Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Little Lion: 1988 Subaru GL

Ask the average Joe what he knows about Subaru and he will probably talk about the new Forester or a variety of SUV-ish looking wagon-things that are designed to be lightly off-roaded and driven around the city.  Press a little more and Joe might talk about the sporty WRX or STI versions of the Impreza...but it is entirely likely that he is totally unaware of Subaru's interesting history of importing oddball economy cars into the US market starting in the 1960s with the Ladybug and continuing through the 80s with things like the GL. Find this 1988 Subaru GL offered for $3700 in Westchester, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1988 Subaru GL
VIN: JF2AG53B4JE807024
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 138000
paint color: custom
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
Super cool, unmolested, low mileage, perfect running Fuel Injected, Dual Range 4x4, brand new tires. This Subaru has the highly desired Aluminum alloy Peugeot 4 lug 15" rims. Original Subaru 13 inch rims are still with the car.
This car has never been off-road. Interior original and in beautiful condition. Cruise control, Air conditioning, Heater works great, custom aerodynamic roof rack. Always in California, No Accidents. Registration is current, with a clean pink slip. 2 small rust spots, rocker panel ding, clear coat on hood and roof needs to be recoated.
This Subi runs really great. All-new front seals. Looking for Subaru people for a good home.

$3,700 OBO 

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  1. Is there another car where the alternator is closer to the battery?

    1. ρL/A. Yup. It's useless to be a resistor. I also love the location of the spare tire. Looks like a 60s air-filter.

    2. Thursday Twister: Cars with spare tires in the engine compartment??

  2. I hate dirty pink s-lips ......lmao

  3. That's a nasty rust spot....license plate suggests brought to Cali much later . Plates post '96. Wonder where it wa earlier. Still might be fun in the snow .

  4. Substituting “rims” for “wheels”...nails on my mental chalkboard. As a former owner of an 80s vintage GL, these rust like it’s their job.


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