Subaru WRX STi 22B for sale with only 271 miles on the clock

Subaru WRX STi 22B

It’s probably one of the world’s lowest mileage WRX STi 22Bs and it’s for-sale in the UK via Appreciating Classics for just, ahem, $532,000.

One of my most favourite ever cars, the Subaru WRX STi 22B is an icon of the motoring world. Only 424 were built to celebrate Subaru’s hat-trick dominance of World Rally from 1995 to 1997. And this one was purchased brand-new via Japan in 1998, shipped to the UK and stored away as an investment.

Subaru WRX STi 22B

It was driven just a handful of times but if the photos are anything to go by this thing is in mint condition. According to Appreciating Classics, the agent tasked with selling this beastie, this 22B has been, “Driven only a couple of times when new, and then the car has been stored away with regular starting and turning of wheels to ensure all was still good as it should be”. The decision to list the car comes after the owner passed away.

Once Appreciating Classics took possession of the 22B, “we performed a full service where we removed the original cambelt, pulleys and water pump, which were all in ‘as new’ condition. Also changed were all fluids and filters – genuine parts only of course – all original parts removed remain with the vehicle. A single stage machine polish has been carried out and here we have the vehicle ready for the new owner”.

Subaru WRX STi 22B

For those who don’t know, the 22B’s name is derived from the fact it boasts a 2.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder as opposed to the turbocharged 2.0-litre four that was in the regular WRX at the time. The 22B is without doubt the most iconic WRX of all time.

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Isaac Bober has been writing about cars and 4x4s for more than 20 years, has worked on some of the country's biggest motoring magazines (remember what they were?), and launched Practical Motoring. Now he's back, back again... to share dad jokes and much more.