Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Flat-6 Club: 1993 Subaru Impreza w/ Legacy 6-Cyl

The list of commonly available flat-6 automobile engines goes something like this: 1900 Wilson-Pilcher thing, '48 Tucker, Corvair, Porsche 911, Subaru XT6/SVX/Legacy. That's it.  No Italian or British cars have ever been flat-6'd and American's abandoned the concept after the death of the Corvair. Does rarity/uncommonness equate directly to value...maybe...but the sound of an uncorked flat-6 does equate to coolness.  Find this 1993 Subaru Impreza w/ Legacy 6-Cyl offered for $8500 in Hopkinton, MA via craigslist. Tip from Art C.

From the seller:

1993 Subaru Impreza Gc8
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 103000
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
1993 Subaru Impreza H6 swapped excellent condition!
2005 WRX drivetrain
103k on chassis
40k on motor

V1-3 Aluminum Hood
Authentic RA roof vent w/ interior trim
JDM taillights
93-96 authentic chargespeed grill
OEM v3/4 STI 3 piece lip
V1-4 bumper with headlight squirters(not hooked up)
Rubber side moldings (complete 6 piece set)
were an option overseas
Fluted 93-96 headlights
fog lights (not wired)
banana style bumper blinkers
fender blinkers
93-01 JDM clear corners
RS sideskirts
Rear v5/6 smooth bumper w/ spats
99-01 2.5rs trunk w/ wing
Flat fuel door
UK WRX powder coated southern silver w/ matte clear finish
Brand new 205/45/17 sumitomo tires
35% tint all the way around

Complete Paint job done by Springfield Auto Body and Coatings
all rust was fixed with weld in pieces of metal NO BONDO (wasn't even in bad shape to begin with)

Wire Merge done by RSmatt

2002 Subaru Legacy H6 motor with 40k miles.
2005 WRX parts used ...100k on everything
driveshaft rear diff rear subframe
T-brace lateral arms rear hubs
rear calipers axles lateral arms
Exedy stage 2 Clutch w/ lightweight flywheel (2000 miles)
Polyurethane shifter bushing w/ rear mount
Kartboy short shifter

OBX H6 headers
Custom catback (eBay 02-07 wrx exhaust)
Kartboy exhaust hangers

Red Wrx momo steering wheel
front and rear Tiger stripe seats
Killer B shift knob
Kenwood headunit
Kenwood 3 way speakers
Triple gauge pod (not hooked up)

Racelands Primos Coilovers
STI carbon front strut bar
Rear Cusco strut bar
Custom radiator shroud
Aftermarket radiator fans
Goodridge braided brake lines
New pads and rotors

9k or best offer low ball offers will be ignored.
No trades!!

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  1. I have basically no experience with these cars, but that swap looks clean.

  2. The quirkiness alone is almost compelling enough to take a flier...at less $$$.

  3. I like it. I had a 2002 WRX that was a hoot to drive (the looks on those M5 drivers that couldn't shake me), and I've always liked the looks of these earlier Imprezas. Body looks clean. Too many gaps in the presentation here: no interior shots, no rear shots, no underbody shots, no mention of a/c kept or deleted, weird items left undone (fogs, gauges) for such an otherwise extensive list. Go see it and drive it; buy it if it delights you.

  4. How does the weight of the 6 compare with a turbo 4?


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