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You Can Buy This 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B And Own A Piece Of Automotive History

Motorsports fans, Subaru enthusiasts, this is the holy grail, and it’s for sale: 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B


  • At £295,000 or nearly $375,000, it’s not cheap but if we had the money…

  • The Impreza 22B was a limited edition WRC-inspired super Impreza.

  • This specific unit has only 271 miles on the clock.


In the 1990s, especially in the middle of the decade, Subaru was on fire. In the WRC, the greatest motorsport ever in our opinion, Subaru was nearly unbeatable. In a bid to celebrate three consecutive WRC championships, they built the limited-run Subaru Impreza 22B in 1998 and this may be the nicest remaining example in the world.

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

The car is offered by Appreciating Classics, located in Loddon, England. The Impreza 22B featured a turbocharged 2.2-litre boxer-4-cylinder engine that produced 280 PS of 276 horsepower and 268 lb.-ft. of torque. By today’s standards, the output is less than impressive however this car tipped to scale at under 2,800 lbs. Also, according to most who know the car, the actual output was north of 300 horsepower. The suspension was all Bilstein while braking duty was left to 4-pot front/2-pot rear STi calipers.

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

Subaru won the manufacturer’s championship in 1995 (with Colin McRae at the wheel), 1996 and 1997 and to celebrate these wins, they built only 400 (some say 424) and this example is number 309. Perhaps what is most tragic about this Impreza 22B is that it was purchased as a family investment in 1998 and hasn’t been driven. The bet will pay off as many examples with far more mileage have sold for over $100,000 in the recent past.

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B | Photo: Appreciating Classics

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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