The Forgotten Car Showroom - Eerie Abandoned Car Dealership on the Island of Malta
The Forgotten Car Showroom - the eerie abandoned car dealership on the island of Malta
On the island of Malta stands an eerie abandoned car dealership where cars have lain untouched for 20 years.
Inside the abandoned Subaru dealership is a collection of abandoned cars that have not seen the light of day for more than 20 years including a sports car that could easily now be the most valuable of its kind in the world
The forgotten showroom, full of rare Japanese cars was put out of business years ago by a rival who also started selling Japanese imports.
The abandoned dealership was once the only Subaru garage on the small Mediterranean island but it was put out of business in the late 1990s when the rival stated to sell the same vehicles.
The US website cardaddiction.com uncovered the disused Fuji Heavy Industries showroom and posted a series of images and video revealing the hidden gems inside.
One amazing find inside the showroom was the Subaru XT Turbo which was launched in 1985 and could possibly be the last of its kind in the world.
The wedge-shaped two-door coupe is right hand drive and only has delivery miles on the clock.
This is a very interesting find as it contains an a very rare collection of right-hand drive Subarus from the 90’s with almost zero miles on the clocks.
Among the classic cars was an early model Impreza estate with original 1980s wheel trims over steel wheels, with unpainted bumpers and door handles.
The dealership is a veritable time capsule. Inside the showroom is a Sambar and a compact Justy, but the real find is the brand new Subaru XT Turbo.
With the last one rolling out of the factory in 1991, it is potentially the last remaining brand new Subaru sports car in the world.
The Subaru XT at the time was fitted with four-wheel-drive and a turbocharger with many unusual features like retractable door-handle flaps, pistol-grip gear shifter, headlight washers, trip computer and a hill-hold brake system.
Car enthusiasts have questioned whether the dealership is truly abandoned as barely any of the car tyres were flat and some have noticed plants inside the showroom are still healthy.
According to caraddiction.com, the former owner has been using the showroom as a garage for one of their own motors which would explain the showroom’s upkeep.
The garage is located in the small town of Mosta on the Mediterranean island.