Subaru Impreza 2.5 WRX GB270 Final Edition, 2008, No. 245 of 400 cars, 1 Private Owner and just 20,500 miles from new, World Rally Blue Mica, Prodrive Performance Pack, Alcantara Interior upgrade, Clarion ICE upgrade, Full Service History, Outstanding Original Condition throughout.
*September 2008 (58 Reg)
*No. 245 of just 400 UK cars
*1 Private Owner from new
*World Rally Blue Mica Paintwork
*2.5 flat four turbo with PPP (266bhp)
*Manual 5 speed ‘Quick-shift’ transmission
*Classic World Rally Blue Metallic
*Prodrive P1 18’’ Alloy Wheels
*STi / WRC Styling
*Factory ICE upgrade
*GB270 Branded Interior
*Subaru and Specialist Service History
*Tracker Vehicle Security
*Full MOT History
*3 Months Warranty
CSC present for sale this outstanding, low-mileage Subaru Impreza WRX GB270 Final Edition saloon, one of just 400 cars and 300 saloons built as a ‘last hurrah’ to commemorate 14 years of Impreza WRX prior to the then new Impreza hatchback model being introduced.
These ‘Final Edition’ cars based on the standard 2.5 226bhp WRX model featured £7,600 worth of extra equipment including the following:-
*Prodrive Performance Package which increased power to 266bhp
*Lowered suspension – 30mm front and 10mm rear
*Quick-shift gear change with MOMO ‘air-race’ gear knob
*STi Front styling and lip spoiler
*WRC style rear wing
*Stainless steel mesh front grills
*18’’ Prodrive P1 alloy wheels finished in silver
*GB270 branding including individual numbered interior plaque
*GB270 branded fitted floor mats
Further factory options fitted to this particular example at a cost of £3,755 are:-
*GB270 branded Leather & Alcantara interior option
*Clarion ICE upgrade including – Sat/Nav, iPod connection and hands-free phone kit
*Rear window privacy glass
The Prodrive Performance Pack (PPP) pushes the performance into base STi territory whilst remaining a tad more refined from a drivability point of view. The exterior styling is classic WRX with a touch of STi and WRC extravagance though the silver finished 18’’ alloy wheels do ‘tone down’ the look slightly compared to the common gold finished found on the majority of WRX and STi variants.
Internally, the interior of this example is set off by the optional half leather & alcantara seats and trim which adds a touch of sporty luxury to the familiar Subaru cabin. The MOMO gear knob and quick-shift gear change are a joy to use and offer a precision feel to the 5 speed manual gearbox, increasing the driver enjoyment of the otherwise classic Impreza driving experience.
Cosmetically, the car is presented in superb original condition throughout and has to be seen in the metal to be truly appreciated. The paintwork remains in superb condition with no parking dents or blemishes other than a small amount of tiny stone chips as you would expect. The alloy wheels remain in un-damaged condition and all wear matching premium tyres.
EXTERNAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
18’’ Prodrive P1 Alloy Wheels
STi & WRC body Styling
Prodrive Mud flaps
INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE:
Black leather and Alcantara GB270 branded trim
Front Sports Seats
3 Spoke Leather Steering Wheel
MOMO Gear Knob
Clarion ICE system
Power Assisted Steering
Front and Side Airbags
Electric windows and mirrors
Engine: 2.5 flat four turbo
Drivetrain: Four Wheel Drive
Acceleration: 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds
Top Speed: 143mph
Economy: many ‘smiles per mile’
This GB270 was originally pre-ordered by Davies Subaru and Ford of Rhos Garage, Cardigan, Wales who took delivery on 30th September 2008. The car took pride of place in the showroom for two years, and was seen on a regular basis by the current owner from Aberystwyth as he passed by the showroom. When the garage became a Ford only dealership the current owner made an enquiry on the Impreza which resulted in its purchase. The GB270 was delivery from the dealership on 1st September 2010 having covered just 27 miles.
The car was returned to Davies Subaru on 3 further occasions for scheduled servicing and maintenance and then went to Davies Motorsport Services for the 10,000 mile service and replacement belts.
The current MOT runs until 19th September 2019 and shows no advisory points at the last test.
This rather special Subaru WRX GB270 is accident free and HPi clear, and comes with the following accompanying items:-
*The original Subaru Wallet, owners’ handbooks, manuals & service record.
*The original Delivery Inspection Note confirming the cars spec & details
*A full MOT history to confirm the low mileage.
*Both original remote keys.
*Tracker Security device (requires registration and activation)
*A file containing relevant various service and maintenance receipts.
*An original GB270 sales release brochure
*A fitted car cover with storage bag.
An very low mileage, 1 private owner ‘last of line’ classic Impreza WRX GB270 final edition in original un-molested condition offering a rare purchase and potential investment opportunity for any true Subaru enthusiast.