In the world of Subaru Impreza models, none are more revered than the 22B STi and if you’re willing to spend over six figures on a Subaru, this pristine example is up for grabs.
Listed on Bring A Trailer, this Impreza 22B STi is #156 of approximately 400 examples that were built for the Japanese market. It was imported into the United States by the seller in July 2020 under the ‘show or display’ exemption and is finished in World Rally Blue. It is being sold in Palm Springs, California and earlier this year, had the timing belt and water pump replaced. The sale includes Japanese service records, factory literature, import documents, and a clean Montana title.
Subaru built the limited-run 22B STi to celebrate its 40th anniversary and third consecutive World Rally Championship title. In addition to the World Rally Blue paint, the car includes a vented aluminum hood with an enlarged scoop, widened fenders, rocker extensions, and an adjustable rear wing. The car sits on 17-inch gold-finished BBS alloy wheels wrapped in 235/40 Dunlop Direzza ZII tires.
Found in the cabin are Recaro seats clad in black and blue upholstery. There is also lots of red stitching throughout and STI-embroidery on the front backrests. Key features include automatic climate control, air conditioning, and power windows.
Powering the 22B STi is a turbocharged 2.2-liter flat-four that produced 280 hp at 6,000 rpm and 268 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm when it was new. Coupled to this engine is a five-speed manual transmission sending power through all four wheels. The listing adds that the car has 40,000 km (~25,000 miles) on the clock.