2005 Subaru Impreza S203
Viewing by appointment only.
We are very proud to offer to the open market, our Subaru Impreza S203, with just 6,288 miles from new.
A true collector grade example in original condition.
Increasingly sought after limited edition Subaru Impreza
Only 10,120km’s/6,288miles from new
Only 555qty produced
Superb Japanese service history
Freshly serviced (including cambelt)
Original spare key (unused)
Full Japanese History
Original Japanese booklets & wallet
Beautiful underside condition
A true collector grade example of an S203, a truly special car.
For those not familiar with the S203 model, these are a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) only variant, limited to only 555 units.
The S series Subaru Impreza’s have always been ‘the best of the best’ when it come to being a driver focused, very capable variant. With a strong following due to this, they are becoming increasingly sought after, especially once at the age where they can be legally imported into the USA.
The S203 had many upgrades, including a Twin Scroll Ball Bearing Turbo, Equal Length Exhaust Headers (which helps to give a much nicer sound), STI intercooler, Sports ECU, titanium exhaust, plus more to help give 315bhp.
The Handling was also improved, with lower suspension, dampers jointly designed with Yamaha, thicker Anti Roll Bars.
Also many exterior features specific to the S203 model only, along with many other upgrades over the standard models – we are only just touching the surface here, the S series Subaru’s are very special.
This particular example has been with the same owner in Japan from new until we acquired the vehicle.
It was clearly the owners pride & joy with it being kept in his garage, meaning that the car has not suffered common UV damage as some cars in Japan do.
This S203 also has comprehensive Japanese history which is almost unheard of.
10,115km – Cambelt service carried out by ourselves in our workshop facility.
Body & Paintwork
Finished in Crystal Grey Metallic, the S203 is a striking car in every sense.
This colour really shows off the S203 in its best light in our humble opinion.
All paintwork appears to be original (we check with paint depth gauges) & the car has just been fully detailed so presents beautifully.
All badges are originals & are free of fading (a common issue with Japanese imports).
A beautiful example, still sporting correct wheels & correct undamaged carbon front splitter.
All lights are in fantastic condition, as is all glass.
This car really wants to be seen to be appreciated.
Interior & Trim
The first thing you notice when getting in to this car, is the utterly fantastic seats as fitted from factory.
These carbon fibre seats hug you really nice & tightly.
The carbon fibre backs are of course unmarked.
All interior trimmings are in great order, with some of them still even having original protection films in place.
Original floor mats are still fitted & are in fantastic condition, as are the door cards, carpets & headlining.
Having driven many Subaru’s, this one really does feel special!
The S203 engine feels an absolute joy to experience.
315bhp in a lightweight, superbly well balanced chassis with a beautiful manual gearbox just feels great!
Considering a large portion of today’s ‘hot hatches’ are similar power, Subaru were way ahead of the game when putting together the S203, which is a real drivers car.
Obviously the car starts & runs beautifully, no smoke when cold on start up & no smoke either on boost or on over run.
The car revs freely through the rev range with no hesitations.
As can be seen, the engine bay itself presents beautifully, with zero modifications, it is exactly as Subaru intended.
We have had this car on one of our ramps for a service & full check over of course.
Being a fresh Japanese import, the underside is in superb condition with no corrosion present at all.
All components are still showing the original coatings & finishes, with all the bright pink anti roll bars, suspension legs & arms still in great condition.
The car drives absolutely brilliantly, having driven a lot of Subaru’s, this really stands out in the way it drives.
Not only in how tight it is generally, but the S203 differences really make it a very fun car!
Gearbox is an absolute joy, with gorgeous gear changes both up & down the gearbox.