Pre-Impreza: 1985 Subaru GL-10 Turbo

What is a good condition Subaru GL worth on the open market?  It sounds like an opening to bad a joke, but this is a serious question.  Just because the GL isn’t a high dollar classic doesn’t mean it isn’t worth something to somebody, and there are certainly more overly restored 911s than nice condition GLs in the world.  Find this 1985 Subaru GL-10 Turbo offered for $1700 near Boise, ID via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

 The GL was known as the Leone (Italian for lion) back at the factory in Japan where it was built from 1979 through 1989 as a sedan, coupe, hatchback, wagon, or El Camino (the BRAT).  Today’s wagon variant is probably the most useful of the bunch as it combines people carrying and junk carrying with equal aplomb. 

Under the hood is a 1.8 liter EA81 flat-4 that squeezes out 111 horsepower and 134 ft-lbs of torque with the aid of fuel injection and a non-intercooled turbocharger.  The 4-door Turbo wagon was only available with the 3-speed auto from the dealer, but someone stuck in a manual gearbox and kept the original part time 4-wheel-drive system functional.  

From behind the steering wheel you get an excellent view of the futuristic amber digital dash — a marvelous thing of the future from the past.

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