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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Chassis Number – JF1GD70634L52158
Exterior Color – Alpine White
Interior Color – Black and Blue Fabric
Engine Type – 2.5 Liter Intercooled Turbo Boxer 4-cylinder
Gearbox – 6-speed manual
Current Miles – 1,358 miles
Current Owner – Original owner purchase new
Initially a small car company with a focus on fuel efficiency and low-cost transportation, Subaru became a highly respected brand by building their reputation offering reliable all-wheel drive compact cars with astonishing durability. Endearing and charming to largely commuters, Subaru engineers set their sights on conquering rally racing as an integral part of their performance development and growing brand image with younger buyers. Named the WRX for “World Rally eXperimental” the model line began in 1992 utilizing the Impreza platform. This considerable effort resulted in the construction of some of the most impressive rally cars as well as Subaru winning World Rally Championship driver’s titles and the manufacturers title three years in a row from 1995-1997. Both wagon and sedan models were offered in the first-generation line, establishing the WRX as an important part of the performance brand presence Subaru needed for this growing market. The second-generation WRX arrived in the US market for 2002 with the STi offered in 2004. Distinguished primarily by their headlight signatures in the changing model years, Subaru also developed similar performance models specifically for Saab. In recent years, the very best of the WRX models have become highly sought after due to their legendary performance, fantastic bang-for-the-buck handling, robust aftermarket performance offerings, and dedicated club support.
History of This Car
This example was purchased brand new by the current and only owner, a highly regarded Northern California collector/enthusiast who recognized the potential for these cars as important performance offerings from a rapidly growing company. According to a copy of the window sticker included with the car, an optional turbo boost gauge and auto dimming mirror with compass were delivered new with the car. After purchase, the owner carefully selected a series of proven performance upgrades, all of which were professionally installed.
Modifications/Upgrades to This Car
-Cusco Type OS front strut tower brace
-Cusco/Safety 21 4-point roll bar with harness bar
-Front 5-point Willans racing seatbelts
-Random Technology Exhaust system
-Apex AVC-R Actuator Valve Controller
-JVC 200W KD-AR3000 stereo
-Intercooler temperature gauge
-Perrin rear sway bar with aftermarket steel lateral links
-Rubber floor mats
-Carbon fiber trim kit
-Fog lamp kit with trim
Exhibiting an extraordinary amount of restraint, the owner has driven the car a mere 1,358 miles since delivered new. The car has always benefited from superlative care, indoor storage, regular detailing, and consistent service. The most recent maintenance includes a January 2022 30k service performed with 1,338 miles including all fluids, inspection, brake fluid flush, oil and filter change, air filter change, and manual transmission drain and fill. Also, at this time, the passenger side TKA20 airbag inflator was replaced under factory recall and tested.
Today this Subaru presents essentially as new with excellent factory applied Alpine White paint that is original throughout, displaying virtually no signs of age reflecting a beautifully preserved exterior. The body panels have been digitally metered, returning paint depth readings consistent with factory original paint. The body panels are in excellent condition showing factory fit to the doors, trunk, and hood with excellent fit to the front and rear bumper caps. The unique biplane wing is factory painted to match with no evidence of warpage as typically seen in cars stored outdoors. The trim, lenses, and glass are all in excellent condition and bear all the markings consistent with factory installation. The impressive BBS wheels are finished in gloss black contrasted by gold caliper Brembo brakes. A set of Bridgestone Potenza tires are fitted.
The original black and blue fabric interior is like new throughout. The seating surfaces are very nicely preserved as are the door panels, and carpeting. The interior has been upgraded with a pair of Willans 5-point seatbelts and a Cusco/Safety 21 4-point roll bar with harness bar. The dashboard and instrumentation are in excellent condition with clear digital readouts, proper function, beautiful factory dials, and excellent surface finishes including the carbon fiber inserts on the dashboard. Installation of the three-gauge package is very well done as are the JVC stereo, Apex controller, and digital intercooler gauge integrated into the center console. The steering wheel, control details, 6-speed manual gear shift handle, and added instrumentation all remain in excellent condition. The overall fit and finish of the interior is crisp, fresh, and nicely upgraded with performance enhancements that add to the mystique of these powerful cars.
The engine compartment retains stock finishes and factory correct components. The original engine is clean and properly detailed, with all cosmetic features under the hood remaining fresh and properly maintained displaying excellent factory finishes and correct hardware as well as modest upgrades for performance enhancement including a Cusco Type OS front strut tower brace. The Apex boost controller is located on the passenger side strut tower, which is compatible with a stock wastegate/turbo, however the hoses are currently disconnected. A period correct DASKTEK piggyback is on the ECU.
The trunk remains stock from the factory, displaying correct materials and finishes, an unused spare tire, proper accessories, factory tools, and correct construction details consistent with factory original examples. Underneath the car, the chassis is in excellent condition showing no visual evidence of structural compromise to the floor pan or suspension mounting points. The floor pan appears essentially new, free of major marks or damage, consistent with the zero-accident Carfax and the original miles indicated. An upgraded Random Technology exhaust has been installed as well as an Invidia Equal Length header, and a downpipe leading to high-flow catalytic converters. A Perrin rear sway bar with aftermarket steel lateral links has been installed.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a very low mile, one-owner, factory original example of one of the most innovative performance sedans to arrive in North America. Offering amazing performance, Rally-bred engineering, and superb preservation, this Subaru WRX STi is an ideal and highly desirable Japanese performance sedan ready for an enthusiast, collector, or passionate performance driver to drive, show, or continue to preserve for generations to come.
Included with this Car
The car comes with a set of Subaru branded floor mats, two keys, car cover, JVC sound system literature with removable display case, remote control and CD, Apex instruction manual, Subaru owner’s manual and Subaru literature, and Competition G-Tech Pro performance meter instruction guide.
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