Wednesday, July 17, 2013

49 of 50: Eileen: 1992 Subaru SVX w/ 5-spd Manual

Why is it that humans always save the worst for last?  Kids will eat every bit of yummy mac 'n' cheese to only stare at the overcooked and now cold broccoli and despair.  It was DT's darkest hour and we just couldn't find a single manual transmission'd Subaru SVX...but a light flickered at the end of the tunnel.  A google search reaveled the common use of WRX transmissions for SVX 5-spd swaps and a new door of opportunity was opened.  Former tipper Kaibeezy, now turned DT un-paid intern found this Eileen with standard gearbox with only minutes to spare.  Take a look at this 1992 Subaru SVX w/5spd manual for sale in Nevada City, CA for $6,500 via craigslist.  Please, take a really good look because it took a LONG LONG time to find...

The Subaru SVX was only produced with a 4-speed auto transmission, but enterprising gearheads figured out that the WRX 5-speed manual is easily adapted to the SVX 3.3 liter EG33 flat-6.  The resulting car will have 220 horsepower, all-wheel-drive and might actually be fun to drive!

Only one more to go...

This feature is part of Daily Turismo's birthday celebration of 50 cars in 24 hours.


  1. Replies
    1. The suspense is killing me. And why is the I in turismo on fire?

    2. Because birthday candle!

  2. A friend of mine did this swap on his svx a long while back. the result was a car that hated its rear axels and it really really like spearing the bolts that connected them to the rear end.

  3. Way to come through in the clutch, Kaibeezy. You truly are a Craigslist Car Whisperer.

    Sweet SVX. Can't decide if I like the gold wheels. They are starting to grow on me.

  4. thanks, O - you might have noticed i'm a big giugiaro fan, and this is one of my favorites - somehow it seems very complete, like he got every detail he wanted - that c-pillar base detail for example, and even the window-in-a-window that freaks people out so much - DT was kind enough to include a couple other giugiaro designs I suggested, the impulse and the bora - the scirocco was already a given - not finding a bora, the indy was a very striking stand-in, wouldn't you say?

    back to the SVX, at that price and with the care it's plainly had, it's pretty hard for me not to pop up the hill for a look, but we all know how that would end up ;) good thing I don't like the wheels

  5. Just saw one for sale on the street in uptown NY. Didn't catch how much they wanted.


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