Posted Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 6:09pm
Scott’s Comment: We’ve come a long way.. I owned a 79 DL station wagon (same body style as this) for about a year and a half that I eventually sold to a buddy for $300.00. Truly rusty but trusty at that point, the driver’s foot well filled with water every time it was wet due to a hole in the front wheel well. But it went through everything I could throw at it and then some. It had character..now considering that these were in the neighborhood of $5 to $6K new, they haven’t depreciated too much over 35 years now, have they?
Old Subarus of every stripe are a little more common in places where Subaru sold a lot of them — most notably the Pacific Northwest and in Colorado, where I live. Nevertheless, rust has killed most of the older ones. Imagine my surprise when I found one hidden on the back lot at Super Rupair, Boulder, Colorado’s thriving independent, you guessed it, Subaru repair shop. I didn’t spot it myself, but stumbled across it on an online forum and figured that since it was in my own backyard, I’d better go have a look.