1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 22B returns to the auction block

Just 7 months following it transformed hands, a Subaru Impreza WRX STI 22B is again up for sale – with just 5 kilometres more on the clock.


A 1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 22B with some exciting heritage is up for auction yet again, months following it was marketed by the Federal Government.

The unusual Impreza WRX STI 22B is arguably the most desirable Subaru at any time developed, with just 425 illustrations designed by the Japanese manufacturer, encouraged by the broad-system Planet Rally Motor vehicle developed by Prodrive.

This certain 22B, build variety 132, is remaining auctioned by Accumulating Cars and trucks just seven months immediately after the auto was offered less than ‘proceeds of crime’ by Liquid Asset Management in Sydney on behalf of the Australian Financial Protection Authority.



Irrespective of the curious background, it is comprehended the Subaru offered for a lot more than $300,000 as well as buyer’s high quality, just before remaining relocated to the Melbourne suburb of Berwick.

According to the hottest listing, the 22B has travelled just five kilometres around the past seven months.

When this auto is considered to have been personally imported in 2008, just five were bought new in Australia by Subaru – but entrepreneurs experienced to wait months to lawfully push their cars and trucks on the highway, with the company’s regional arm obtaining to get particular authorization from its head business office to expend the money complying the motor vehicles to meet nearby expectations.



In April 2021, one example sold on US auction web page Carry A Trailer for $US312,555 – or much more than $AU400,000.

Very last thirty day period, Prodrive unveiled the P25 – its possess consider on a road-going Entire world Rally Automobile from the interval – with a cost tag of £460,000 ($AU808,000) before taxes.

The current auction is set to finish on Sunday evening, with bidding presently at $201,500 at the time of writing, and can be considered on Collecting Automobiles by clicking below.



Ben Zachariah

Ben Zachariah is an knowledgeable writer and motoring journalist from Melbourne, acquiring worked in the automotive field for much more than 15 decades. Ben was formerly an interstate truck driver and finished his MBA in Finance in early 2021. He is thought of an pro in the spot of classic auto expense.

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