1998 Subaru Impreza

22B STi

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1998
  • Mileage 
    39 554 km / 24 578 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    GC8069816
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Exterior brand colour 
    BLUE
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    276 PS / 203 kW / 273 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    4wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi, #156/400, 39,554km NO-STORY car. 100% original with no paint work, no accident, matching numbers, all original, documented km to day one, complete with all tools, keys, receipts, & all rare factory literature.

22B is legally imported into the USA for show & display and titled. 22B needs nothing and is fully sorted; OEM timing belt kit installed, oil change, new set of Dunlops Direzza Z2, alignment, AWD Dyno run 300HP at crank . Everything works perfectly including adjustable differential & water injection.

For more details and pictures please contact me.

History: ProDrive retired from Rally with the 911SCRS is circa 1987 with Rothmans sponsorship, after that time ProDrive participated in DTM for approximately three years. In 1990 ProDrive one again was involved with rally, this time with Subaru. In 1995 the then new GC-8 series Subaru was heavily modified by ProDrive with special closed deck engine, sprint gearbox, wide body work and full WRC suspension and chassis modifications. ProDrive and Subaru won the manufactures title in 1995-1996-1997 with Richard Burns and Collin McRae. For 1998 model year Subaru developed and launched a road going version of the ProDrive WRC car called the “22B”. Here are the features:

1. The units are built in sequential vin pairs at STi which modifies a standard bare GC-8 tub by removing the standard rear quarter panels and adding steel one piece flared fenders with deep wheel well provisions for wider tires and increased offset. The standard front fenders are removed and matching flared units are installed.

2. The engine is a closed deck unit knows as the EJ22. Single turbo, water injected intercooler, four cam with forged internals. Factory gentleman’s agreement in Japan between manufactures that 276hp was the highest horsepower “allowed”. The 22B makes 20 wheel horsepower more than a new Sti run on the same dyno at the same location. This equates to 330hp at the crank on a stock 22B.

3. Sprint gearbox with short rally ratios and very short final drive on Japan delivered cars.

4. Struts and shocks developed by Bilstein with ProDrive. They are labeled “Bilstein, ProDrive, Sti”

5. No ABS brakes. Water tank for cockpit controlled water injection of intercooler in place of ABS unit.

6. Unique to 22B BBS wheels with 235 tires.

7. Cockpit adjustable center differential.

8. Interior with Recaro seats with matching blue fabric on door panels and front and rear seats. Nardi steering wheel. Unique non airbag dash with flat black vinyl covering unique to 22B.

9. White faced gauge cluster with 8,000rpm redline for the 22B.

10. Power windows, air conditioning, power folding mirrors standard on all 22B.

11. Unique 22B only adjustable rear wing. 22B front and rear bumper spoilers.

12. Aluminum hood with enlarged hood scoop for intercooler.

13. 22B enlarged lower rockers to fit with flared front and rear fenders.

14. Special 22B exhaust with “Sti” markings on tip.

15. Carbon front strut brake.

16. Enlarged brakes front and rear painted in red.

17. Black tinted glass for rear window, and rear side windows.

18. Rear wiper.

Total production details.

5 Prototypes.
000/000 Promotional unit used in all printed materials. In Subaru museum.
000/400 McRae
000/400 Grist
000/400 Unknown recently in Hong Kong with no miles.
000/400 Tokyo show car summer of 1997. In UK now.
*several prototypes have EJ20 engine not EJ22.

400 Japan market cars.
001/400 is VIN GC8-066997 and the sixth 22B built.
All plague numbers are the actual vehicle production number from above car 001/400
156/400 is GC8-069816 (said car here) and was built together with 155/400 GC8-069815
400/400 is GC8-71688

Next all built after 400/400

16 UK cars which do not have dash plague and have higher final drive ratio.

5 Australian cars with no dash plague.

5 Additional cars for NZ, 1 to Subaru North America.

Total of 431 cars.