Out of all the debuts and exotics at the LA Auto Show, the one car that I left the show lusting over was almost 10 years old. The legendary 22B STI.
Now if you aren't familiar with the 22B, do some homework. It's one of the rarest, most badass cars to come out of Japan. The production run was limited to 400 (#13 was used as Subaru's press car and there were a few others specially built for Colin McRae and Nicky Grist).
Before turbocharged awd cars made it back over to the USA, this car was it. The closest thing to the WRC champion GC rally car that we could never drive. Now EVOs and WRXs are everywhere you turn, but this car still stands strong.Although it was on display at SEMA, I didn't really have time to check it out, thankfully it was shown at the LA Auto Show as well. Sitting next to the 2008 STI, the 22B looks better than ever. It's sort of weird, but last night I had a dream that I was building a GC up to replicate the 22B with all the OE body parts, wide fenders and all. I guess that's what sort of sparked this blog. There is just something so alluring about this car. I guess it's like the jdm GT-R's cult following - wanting what you can't have.