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Subaru RB5, what's it worth?


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I am considering parting with my RB5. I have recently purchased a P1. 

I have owned the car for a number of years. It has covered 108k, very good condition. The arches are perfect and have never been touched. It's also in great condition underneath. Starts first turn of the key every time. 

I have seen a couple that have sold but prices seem to be all over. 

It has been stood for a while, I think in my ownership I have only covered a few thousand miles. It has always been looked after and never abused. 

Any thoughts, opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks Guys, kind regards.

Gareth.
 

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33 minutes ago, Tidgy said:

5k if in top nick at a guess, but its only worth what someone will pay, maybe more than that, maybe less.

 

I've known of them go upwards of 5K

There was a 90,000 mile car with the PPP pack that sold for £9800 in similar condition. Obviously it was lower millage then.  

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So your probably thinking £7-8k ish then? One for sale with 72k on it in top condition and history for £8k.

 

Unsure what it's worth. I just know the guy sold his ok eBay. It was advertised at £10,500 and he took £9800 allegedly.

 

Which one is it up for £8k?

 

I was just curios what you guys on the forum thought? I wasn't suggesting it's worth 7k 8k 9k etc. I've seen them priced all over.

 

Regards.

 

 

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It is worth what someone would pay, agreed. But being a limited edition, it probably is worth a bit more than a UK turbo with paint job & extra bits and pieces.

Are they numbered ? If so, this adds more kudos to them.

But these things are market driven - depends on your luck on the day / week / month you sell.

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It's one fo those cars that is all over, its basicly a uk turbo with a paint job and few extra bits bolted on. so depends how the buyer perceives it

But same colour as a type R.

 

They started out as a turbo. They also have the turbo 2000 AWD sticker on from factory. On the bottom left of the boot. Then the RB5 sticker to the right.

 

They were built as a tribute to Richard burns, have an individually numbered plaque in the middle and have quite a few differences to the standard turbo.

 

There were only 444 made and according to how many left there are only 170 on the road. Out of the 170 left there are quite a few 'dogs too' with the typical Subaru arch problems etc and a lot in need of TLC. I looked at several a few years ago when I purchased mine and have seen what's sold since on the internet. Bar the 3,000 mile example that recently sold by Rich at appreciating classics I don't think you would find a better example but maybe/ certainly on par.

 

Mine also is very low owners, reasonable mileage and in very good condition. It also has full Subaru service history. It has always been garaged and stored correctly. Always maintained regardless of cost.

 

There are also 376 Impreza P1 left on the road according to how many left, 32 22B's which are obviously in a different price bracket & X amount of thousand standard turbo 2000 on the road. Making the RB5 quite a rare car.

 

If the RB5 was a 3dr Subaru I believe it would have been much more sought after but as said it was a tribute car to a rally legend, with only so many made.

 

I was just curious as previously mentioned what everyone thought it may be worth as I considered parting with it. 'Not a definite, I love the car!!!!'

 

Regards.

Gareth.

 

 

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As said it's all about perception, yes it's limted numbers, but given its a uk turbo with a paint job it's not that special in my eye's, but thats my perception of it, bit like the WR1.

 

It's only gonna go up in value so if you don't need to sell it keep it anyway

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Seats are the same just retrimmed, when you start looking into the technical side of it the difference are very little, just cosmetic. Also had a solid rear bulk head from what I gather.

That said they did do a WR sport pack which was 3 prodrive packs thrown at it, interior, suspension and performance, there's also other options like prodrive brakes and such, but that was all an option rather than basic spec, so just depends what options yours had.

 

Prodrive interior was really nice, had it in my old classic,

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