Subaru 1982-2003 - 2018 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Good buying for the bargain hunter

Subaru 1982-2003 - 2018 market review
Subaru Liberty

Subaru 1982-2003

If you have a limited budget and want an interesting hobby car then Subaru has something to suit almost everyone.

At the bottom of the price pile sit early 4WD wagons, Brumby utes and 1980s L Series sedans.

For less than $10,000 you might even find a rally-spec RX Turbo 4WD or scarce turbo Vortex.

Move to the 1990s and there are Liberty (Australian delivered) and Legacy (private import) sedans and wagons with all-wheel drive and turbo engines.

For around the same money also consider the better-equipped Liberty B4.

For lovers of heroic failures, what about an SVX? A few of Subaru’s odd-looking flat-six coupe remain available; $80,000 when new but now selling at around a tenth of that price.

Liberty RS $5290 [12] 

Legacy GT/GTB $4965 [6]

Liberty B4 $5545 [20] 

SVX $7970 [5] 

L Series 1983-92 $3300 [14]

Brumby 1986-94 $3680 [31]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Japanese Classic Car Value Guide.

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