The Baby Driver Subaru Impreza WRX Sells at AuctionSep 10th, 2020
While Baby Driver 2 might still be a few years away, fans of the original Edgar Wright movie had the opportunity to purchase the heavily modified Subaru Impreza WRX which was featured in the 2017 heist film. Having sold at an eBay auction for $34,800, the lucky buyer is now both the proud owner of what’s perhaps the ultimate 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX and a piece of movie history.
The Baby Driver Subaru Impreza WRX might be the ultimate “street legal” stunt car
This 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX was most notably used in the film’s opening scene. If you want to see the vehicle in action, you can check out the opening clip from Columbia Picture’s Baby Driver here. This clip features the utilization of the added hydraulic handbrake which allowed the 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX to make those impressive sideway drift maneuvers you can see in action. In the listing, the seller also details that the Impreza still includes the factory all-wheel drive system, which was modified for the movie’s stunt duty.
Other modifications include a 2.5-liter engine, a driveline with a stronger clutch, and an overhaul to the front and rear differentials. In terms of the adjusted aesthetics — there is the iconic red finish intact from the film and a black leather interior. Included with the purchase was proof of the vehicle’s authenticity in the form of the build sheet from AllPro Subaru (the shop which provided the modifications) and interviews with the stunt driver who was behind the wheel, Jeremy Fry.
Baby Driver was host to another modified 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX
This is not the first time a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX from Baby Driver was sold on the eBay auction site. Soon after the film’s release, another stunt car that was slightly banged-up sold for a whopping $69,100. This was one of only a few WRXs that were converted to a rear-wheel-drive (a modification which made it easier to perform certain stunts in the film).
If you’re in the Peterborough Ontario area, consider browsing our selection of Subaru vehicles here. While we don’t have any vehicles which have been featured in any blockbuster films, you can still drive like Baby Driver in our selection of 2020 Subaru Imprezas. And if you’d like to learn more about the current 2020 Subaru WRX, and what sets the model apart from other high-performance sedans, then consider reading our blog post here.