The Impreza 22B is the ultimate Subaru. Built in limited numbers to homologate the company’s factory WRC efforts in the Nineties, it’s packed with rally-minded upgrades that’ll make any enthusiast drool. 22Bs are exceptionally rare, with just around 400 built. As such, it’s not often you see them for sale, especially in America. This one’s just come up for auction in California, and it looks just about perfect.
Like all 22Bs, this one has specific bodywork to set it apart from the standard Impreza. There are widened fenders to shroud specific gold-painted BBS wheels, along with STI brake calipers and a ProDrive-tuned suspension. Under the hood sits a 2.2-liter turbocharged flat-four that made 280 horsepower new. It gets power to all four wheels via a five-speed manual transmission and a trick driver-adjustable rear electronic differential—cutting-edge tech back in the Nineties.
This particular car, originally imported into the U.S. under the Show or Display exemption law, looks to be in spectacular condition considering its high 40,000-kilometer odometer reading (relative to your average 22B mileage, anyway). The body panels, underbody and Recaro-seat-equipped interior are all in wonderful shape. As a bonus, the timing belt and water pump were replaced earlier in 2021. For the full story, check out the full article from Road & Track.