Within the late ’90s, the Subaru Impreza 22B represented a turbocharged widebody love letter to the corporate’s 40th anniversary and its third straight producer’s title within the World Rally Championship.
Now, a bunch in England is promoting what is unquestionably one of many lowest mileage examples remaining on this planet.
Having coated solely 271 miles from new, this automobile was apparently bought as an funding and tucked away into storage. As such, it nonetheless has paper stickers on its headlights, plastic protecting protecting on a few of its seats, and P Zero stickers nonetheless in place on authentic tires. In keeping with the vendor, it was pushed a few instances when in landed in Blighty, then saved away with common beginning and turning of wheels to make sure issues stayed in good working order.
This time warp was handled to a full service after it arrived on the appropriately named Appreciating Classics. They eliminated the unique cambelt, pulleys and water pump, which had been all in ‘as new’ situation as you’d anticipate. All fluids and filters had been additionally modified, changed with gen-u-wine components. Any OG components that had been eliminated stay with the automobile.
For these with dim reminiscences, the 22B was powered by a bored-out model of the corporate’s 2.0L, touting a complete displacement of two.2L. It formally produced someplace within the neighbourhood of 275 horsepower and roughly a like quantity of torque. The automobile has a singular hood, entrance and rear fenders, a WRC-style entrance bumper, and a singular adjustable rear wing.
Subaru made 400 of the issues for its native market, then exported 16 of them to the U.Okay. and 5 for Australia. Apparently, British gearheads privately imported about 50 on their very own, which means Subaru needed to wait a 12 months to register the 16 automobiles that had been formally imported to the nation. This instance appears to be one of many Japanese automobiles, bearing a plate studying ‘309/400’.
Worth for this blast to the WRC previous? Appreciating Classics is asking a heady £295,000 which works out to only over $500,000 Canadian at as we speak’s alternate charge. Hey, everyone knows nostalgia is dear.
— to driving.ca