Subaru fans know the glory that comes with this alphanumeric code: 22B. The 1998 Impreza 22B STi is probably one of the most impressive and iconic variants of the compact vehicle. The wide body coupe is a rare JDM legend – only 400 units of this model were sold in a short time, commemorating Subaru’s 40th anniversary and his third consecutive constructor title at the FIA World Rally Championship.
Only 24 units of the Impreza 22B STi were produced and exported to markets outside Japan, including 16 in the United Kingdom.
This unit, however, is not one of the 16 units officially imported into the United Kingdom purchased in Japan and imported by a family as an investment, it is the 309th unit out of 400, and it is currently on sale on Appreciate the classics.
According to the list, this 1998 Impreza STi has only been driven a number of times. Its mileage? Only 271 miles or 436 kilometers. That said, the unit is almost new and a real time capsule of the rare JDM icon. You’ll also see it in its body and cabin, with each original part in perfect condition – yes, including the paint.
The only things replaced were the original cambelt, pulleys and water pump, as well as fluids and filters from Appreciate the classics owed a full service to the vehicle before the sale. The company guarantees that only original parts have been used.
If you assume that this 1998 Impreza 22B STi isn’t cheap with all of the things we mentioned, you’d be right. The unit is currently selling for £ 295,000, or about $ 370,000 at the current exchange rate.
It is a real collector’s item and if you are interested, do not hesitate to contact Appreciate the classics.