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1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI

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04/1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI Version

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Stock ID HJA22B


• 04/1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI Version
• 51,000km Genuine (31,000miles)
• Full service history from new
• No accident history
• Number 73/400 JDM models ever made
• One of the most sought after JDM models in existence!
• Worldwide shipping available
• Long and short term storage available

HJA bring you this legendary JDM icon the one and only Subaru Impreza 22B number 73/400. This example comes with all Japanese owner manuals and service books which shows extensive service history from new. As there were only 400 made this is an ideal investment with prices constantly on the rise.

We continually monitor the Japanese performance car market and nearly all Japanese 90’s vehicle prices are rising fast with most cars having more than doubled in price over the years. There are no signs of it slowing either as worldwide demand soars, they are now the next big thing in classic car market.

Japanese Service history:
1511km, 5392km, 7654km, 12000km, 23063km, 27927km, 36404km, 45423km,

History of the 22B
In 1998, Subaru of Japan produced a widebody, coupe WRX STi called the "22B STi" produced between March and August 1998. The 22B was used to commemorate both Subaru's 40th anniversary as well as the third consecutive manufacturer's title for Subaru in the FIA World Rally Championship.

This two-door model is a true Japanese exotic built to celebrate Subaru’s three consecutive World Rally Championship titles, and the marque’s 40th anniversary in 1998. Subaru had gone from boring family cars to raging turbocharged icon in quick succession, and so the 22B was the perfect way to mark the occasion.

Most special edition cars consist of some unusual paint, the odd sticker, and a few extra luxuries. However, Subaru wanted to create a landmark car worthy of a place in its golden era. Extensive surgery resulted in a wider track, exotic suspension, adjustable rear wing, larger brakes, and fatter tires. Sitting with an aggressive stance, it looked like a rally car just waiting for its livery to be applied.

The beauty of this car is more than skin deep thanks to a larger 2.2-liter engine. This EJ22 unit with its larger capacity was turbocharged, and made use of forged pistons. A reinforce drive and prop shaft was required to handle the extra power and torque being sent to all four wheels. Power is quoted at 280hp, and when teamed with a short ratio gearbox, could get this Subaru from 0-60mph in less than 5.3 seconds.

Needless to say, these cars were in high demand — especially with production being pegged at 399 examples for Japan only. It is said every unit was spoken for within 48 hours, making the 22B Subaru’s fastest selling car ever. Interestingly, Subaru never numbered car 13 as it was seen as unlucky. The 22B was so sought after that it is reported that even Subaru’s rally ace Collin McRae had to pay for his own.

In short the Subaru Impreza 22B STi is arguably the most coveted road car from the world of rallying.
Sourcing low km rare examples like this is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Overall if you are after a truly cherished example to enjoy yourself, to be part of a collection or as an investment look no further.