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1997 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0 AWD Estate. Time warp! For Sale

A completely original time-warp 1997 Manual Subaru Impreza 2.0 Sport AWD in showroom condition and faultless! UK Main Dealer car with an unbelievable 20,000 miles from new and NO RUST anywhere! Straight sale only please... no part-ex or swaps thanks! SUMMARY... Stunning time-warp Subaru Impreza Sport AWD estate, 5 speed manual with selectable high & low range. Almost certainly unique in this condition, low mileage and ownership. Unmarked showroom condition throughout. Dare i suggest... with the recent full Dintrol treatments and sensible modest upgrades, this is perhaps better than a new Impreza... it's certainly more reliable! Genuine 20,000 miles in one previous family ownership for 22 years (less than 1,000 miles per year). Fully rust-proofed with a professional Dinitrol under-body and cavity treatment. Recent full service to include... timing belt kit & water pump, drive belts, new performance plug leads & plugs, new ignition coil, Pipercross panel air filter, new EGR sensor, full brake service, oil & filter change, gearbox and rear axle oils, and 4 new Goodyear All-Season Vector 4 tyres. Tracking done. Uprated headlights, 'bug-eye' lights & sidelights. Full set of genuine Subaru new and un-used roof bars (still in packaging). New genuine mud-flaps fitted. Running superbly. Nothing needs doing. Will come with 12 months MOT for new owner. EQUIPMENT... permanent AWD (all wheel drive) system, dual-range manual transmission, body coloured bumpers, front air dam, twin rear spoiler, side skirts, roof rails, frame-less doors, front fog lamps, electric headlamp washers, tinted glass, hill-holder clutch, abs, twin airbags, anti-theft immobiliser, electric windows all round, central locking, electric mirrors, 60/40 split rear seats. Dealer accessories; Tailored carpet mats and new tailored rubber mats inc. boot. EXTERIOR... The unique styling of the first generation Impreza in road-going form bears all the resemblance to the ultimate superpower in 1990’s rallying. This incredible 2.0 sport AWD has covered just 20,000 miles from new with two family owners. Finished in factory original bright red, (code 559), the uniform paint finish is simply stunning. All factory panels are pin straight with uniform gaps and only a tiny touched-in mark to the front bumper. The car has the sensible optional main dealer-fitted door protection strips. All trim sections, glass, lights and badges are superb and the huge round fog lamps and the All-Wheel Drive system are a direct descendant from the Subaru’s rallying heritage. This preserved road-going example is simply remarkable. A tow bar has never been fitted. INTERIOR... Commensurate with the 20,000 miles covered under extremely cossetted ownership, the interior is near perfect. The woven cloth upholstery, (code 720), is pristine and shows no wear or damage whatsoever. The door cards, headlining and carpets are immaculate and all functions and controls feel tight and brand new. All equipment is fully functional and the steering wheel and gear knob display unworn natural veins found only on super-low mileage examples. The luggage area with fully intact roller blind shelf is spotless and housed in the boot floor is the original space saver wheel and Subaru toolkit, both virgin unused items. The supplying Subaru dealer sticker (Carstins of Balsall Common) is still in the rear screen and factory labels remain in the door apertures. The ultimate modern classic to seat five in comfort with a large boot, perfect for long distance touring AND for coping with any road condtions. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION... Powered by a 1994cc four-cylinder engine, the output is 116bhp and 172nm to achieve 0-60mph in 9.7 seconds and 118mph top speed. The pristine engine bay is original and all components display the correct standard factory finish. Identity plates, labels and panel stampings are clearly visible. A five-speed manual, dual range gearbox is tight, sturdy and precise and perfectly mated to the awd permanent All-Wheel Drive system. A superb example to drive with just an enjoyable hint of the instantly recognisable Subaru burble. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES... The original light alloy 6j x 15in wheels are unrestored and in superb order with only the very lightest of markings. Four superb Goodyear vector 4 seasons (M&S) 195/60 R15 tyres have recently been fitted and have covered very few miles. The tracking has just been done. The ABS braking system incorporates ventilated front discs to bring the car up to a straight and steady halt. HISTORY FILE... Supplied new by Subaru main dealer, Carstins of Balsall Common, the car was registered new on 7th February 1997 to a Mrs Betty Wilkins who was the first of just two owners. In 2008, family member, Mr Edwin Waters, took ownership and the car has remained with him ever since and used as a second car, a Mk1 Vauxhall Corsa performing everyday duties. The total mileage from new is just over 20,000 miles and the condition of this cherished example is a credit to both owners. The original Subaru document pack holds all handbooks and point of sale literature as well as the service book with ten stamped entries from the supplying Subaru main dealer, Carstins. Both keys are present with dealer leather fob and there is an original sales brochure for the Subaru Impreza 2.0 series. Easy to understand why it achieved a JD Power Gold Award in 1997, the first generation Impreza is an extremely capable, well-built and sure footed modern classic. This example is without question one of the best of the survivors. I have more images available by email and am happy to answer any queries. We are located about 25 miles west of Glasgow and can assist with delivery if required. Thanks for viewing this wonderful Subaru Impreza Sport... 'a sportingly versatile go anywhere estate car!'
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