Japan, a Country known for a rich history, honor and culture, after all it is the land of the Samurai. Besides that, in the car world Japan is known for some Gods of the machine world. One in particular in the Skyline GTR. Let it be clear that the current Nissan GTR is often mistaken as a Skyline but it is not…… Nissan only used the R35 chassis name because of the GT-R’s heritage and the GT-R is the current successor to the Skyline GT-R.
Now, as I sit here writing this latest piece for you all to enjoy reading, I have a bit of an inner conflict brewing as how to start this off. On the one hand I could go in depth about the Impreza’s history: how Sainz and McRae tore across continents in world rally iterations of the scooby in the 90′s; how this is a 4wd rally car for the road, how the evo/impreza battle of the 90′s waged on in the stages and the street, so on and so forth, overused cliche after overused cliche, I’m even guilty of doing this myself. But, perhaps for a change, I’ll just save you from the history lesson and get to the point. This is owner Richard Duwel’s 1999 GC8 Impreza Sti RA limited and, I’ll be straight, it’s bloody awesome.