MY98 STI RA Vltd

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  1. laser_gti

    laser_gti Type RA Member

    Location:
    manchester
    Sadly, I have to put up for sale my 1998 GC8 V4 STI Type RA V limited, the reason is because I have another baby on the way. This car is no.21 of 555 in the best colour, Sonic blue. For full spec of these cars please have a look at the Type RA forum.

    The RA was imported in 2008.

    Exterior is very clean and straight, a very small piece of lacquer peel on the rear bumper but there isn’t a single scratch or dent on the body.

    The car has been undersealed and the rear arches are in good condition for its age.

    Engine bay is tidy. Unfortunately, a previous owner has changed the colour of the manifold to green but that’s something I had planned on changing. The car benefits from a RARE ARC induction kit and it had a new radiator fitted when I bought the car Oct 2017. It has recently had genuine Subaru crystal headlights (originals will come with the car) and I was able to source an IC spray bottle as it was missing when I purchased the car. I have fog light covers that need painting that will be included in the sale.

    Interior very good, mostly standard except for the blue Sparco steering wheel and aftermarket stereo system. Seats are in good condition with only a slight wear to the base of the driver’s seat. The car also comes with Prosport gauges and turbo timer. It is an AC and electric window spec car although the air con pump has been deleted by a previous owner. The car is also fitted with a Walbro uprated fuel pump.

    Mechanically, the car has recently had a lot of money spent on it starting with a NEW turbo in 2013. Unfortunately, I had suspected head gasket failure and this was confirmed by a Subaru specialist. So in early June 2018 the car has had the following: NEW genuine Subaru head gasket with skim, NEW 11mm RCM head studs, NEW RCM Cambelt kit, NEW inlet and turbo inlet gaskets, NEW RCM 10mm oil pump, NEW thermostat and waterpump, NEW camshaft shaft oil seal, Millers 10/60 oil and replacement filter. All the work carried out by CAMS performance in Blackburn who have a superb reputation with these cars. Gearshift is lovely, nice and tight with no slop and the correct close/low ratio box. Rear pads fitted May 2018. I have the front pads but not had time to change them yet.

    Wheels and Tyres: 17" Multi Spoke "OZ RACING" Lightweight Magnesium SUPER LEGGERA Wheels Finished In Gold With Space Saver Spare Wheel. NEW black wheel nuts have been fitted recently along with STI centre caps. The car comes with excellent condition tyres. 3 Avon ZV7s and one Michelin PS 4.

    Drives very well and pulls strongly through the rev range. It’s quite a raw experience driving this car and it’s a sensation you only get with a car of this era. Starts hot or cold with no issues or knocks.

    In my ownership it has never been on track and never intended to, it has been purely kept, in a garage, as a second weekend car. Only negative to raise is driver’s side sill has slight corrosion on the jacking point (see pictures).

    Only serious buyers need contact. NO test pilots, NO PX offers and NO low ball offers, thank you. Test drives will be given if potential buyer brings proof of insurance. It took me 12 months to find this car. It's stunning in the flesh.

    Mileage currently at 101613km = 63,139 miles

    MOT April 2019

    Manchester area: 07763753725 to arrange a viewing.

    2 Keys. Cat 1 alarm and immobiliser.

    £8450 o.n.o *Price drop*





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  2. laser_gti

    laser_gti Type RA Member

    Location:
    manchester
    inside and panels.
     

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  3. laser_gti

    laser_gti Type RA Member

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    20180909_153755.jpg Managed to get some better images of the arches. 20180909_153721.jpg
     
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  4. laser_gti

    laser_gti Type RA Member

    Location:
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    Why dislike?
     
  5. mcrae magic

    mcrae magic Type RA Member

    I second that??
     
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  6. V3 type r

    V3 type r V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Nice car that
     
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  7. laser_gti

    laser_gti Type RA Member

    Location:
    manchester
    Still have the car. Would love a forum member to take it. Will listen to sensible offers. It really is a stunning car.
     
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  8. PeteRedRA

    PeteRedRA V-Limited Member

  9. laser_gti

    laser_gti Type RA Member

    Location:
    manchester
    My new born son has arrived!!

    Car is still sat on trickle in the garage....
     
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  10. Burt2000

    Burt2000 V-Limited Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Congratulations on the new arrival:thumb
    Have you had any offers at all? Surely a few hundred each side would sort the arches as they aren’t to far gone. The low miles and recent engine work are good selling points
     
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