1994 Subaru WRX GC8
Subaru's Impreza WRX is a sporty, rally-inspired, and spacious family hauler. Distinctive styling and a turbocharged 4 cylinder make the WRX a timeless Japanese Classic! This 1994 example is finished in Quicksilver Metallic (262) and is stunning in person. The paint shows minor rock chips from being driven, but no major defects. Having just a mere 107K verified and documented miles this WRX has just the right amount of modifications and is a hoot to drive. The front end is aggressive with functional vents, hood scoop, and even a glimpse of the large front mount intercooler behind the bumper. 17" OZ Crono wheels finished in white are outfitted with brand new tires and complete the overall look this beautiful WRX deserves. Notable repairs include a new hood and fenders, along with a replacement left rear door. Just off of a recent oil and filter service as well as a VA safety inspection, this turbo family sedan is ready for the trip to the grocery store and the backroads on the way.
The cabin sports a dark gray finish with red inserts on the seats and door cards. It is obvious that the previous owner took pride in ownership based on the interior condition. The carpets have not seen too many rough days and have held up well over the years. The headliner shows no stains or sagging. The OEM Nardi steering wheel does show some light wear and factory the shift knob was ditched for a RAZO shift knob for a more sporty feel. The analog gauges are easy to read and a Blitz boost gauge was added to give the driver more accurate readings. Other interior modifications include the A'pexi S-AFC controller to fine-tune the light modifications. An A'pexi turbo timer is present, to allow the car to idle for a preset amount of time after the key is removed to help cool down the hot engine oil, especially after a spirited drive. An Apexi PowerFC engine management computer has been installed allowing full tuning capabilities, although the PowerFC Commander accessory display does not seem to be connecting. The power amenities include electric windows, locks, and mirror adjustments for driver convenience and comfort. A Carrozzeria double din radio was installed for music when you don't want to listen to all the turbo noises. The heat blows hot for upcoming winter days, however, the A/C is inoperable but all of the components are present. You will find the original owners' manuals in the glove box to compliment this fantastic driving car.
The throaty EJ20G turbo four-banger is responsible for all the fun behind the wheel. Combined with a 5-speed manual transmission and 3 pedals, keeps the driver in full control throughout each gear. A turn of the key and she fires right up with the help of a brand new 12V battery. The shifts through the manual gearbox are smooth thanks to a brand new clutch our technicians installed. While we were there we also replaced the rear main seal, for good measure. Acceleration is quick, with no hesitation throughout the RPM range. Some tasteful modifications found under the bonnet include an A'pexi intake filter, a Greddy front mount intercooler, and a Blitz blow-off valve. Additionally, there appears to be a set of equal length headers installed, however, we are unaware of the brand. Greddy again was chosen for the full cat-back exhaust to finish it off, firing out the back of this beast. The factory suspension was ditched and beefed up with a set of Tein lowering springs and the car is very flat in the twisties. This allows a lower center of gravity and less body roll. The sway bars were upgraded with Cusco front and rear bars and a Cusco front power brace to tighten up the chassis in sharp corners. In addition to the oil change, we also installed brand new spark plugs and a new left front tie rod, getting this WRX up to snuff for VA safety inspection. This very fun-to-drive WRX is ready for its next driver!
*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.