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Wotcha and welcome Chris - as you are our first member with an SVX I felt you should have your own intro thread  ;) 

 

as Gambit said it would be great to see some photo's and details of any mods etc

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I've only ever seen one svx and I like things outta the ordinary, nice choice

It was on my local clubs stand parked next to me at duxford spring car show .

I was gutted I didn't catch up with the owner , I didn't even know subaru made one until then .

pic's pls ;-)

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SVX great car

Welcome, Great Car and with Japfest 1, @ castle Combe just around the corner and not got a SVX for the stand, be great to see one of these rare cars on the stand ,get your name down, and you and the family come up for the first ever SOC club stand, meet some of the club members and put some names to faces, be quick closing date 6 March,, good choice of car, Hope you can come up to the show

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SVX great car

Welcome, Great Car and with Japfest 1, @ castle Combe just around the corner and not got a SVX for the stand, be great to see one of these rare cars on the stand ,get your name down, and you and the family come up for the first ever SOC club stand, meet some of the club members and put some names to faces, be quick closing date 6 March,, good choice of car, Hope you can come up to the show

That gets a hell ya from me :) Hell I'd chip in to help cover the costs :) with a fiver 

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Thanks for the welcome.If I can work out how I will post some pictures. The SVX is a 1992 official import, sold to a Leicester business owner by Hexagon, and has reg K1SVX. He used it for a couple of years then put it in a dry garage, taking it out for an annual service and MoT.

I bought it in December 2012 and luckily we have a Subaru specialist API just round the corner. They gave it a thorough service and checkout , with all new belts and fluids, particularly gearbox and diffs.

I was lucky enough to find a spare gearbox on e bay for peanuts, as an insurance if the gearbox ever gives trouble, at the moment it,s fine but this is supposed to be the SVXs only weak point.

The bodywork is almost perfect, it,s in the metallic burgundy colour. The engine hums like a turbine and sings up to 7000 revs, but not very often!

The tyres had plenty of tread, but 20 years old so had to be replaced. It's only outstanding problem is leaky air con but that can wait until the weather gets hot.

Sorry I won,t be able to get to Japfest . I take the car regularly to Prescott and Shelsley Walsh where I commentate, and I will probably take it to Goodwood Revival where I do the aviation commentary, and Cholmondeley Pageant of Power.

According to How Many Left there are only about 60 SVXs left and when they come on the market they are ridiculously cheap. Spares are available from some Subaru dealers and on e bay and there is a thriving community in the States.

It is a wonderful car and high time it was recognised and valued as a classic.

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Two ways to do the pictures I always use Photobucket to host the picture there and then use the tree icon above the text reply box to paste the direct link to, then press ok it will load the picture or pictures up if it's done correct. or this way 

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Chris, a little late, but just wanted to say thanks for the chat and the chance to see the car, you really have done well there. I looked at a lot about 7 years ago and yours is right up there.

 

Still looking and I think it is your fault.

 

Peter

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