1993 Subaru WRX GC8 Impreza
The GC8 Impreza is really the car that put Subaru on the map between it's 4 door practicality paired with it's rally inspired driver's feel. The light weight chassis makes for an exceptional driving experience. This one comes to us with a few modifications to make the whole package even sweeter. With only 68K miles it makes for an excellent example. This is the first one we've had finished in Ebony Pearl (952) which really shows off it's lines. The paint is still in great shape with a deep luster that really pops in the sunlight. The body has been well preserved however does have some minor door dings from being driven over the years. There's also a small scuff on the driver's side front bumper from cutting it a little too close parallel parking. It's also sporting a nice front lip in excellent condition giving the front end a particularly aggressive look. Out back the original wing has been replaced with an adjustable carbon fiber printed one. One thing to note is that the original mounting holes have been covered up with a piece of carbon fiber printed vinyl. That way the next owner could switch back to a stock one if they'd prefer. To round out the rally look a proper set of gold 17" Speedline Super-REG adorn each corner. The rear windows have been tinted for privacy and in turn give it an awesome profile.
The interior has been kept up just as well kept as the exterior, if not better. The WRX models received special seats with red inserts and larger bolsters to keep the passengers firmly planted when the road gets twisty. There is very little wear on the seats and they have no major rips or stains. The dash is also in great condition with no cracks or notable sun damage which can be a concern. The carpeting is free of any major stains as well and the door panels and in great condition with no rips or other major damage. It does have a moonroof that is currently inoperable. Since it's body colored it blends into the roof making it a very subtle piece. The steering wheel is a really nice OEM Momo with a small Subaru stamping at the bottom which is in great shape. Power windows, power mirrors, and automatic climate control are all operating as they should.
Power comes from the 2 liter, closed deck, EJ20G which wasn't an option for the US market. The robust boxer motor has immense power delivery all the way through the rev range. The 4 cylinder fires right up with it's trademark boxer tone. With a full Fujitsubo exhaust it makes sure you notice when you turn the key. The exhaust is certainly noticeable but doesn't drone too badly on the highway. The 5 speed manual shifts smoothly and the clutch feels solid when transferring power to the AWD system. A viscous coupling type center differential and viscous limited slip rear differential were standard features from the factory and part of what made this car such a legend off road. We have gone through and done a routine service on the car; an oil change, replaced the valve stems, as well as replaced the shifter bushing to take the slop out of the gearbox. Between it's massively capable chassis and iconic looks this car really does leave a lasting mark on you.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.