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9x subaru svx grn knmr copy

If you don’t know what this is, you’re forgiven. If you think it looks like a Subaru, but — how could it be?! — congratulations, it is. It’s a Subaru SVX, the Japanese carmaker’s entry into the luxury coupe market for model year 1992 which, well, for want of a better word, flopped. Subaru had hoped to sell around 10,000 SVXes a year, but when production finally ended in December 1996, a total of just under 25,000 found owners world-wide, including around 14,000 in the U.S. It was a handsome car in some aspects, but — those windows! In an effort to give the SVX as much glass area as possible, Subaru made the side windows too large to retract down into the body, thus the “window within a window” look which I’m sure turned off a potential buyer or two. This one was seen yesterday evening on the Kenmore side of Kenmore Avenue. Here’s a link to everything you could possibly want to know about the SVX. Or if you prefer, the 1995 German brochure.

Jim Corbran • You Auto Know • jim@artvoice.com