UK, Europe, etc only getting normally aspirated Legacy Estate models!The GT-B is an extensively equipped robust spaceous family car offering legendary Subaru twin-turbo performance. This particular example is extremely rare being equipped with a 5 speed manual gearbox and impressive specification. As a complete package the Legacy GT-B Twin Turbo is unbeatable for perrofmance, value and versatility.
Mechanical Specification includes: 2 litre 16 valve boxer 4 cylinder EJ20 engine with intercooled sequential twin-turbos making 280 bhp as standard, 5 speed manual gearbox mated to permanent 4 wheel drive, with powerful 4 wheel disc brakes and factory fitted Bilstein suspension. These combined help to offer a refined yet sporty ride with class leading load capacity. 0-60 in 5.8 seconds with ability to return 30 mpg when driven normally. Naturally there's ABS as standard too. Considering the capacity of swallowing an entire family of 5, their luggage and the dog with ability to cruise at high speed to say a Ski resort, it only weighs 1,520kg unlaiden, just 90kg more than a 4 door Impreza Sti (GDB Version)!
Interior Specification: Half leather bucket type sports seats with alcantara inserts, electrically adjustable driver's seat, High power McIntosh Audio with built in subwoofer at the rear, UV cut tinted glass with privacy glass for rear windows, auto-retractable net for rear luggage space, additional storage under boot area partition, split folding rear seats, fitted rear luggage area covering carpet, full set of fitted mats, Momo SRS leather trimmed steering wheel, SRS airbag for passenger leather trimmed shift knob, climate controlled air conditioning, electric door mirrors with retract mode, full electric windows remote controlled central locking. Exterior: Full factory fitted body kit (Polyeurethane plastic, so it's flexible and impact resistant), high level rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, HID (Main Beam) headlights, Original 17" alloy wheels (With near new tyres), factory fitted driving lights, Aero roof rails, sports front grille, vented bonnet, Bilstein (Factory fitted) boot badge, rear wash wipe. Note the low centre design of the rear bumper for ease of loading. Test Drive: As with each car we source, this example was picked for it's high quality. It's clear from the general condition, this example's never been driven hard and has always been well looked after. As such it drives without fault. Using the first turbo, to bring on boost from low rpm, this car feels potent right from the off, then at around 4,000 rpm there's a transition / increase in power as the second turbo is introduced, which continues all the way to the redline at 7,500 rpm. Bilstein sports shocks control roll and damping very well, giving a comfortable, yet high performance ride. We found absolutely no faults to report / needing repair on this car. Condition: Auction grade is 4.5 (Copy of auction sheet is available upon request). Front and rear bumpers have some scratches to the edges and also the side skirt mouldings have some light marks. These will be repainted professionally if the full UK preparation package is chosen. Interior is in excellent condition with no faults to report. Note the complete lack of corrosion, or oil leaks on the underside. Engine bay is also in excellent condition, with no rust on bolts, etc. Even the fins on the intercooler show virtually no flattening, further indicating this car's not been driven hard (Subaru intercooler fins will flatten if the car's driven at speed in rain, for example!). Note that being a 1998 model, this car offers high performance motoring, with low level UK road tax costs!
This car has recently arrived from Japan and is available for viewing in our indoor showroom located in Norfolk. of full UK preparation, 12 months MOT, 6 month's tax and a year's fully comprehensive warranty is £5,795. Alternatively, if you'd like the car as is to complete minor paintwork repairs, MOT registration yourself (Registration is very easy, we'll tell you how of course) this car's available at just £4,395.
To reserve this car please contact us. A deposit of £1,000 secures.
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