Somebody Buy Me: 1986 Subaru XT Turbo 4WD

The XT is hurdling towards new classic status, so now is the time to grab these while there are still good cheap ones left.

These were only sold from 1985-1991. The styling is befitting of the set of Blade Runner or Total Recall. Subaru designed the greenhouse inside and out to resemble the cockpit of a fighter jet. The XT has as much glass as possible supported by blacked out pillars. The front has hidden headlights. Grooves run along the side of the car that form the taillight taillight strip. The whole thing is sleek and stealthy, especially when painted black like this example.

Of all the XT trim to appreciate in value, the 85-87 Turbo 4WD models like this one stand the best chance. These were produced very briefly and feature a 1781cc turbocharged H4 engine producing 112 horsepower with multi-port fuel injection and two single overhead camshafts. The four-wheel drive system was part-time and activated with a push of a button on the dashboard. When coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission, these were fun and grippy cars.

The seller is a dealer and has only provided two photos and no details, so I can't give you much more. But the car looks clean and and the tires slick with Armor-All. They do list the mileage as just 110,343, so this puppy seems to have been modestly driven over the years, which is more good than bad. Find out if any maintenance records are available, and check for rust. Other than that, it deserves a caring owner who knows what they have and can maintain and preserve it further.

Available here on carsforsale for just $3,999. Me want!


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