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Weekend Edition – A Pair of Vintage Subarus, once sitting in a showroom for years, now on eBay…

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Continuing on with the Labor Day Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend. What is it with small town dealerships in which they display, hoard, or simply pit away vintage vehicles that are really nothing all that special? Well, I guess I would never call Salt Lake City a small town, just a quirky one… Anyway, the local Subaru dealer here is getting ready to remodel the showroom, and two Subarus from the 80s are about to be sold to a new owner… Will you be one of them?

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This is a 1983 Subaru (Leone) GL-10 Coupe, with only 55,000 miles on the odometer. According to the listing:

This AWESOME classic GL-10 Hardtop only has 55,269 original miles. It has sat in the showroom at one of America’s Largest Subaru dealers for nearly 13 years. One of our good customers traded it in and we just had to display it, because of it’s condition and nostalgia. We are now remodeling and need the space, so it must go! We have not started this car or changed any fluids ever since we parked it on the showroom floor. We also do not intend to inspect hoses, belts, axle boots, gaskets, running condition, or anything else. We assume it will start right up with new gasoline, oil, and battery, but you are taking all the risk here. Own a piece of Subaru history that will be a real head turner.

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The GL-10 was the top of the line Subaru during these years, with almost every option available on lesser models packaged as standard equipment. With a little over five days to go, the top bid so far is $2,000, and there is no reserve… Take a look at the listing here: 1983 Subaru GL-10 Hardtop

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This is a 1986 Subaru GL 4WD Hatchback, with only 56,000 miles on the odometer. According to the listing: This AWESOME classic GL Hatchback 4WD only has 56,376 original miles. This has the dual range hi/low 4-Wheel-Drive. It has sat in the showroom at one of America’s Largest Subaru dealers for 7 years. One of our good customers traded it in and we just had to display it, because of it’s condition and nostalgia. We are now remodeling and need the space, so it must go! We have not started this car or changed any fluids ever since we parked it on the showroom floor. We also do not intend to inspect hoses, belts, axle boots, gaskets, running condition, or anything else. We assume it will start right up with new gasoline, oil, and battery, but you are taking all the risk here. Own a piece of Subaru history that will be a real head turner.

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OK, so it was just a re-hash of the previous ad, but so what? This is a real nostalgia trip if you’re into Subarus, which is really interesting, since this car lives in Utah instead of Vermont… With a little over 5 days to go until the auction ends, the top bid so far is $3,450, again with no reserve. Do either of these fine Subarus do anything for you? Take a look at the listing here: 1986 Subaru GL Hatchback 4WD

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Currently there are "11 comments" on this Article:

  1. humblejanitor says:

    Since they're not willing to ensure that the cars are working? No way.

    Sounds like a trap.

  2. cruisintime says:

    When an active dealership says they " Assume" it will run, I would run for the exit.

  3. frankthecat says:

    They didn't do anything to store or maintain either car, yet they 'assume' they'll run. Oh boy, nice way to make an ass of u and me.

  4. stigshift says:

    Worst case scenario, they need a lot of mechanical work. But they've been in climate controlled storage since being driven into the showroom. Beats sitting out in a field. Good odds they'll they won't need much, but leave money in the budget for the unforeseen.

  5. Van_Sarockin says:

    They want top dollar for cars they're only willing to clean. Sounds like a troublesome outlook for a business that sells operating machinery. You have to assume the worst about every item they mention. Those Subies are nice and sturdy, but they don't get my heart pumping.

  6. Devin says:

    I like Japan's obsession with experimental window treatments from around this time. The GL probably would look better with something less needlessly complex, but it would be a lot less interesting.

  7. dukeisduke says:

    My brother had an '83 GL-10 4-door with a 5-speed. Ridiculously loaded, it just needed alloy wheels. Great car.

  8. 944tim says:

    I had a Subie GL 4wd for a couple months, I won it from a used car dealer trying to attract attention. I was the ultimate 50$ car. rusty, rough, but it ran, and I ran the hell out of it, until the clutch went out. then I sold it for $135.
    that was a really fun car. just put it in AWD and blast around in the snow like a WRC racer.
    if I ever find another I will probably buy it, rust and all.

  9. Bill Cooper says:

    are either of the old subbies still for sale

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