1998 Subaru Impreza 22B-STI Sells for £130,500 at Silverstone Auctions, results

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B-STI Sells for £130,500 at Silverstone Auctions, results

The legend that is the 22B - rare, bespoke and hugely coveted

One of the 399 22Bs built for sale to the domestic market. Created by Subaru in celebration of the Peter Stevens-designed WRC 1997 Championship-winning rally car
Car #326 of the 400 JDM examples. Imported into the UK in 1998, so as good as it gets without being a super-rare ‘Type-UK car'
The 22B is endowed with a specially developed 2.2-litre EJ22-engine with unique forged pistons (restricted to 276bhp for the JDM), a seam-welded bodyshell (supposedly identical in shape to the WRC), special gearing, a twin-plate racing clutch, strengthened drive/prop shafts, driver-adjustable front/rear diff and bigger Brembo brakes. The suspension uses unique forged aluminium lower links, rose-joined transverse links, inverted Bilstein dampers, unique Eibach springs and BBS alloys
30,200 verifiable miles, three former keepers and a recent full specialist recommissioning service (including cambelt) and inspection
Coming to market from a real enthusiast, having owned the car for the last 16 years
Much history, books, import papers, even photos of the car arriving into the UK port
Fitted with an upgraded ECU (including anti-lag and launch control) and a handmade de-cat'd Hayward & Scott exhaust system

 

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