1999 Subaru Legacy GT-B Twin Turbo Facelift Sport Wagon *** Rare 5 Speed Manual! *** White
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Legacy GT-B Twin Turbo Facelift 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 performance, value and versatility.
We find these cars are finding welcoming homes with business people who need to carry loads for their work, or owners who need space to carry hobby goods on weekends - whilst wanting a car that is capable of covering ground quickly, be fun to hussle on twisty country roads and able to operate in all weather conditions. These Subarus are also capable of covering high mileages reliably, so they're a good choice for many. A better and more reliable choice than most performance 4WD estate car European counterparts.
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 gas 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)! The car is of standard mechanical specification aside from a Blitz stainless steel cat back sports exhaust.Interior Specification: Twin glass roofs, Half leather bucket type sports seats with alcantara inserts, electrically adjustable driver's seat, Kenwood high quality hifi with CD/Tape/Radio, additional storage under boot area partition, split folding rear seats, rear luggage area cover, 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: UV cut privacy glass for all rear windows (Factory fitted) with pilarless glass on all doors (Also note the black widows wrap all around the car, only the A pilars are visible), HID (Main Beam) headlights, Original 17" alloy wheels with good tyres, factory fitted driving lights, Aero roof rails, high level rear spoiler wiht integrated brake light, sports front grille, vented bonnet, 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 and the engine is purrrfectly quiet, no rattles or other signs of wear. Using the first turbo, to bring on boost from low rpm this car feels potent right from the off, then at around 4,500 rpm there's a transition / increase in power as the second turbo is introduced and the exhaust valve opens. Strongest power thereafter all the way to the redline at 7,500 rpm makes for a very quick production car! We found absolutely no faults to report / needing repair.Condition: Auction grade is 4.0. Rear bumper has been scratched in places and repaired with touch up paint. We feel this would look better with a respray of the rear bumper so this will be repainted professionally if the full UK preparation package is chosen. There are also some monir stone chips on the driver's door and also on the driver's side step a scratch (Already touched in) on the passenger mirror. These are too minor to require repair but are mentioned herewith to give a complete condition report. Interior is in excellent condition with no faults to report at all. See ashtray which shows this has been a non-smoker's car also. 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 for the future as rule changes come in. Please be aware: This is a hand picked example of much better quality than you may find elsewhere is the last example we currently have in stock. We are having difficulty finding good examples like this in Japan, so once it's gone - we expect finding other replacement Legacy GT-B Manual models could take months.
The UK of full preparation as described, 12 months MOT, 6 month's tax and a year's full comprehensive warranty is £5,795. With full UK prep but without repair to minor bodywork faults shown price is: £5,595.
This car has just arrived and is now undergoing preparation to UK register. To view or reserve this car please contact us. A deposit of £1,000 secures. Newera Imports - Hand picking only the very best performance cars since 1998 for delighted customers. Recommended by owner's clubs and magazines all over the world.