Prodrive Impreza 555 Group A General Discussion

Discussion in 'Prodrive Impreza 555 Group A' started by Burnsie, May 8, 2018.

  1. GPA555

    GPA555 Type RA Member

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    Northern Ireland
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsjTR3f5v

    R555 FEL ex Bertie Fisher car shell No62 rebuild by BMA

    Now back in a private collection here in Northern Ireland though LHD
     

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  2. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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    @GPA555 Thanks for sharing the link there are so many interesting photos on there :thumb Thats where I found the restoration of S699AWL (chassis 063) :nerd:

    Amazing to see how much bodywork was replaced on Bertie’s old car from the years of rallying abuse. They did a great job of restoring it. Interesting that it wasn’t put back to RHD though when it went back to Ireland?

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  3. GPA555

    GPA555 Type RA Member

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    Car was rebuilt for Stephane Chambon then sold a few years ago for I believe 120,000 euros and has come back home
    Repainted and original Toughmac/Subaru Ireland livery but still LHD and the inside is white.
    Love these machines
     
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  4. benji

    benji V-Limited Member

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    Some awesome pictures there , that shell has taken some beating over the years .. I bet that cost so much to restore the amount of man hours in the shell
    Alone.
     
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  5. Etheridge-Bird

    Etheridge-Bird Moderator

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  6. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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    Thank you @Etheridge-Bird ;) Feel bad now for mentioning it :( lol but I only posted that video the other day :D Can you delete my post? And this one please :wasntme:
     
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  7. Etheridge-Bird

    Etheridge-Bird Moderator

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    No worries as I get carried away with my posts and don’t always check what has been posted previously :thumb
     
  8. hct

    hct 1995 WRX RA STI

    Location:
    Netherlands
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    From the link of the restoration ex Bertie Fisher car they added these inserts/brackets

    did any body seen these before?
    is is not a standard GC8 subaru part i think
     
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  9. Burnsie

    Burnsie V-Limited Member

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    Hi Huub, well spotted :nerd: never noticed those before.

    They certainly aren’t fitted to L439BXP below

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    Or ex Kenny McKinstry shell ex H7KAL

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    Hard to tell on this pic of M824VWL which is now being restored to full 555 livery :inlove: but it looks like it may have some extra bracket?

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    Perhaps it could just be extra gussetting that has been fitted by request of the customer? I don’t think they were fitted to the shells as per Prodrive specification. I have asked the chaps at Autosportif so will hopefully get an answer soon :thumb
     
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  10. benji

    benji V-Limited Member

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    They look like there factory extra inner leg brace , seems a cool Extra the blue shell looks like to have something there too.
     
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