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1997 Subaru Impreza WRX STi – 'Group A' Rally Car (RHD)

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1997 Subaru Impreza WRX STi – 'Group A' Rally Car (RHD)

Guided at £40,000 - £50,000 

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT).

Lot Number: 335.

This car will be Auctioned at Silverstone Auctions, Race Retro Classic & Competition Car Sale, on Friday 24th February 2023, held at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry (CV8 2LZ). 

This good looking, right-hand drive, two-door, 1997 Subaru Impreza WRX STi 'Group A' Rally Car has been the subject of a massive investment and appears ready to go.

We understand from our vendor that the World Rally Blue paintwork has recently been refreshed including the interior and the boot and the result is very impressive. By the time of the sale we may have more information about this car's build history but there is a plate on the fuse box which states "Prepared by Prodrive Ltd." and states that it is an Impreza - WRX and numbered GCB (8?) - 038758.(this information is not warranted). However, regardless of how smartly it's presented, it's the following build details that really matter.

The specification has been provided by our vendor and interested parties are welcome and encouraged to inspect this car closely to confirm those details and see if it will meet with their requirements.

Engine spec;  Zero hours, B13 built by Subaru engine legend Graham Sweet

JDM Spec C cams Avcs heads and JTI adaptor, Big-port heads de-squished and ported, Crower Vernier pulleys,14 mm stud kit, 2.1 block Nitrided crank, Omega pistons 10.1.1, Arrow steel rods, Heavy-duty comp bearing, 11mm oil pump,  Baffled sump modified WRC-type windage anti surge & pick up pipe, RCM crank case breather system, Top-feed reverse manifold uprated fuel delivery pipes, Remote pressure regulator, Kevlar timing belt, Up Spec tension kit, Pink injectors, Lightweight ITV flywheel, huge paddle clutch (new of course like 99% of build), Competition spark plugs NGK PFR7B Iridium, VF34 Turbo (zero miles),  New equal-length stainless steel exhaust manifolds heat wrapped, and full stainless exhaust system,  Front mounted oil cooler, Front mounted intercooler.

Gearbox fitted is PPG 5-speed dog box, has DCCD controlled diff 1.1 drop gears and Harmur blast plates. Also includes gearbox casing for sequential six- speed spec, new Varley Red Top 25 J battery with lightweight alloy carrier relocated inside, quick-release sump guard.

Frank Kelly DIMS 4-way adjustable suspension with remote res costing alone £7k,  Link G4+ stand-alone engine management with innovate LC-2 wideband 02 Digital/air fuel controller, WIRC engine mounts, Heavy-duty Gearbox mounts – Fully seam welded / Full FIA cage/ painted inside out, and underneath, Cradles /shafts powder coated, RCM uprated fuel pump,  PTFE fuel lines inside, Braided brake hoses, Brembo 4-pot brake callipers, comp pads, 2-pot rear comp pads, Race Brake fluid, Hydraulic handbrake with electric diff disengagement, Fully adjustable electric power steering, R180 Diff with larger drive shafts hubs, Fully adjustable rear end.

Cobra Imola seats (2022) OMP FIA Seat rails, FIA Racing 6-point harnesses HANS 3″ with alloy adjusters (2025), brand new plumbed in PD Extinguisher, brand new PD hand-held extinguisher, Electric FIA Cut-Off switch, Intercom, 'Group A' Carbon floor trays, door cards & fire wall, Flock dash, Full MSA- spec roll-cage with sill stand points.

With the car are a number of spares including a fresh set of gold wheels and two sets of black wheels/tyres, alloy ramps and high-lift sill stands, two 4-pot bonnet headlight sets, gearbox casing to change to sequential gearbox, various engine parts etc. for the winning bidder to collect from the vendor in the Midlands. 

It's accompanied by its MSA Log Book / Roll-cage Certificate, UK V5C and a fresh MOT until January 2024 issued with no advisories.

This Impreza appears to offer tremendous value as undoubtedly its build cost with that incredible spec would have been well in excess of today's guide. Interested parties are invited to come along to Race Retro during viewing and closely inspect this impressive little Impreza.



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Item Location: Warwickshire
Seller: SilverstoneAuctions
Joined July 2011
  Louise Joiner
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Company: Silverstone Auctions
Country: United Kingdom
City: Warwickshire
Phone: 01926691141
Condition Rebuilt
Trade or Private: Trade
Price: £40,000
Added: 31/01/2023
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