Yes, and sadly for me, "Eve" built by Matt Iorio and Paladin Rally to beat the factory teams of the era (Overall win at STPR, 2006) is for sale.
If you want to go ridiculously fast in an Open Class car that has proven its performance at the pinnacle of our sport, you are done looking. Wanna race in the Rallycross events? Swap the restrictor and retune the engine for what it was built to produce and tolerate.
Creating a race car that is predictable, reliable, durable and fast require effort and resources. The new owner will benefit from those efforts and resources that have been expended to make this car the jewel that it is.
Here is Matt's ad for June of 2008 that lead me to buy this car:
Race winning, technically superior almost every other car in the United States, yet built to be reliable and therfore econimical. This is a tip top Fully built Open Class rally car, a monster. The chassis is fully seam welded and lightened. Thousands of man hours have gone into customizing every aspect of this rally car, from the custom wire harness, to the widened track, this car is too tidy and clean to compare to the other dirty, beat up, "OK" rally cars out there.
Some cars can win, this car has. In same trim as won STPR 06 overall. Too many podiums to list. This car was build new by Paladin Rally for 06 season.
This car has every bell and whistle.
Custom Cages light weight T45 FIA cage
Fully seam welded lightened chassis
Rallyable at 2700 lbs
Totally built 2.0 motor by RalliSpec, Pistons, rods, cams, valves, ect
Ron Davis 3 inch core Radiator
PE1825 Twin scroll turbo, custom rotated.
Custom up and down pipe.
Quick Fit Exhaust
Velocity Stack 34mm restrictor
Porgramable Aquamist water injection
Full Custom lightweight Wiring harness, with no fuses, just push button breakers at fingertips and aircraft fittings. Removable in 4 detachable sections.
Gems Center diff controler with multiple programs at fingertips
Aluminum STI rear links and control arms
Fender flares to accomodate wide track
Hardened bushings through out
Gp N Tranny Mounts
AP Racing brakes front and rear
Steel braided brake lines
Alloy skid plate
HDPE murder flaps
Ohlens Suspension, 3 way adjustable and height, upgraded 4PMX valving, and custom shimming
Premier Fuel cell
Steel braided fuel lines w/ teflon lining
1 piece aluminum prop shaft
R180 rear diff
6 speed RalliSpec Transmission
STI front and rear LSD with increased preload
Polycarbonate side and rear windows
Removable side windows for rear seat acess
Light weight hood
04 gpN hood scoop very tall!
WRC rear wing
Rear Deck winglet
Quick attach rear bumper
1 prodrive by sparco 1 Imola two seat
Sabelt 6 point harness
Coralba C Giant rally computer
Sparco steering wheel
easy reach drink holders
Light antiglare dash with quick computer accesability.
KYB racing jack
12 liter intercooler sprayer
cool suit hookup
Reflex Wiper blades
2 hood, 2 bumper, Hallogen Rally light pods. 6 lights
AIM LXL Strata Dash w/ shift light.
co-driver light, wheel scrapers and more suff I'm forgetting.
The car is awsome, strong, reliable, and has won races. The 2 door GC chassis is very adaptable; most of these parts will bolt into any impreza up to 08. She is currently painted white, garaged in New Hampshire and answers to the name of Eve. This is the car to run with the factory boys, or just have FUN!!! in Club events.
Some things from the above have changed. The Version 8, 2 liter that had 28 pounds of boost and liked 112 octane race gas was not designed to last forever. My race budget couldn't support engine swaps with any frequency so we opted for a built and blueprinted 2.5 l block with Kelford cams (the ones with the Subaru WRC profile that add massive torque behind a 34 mm restrictor, up to 60 lbs) and tuned it to run on pump gas.
The wiring harness and all the engine sensors have been replaced with new parts.
Stand alone engine management was upgraded to a latest generation Vipec.
New custom rear sway bar with new links.
The vehicle has a new fuel cell.
Both seats replaced. Harnesses are current.
12 (relatively) new Speedlines when the originals were stolen.
Decent gravel tires , all mounted plus 12 unmounted older gravel tires that could serve as spares.
The spares package is gigantic, including a spare turbo, up pipe, exhaust, roof, etc. etc. etc.
Car has been professionally maintained by Synaptic 3 Engineering before and after every rally, with fresh fluids for each event.
Ohlins have been professionally rebuilt annually and serviced after every rally.
The 6 different selectable maps for the diffs were programmed by Patrick Richard, multi-time Canadian National Champion from Rocket Rally in Vancouver. Driving diffs mapped to your conditions is so amazing that it is difficult to descibe.
I have never had an off in this car because: 1) the car is that awesome 2) I have been blessed with incredible navi's and 3) I work so many hours and get so little time off that I refuse to spend that time in a ditch or broken at the side of a road watching others fly past.
Despite my belief that in my racing life, "Maximum Attack" is reserved for how I eat a cheesburger in the service area, this car has landed me on many podiums and taken me to 3rd place finishes in the 2009 and 2012 Eastern Region Driver's Championship.
A set on Enkei RPF-1 17 inch tarmac rims will be included with the car.
Operating this car on Stage has been a joy each and every time.
It's time for someone else to build many great memories.
So, a great car with great prep and great spares package, and of course log book ... how much?
$25,000 gets you car and spares, ready to go.
"But I don't have a trailer big enough for all that stuff?" you say?
Okay, $30,000 gets you the car, all the spares and a very good 24' enclosed trailer modified for rally support with workbench with vise, wheel holders, and a custom wall mounted inventory management system for the spares.
Are there cheaper cars out there that are nowhere near this good? Yup.
Are there better cars out there at or below this price? Nope.
I confidently predict that the new owner of this vehicle will have NO buyers remorse.
Messages can be left on my home phone: ( six-oh-three) fore-seven-won oh-seven-three-five
(Vehicle will only be sold in USA or Canada, no shipping overseas.)