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Old 02-19-2001, 01:28 AM   #1
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Hi I-club members, I am cleaning out my garage, the following racecars and parts are for sale. I need to sell off at least 2 racecars.
1. ’97 WRX STI Type RA 4 dr. 290hp+. Rt. Hand drive. Raced in Asia for 1 yr. In the Erisson Series including Macau GP and Downtown LA GP and finished 8th. Still in the original Erisson livery. Very low miles and the car is in X’lnt mechanical cond. All safety equipped and fast. $17,000/?
2. ’97 WRX STI Type RA 4 dr. 385hp+. Same car as above. Finished 2nd at Macau GP. This car has gone through restoration to show car finish with too much mechanical upgrade including Brembo brakes, coil over race suspension, front intercooler, etc. etc. Very fast and is in excellent cond. in every aspect. (View these 2 cars under I-club membership in So Cal. $28,000/?
3. ’94 Honda Accord 4 dr. Built –in roll cage, Ricaro seat, 5-point harness, kill switch and race suspension. Converted to ’99 V-tech 2.2 liter Prelude engine $ gearbox. 220 hp. 6 race old since built. Never bent with great yellow paint job. Yoko 032R race tires. $8,500/?
4. ’90 Toyota Celica GTS. Built and imported by Toyota USA. Used twice for Long Beach GP celebrity race. Later used as spare car and publicity press car for track events. 4,600 mls. from new. Welded roll cage, window net, kill switch, fire system, coil over adjustable suspension. Stock 2.2 liter twincam engine with equal length header. Big Wilwood brake kit. Car is in excellent cosmetic and mech. Cond. Blue metallic paint finish with factory mags and Toyo race tires. $5,500 firm. A Japanese spec 185hp engine, brain box and wiring harness is also available for $750/?
5. 4 TSW Imola Mag wheels. Multi spokes design in silver finish. Mounted on show car once. 17”X7 ½”. Fit Subaru Impreza RS, WRX, Neon ACR 5 bolts and Toyota Celica GTS. $750/?
6. 4 Volk Racing Daytona Speed wheels, silver with blue accent on inner lip. 17”X7 ½”. Mounted on show cars and not driven. Toyo tires included. $1,300/?
Contact TCRA2/Emil or call (626) 293-8891 days.
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Old 02-18-2001, 06:26 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-2001, 05:55 AM   #3
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TCRA2,
I have a question, How where you able to import these and if you don't mind what were the fees involved. I'm looking to import a slightly damaged MY99 STi for a parts car and don't want to have to cut it into pieces to get it over here.

Thanks in advance

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Old 02-19-2001, 08:37 AM   #4
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a lot of people will be interested in parting out the drivetrains & engines of the 2 STI's. especially since getting the entire car for street use would be quite difficult. any chance of that happening?
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Old 02-19-2001, 09:16 AM   #5
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Wow, I wish I had the money for that first car!!!!!
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Old 02-19-2001, 09:54 AM   #6
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Not all of us just want parts, I have a good source of a whole car, I just need to know how to get it here, It will never see the road. Though my RS will take some, erhh spare car steroids...

