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, which is at least part of the reason this one just sold for $312,555. Wow.
It’s unclear if this is now the most expensive Subaru sold at auction. One site had a 22B listed for $370,000 last year, and it’s unknown what the car actually sold for. An ex-Colin McRae Impreza WRC car sold for around $300,000 in 2017.
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. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.