BiographyPosted by @A1C6 (Current Owner) on Tuesday, 18th July 2023.
This is a very interesting car. It is a white 06’ STI for Australia.
To understand it’s story, I need to go way back. In the mid 2000s, Subaru Australia wanted to start a factory racing program. The cars would be based on STI Spec C’s and tuned by Possum Bourne. However, the first promotional car wasn't a Spec C as one wasn't available. Subaru Australia sent a standard STI to Possum Bourne for tuning. Several articles were written about the car such as this one: https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/ready-to-race-rexs-2572/
And that car... Is this car (if that makes sense). The reason the car was able to be acquired is because Subaru Australia had no use for the car after the article, so my father, A former Subaru dealer, bought it. The car did some racing in 2007 and 2008 (I think) and sat mostly from then... I don't know much about the car till 2020 during covid when the V8 supercars was on in my city and they needed a sporting category because they had nothing planned for in between the big races at the V8 supercars. So a event was set up for locals (i.e my dad) with race cars to drive timed laps around the circuit. By then, the car was on it’s 3rd engine which had the biggest turbo and an in the world and a ethanol conversion (because it was built by a ‘professional’ tuner). It had a lot of power... For half a lap and only past 5000rpm. So it absolutely decimated every other car for half a lap. After the 2 days the block was warped :/ At the end of that year we moved cities, and this was the first time I saw the car on a regular basis because it was actually in our garage. We had plans of fixing it up, we even bought a mechanics book about it. However all we did was take the grille out because it was broken. We always could smell fuel though... Some other stuff happened which led to it getting sent off to a workshop to get a new engine (which is where it still is as of Jul 2023). Recently, the engine builder sent us a video of the engine... With the fuel lines spraying ethanol like sprinkler. So that ‘professional’ tuner put the wrong fuel lines on the car turning it into a bomb. So that's the car, pretty interesting history if I say so myself.