Manchester Untied- The 2011 Subaru WRX STI. . . Convertible?

The last time you were sliding into a corner, searching for that apex, in your rally-bred Subaru WRX STI, did this go through your mind- Man, I wish I could be getting a tan right now?
Someone at Manchester Subaru, in – of all places – Manchester, New Hampshire, felt that way finding the current STI sedan lacked in the bons vivants department when it came to wind in the hair motoring. It would seem that they rectified the situation with this one-off (let us hope) 2011 STI ragtop – complete with basket handle roll hoop and massive wing to draw attention away from the lumpy mass of the stowed top.

You know, most WRX fans have complained that the latest generation of STI has been dialed back too much to appease the show over go crowd, and this four-door fabric roofed edition isn’t going to appease those critics. The dealership’s website doesn’t list the car, although it’s been making the rounds of the various Subie forums were it has caused more than one case of intra-oral petite regurgitation. The price for this Island of Dr. Moreau’d  STI is rumored to be anywhere between $69,999 and $100K, the shame of owning it, however, will be priceless.
Sure, this is of questionable logic in its inception, but I’m just glad it exists, because the next time my wife complains about something stupid I have done – or bought – I can confidently retort with well, at least it’s not an STI convertible. I mean, who could argue with that?
Thanks to ride4life32 from over on the J for the tip!

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24 responses to “Manchester Untied- The 2011 Subaru WRX STI. . . Convertible?”

  1. themeasles Avatar

    I'm ashamed to say that this is where I bought my STi…

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Don't be ashamed… I am jealous that you own an STI regardless of dealer origin

    2. tenbeers Avatar

      Heh, I bought my WRX there as well.

  2. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    This is one STI you really don't want to contract.

  3. njhoon Avatar

    "because the next time my wife complains about something stupid I have done – or bought – I can confidently retort with well, at least it’s not an STI convertible. I mean, who could argue with that?" ….wives thats who. When they want to argue, they will find something, real or imaged, current or monthes, years old. I am taking a wild guess in that you haven't been married that long.

  4. facelvega Avatar

    Inspired by this, I want to get an early Mustang convertible and change it into a hard top by adapting an old fiberglass truck cap.

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

      I'll bring the duct tape and Bondo. We can make this happen.

      1. dukeisduke Avatar

        I'll bring the Sawzall, to modify the topper.

  5. OA5599 Avatar

    Whoever built this four door convertible should try suicide.
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      1. citroen67 Avatar

        hotlink FAIL!

  6. SSurfer321 Avatar

    …I know there is a Ken Block, flat brim hat joke in here somewhere…

    1. Alff Avatar

      This would be right at home in DC.

  7. muthalovin Avatar

    Dubbyah. Tee. Eff.
    That… No words. None. Except expletives. I let those fly.

  8. BGW Avatar

    I'm not imprezaed by this conversion.

  9. Alff Avatar

    Why you hatin' the phaeton?

    1. AteUpWithMotor Avatar

      See, if it were a dual-cowl phaeton, it would transcend shame and move into the realm of the perverse.

  10. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    This is the first time I can remember saying to myself "please be a phantom top…crap."

  11. alewifecove Avatar

    Till I sees it wid da top down, I ain't a gonna bleve it….

    1. om_nom_de_plume Avatar

      scroll down?

      1. alewifecove Avatar

        Just did. Not enough scotch with brefest…

  12. mr. mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
    mr. mzs zsm msz esq

    At first I thought this was a 4-door SAAB convertible, then the lumpy roof made me notice the lumpy wheel arches match. Hey, I like it better now!

  13. frenzic Avatar

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