1997 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI TYPE R

KEY FACTS

  • A highly original example of the two-door rally-bred performance car, with an impressive JDM factory specification.
  • Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 2.0-litre Subaru STI ‘boxer’ engine producing 276bhp and sending power to all four wheels via a close ratio five-speed manual transmission.
  • Recently imported from Japan, this vehicle was granted Australian Compliance in May 2021. Included in the photo gallery is the original Japanese auction information sheet and grade.

EQUIPMENT AND OPTIONS

  • This first-generation WRX STI is a JDM model and the first road-going version to feature the lighter weight two-door chassis that also has increased rigidity. Available in just three colours, this example is finished in Feather White over the model specific interior combination.
  • The JDM STI version of the famed EJ20 engine features a ball bearing IHI VF23 turbocharger, STI large core intercooler and larger injectors to produce 276bhp and 253ft/lb of torque.
  • Additional STI enhancements include a driver-controlled centre differential, intercooler water spray, carbon-fibre strut brace and STI exhaust.
  • Standard features include a Nardi steering wheel, air-conditioning, exclusive Oxford Blue gauges, power windows and mirrors, and central locking.
  • The standard head unit has been replaced with a double DIN Addzest ADX8355 CD player and a pair of Kenwood speakers in the rear complete the stereo.
  • The vehicle is supplied with its original JDM owner’s manual and service book.

CONDITION

  • There is no known body damage.
  • The vendor states that the Feather White paint has been resprayed during vehicle’s lifetime and it presents very well. There are some small paint chips on the Black WRX wheels.
  • Inside, the Black and Grey ‘555 SWRT’ seats with Red accents are exclusive to the model and remain in very good condition, with some minor wear on the driver’s bolsters. The centre console, dashboard and door cards are all in good order.
  • There are no known mechanical or electrical faults.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • The vehicle retains the service stickers inside the engine bay from Japan, the most recent of which suggests a service was performed with the odometer reading 133,144km.

SUMMARY

This Subaru Impreza WRX STI Type R is a great example of the beloved first-generation model in the limited edition two-door format. The Type R comes with a range of features that enhance the looks and performance and distinguish it from any other WRX model. A rare sight on Australian roads, it would be a fine addition to any assembly of JDM performance heroes.

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This vehicle’s VIN has been checked against the Australian Personal Property Securities Register, and there is no security interest or other registration kind logged against the serial number. This vehicle has been checked through the Austroads NEVDIS system, and there are no markers under the written-off or stolen databases.

Car Overview

  • 141,410 km
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Feather White
  • Black / Grey
  • 2.0L
  • VIN6U900000GC8057836v


Lot Overview

  • Lot #06074
  • trade Sale
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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