Subaru Impreza WRX STI version 2 (Japanese Domestic Market - Imported to New Zealand)
First full production STI (first version was taken off WRX production line with STI 'bits' added after)
Factory standard except for big bore exhuast
We spotted this GTS for sale on automart South Africa - and it appers to have th GTS flares, rear badge, yet 10 inch wheels. Something strange is going on with teh data plate where it appears to have a double print where the late GTS model code sits. It could be a modified 1275E - and the owner was not advertising it as a GTS. However, the 1144BA chassis number and the flares make us think it is. The 10 inch wheel would mean the disc brakes would have had to have been removed though... Anyone know the car and have any thoughts?
The 1275 E was South Africa's farewell Mini model built between 1980 and 1984, with this particular example coming from the penultimate year of mini production in the country. Approximately 7,500 1275 E Minis were built, featuring the well respected 1275cc engine, and by the 1980s had a number of refined features making it a very comfortable classic, and a great way to get into the classic mini scene. These cars are becoming rare, and are popular exports to markets such as Australia, the UK and NZ where they are considered very unique.
This particular example is in excellent condition, having undergone a major restoration. A number of images showing the restoration process are included in the image gallery. The 1275 E sits on 10 inch wheels, with custom stripes and excellent pale yellow paint. A custom dash, retro radio, integrated speakers in the dash (and under the seat) and a great trunk fitout make for a practical classic. The red carpet is like new.
The car's 1275cc engine has been fully refurbished. An electronic distributor has been fitted, as well as a temperature controlled fan sitting on the outside of the radiator. The wheels are fitted with 165/70R10 Khumo tyres with less than 200km usage.
All parts fitted to the car were imported from Mini Spares UK, with everything replaced where required. For more information or to arrange an inspection, please contact Ivan by logging in and clicking the "contact seller" button above.
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The first example on our register, a genuine Keonig enhanced 500SEC twin turbo V8. It's the first time i've seen one advertised so thought it would be a good idea to keep a record of it on this register.
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– BBS Rims
– Twin Turbo
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Spotted on autoscout.com, there are quite anumber of the Gamma coupes advertised in Europe and very low prices (particularly compared with their asking prices in countries like the USA and Australia, where very few were sold. This is the first we've got on the register, located in Austria (2019). Looks complete and original, with a bit of tidying up needed. If you own one, please sign up and add yours to the register.