1997 Subaru Impreza WRX Type RA

MY97 WRX Type RA
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1997 Subaru WRX Type RA GC8-056261 (GC8D47D). 71,360 miles (115,093 km). Recent import from Japan.

Rare model, ‘RA’ stands for Rally Applicant and this simpler and lighter version of the WRX was aimed at race-teams who’d build into their own spec. This car has been used for the equivolent of Japanese RallyCross /time trial with rally computer; aluminum skid-plates; Enkei wheels; bolt-in-cage.

Service April, 2023

  • oil change – Motul 10/40
  • transmission & rear differential fluid Redline 75/90
  • new front calipers
  • new front Akebono ceramic pads
  • new front brake rotors
  • new front axles
  • new battery
  • aftermarket wiring cleaned-up

No rear seats; rear-interior stripped; steering wheel worn; studless snow tires; front axles due for replacement; body / undercarriage shows signs of ‘racing use’ and aggressive differentials – Front 2-way / LSD in back / center seems locked. Tire-scrub will be an issue on the street.

Ideally suited to Dirtfish / Rallycross in it’s current configuration.


More info

1997 WRX Type RA
MY97 – Sept 1996 – Aug 1997
Applied Model Code: GC8C47D
Limited Edition?: No
Number Produced: 382
Price new (JPY): 2,255,000
EJ20KDW6HD TY752VB5BA Open Deck
Power Output: 280ps / 242 ft/lb torque
Turbo: IHI VF22
Weight: 1190Kg
Colours: Feather White: 230
More info:

Though this one's sold, contact us if you're interested. We may be able to locate another one for you.

Year: 1997
Make: Subaru
Model: Integra WRX RA
Body Style: Sedan
Mileage: 71360
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain: AWD
Engine: 2.0 turbo
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Grey
Shipment: In Stock
VIN Number: GC8-056261

1 Comment

  • Justin| March 28, 2023 at 7:58 am Reply

    What is the planned price on this unit? And any new news on the engine and drivetrain?? Any issues?

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