2001 Subaru Impreza WRX UK 300


  •  WRX UK 300 Limited Edition (no. 276) 
  •  Desirable collectors car
  •  Good body and fantastic interior
  •  2-litre turbo-powered performance machine 
  •  Comprehensive Subaru service history


Richard Burns and his co-driver Robert Reid won their first, and only, World rally Championship title in 2001 driving a Prodrive prepared Subaru Impreza. To celebrate their achievement Subaru and Prodrive collaborated to create this special edition model for the U.K. market.

Based on the second generation WRX, the UK 300 boasts performance upgrades such as a Prodrive front lip spoiler and rear high-level spoiler, plus exterior ‘UK300’ badges and a numbered interior plague.   

Number 276 retains most of the cosmetic upgrades, although over the years has lost the original specification OZ racing wheels, front footwell mats, and the headlights have been changed to ones that provide a brighter view of the road at night.

The WR Blue Mica metallic paintwork still ‘pops’ in the sunshine and the owner assures us that this unmolested ‘Scooby’ hasn’t been ‘hammered’ and has been great fun to drive during her eight year ownership.


  •  First registered in the U.K. on the 6th September 2001
  •  Limited Edition number 276
  •  Up to date V5 noted as a WRX UK 300
  •  Owner’s manual
  •  Service book
  •  Numerous maintenance invoices
  •  A selection of previous MOT’s
  •  Current MOT valid until 13th December 2023
  •  Taxed until the 1st March 2024
  •  2 sets of keys

The accompanying service booklet shows us that this Impreza was purchased new from Subaru dealers, Simpsons of Swindon (now Simpsons Cars). There are twelve regular service stamps from them up to 2012 and then one from Cross Roads Garage, Warwickshire in 2013. Simpsons Cars have also maintained the car for the last three years.

The last MOT, in July 2022, listed some defects to suspension components and brake hoses, all of which have been rectified by Simpsons Cars, along with a service in December 2022, totalling £3,278.60, just 718 miles ago.

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  •  Superb interior in original condition
  •  Great dashboard, instrumentation and switchgear
  •  Leather-trimmed Momo steering wheel
  •  Blue Lux Suede seats
  •  Slight ‘brushing’ to front seat bolsters
  •  Excellent door cards, carpets and headlining
  •  Air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors
  •  Original radio/cassette/CD sound system in working order
  •  All electrical equipment is functioning except the digital clock which works intermittently
  •  Clean undamaged boot space with ‘UK 300’ logo on carpeting
  •  Space-saver spare with jacking tools
  •  Non-smoker owned


  •  Original WR Blue Mica Metallic (02C) paintwork
  •  Ding-free bodywork
  •  A few stone chips around front wing reflectors and front bumper
  •  Some light scratches on nearside rear passenger door  
  •  Replacement headlights in 2020 (working originals included)
  •  The windscreen has a noticeable chip
  •  Clear lights and presentable mirrors, trim and badges
  •  A little flaking paint on front splitter  
  •  Some minor bubbling on rear wheel arches (see photos)
  •  The underside has some visible corrosion (see photos and online MOT records)
  •  Non-original 18” gold Rota 6-spoke alloy wheels with some kerb scuffs
  •  Recent Goodyear tyres all round (less than 1,000 miles)


  •  1,994 cc Subaru horizontally opposed “flat-four”
  •  DOHC, 16-valves and Turbocharged
  •  Unconfirmed 245 bhp
  •  5-speed manual transmission
  •  All-wheel-drive
  •  Permanent traction control
  •  PAS rack and pinion steering
  •  Recent replacement suspension components (see photo of invoice)
  •  ABS ventilated disc brakes
  •  Replacement O/S/F brake calliper and recent new hoses
  •  New battery in December 2022  

N.B. We are unable to confirm at this time if the car was originally ordered with the optional extra Prodrive Performance Pack upgrades such as a reprogrammed ECU. A Prodrive Certificate is not present, however, the owner has been informed that it is producing around 245 bhp.

The owner tells us that this Scooby “drives like a dream with no starting or running issues” and “holds the road well”. Adding, it “has been a joy to own and often receives compliments”.


Cosmetically, this WRX UK 300 is in good condition on the outside and superb on the inside, and judging by the history, has been kept mechanically on song too.   

Fast becoming a ‘cult’ collectors car, this four-door saloon is certainly a practical proposition. With ‘explosive’ performance and that unmistakable exhaust burble on tap, it should also be amazing fun to drive. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2001
  • Make Subaru
  • Model Impreza
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 95,499 Miles
  • Engine size 1994
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Romsey
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
27 bids
  • dm•••• £9,850 14/06/23
  • Ro•••• £9,750 14/06/23
  • dm•••• £9,700 14/06/23
  • Ro•••• £9,600 14/06/23
  • dm•••• £9,500 14/06/23
  • 10•••• £9,300 14/06/23
  • dm•••• £9,000 14/06/23
  • 10•••• £8,750 14/06/23
  • dm•••• £8,500 14/06/23
  • 10•••• £8,200 14/06/23

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