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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 9:23 PM

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I purchased this car brand new in February 2002 from World Subaru in Tinton Falls, NJ. For the next 70 or 80k miles, this is how the car was driven. Completely stock.

After that, it was dropped off at Rallispec in Hainesport NJ for some goodies. At this time, a VF34 ball bearing turbo, borla headers, catless up-pipe, STI "pink" injectors, Walbro pump, kevlar timing belt, STI top mount intercooler w/ imported correct taller OEM scoop and plate, OEM STI side skirts, BPM stainless twin tip exhaust and a good, conservative tune to about 325hp (if I recall) was added. I didn't want a "race car", It's capable of more, I just wanted a fun, reliable, quick little car to run around with. With the added power, and to be expected, the 5 speed eventually wet the bed in 2008, but it did in fact last nearly 60k miles with the increase in power. At the same time, I was in the process of moving to Florida.

Upon finalizing the move, the car sat for about 2 years. I then found a local shop in Tampa who parts out EVO's and Sti's and decided on a drivetrain swap from a 2004 STI. DSS (driveshopshop) 500hp rear conversion axles were utilized in the rear to retain the stock WRX hubs, and to keep the "sleeper" look (not to mention brake jobs are a LOT cheaper compared to the big STI Brembos). These rear axles alone were over a grand (http://www.driveshaftshop.com/import-axles/subaru/subaru-1992-2001-impreza-sti-gc8-except-type-r-ra-500hp-rear-axle-r180-rear). At this time, a complete front and rear OEM STI aluminum suspension was added along with Tokico "blue" struts using stock springs as well as a Fidanza lightened flywheel and new clutch. Also received a new aluminum radiator. Car was complete and driven until the odometer hit about 190k miles in 2013 when it was taken off the road as I simply didn't have time anymore while juggling a small business and life in general. I knew it was getting "close" to the timing belt / idler pulley change (it was starting to get "ghost" misfire codes for no reason), so off the road it came. Car ran 100% when parked. Will not take much to get it making smiles on someones face again. Either do the timing belt job on the existing engine or drop in some sick stroker. All of the hard work doing the 6 speed swap is already done and waiting for some power. I have well over 4k into it JUST for the 6 speed swap (yes, I know you never, ever get your money back for mods). It was done right and not a hack job in any way.

Car was parked on 5/2013.

Fast forward to today. Car is still sitting where I parked it (I did move it once about 6 months after parking it to pressure wash the drieway and it started right up), but the Florida sun hasn't been nice to the roof, hood scoop or mirrors. Aside from a few door dings the body is straight. I even have the original, complete stock exhaust from the manifolds back with all new hardware and gaskets if one is so inclined to return it to stock. I have a bunch of other stock parts (intercooler, crossmember, etc) on the shelves that will be included with the sale. I also have the EcuTek Deltadash software & dongle key to "fine tune" it for your driving habits. Engine has never been apart aside from valve cover gaskets. Since its first oil change, its never burned more than a half quart between changes (which I frequently stretched to 5-6k). It was broken in "right".

Please understand I'm in no hurry to sell it, nor do I have to. I'm also not giving it away. I'll let it sit for 4 more years or just drive it when i want a thrill. You simply do not see clean, one owner, adult driven bugeyes with all original paint and no more than a few door dings as far as "body damage" is concerned for sale everyday. Clean and clear Florida title in hand, as well as original window sticker and everything that came with it when new.

I encourage you to do research and look at other bugeye WRX's listed on here and elsewhere, what they "are", crashed / painted a hundred times, what's wrong with them and what they're getting for them.

It can be started and driven, but I wouldn't make any long trips until the timing belt job is done.

I invite anyone to come look at it and throw an offer at me if you're serious. I will simply ignore ridiculous offers via email.

Check your spam folder for replies from Craigslist's email system, as they sometimes end up there and people think I'm ignoring them.

ASKING $8800 or best offer. The price is negotiable but again, not giving it away, have to sell it nor am I in a hurry.

• Location: Dunnellon, Ocala

• Post ID: 14046743 ocala
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