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#1 Zuniz2

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 12:49 PM

I'm trying to find a resource for determing a reasonable price range for older Brats - kelly blue book and other guides don't go back to 1978, the year I'm interested in.

does anyone know of a good resource?

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#2 wagonpowaa

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 01:28 PM

takin a guess that you saw the cherry 78 brat on ebay in KC. Blue book for the gen 1's is about $800 bucks I believe. However, they are worth way more than that. Because they are getting rare and they're like the fricken sweetest car ever, they are worth way more than blue book, and people selling them know this. That 78 brat is worth what the guy is asking for it. A non rusty subaru like that is worth its weight in gold. If I hadn't have bought my 1980 brat this last september for $2500, I would definitely have gotten the 78 in KC. I would have outbid you too. Not only that, but a brat like that with so few miles on the Odom. is alone almost worth that price. I'm the first to reply to this post, but I'm positive that anyone else on this board would take that brat in a heart beat if only they had the money. That 78 is priced right. Hope you get it, I'd love to see at the West Coast Meet this summer - its in oregon so you would be obligated to come and show that thing off. hope this helps, I'm sure others will post and say the same

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 01:49 PM

Thanks for the reply, that helps a lot. It's interesting that the KBB folks don't recognize these kind of market trends.

You're right, I have been looking at the car on ebay - dang thing looks brand new in the pictures!

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 01:57 PM

If you don't land that one, you might give a look at adalexander's brat. Check out the thread in old school subarus called drool, drool e bay.

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 01:59 PM

thanks, will do that.

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 04:32 PM

That is a really really nice Brat that's worth the $3500 opening bid as long as you have the money.If it's kept like a classic it'll never be worth less than that.Not a money maker investment but it'll appreciate.And it has historical value.

Good luck.Hope to see you back here as the new owner.:headbang:

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 05:29 PM

Well, I was looking for information and it seems I've found it. I really appreciate all the thoughts from everyone so far.

I really need an everyday drive around car - this brat looks so good I kind of hate to think about putting a lot of miles on it!

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 06:51 PM

sorry to stick my nose in your thread but my brat is for sale

subaru brat 4x4 it has no rust and runs great no smoke i have put new,carb,rad,tires,bearings,brakes,new rubber boots on all 4 axes, has sun roof roll bar, and skid plate and i have some odd and ends parts too,factory jack,factory battery hold down,factory bag of tools,just a nice little brat
2,700:wave:

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:00 PM

thanks for the info - could you provide some more, such as #miles, year, equipment and so on?


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Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:01 PM

puttin miles on it? Doesn't matter - its young, it only has 63,000! Mine runs damn fine and it has 125,000. And I know other guys have more on their's. Don't worry about puttin miles on it. Besides, you'll feel pretty cool when everyone gives you thumbs up as you drive to work. :wave: That car has plenty of life left in her, and by looking at the condition of the exterior and interior, I can imagine the owner took good care of teh engine too.

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:06 PM

thanks for the info - could you provide some more, such as #miles, year, equipment and so on?


thanks,

bob

bob i don't kow if you was taking to me but any how it is a 78 miles unknow but runs fine:cool:




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