CK Vehicle Imports Pty Ltd

2/11 Wrights Place, Arundel,
Queensland, Australia 4214

1997 GC8 SUBARU WRX TYPE R STI – 2 DOOR – AWD 2.0L TURBO – 5 SPEED MANUAL – RARE

Vehicle Description

1997 GC8D SUBARU IMPREZA WRX TYPE R STI AWD 2 DOOR COUPE

This is the 1st generation of Subaru’s famous line of Impreza WRXs. Famous for their rally wins, these road going versions were available in WRX Type RA, WRX, WRX Type RA STI Version III &
WRX STI Version III.
The STI (which means Subaru Tecnica International) was a sportier version of the WRX, that featured upgrades such has stronger engine, better brakes, stiffer suspension, recaro seats, Gold alloy wheels (just like the rally cars had) & unique STI badging.

This particular vehicle is the 2 door version, which was available in Japan from early 1997. It’s essentially a 2 door version of the WRX Type RA variant. The Type RA model was usually a stripped-down version of the WRX.
It was only available in the Japanese market & was aimed at people who wanted to buy a vehicle to use in motorsports.
Aimed at racing and rallying, the RA versions were usually lighter in weight; & sometimes featured reduced soundproofing, manual windows, no air conditioning, no ABS and added features for racing, like more robust engines & water spray for the top mounted intercooler. The WRX Type RA also uses a close ratio gearbox and has a Nardi three-spoke leather steering wheel.

This particular car has the very capable 2.0 Litre EJ20 DOHC direct-injected turbocharged intercooled horizontal/boxer 4 cylinder petrol engine, which is mated to a close ratio 5 speed manual transmission.
On top of all this, is the security of Subaru’s legendary All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system (with 50:50 torque split) & viscous rear limited slip differential, for constant on road traction & extra security
(when needed) on those wet slippery roads or for better handling, when taking the vehicle to the track.

This version of the WRX STI came with a Driver Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD), which is an electromechanical type differential that can be locked (from inside the cabin) by the driver.
This particular car also has a water-spray nozzle to dampen the top of the intercooler. This is activated by a switch on the dash.

LOW 124,000kms.

Interior, Security & other features include:

  • Seats 4 people.
  • STI Sports body kit, rear wing, Recaro front seats & leather gear shift knob.
  • 17 inch alloy wheels.
  • Air-conditioning
  • 4 Speaker CD player with AM/FM radio.
  • Electric windows with driver’s window having auto down/up function.
  • Electric mirrors..
  • Nardi 3 spoke leather steering wheel with tilt adjustment.
  • Remote central locking with immobiliser.
  • Adjustable headlights with auto on/off function.
  • Various cup and bottle holders as well as storage pockets throughout the cabin.
  • Has a 60 Litre petrol tank.

Safety features include:

  • The security of All-Wheel-Drive, for constant on road traction & security (when needed) on those wet slippery roads.
  • 4 wheel disc brakes with 4 pot on the front & 2 pot on the rear.
  • Driver Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD).
  • Rear mechanical viscous LSD (limited slip differential)

Vehicle comes with RWC & QLD registration.

Freight to other areas of Australia (at buyers expense) can be arranged.

This is a great opportunity to purchase a very quick & well equipped vehicle for a very good price.

We have other vehicles (including petrol 2WD and 4WD wagons) available.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or photos.

Please Note: Whilst all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that this information is current, accurate and complete, mistakes can occur. If you believe that any information we have displayed is inaccurate, please contact us immediately and we will take all reasonable steps to correct it.

Vehicle Specifications

  • Registration date: 1997
  • Kilometers: 124,000 km
  • Condition: Used
  • Exterior Color: White
  • Interior Color: Black
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Engine: 2 L
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Fuel Type: Petrol

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