Andrew’s BC6… simple and unknown. This car reminds me a whole lot of the 86 of ten years ago. A car that no one recognized and everyone questioned. Why drive the BC/BF Generation Legacy? For one…this is a chassis that is lighter than the newer GC8 (although a little bit longer), but still very very similar with many parts shared or compatible. Two… the uber rare EJ22 with a turbo and shot-peened, rally prepped 5 sp gear box. LSD’s in the center and rear… this was the predecessor to the WRX in Japan, and it’s the only thing we got from Subaru that looked remotely like it, 10 years before it would be released in North America.
Although this car lacks the total output of the EJ20T found in the WRX, the potential is there for a fraction of the cost. Stock output is 170hp, but a whopping 180lbft of torque at only 2800rpm. That number is something the SR20 can’t even comprehend… and you can bet, no SR20 ever sounded this good. Even with ITB’s. Of course… it’ll never catch on like the 86 did… unless the new trend becomes X-treme rally, ice racing, or the fans of Colin McRae (RIP) decide to carry on his legacy with a weekly anime about it… something that will probably not happen… and just as well. There is an aura here… respect it.
Andrew’s car however, has under gone serious evolution (degradation??) since purchase. It’s a bit hard for me to classify, but I guess the nonagon does a decent enough job. Certainly there has been an emphasis on keeping the car good and fun on the streets. Despite some parts of the car being rough and ratty, the interior is immaculate and comfortable with a clean DVD install and GD seats and wheel. The suspension offers probably the best all round performance of any car I’ve ever spent a lot of time with, being both practical and yet solid enough to be a lot of fun.
Future plans? Might be some crazy body mods coming.
Specifications of the Machine