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Old 02-19-2001, 10:00 AM   #7
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Wow, I`m jealous !!
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Old 02-19-2001, 05:05 PM   #8
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Hi guys, I guess I will take some time to response to your questions. I have purchased these WRX new from Subaru direct through Erisson (the cell phone co). They were sponsoring a spec race series in Asia in 1998 running in tracks all over So.East Asia including Malaysia, Indonesia, Phillippines, the new F-1 track in China and finally on the street course in Macau during the Macau GP in November. I and a friend flew over there and did some of these races. After the season was finished, there were 40 WRX STIs and was all sold off to some Australian dealer since the WRX STI is the most wanted car there. A few cars were destroyed during the races. I bought out my friend's car and shipped them back here. According to my knowledge, there were 3 of these cars in L.A. One was recently sold to the East coast and I have the other two. First, I had to find a trust worthy custom broker to take care of the proper paper worK flow as 1 set went to US custom, one set to EPA in Washington, one set to the DOT. Before the cars went on the boat in a 40' container, I have to have all bunch of photos,and documents from the race organization in Asia to proof that these cars are indeed race cars and not street cars with numbers stuck on. I have a custom broker that knows how to import vehicles and it went smoothly until the cars were at the dock in Long Beach. DOT did not want to release the cars for they said that the cars were too closely related to the street version which they are. The cars were then put into a bonded warehouse while I was writing letters and more photos to DOT in Washington. 4 weeks went by, they finally granted me a permit to import. I picked up the cars after paying $1,200 of storage fee and would I do it again...NO. As to the other question about bringing a wrack car in and and using the parts to convert your US spec RS. I have been there and done that. I have a US spec. RS converted into a WRS. I drive this car once in a while just to blow people's mind. The conversion is not a simple job. It took 2 of my shop crew and a year of pulling hair out to complete. The conversion including the complete Japanese wiring harness, suspension, gear box, drive line engine and the padel set up. The Japanese engine is designed with all the linkage, exhaust and chassis cross member all in the wrong places, and you will have to purchase WRX rear end as the RS rear end will not work. Even the selection of the WRX rearends need to match with the gear box for the WRX rear end ratio either comes in 4.1 or 4.44 ratio. After the engine was fired up, you have to reroute the brake line, throw away the ABS system, then you nightmare begins...because by now you would have to make hundreds of wires mate up, eliminated, connected to make your guages, AC, power window, heater, defogger, electric mirror, sunroof, stereo and so on to work properly. Believe me, I wouldn't do it again.You could still bring in wracked cars from Asia as parts relatively easy. You have to work with someone in Asia to do the buying and shipping for you. I know that there some of these engine from wrack cars suffered many undetectable damages (cracks, bent, etc.)especially from the cylinder head areas. They don't necessary need to cut up the part car to ship, you just end up paying for a 20' container just to ship your car alone. The going rate to ship is about $2,200 for a 20' container. The import duty is minimal. Add custom brokage fee to clear custom, my guess $350-$700. Then you pay for inland transportation for a trucking co. to bring you the container to unload. The cost depends on how far you are from the dock. So you have the load down...and please, don't do it. Good luck guys. TCRA2
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Old 02-19-2001, 08:34 PM   #9
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Wow. Thanks for the info. I'm sure many of us have had dreams of bringing in a special car from overseas, but everyone i've heard of that has done always says 'NO!' if asked if they would do it again.
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Old 02-20-2001, 06:31 AM   #10
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TCRA2,
Thanks so much for the information. I can imagine what your talking about with the swap. Though I guess I'm a gluton for punishment as it is just a matter of time and money and I'm still gonna do it.

That said, do you have any photos of the first car you have listed as it is already here and may end up being cheaper for me in the long run.

Thanks again

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Old 02-20-2001, 08:00 AM   #11
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TCRA2, any details on the Volk/Toyo combo?? Wheel offset and PCD??, tire size?? thanks much!
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Old 02-20-2001, 12:14 PM   #12
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TCRA2,

hello, i saw one of your cars at SP engineering when you got your intercooler upgrades, i thought you were keeping the cars for TCCA? what happened?

for anybody who wants these cars they look very very nice, excellent cars and yes very fast

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Old 02-21-2001, 01:10 AM   #13
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Old 02-20-2001, 11:16 PM   #14
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Hi guys, The Volk racing wheels and tires are gone. Sold to another Subaru pulk in the bay area. Sorry. The set of TSW looks good for a lot less money. The reason I am selling these cars is because I have too many cars and not enough time. I will continue to race for fun. Just check out the TCRA web site under www.touringcarclub.com under the classified section and see how many race cars that I have for sale. And that are not including my street rides. Cars and women are alike, so many of them and so little time. Besides, I still have a blue converted WRX with a carbon fiber hood and complete carbon fiber body kit and wing. Big brakes and Tien suspension. All Sparco interior and racing harness.All I need to do is to bolt on a roll cage and this car is ready to do some damage on the track. Best of all, this car is street licensed. I do miss driving my Super Touring car with a sequential 6 spd. box. I definately need some seat on this car. Anyway, I wish you guys will someday come out to one of the TCRA event. It will be a pleasure to meet you all. Someone is inquiring about a used WRX gearbox that I have. I will sell it for $450/? after I replace it with a new box. This gear box needs work and I don't think it is anything very serious. TCRA2/Emil
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