2004 Subaru Impreza WR1



A very nice Subaru Impreza WRX STi WR1.

Number 178 of just 500 examples produced to celebrate the 2003 WRC Championship win by Petter Solberg.

Full service history (12 stamps)
Main dealer service carried out at 53,821 miles in November 2016
All booklets present in original Subaru wallet (correct numbered service booklet)
3 previous enthusiast owners
Original spare key with tag still present
Tracker fitted (needs membership renewal)
Subaru Mats

A very sought after, and nicely presented WR1, with only a few very subtle modifications.


A lovely history file accompanies this WR1, with only 3 previous enthusiast owners, all history has remained with the car.

The service history is as per below.

2004 – 1,754 miles
2005 – 5,516 miles
2005 – 10,163 miles
2006 – 15,005 miles
2006 – 20,073 miles
2007 – 25,005 miles
2007 – 30,666 miles
2008 – 34,982 miles
2008 – 39,865 miles
2009 – 43,877 miles
2010 – 50,195 miles
2016 – 53,821 miles

Also included are the majority of MOT’s, all booklets in the correct and original Subaru wallet.
Various Invoices and service sheets, plus the original spare key with the original tag.

It is worth noting that the original WR1 service booklets are numbered as per the car, and the service booklet with this example is the correct original numbered (178) booklet.

Body & Paintwork

The Ice Blue paintwork is in good order throughout and looks fantastic.

We believe all the paintwork to be original, and remarkably with 53k miles the car has very few blemishes or chips.
Only a few small chips at the front, all of which are small, if fact barely noticeable and the body has no signs of any corrosion.

All lights are undamaged, and all decals/badges are in good order.

All glass is original and without any scratches as can sometimes be seen on side windows.
The wheels were professionally refreshed some years ago, and still look great today (receipt is present).

A fantastic colour combination, and a real ‘stand out from the crowd’ Subaru.

Interior & Trim

The interior of this car presents very well.

Original Subaru rubber mats are fitted, and are all in good condition.
No damage to any areas, and certainly looks much less than 53k miles in here.

The seats are all in good condition without any tears, rips or burns, and the bolsters are without any failing.
A small mark on the drivers seat is present, although this is very small indeed.

A set of Defi gauges have been fitted at great expense, which compliment the interior perfectly.
Also a Alpine headunit has been fitted (original is present).


As can be seen by the history, the car has been very well maintained, and has clearly been loved.

The engine starts first turn of the key with no hesitation, and idles perfectly from start up.
The engine itself is nice and quiet, with no smoking either on idle, on boost or on over run.

As you would expect with a claimed 316bhp, the car performs very well indeed.
Acceleration is smooth through the gears with no hesitations, just smooth power delivery throughout.

The addition of a Blitz Nur Spec cat back exhaust and a HKS blow off valve allow the WR1 make the noise that many claim it should have from factory.

Running Gear

With the car having regular servicing, as you would expect, the car wants for nothing.

The brakes are all in good order all round, with the no nasty lips on discs etc..
Tyre’s are all in very good order with lots of life left, and are premium Yokohama Prada’s.

Suspension all feels nice and tight, performing very well with no noises at all.

Clutch and gearbox operate very nicely, the DCCD has no problems and works perfectly…..the car is an all round pleasure to drive.