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Subaru Impreza STI 1998 JDM GC8 Import - Running Project - Original & Unmodified

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Condition:Used
Mileage:113000
Model:Impreza
V5 Registration Document:Present
Colour:Black
Vehicle Type:Performance Vehicle
Drive Side:Right-hand drive
Manufacturer:Subaru
Safety Features:4-Wheel Drive, Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Driver Airbag, Immobiliser, Rear seat belts
Engine Size:2
In-Car Audio:CD Player
Transmission:Manual
MOT Expiry:201707
Doors:4
Reg. Date:19980301
Power:280
Interior/Comfort Options:Air Conditioning
Service History Available:Yes
Seats:5
Fuel:Petrol
Previous owners (excl. current):3
Metallic Paint:Yes
Body Type:Saloon
Exterior:Rear Spoiler
Drivetrain:4 WD
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Car location:Alresford, United Kingdom
Last update:19.07.2020



Additional Info

Details1998 JDM Subaru Impreza Sti GC8Completely original & unmodifiedImported to the UK in 1998 & 3 former keepers since then.Last owner (advanced driving instructor) had  the car since 2000. I have owned since 2016 but sadly it has spent most of this time off the road.Mileage [hidden information] Miles (some of these would have been km).The vehicle has no MOT and has been off the road for the last 3 years.Cobra Thatcham Cat 1 Alarm/Immobiliser ( with documented certificate of installation )
Good bitsEngine pulls strong & starts easily, with a smooth idle and no smoke or untoward noises.Gearbox work perfectly, smooth shifts and feels very tight.The interior is in great condition - original head unit present.Alcantara seats are in great condition.Original gold wheels in mint condition (Refurbished shortly before taken of the road)Completely unmodified which is very rare!Extensive service history & paperwork.Serviced annually at Haven Motor Holdings (independent Japanese specialist) regardless of mileage from 2005 - 2016.Front Brake calipers replaced with rebuilt units 2016.Always ran on Shell V Power(Previously Shell Optimax)
TLC neededThe arches are rusty on the front and rear (see photos). This is supposedly a common issue on JDM cars but nonetheless it will need work here.
There is a dent in the bonnet and a plastic clip that holds grill has snapped (I think this was from a tow bar of a van reversing up our driveway).
Cracked front left indicator & damage to wing (work car park).
The coolant overflows/leaks, I had the radiator replaced but this did not solve the problem. I suspect there is a head gasket leak of exhaust gas into the coolant.
The windscreen has a crack in it (long enough to fail MOT)
Tyres have plenty of tread left but are quite old (Uniroyal Rainsports)

Photos & walk-around video:https://photos.app.goo.gl/jhTMgjRBPs8o5sFc6
SummaryGreat opportunity to acquire an original and unmolested v4 WRX STI. A small amount of TLC will result in a clean, original, exceptionally well documented modern classic with only 3 previous owners. I had originally planned to undergo this work myself but other life circumstances got in the way. I am happy to answer any questions, arrange video viewings and socially distant viewings. Full test drives will be a challenge as the car has no MOT, however the car is located on a small amount of private land for testing.


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