• This Australian-delivered 1999 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Version 5 is a stunning example of the rally-born icon.
  • Subaru’s legendary EJ207DW1PR 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine delivers power via a five-speed manual transmission paired with all-wheel drive.
  • One of just 399 WRX STIs allocated to the local market in 1999, this car shares the highly desirable body shape of the Peter Bourne and Colin McRae cars that drove Subaru’s early rally success.


  • The WRX STI gained forged pistons, hollow stem inlet valves, sodium-filled exhaust valves and a higher compression ratio to produce a 206kW power plant capable of a 0-100km/h time of 4.9 seconds with an 8,200rpm redline. New suspension and a short-shifting gearbox complete the driving experience.
  • Features a genuine Subaru alarm and immobiliser, STI bucket seats, leather Momo STI steering wheel, leather handbrake and gear knob, driver and passenger airbags, and air conditioning.
  • The WRX has been maintained in original condition and is cosmetically and mechanically unmodified. It benefits from a more modern aftermarket Pioneer head unit with Bluetooth and reverse camera, and the original stereo is included in the sale.
  • Sold with all original books, including the national dealer directory booklet, STI booklet and STI owner’s handbook, along with full Subaru service history, original tools and jack, three key fob remotes and three spare keys.


  • There is no known prior bodywork damage, and the panels present in superb order.
  • The original gold five-spoke wheels are immaculate and badges, decals and other trim are all in excellent condition.
  • Its Pure White paintwork is believed to be original and is in incredibly good order for its age. The only noted imperfections are a near-invisible mark on the bumper, and some scrapes on the underside of the bumper, which are to be expected on a low-riding car that has been driven.
  • Inside, the original interior has been very well maintained and remains in near ‘time-warp’ condition, showing slight signs of use but no significant wear.
  • No electrical faults have been detected, and there are no warning lights on.
  • A roadworthy inspection was carried out on 15 May 2020 and the car passed first time with no issues or warnings.


  • Subaru in Artarmon, Sydney, carried out a major service in February 2020 at 108,674 km. The engine oil and filter were refreshed, and an upper engine cleaner was run through. A new shifter linkage, bushings, cam belt, idlers and pulleys were all installed.
  • A standard oil and filter service was carried out at 94,000 km and a knock sensor was replaced at 92,000 km.
  • Otherwise, the car has largely been in storage in recent years and has only required NSW’s standard pink slip inspection.
  • While the recommend service interval for the STI is 12,500km, most services have taken place at much less than that, which is another good indication of fastidious maintenance.


This Subaru Impreza WRX STI Version 5 has been maintained in excellent condition for its age, now presenting as a totally original car in near showroom condition. One of just 399 Australian-delivered 1999 cars, you will surely struggle to find a better example of this rally-bred performance hero.

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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

  • 108,973 km
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Pure White (51E)
  • Black / Grey (830)
  • 2.0L
  • VINJF1GM8KD3XG002132

Lot Overview

  • Lot #05178
  • private Sale
  • Springwood, New South Wales, Australia


  • jokie

Exterior  (75)

Interior  (48)

Mechanical  (32)

Documents  (30)

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