Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

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Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by Alphius » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:04 am

I was just doing a google search when I came across this information. Is this really true? I know turbo legacys are hard to find, but these numbers seem too low. Does anyone know whether or not this is an actual count?

1991 - 58 5-speeds were sold, and 149 automatics were sold.

1992 - 6 5-speeds were sold, and 5 automatics were sold.

1993 - 25 5-speeds were sold, and 45 automatics were sold.

1994 - 170 5-speeds were sold, and 230 automatics were sold.
Look familiar? I'm not sure how many people ever really believed this information, although I've seen it spread far and wide over my years with these cars. I have been among the skeptical for many years as well. In fact, not too long ago I provided my own dose of reality based on all the facts we thought we would ever have:
Alphius wrote:I've seen literature from the period where Subaru was reporting 3-5% take rate for the turbocharged 91-94 Legacy. That would put yearly production around 3100-5300 units for a total of 12,400-21,200 produced over all 4 years. This is probably as accurate as we will ever know.

The numbers that SOA and SOC provided are bunk. Don't know how they came to that, but there's way more out there than they say.
Well, here we are today, and I'm happy to say that guesses and speculation are no longer all we have to go on. I reverse engineered Subaru's dealer parts lookup software and extracted actual production VIN information on the first generation Legacy, as well as a good selection of other Subarus.

Without further ado, take a peek at this and let me know what you think:

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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by jyrine » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:11 am

All hail, the new King of subarus.
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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by mike-tracy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:25 am

Great work Alphius!
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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by Legacy777 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:44 am

Awesome work!

Interesting that the numbers went down over the years.

Do you mind sharing how you reverse engineered the info from the parts book to extract this information?

Thanks
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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by Alphius » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:22 am

Subaru FAST has a VIN lookup function that tells you all the options the car has. I figured it had to be in some sort of database format, so I looked around with a hex editor. Turns out it's a proprietary binary database of some sort, but I managed to extract all the information to a fixed-width text file and import it into a true database so I can filter the data and figure out production numbers for different option combinations for pretty much any Subaru from 1984-2010.

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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:35 pm

Pretty cool! Thanks again for doing this!

I updated the other thread with this thread, stickied this one, and unstickied that one.
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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by The.wee.baby.seamus » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:16 am

44 of my car! And I have one. Sick. Nice work with the numbers! That had to have taken some time.


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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by subiedoutlegacy » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:15 pm

Yay 1 of 124! I feel special haha
Thank you for doing this!!
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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by Scruff_ » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:02 pm

hey thats kinda funny, my '91 manual SS is 1 of 202 and my '94 Touring Wagon is also 1 of 202.

they are meant to be together
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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by cartwheels » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:20 am

Now the real question is this: of the 8,199 produced, how many are left?
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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by Munden » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:12 am

It'd be interesting to find that out. Not sure if it's possible to get that kind of info without spending a ridiculous amount of effort getting it though, sadly.

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Re: Sport Sedan and Touring Wagon Production Numbers

Post by DLC » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:44 pm

Awesome work, thanks for settling this age-old issue.
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