When the STi first came on the scene, Subaru only offered it in four colors: Aspen White, Obsidian Black Pearl, Platinum Silver Metallic and the company’s flagship World Rally Blue. This car’s owner, John Darling, felt the blue Alcantara that accented the interior complemented three of these paint colors quite well; however, the silver was “sort of left out.” It wasn’t until 2006, when Subaru decided to release its limited-edition example featuring black leather, that the owner began considering another option for his 2004 Subaru STi.
Inspired by European and Japanese luxury sports cars, he worked with Ceballos Customs in Tempe, Arizona, to build a new custom interior, hoping to achieve something classy yet subtle. As such, the key features include leatherette-wrapped A-, B- and C-pillars with red seat belts, as well as limited-edition Cusco/Bride reclining front bucket seats, with a custom-upholstered rear seat to match. The blue Alcantara focal point in the original STi was reimagined with black Alcantara for this example, leading to additional wrapping on the headliner, rear seat deck, parking brake handle, parking brake boot, armrest and steering wheel. The final touches included rare Defi BF amber gauges, a matte black S204 center-console trim, a Zoom Engineering carbon-fiber rearview mirror and rare Prova floor mats.