- bringatrailer.com

This Subaru Impreza 22B sold for $312,555

You could by a decent sized house in Texas for this money!

3w ago
17.4K

With 25k miles (40k kilometers) on the odometer, this 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B has been driven quite a bit for a collectors car, but does it justify the high price?

I had a close eye on this particular Subaru Impreza 22B when it had a crazy high bid of $155,000 and 7 days left 'till the auction closed, in which the bidder at the time justified he was "keeping it in place so he could secure the car" ....which didn't happen.

bringatrailer.com

bringatrailer.com

Though it can't be driven over 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) because it was imported under a show or display exemption under the NHTSA, but while it's less than 25 years old, the NHTSA requires a thorough inspection to get it registered.

The power output from the 22B is rated at 280 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque from an intercooled 2.2 L flat four with no issues and with a redline at 7,900 rpm.

The Impreza 22B's incredible price also comes from its rarity, only 400 were produced for the Japanese market, this specific example being number 156, noted on a plaque.

bringatrailer.com

bringatrailer.com

With a common 180 kmh speedometer from every other Japanese car of the era, it features a leather wrapped steering wheel with black and blue cloth seats intended to match the exterior color with the STi logo implemented into the backrests.

For now, this is the most expensive Subaru Impreza 22B to be sold at an online auction to date.

Join In

Comments (29)

  • I am afraid how expensive once relatively accessible enthusiasts cars are becoming

      20 days ago
    • You can thank the rich snobs at sites like BaT for inflating the classic car market…

        20 days ago
    • Well the 22B was never really accessible in the first place lol

        20 days ago
  • BaT and it’s bullshit again. Couldn’t care less at this point🙄

      21 days ago
  • Worth it, it’s the top production model from Subaru

      20 days ago
  • $31,255 final offer.

      20 days ago
    • Um probably research this car before throwing out a ridiculously low number

        20 days ago
    • It's an exaggeration of course. Most enthusiasts have known about the 22B for ages and it's a great car but $300k for an example is ridiculous, no matter how pristine.

        20 days ago
  • Wow it's quite a beauty...

      20 days ago
29