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#1 Lykoi

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:43 AM

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I have friend who came across this in a storage with about 4 brats.
From what I know it's a 78 or 79 dl 4wd

I'm going to look at it and make an offer (depending on condition) this weekend. So a few tips on what to look for would be much appreciated. Not new to cars, but this gen of Subaru is new to me.

#2 kiwi subbie

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:58 PM

As far as I know the coupe didnt come in 4wd and wasnt a DL?
I maybe wrong on that?
It could be a GL and front wheel drive

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 03:22 PM

As far as I know the coupe didnt come in 4wd and wasnt a DL?
I maybe wrong on that?
It could be a GL and front wheel drive


It is 4wd that I know. Not 100% on the model.

#4 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:05 AM

Look for rust everywhere.
In that generation the most likely places are the front fenders, rear wheel wells,
floorpans, and the underbody.

If this is a 4x4 factory model, then you have found an extremely rare gem.
If you the owner knows what he has, I wouldn't be afraid to say around 1-1.5k
in decent condition.
But if he just thinks its a junky old subaru, offer him a few hundred bucks.

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#5 Qman

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:16 AM

As far as I remember, the only 4WDs were the BRAT and the wagon prior to 1980. I can't find any documentation otherwise.

#6 kiwi subbie

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 01:32 AM

As far as I remember, the only 4WDs were the BRAT and the wagon prior to 1980. I can't find any documentation otherwise.


And a very rear JDM 1976ish? 4wd sedan.
I enquired alot in the past about a 4wd coupe and there has been nothing in the 1400/1600 coupe line.
The earlyest one I know of is the 1982-83ish RX coupe.

It mite have been fitted with the running gear out 4wd wagon?
One guy did that in aussie back in was it 76 or 79?

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:17 AM

The only way that 'stage 2' coupe is 4x4 is if someone took the time to convert it. No coupes of that generation came from the factory with 4x4.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:36 AM

glad to see someone on here picked up on this one. I'm no expert, buy from reading on here I thought it was a rare soob.

Funny part is, I printed the CL add out at work a few nights ago and was prepared to call today about this one. Definitely check it out, let us know...if you don't take it and it's a good one I may snag it to keep it from going to scrap!:banana:

Of course, that would be 4 soobs plus the possible XT-6 I'm working on getting...hey, can't let these good ones go to waste!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:43 AM

Those Subarus are quite close to me.... like 10 miles. I chatted with the owner. Did anyone decide to buy?

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:08 AM

Did anyone get these?

#11 84gl

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:55 PM

I have An 76 Fe Coupe Thats the same body style as that car and I have been looking for a pass side tail light for years you think he would sell just the tail light if he's going to junk it.




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