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Old 22 August 2011, 11:34 AM
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Default Are sunroofs rare on a classic?

As above, I have a factory metal sunroof, UK turbo MY00, without A/c.
But I dont see them on these too often, hence people wanting roof scoops.

So are they rare? I personally hate not having a sunroof.
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Old 22 August 2011, 11:49 AM
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Not massively rare no. They were a dealer fit option when new.

Seem to be more of wagons - wagon buyers like sunroofs? Owned two wagons with sunroofs.


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Old 27 August 2011, 12:45 PM
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I think most wagon owners must've specced a sunroof for the added amusement of their Labradors!

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Old 27 August 2011, 02:44 PM
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Well I've been in many classics and non of them had sunroofs

Saying that I've never been in a wagon.
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I used to have one on my old uk classic saloon but haven't seen many other saloons with them installed.
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Old 27 August 2011, 10:42 PM
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I used to see a wagon alot with one, but that was a glass roof. Where as mine is a metal one.
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Old 27 August 2011, 10:57 PM
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Mine was a colour coded metal roof that could be just popped up open or fully retracted back.
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I have a my93 wrx import with an electric sunroof
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I have a my93 wrx import with an electric sunroof
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personally i dont like sunroofs, they must compromise rigidity.... am i bein ****??? HA!
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Old 05 October 2011, 10:54 PM
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did they do the SL (sunroof/Leather) model in uk classics??
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Very rare
At the Nbo I think prehaps 10 in 200 Classics
Was £1100 option in the nineties
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Originally Posted by lordharding View Post
Very rare
At the Nbo I think prehaps 10 in 200 Classics
Was £1100 option in the nineties
correct,a steel sunroof would never be a dealer fit imo,

seen a handfull,mainly wagons,two saloons,
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Originally Posted by craigfturbo2000 View Post
did they do the SL (sunroof/Leather) model in uk classics??
Don't know if it was an SL as you put it but my uk turbo did have factory leather aswell as the factory sunroof
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Old 06 October 2011, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by lordharding View Post
Very rare
At the Nbo I think prehaps 10 in 200 Classics
Was £1100 option in the nineties

so rare I'm thinking of doing a roof swap to replace my dealer fit glass version with a factory metal version
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
so rare I'm thinking of doing a roof swap to replace my dealer fit glass version with a factory metal version
You do like to make things harder for yourself

I have thought about it, as I've never been happy with my accident damaged shell, so have thought about a re-shell. If the donor didn't have a sunroof, I'd want to put one in. Which is what prompted me to ask, as I dont see them much.
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Originally Posted by joey_turbo View Post
You do like to make things harder for yourself

I have thought about it, as I've never been happy with my accident damaged shell, so have thought about a re-shell. If the donor didn't have a sunroof, I'd want to put one in. Which is what prompted me to ask, as I dont see them much.
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Old 16 May 2018, 04:17 PM
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Anyone can show me a pic of sunroof switch looks like on a Subaru Impreza turbo uk 1997 I just bought the car and no switch so I donít know what Iím looking for
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I've got a dealer fit glass sunroof and dealer fit leather, think the original option was a sunroof or air con, if you wanted both the sunroof was fitted in the UK.



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Old 17 May 2018, 11:43 AM
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Like almost everything on the UK cars, sunroofs were an expensive extra option.
And we never got things like rear wash-wipe, folding mirrors, decent brakes, etc.
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