To be honest, Don’t really care!
If someone values it that much more power to the seller. I can find a better place for $250,000 in my garage.
This car has a small but loyal following but most people like me like them just not for that price.
I know where a Fiero sold for near $70k. But I could be just has happy with another one for much less.
Every model has a Unicorn.
The 22b is the WRX/STI holy grail car. It doesn't matter if the new ones are faster, this is the most important model in the line. I love it. It looks great and has been the inspiration for others to take an Impreza 2.5RS and try to make a 22B style clone.
Congrats to the seller. I see this as a win for him.
As for the buyer I hope he is happy as if he drives the car it just becomes another Subaru. To me that is no way to enjoy a car.