Wed, 27th Apr 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
  Lot 17
 

2001 Subaru Impreza P1
Current ownership since 2002

Sold for £45,000

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: X813 NGH
Chassis No: JF1GM8KDGYG003031
MOT: March 2023

  • Number 712 of the 1,000 'Prodrive One' Imprezas made
  • Highly original example that has never been modified or accident damaged
  • Warranted 66,000 miles from new
  • Supplied new by the The Concours Motor Company Ltd of Haslemere, Surrey and main dealer maintained up until 60,232 miles
  • Last serviced by Autotecnica Buxton Subaru Centre during October 2021 including a cambelt change, new coil pack, OE spec radiator and full compression check (all at 140psi)
  • Original factory wax coating still visible in the engine bay, jack, spare wheel and tool kit all present
  • Offered for sale with original book pack, 2002 purchase invoice, MOTs dating back to 2004 and spare keys

"Ordinary Impreza Turbos sort of tweak playfully with the edges of the laws of physics. The P1 sits down and rewrites them" (CAR Magazine)

Aerodynamically honed by Peter Stevens of McLaren F1 fame and based around a lighter / stiffer two-door bodyshell, the limited edition P1 had more in common with the legendary 22B than its lesser four-door Subaru Impreza WRX siblings. Developed especially for British roads by the company which helped Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Petter Solberg become World Rally Champions, the Prodrive One was intended to counter a wave of 'grey import' STI Type R cars coming over from Japan. More relaxing and forgiving to pilot than a Type R thanks to taller gearing, more compliant suspension and ABS brakes, the 280PS / 343Nm P1 was nonetheless capable of 0-60mph in 4.66 seconds and 155mph.

Supplied new by The Concours Motor Co Ltd of Haslemere to Oliver Chadwick on February 2nd, 2001, chassis 0712 passed to Carl Randall twelve months later. Purchased by the vendor from Lancaster (Pangbourne) Ltd under the Subaru Proven Used Car scheme on 20th April 2002, the P1 was warranted to have covered just 11,700 miles. Much loved over the past twenty years, the four-seater accumulated ten main dealer service stamps up until March 2010 at 60,232 miles. Covering less than 6,000 miles since then, ‘X813 NGH’ has been maintained by Community Garage and Autotecnica Buxton Subaru Centre. The latter treated the P1 to a full service (oil, filter, spark plugs, PAS belt, coil pack) plus cambelt change and replacement OE specification radiator etc. during October 2021 at 65,788 miles. Recording 140psi compressions across all four cylinders, Autotecnica commented on the car’s originality with traces of factory-applied protective wax still visible within the engine bay. Starting readily upon inspection and running notably well, the Subaru passed its last MOT test on 28th March 2022 with ‘no advisories’. Worthy of close inspection, this well cared for, low mileage P1 is offered for sale with a V5C Registration Document, original book pack, and assorted invoices / MOTs.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
damian.jones@handh.co.uk
07855 493737

 

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