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#1 NickNakorn

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:09 AM

Hi everyone,
I'm a fan of the old Subaru L-series (it was never called Leone or Loyale in the UK) and have had several second-hand 1.8 4x4 DL Estates over the years. I currently have 2 of them, a red one and a green one,both 1991.
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They are now very rare in the UK and there are less than a dozen still registered as roadworthy with the UK licensing centre (DVLA).
I'm just finishing an engine rebuild on the red one having done a fair bit of welding repairs to the rusted out wheel arch and I expect I'll have a bit more welding to do. The green car will be 'bob-tailed' and 'lifted' for off road use. I'm writing about my progress at http://www.nagara.co.uk - just follow the link to 'cars'
Best wishes all
Nick

#2 Legacy777

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Welcome to the USMB. Good to see that these older subies are still around over there, even if there are only a few left on the road.

#3 NickNakorn

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

Thanks Josh! Not only is it raining constantly but we also salt the roads in winter - poor old classic Subarus didn't stand a chance. A few years ago there were thousands of them on the road but they all got scrapped at the same time. We have a fascinating web site in the UK allied to our official DVLA called 'How Many Left' at: http://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/ Do you have a similar resource?

#4 Legacy777

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Wow, that's a pretty cool website!

No I don't know of a similar site like that in the states. You'd have to compile all the 50 different state licensing statitics to come up with something like that.....and I'm not sure if that's public information or not.

#5 NickNakorn

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

Yes, it's a very good resource. Of course, the UK is tiny - the whole country is only about 60million people and size-wise, well:

http://www.ifitwerem...m/compare/US/GB

So I think it would be more than feasible for individual US states. Not sure how the UK site derives an income as I haven't seen any advertising on it. A business idea for you? (when you're rich you can buy me a pint!).




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