Picked up this 1983 Subaru Brat with just under 30K original miles on it.
It was owned by a much older gentleman that is moving into a nursing home and sat in a garage since about 2001 when CarFax showed it has 28,743 miles on it at the time.. currently it has 28,868 miles. Seats under the covers look like they've never been sat on directly. Only aftermarket piece I saw was the rails on the bed.
Car had a tune-up in July 2013, and according to the receipts it received new hoses, belts, fluids, carb rebuild, fuel pump, ignition stuff, heads were pulled and new gaskets and springs put in. Thing runs great. Problem I've found so far is the turn signals do not work .. assuming it is the flasher relay. Nor does the fuel gauge.
It has the automatic 3-speed, fun tops, no A/C, and no Power Steering. So looks to be just the basic model.
As for plans on it.. I'm gonna gonna turn it into the most badass offroad Brat there can be.. chop and shorten the bed, put onto a Ford Bronco II frame with some 38" mud terrain tires, clip the front end and wedge in a diesel motor shooting some stacks out the bed floor, then some 5pt harness seats.. toss a bunch of the leftover parts into the scrap pile. Be sure to see the build thread on it! This thing will look TOTALLY different!!!
Here are photos I took today:
btw; joking about the plans for it!! I'm going to keep it stock, add in a spare set of jump seats/headrests I have and keep it well maintained
Edited by epix, 08 February 2014 - 08:53 PM.