Keith (Scooby Projects founder) purchased this Impreza P1 (number 6 of 1,000 built) in May 2007, as he had always wanted to own one. Unfortunately, from day-one the car never ran correctly despite repeatedly taking it back to the local specialist from whom he purchased it.
After approximately 18 months of daily commuting, the car developed some major running problems, which required an engine rebuild. Keith decided to rebuild the engine himself, and upgrade the components to cope with 400bhp. The results of this were so successful that Keith went on to form Scooby Projects to help others in a similar situation.
Keith’s initial engine rebuild in 2008 was based around his requirements at the time, which were to provide around 400bhp for a reasonable price in a car that was flexible enough to be used every day for his 35 mile commute. Once the Scooby Projects business had become established Keith planned to use his P1 to showcase the high-end engine builds that are available and, with this in mind, at the end of 2010 Keith removed the engine from his car to start work on a brand-new 600bhp+ engine based around Subaru’s EJ20 closed-deck block.
However, shortly after the engine was removed, sold and fitted to a customer’s Impreza P1, Keith changed his plans! Scooby Projects acquired an Impreza WRX STi Type-R in 2011, and that car will now be used as the company’s demonstration vehicle.
Work on Keith’s Impreza P1 was “temporarily” on hold and the car was mothballed into storage due to a heavy workload. It was hoped that after work on the Type-R was finished, work on this car would resume and it was planned to restore it to original factory condition and specification, to be used as a Scooby Projects show car. However, in early 2012, Keith was made a tempting offer for the empty shell of his beloved Impreza P1 #006 and, ever the business man, the car was sold.
The new owner of this P1 bought the car after his own P1 was written off in an accident. As part of the agreement of the sale, Scooby Projects have taken the engine and other needed parts from the accident damaged car and used them to return P1 #006 to the road.
|Vehicle:||2000 Subaru Impreza P1|
|Applied Model:||GM8HKED (Vehicle number 6 of 1000)|
|Date of first registration:||2000|
|Engine:||Project on hold, engine not fitted (see above)|
[ 1 ] Specification shown was at the time the car was sold by Keith.
|Scooby Projects ceased trading in 2012, but anyone looking for advice or work done to their Subaru project can now contact AJR Performance for a similar range of products and services.|