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1996 subaru wrx STI ver 2 555 special edition fantastic shape
« on: January 29, 2011, 01:14:48 PM »
Hey there, Pictures on my kijii ad...http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-1996-Subaru-Impreza-WRX-STI-555-RA-Sedan-great-condition-W0QQAdIdZ256863693

So I have a Blue 1996 subaru STI 555 up for sale.
-It runs great, clutch grabs hard, and it has some serious power
-Pretty much stock...except an aftermrkt exhaust on it
-power windows, mirrors, locks
-I/C water spray
-Rims and paint in quite nice shape
-Timing done recently
-108,000 km
-Does not currently have a stereo system in it
-All around super cool, clean car. Mechanically sound
-My asking price is 10,000

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Re: 1996 subaru wrx STI 555 RA (V-Limitted) fantastic shape
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 07:40:46 PM »
just a point of clarification, I believe that the V-limited came out in February, they came in WRX guise, and also WRX type-RA STi Ver II

I'm guessing that what you actually have here is a 555 edition WRX STi Ver II. 

What does the gearing feel like compared to the last 3 or so Version II's that you've just brought in?
is there a build plate on the back trunk?
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Re: 1996 subaru wrx STI 555 RA (V-Limitted) fantastic shape
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 08:15:42 PM »
just a point of clarification, I believe that the V-limited came out in February, they came in WRX guise, and also WRX type-RA STi Ver II

I'm guessing that what you actually have here is a 555 edition WRX STi Ver II. 

What does the gearing feel like compared to the last 3 or so Version II's that you've just brought in?
is there a build plate on the back trunk?

if it is a Type RA 555 it's very rare.  Only 555 made, and this is extremely cheap

does it have a DCCD? if so then yup it's an sti Type RA 555, and hopefully still has the numbered plaque on it?  pretty sweet car man!

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Re: 1996 subaru wrx STI 555 RA (V-Limitted) fantastic shape
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 01:19:15 AM »
Vicar- that's a good point.  If DCCD is present then it's one of 555, and an ra.  If not, then it's a 555 edition STi II , one of 500.

I'd put money on it being a 555 non-ra.  Still very badass, and that makes Bri the only person on the continent to have had two 555s, but it makes me a little sad too.  Bri-you don't know what you got, man!
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Re: 1996 subaru wrx STI 555 RA (V-Limitted) fantastic shape
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 02:23:17 AM »
When did it land/why are you selling?
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Re: 1996 subaru wrx STI 555 RA (V-Limitted) fantastic shape
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 06:41:00 PM »
My understanding is that the the RA's lacked A/C and didn't have a rear windshield wiper (which I can see in the pics).  Pretty sure this is just a regular 555 w/o decals.

I've found this link to be helpful to determine:

http://www.catherineandken.co.uk/sti/wrx.html

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Re: 1996 subaru wrx STI 555 RA (V-Limitted) fantastic shape
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 05:36:33 PM »
Thanks Squiggs, that link made it super easy. You and Shaun are both right, it is a STI VER 2 555 edition. Thanks for the input guys. I was just going off of what I was told about the car when I imported it, and I guess they had their facts wrong. Im really stoked on this car though. I didn't know that the 555 had the roof vent...must of just been an option that was available.

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Re: 1996 subaru wrx STI 555 RA (V-Limitted) fantastic shape
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 05:38:24 PM »
When did it land/why are you selling?

It came in less than a week ago. I brought it in with the purpose of selling it here. Although im so tempted just to keep it for myself.

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Re: 1996 subaru wrx STI ver 2 555 special edition fantastic shape
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 08:48:38 PM »
Bri - the roof vent - it was on all the 555 sedans, but not the 555 wagons (as you previously had).  The 555 was a regular STi made to look like the WRC winning subie of the time, the 555 edition was made to celebrate this.  I can certainly see how you'd think it was an RA though.

Sweet car at an amazing price.  Should go pretty fast I'd think.
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