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Subaru Impreza WRX STI Type R Version 5 (Limited)

Car 12/1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Type R Version 5 (Limited)
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• 12/1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Type R Version 5 (Limited)
• Auction grade Grade 4-B
• Genuine 92,000km from new! (57,500miles)
• Full Subaru Japanese service history from new
• All original manuals/service books
• Worldwide shipping available
• Price: £18,995

HJA bring you this awesome Subaru Impreza WRX STI Type R Version 5 Limited fresh in from Japan. It doesn’t get much better than this, Grade 4, no accident history with genuine kilometres from new all backed with a full history from new. One of the most desirable versions from the GC8 range and being the limited model its even more rare and sought after.

We have a worldwide reputation for only selecting the best examples Japan has to offer for our stock. We sift through literally hundreds of cars monthly and only select a handful for our inventory.

Full service history from new:
1104km, 3916km, 5192km, 27474km, 35693km, 42940km, 54311km, 62571km, 70088km, 76855km, 84263km, 90798km

First impressions the bodywork is in brilliant condition and has been cherished by its owner in Japan. It has all the original panels and being a Grade 4 it has no repair history, it’s rare to find an original straight example such as this as so many have been abused.

It’s not just exceptionally clean on top, underneath is also completely rust free and the chassis rails have not been dented by incorrect jacking as seen with so many (just check out the pics!)

90’s Japanese performance imports are now extremely sought after worldwide, and is considered the next big thing in the burgeoning classic and performance car market.

Sourcing examples like this is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Overall if you are after a truly cherished example to enjoy yourself, to be part of a collection or as an investment look no further.
As with all our cars they will be sent for a full independent check over prior to sale.

WRX STI Type R Version 5 info:
The engine is a red top unit - factory blueprinted & endowed with stronger internals with a higher 8,000 rpm rev limit. Packing a 280+ bhp punch as standard.

Water jets are fitted above the intercooler & these can be operated automatically or at the touch of a button from a button to the right of the steering wheel. The steering rack is quick geared for less turns from lock to lock, as engineered by Subaru Technical International. 4 Piston front brake callipers give excellent braking performance, as required. Further improvements from Subaru includes Sti carbon fibre front strut brace & an uprated intercooler - with a separate water tank to feed water spray onto the intercooler, either in Auto or manual mode.

The gearbox is a close ratio unit with an adjustable centre differential, geared for maximum speed of 155 mph at the red line. The electronically adjustable centre differential allows any range between a fully locked (For very slippery conditions such as snow) all the way to 70% rear and 30% front bias allowing understeer to be dialled out and for power oversteer to be supplied as required.

The STi 5 Type R is also distinguishable by it's updated vented bonnet, facelift front bumper, clear front headlights, light green tint on windows, large rear spoiler with updated and the red and white rear lights. The Sti 5 interior is also of a brighter design than previous versions, with embossed front seats, brushed dark alloy facia around the dials and a Momo SRS steering wheel.

Note that creature comforts are included such as (Facelift facia) climate control A/C, electric colour coded mirrors with electric retract mode, central locking, electric windows, power steering, optional fitted floor mats, privacy glass in the rear, rear wiper, original option wind deflectors and more!
Being the V5 limited model it also has the Roof scoop.