If you like the Speedsters you periodically see on our site, you’ll be very interested in this one, which we call “Azul.” This car takes the replica experience to the next level. This Fiber Fab Californian Speedster was professionally built in 2007 and then converted to Subaru power in 2018 by Special Edition in Bremen Indiana, by the same folks who build Beck Speedsters.
This car has tons of power courtesy of the new water-cooled 2.5 liter Subaru Imprezza engine with about 180 HP. 245 series rear and 205 front tires and four wheel disk brakes ensure incredible stopping power. Handling is also excellent with the wider tires afforded by the fender flares. The four speed Subaru gearbox is excellent, with a nice drop in RPMs in fourth gear so you can do some serious highway cruising-the gearing is just right for 3200 rpms at 70MPH.
It’s smoother, faster, stops better than any other Speedster we have owned. And it’s easier to use, even for people who are not car-savvy. It has all the usual late model Subaru reliability and ease of ownership… it is fuel injected, computer managed and simple to start and operate. It’s an unusual bird, with a fiberglass body on a VW chassis with fender flares and water cooled modern power plant. Yet you’ll feel like a you’re still riding in classic car style in this unique and fun roadster.
Chrome style bars are easily removable if they are not to your taste, they are held in place by eight bolts. Because the car is water cooled, the optional heater works great. It is visible in the trunk. The radiator lives under the front of the car, shrouded and flat.
The car is virtually brand new, with about 4300 miles on the newly rebuilt engine and chassis. This Subaru engine conversion was done right to a very high standard. The entire package works beautifully and it’s hard to find any evidence of any wear or use.
The small half windows are easy to remove, and keep some wind out of the cockpit. A great top is folded behind the seats and is easy to erect. Stayfast trimmed side curtains are also included, in their own pouch, as is a full tan stay fast tonneau, also in it’s own pouch. The tonneau only fits the car without the style bars in place, so you have your choice, or we can make a custom tonneau made to accommodate the style bars. There’s also a nicely sewn cushion on the rear shelf in matching tan. The convertible top is a work of art in high grade stayfast canvas, and the side curtains have never been used and come in a protective matching pouch. Many of the photos are shown with the wind deflectors in place… those come with the car in addition to the traditional soft side curtains lined with tan stayfast to match the top, as shown. It’s all really nice stuff!
Watch Jay Leno tour and drive a similar Subaru-powered car in the video below!
This car is titled as a 1964 VW. Give a call if you want us to ship this cool car your way. Azul is more reliable than anything old and British… and faster than most of what we usually offer too!