2001 SUBARU IMPREZA P1
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 231
Year : 2001
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : AE51 HVY
Chassis No. : JF1GM8KDGYG003360
Engine No. : 891227
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

There have been seven noted versions of the Subaru Impreza WRX
dating back from Subaru's original World Rally Cross staging
vehicles. Subaru adopted the name WRX to stand for World Rally
eXperimental, as all WRX versions feature rally inspired
technology, including all-wheel drive, stiffened suspensions and
turbocharged four cylinder engines. In 1994, Subaru introduced
Subaru Tecnica International (STI) versions of the WRX in Japan.
These models were upgraded from the standard WRX in many
categories, including blueprinted performance-tuned engines,
transmissions, and suspension. The STi versions of the WRX were
immensely successful in rallies and popular among street racers but
were only sold in the Japanese market. Compared to the WRX, the STi
had mostly mechanical modifications. To counter the grey imports of
high-performance Japanese STi variants, Subaru UK commissioned
Prodrive to produce a limited edition of 1,000 two-door cars in
Sonic Blue, called the WRX 'P1'. Released in March 2000, they were
taken from the STi Type-R lines and used for the P1. The car was
the only coupé version of the WRX STi GC chassis to receive ABS. In
order to allow for ABS, engine output was boosted to 276bhp and the
suspension optimised for British roads. Options were available from
Subaru consisting of four-piston front brake calipers, electric
Recaro seats, 18 wheels and a P1 stamped back box. The P1, or
Prodrive One, is echoed in the name of the Prodrive P2 concept
car.

No 026 of 1000 is described as one of the best examples in the
country. This P1 has been lavished with a full Subaru service
history since its initial registration in September 2001. The
bodywork and interior trim are as new and we are informed the car
is in standard specification with, importantly, no modifications.
Offered with a 12 month MoT test certificate and a pleasing history
file, this P1 is rapidly growing in popularity due to the limited
production. Offered in absolutely stunning condition, this rally
inspired modern classic is certainly set to appreciate in value and
become very collectable in the near future.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170