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2005 Subaru

Impreza WRX STI

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2005 Subaru

Impreza WRX STI

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What We Like

Subaru’s WRX has evolved into a fantastic all-weather performance car thanks to years of honing and success in the World Rally Championship. This particular 2005 STI has just 35k miles and is finished in iconic World Rally Blue with factory gold BBS wheels. The car has few modifications and was registered in California from new until the selling dealer’s acquisition in 2021. Substantial servicing has also been completed in 2021, including a new timing belt and more as detailed below. It has become challenging to find low-mileage WRX STIs such as this, with values steadily increasing in recent years.

Vehicle Information

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LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19124
VIN / ChassisJF1GD70635L517756
Mileage35,400 Miles
EngineTurbocharged 2.5L Flat-Four
Transmission6-Speed Manual
DrivetrainAWD/4WD
Exterior ColorWorld Rally Blue Pearl
Interior ColorBlack/Blue
Title StatusClean (Pennsylvania)
Loan StatusNo loan

Seller Information

Vehicle History & Overview

Although currently titled and located in Pennsylvania, this WRX STI was sold new in California and stayed there until the selling dealer acquired it in 2021, as shown in the included Carfax history report. Thorough mechanical servicing has been completed under the seller's care, as listed in the Servicing & Documentation section of this listing.

The long-awaited Subaru WRX was released onto US shores in 2002, with the factory hot-rod STI arriving for the 2004 model year. Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system was standard with an adjustable center differential to vary torque-split front/rear, while motivation came from a turbocharged and intercooled 2.5L flat-four developing 305 horsepower. Larger Brembo brakes and chassis/suspension improvements accompanied the increase in horsepower. All of this combined to create a fun-to-drive vehicle with serious performance and grip, which can still take the kids to school comfortably year-round.

Factory Equipment

Despite being the road-going equivalent of a purpose-built rally car, the Impreza WRX STI came well-equipped with the following: 

  • Intercooler sprayer 

  • Adjustable height headlamps 

  • Adjustable center differential (DCCD) 

  • AM/FM/CD Stereo 

  • Automatic climate control 

  • STI-branded seats finished in blue Alcantara 

  • Leather trimmed steering wheel & shift knob

Modifications

According to the seller, this WRX STI is stock aside from the following: 

  • SPT-branded front strut-tower brace 

  • Rear strut-tower brace (unbranded)

The below items are included but are not currently installed, as shown in the gallery below:

  • Cobb AccessPORT programmer

  • Perrin front and rear sway-bars

  • Aftermarket air filter element

Servicing & Documentation

  • The seller states that four new 225/45/17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tires will be installed prior to this auction ending.

  • This WRX STI comes with service records under the seller's ownership, the most recent of which is shown in the gallery below. Services include:

  • November 2021 - Passed a Pennsylvania state safety and emissions inspection.

  • September 2021 - Exhaust system was replaced.

  • September 2021 - Undercarriage dry-ice cleaned at Leading Edge Autosport.

  • August 2021 - Rafferty Subaru of Newtown Square, PA completed regular maintenance, replaced the timing belt, and fitted new OEM front and rear stabilizer bars.

Additional Documentation

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Imperfections

  • According to the seller, the A-pillar has been repaired to fix a ding that could not be PDR'd.

  • Per the seller, the front bumper has been repainted to correct previous peppering/road rash.

  • Some paint chips and other smaller flaws are shown in the gallery below, including a scratch/gouge in the rear bumper. The main photo gallery above provides additional photos of these flaws.

Included Items

  • Recent service records

  • Original window sticker

  • Factory books/manuals and keys

  • Cobb AccessPORT programmer

  • Perrin front and rear sway-bars

  • Aftermarket air filter element

  • License plate frame from original selling dealership

Additional Information

Per the above description, the seller states that four new 225/45/17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tires will be installed prior to this auction ending.

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