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'82 Brat with the 3rd Eye (Cyclops) ... Rare?


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#1 FlyB0y

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 11:06 AM

I found one of these in montana, I am going to try and buy it if I can, he wanted $2500, and I talked him down to about $2000, but I am just wondering if it is worth that much more than a regular brat of this vintage or if it is worth alot more with the cyclops ... it's not as clean as mine, but the body is pretty straight, just a few dents and dings here and there, but it's a GL, has 180k miles and just needs the seats recovered and a little paint to make it sharp. It runs great has pleanty of power and nothing appears to be wrong with the drive train.

What's it worth?

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 04:26 PM

No rust and good mechanical working condition you're looking at least 2,000 anyway.. I love the "passing lamp" or "third eye" they were only used in 82. so yeah it is kinda rare.. If I had the extra 2k.. I'd buy it!

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 05:46 PM

The 3rd eye is rare, but not rare enough to buy a car over. Plus they can be retrofitted to other cars like I did.

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 06:21 PM

Yeah, and they should be on 1981 and 1983 models (early '83 i believe).

Its not that rare, and wouldnt make the value of the car any higher. A $2000 brat better be under 70k original miles and have no scratches or dings :P

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 07:05 PM

I've seen 3 or 4 in the yards around here, so they're not too rare down this way, and I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase a car JUST for the third eye, but if you feel inclined, I can't say anything.:)

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 08:48 PM

Thanks guys, it's not that rare after all ... oh well, I can't afford $2k right now anyway ... need to get something for the "lift fund" so I can get my 27" coopers on :brow:

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 08:32 PM

I've got an '82 Brat with the third eye as well as a spare. Blown headgasket and significant rust; first $250 takes it away.

Thanks guys, it's not that rare after all ... oh well, I can't afford $2k right now anyway ... need to get something for the "lift fund" so I can get my 27" coopers on :brow:



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Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:33 PM

I've got an '82 Brat with the third eye as well as a spare. Blown headgasket and significant rust; first $250 takes it away.


Kewl, maybe I will have to make annother run to Oregon to "visit" my family then .... oh ya and maybe see my parents and brother too :grin:

VERY tempting but untill I got my lift, I must say even that I will have to pass on for now ... I DID find a NICE '81 1st gen brat for 1700 tho ... going to look at it some time this week ... guy really doesn't want to sell it, but I hear he has some good spare engines I might be able to trade twords a lift :drunk:




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