Lot 133 - 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Pro-Drive
|Odometer reading||72,600 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,867|
The WRX (World Rally eXperimental) flat-four engine is turbocharged and develops around 235bhp in initial trim. Relatively modest by today’s standards but anything but in-period, and its lively engine is mated to a manual gearbox and a sophisticated four-wheel-drive system. A relatively lightweight car, it goes like stink and took the motoring world by storm. Rally win followed rally win - and the Brits wanted a piece of the action, importing both saloon and hatchback variants by the container load. The second-generation cars, available from 2000, officially boasted between 261bhp and 276bhp depending on the model, enough to propel the 1,360kg Impreza to a top speed of over 150mph via a 0-62mph time of under five seconds. Rallying legends such as Colin McRae and Richard Burns took the already potent Impreza STi and turned it into an iconic machine, the likes of which we will probably never see again. On a performance-per-pound basis they were extraordinarily cheap when they were new, and a series of upgrades and model changes that encouraged owners to change their cars more frequently than they might otherwise have done.
Originally registered on 1st September 2007 this Impreza has been very well cared for. The silver coachwork is in very good order as is the black leather interior. The comprehensive history folder includes the certificate and invoice for the Prodrive Pack in 2007 when the car was only a month old. Also present in the history folder is every previous MoT certificate. A Cat 1 alarm system is fitted (with PIN) and this Subaru comes with the original handbooks and service book with 11 stamps, five of which are by Subaru main dealers. Coil over suspension and a performance exhaust system ensure this is a car that not only handles well but sounds superb. Supplied with a current V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until 10th April 2023 and two sets of keys. With only three former keepers, this very well-presented Subaru Impreza WRX STi is a great car to drive.
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