Lot 114 - 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti Spec. D Limited Edition
|Odometer reading||72,564 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
- One of only 300 manufactured for the UK
- 14 stamps in the service book
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 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, meaning they depreciated even more quickly than your usual performance car.
Originally registered on 23rd March 2006 this Subaru presents in great condition. Finished in silver with black leather interior, this is a Spec. D Limited Edition example, of which only 300 were manufactured for the UK market. This Impreza is in its standard guise and has clearly been very well looked after by its two private keepers, with 14 service stamps in the book and having had two cambelt changes. The wheels have recently been refurbished and are shod with Pirelli tyres. Supplied with a V5C registration document, two original keys and the book pack, together with the PIN protected security system, this is a great opportunity to acquire one of the most iconic Subaru cars ever made.
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