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Compiling database for Gen2 Brat sales evaluations
Posted 22 August 2015 - 08:59 PM
Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:38 AM
Posted 25 February 2016 - 02:04 PM
Surprised I haven't posted in here yet.
Mine is an 82 DL I purchased 2.5 years ago for $2900 (asking $3500). 95% rust free
It had the interior reupholstered (albeit dirty) and a crack free fully operational GL dash swapped in (all matching colors).
Since then I recon I have about another $3500-$4000 into it with all new brakes, lines, hoses, engine reseal, weber, complete entire exhaust, all bushings in the front changed, lift kit from ADF, and Method wheels with BFG AT's, 5 speed dual range conversion with Jerry's kit, Redline fuel pump, Holley FPR, and repainted a lot of the interior/ exterior trim pieces, Short style brush guard and skid plate, 6 lug conversion, radio install, and rear bumper chromed.
If I were to sell it, I would ask $5500-$6000 and they could drive it home across the country if need be in a Brat that looks and drives almost brand new.
The 5% rust is surface rust and it will probably be getting addressed soon as well as some painless dent removal (very small dings).
Posted 08 July 2016 - 05:09 PM
1986 Brat gl. Purchased for $4,400. car has 63k actual miles and zero rust. Price started out at over $9k. I didn't even make contact until price hit $4,700.
Posted 09 July 2016 - 01:50 PM
Bought an 82 BRAT about a year ago. Bought it off CL in Austin, Tx. traded a mini-14 rifle and $1,000.00. Was asking $2,000.00 with a bad water pump. Replaced the water pump in the mall parking lot and drove it back to Houston (my son followed me).
Have about another 5k in it so far. Lift kit, 15" Toyota wheels, A/C repair, interior, exhaust, and suspension. Still needs paint, new pipe bumpers, and winch. I'll paint it, and fab the bumpers myself. Probably another 1k will finish it. Be into it for about 8k by then.
Plan to keep it for awhile after that. Getting harder to find in restorable condition. Especially with a/c.
Posted 04 August 2016 - 11:32 PM
I bought my 86 BRAT last fall for $2500, but the guy threw in A TON of extra parts for another $700. It has three major rust problems. One at were the bed and the tail gate meet. One where the bed and the cab meet. The last on is a whole in the floor pan. She runs fairly well and cosmetically she looks pretty good.
Edited by BRATwurst, 04 August 2016 - 11:32 PM.
Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:11 PM
Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:36 AM
I bought mine new in 86 for just under 10,000, it was my first "new car", along the way I acquired a brush-guard, roll bar, topper, put air on it, rear seats, another set of wheels, cruise control too and a hatchback and 2 other Brats, another 86 & 83, I sold & traded the last two and the first one had been sitting for years because the original clutch was gone and I just moved on to something else, I finally had a clutch put in but the carb. needs cleaning, it still runs though, I just got a third eye light for the center but haven't figured how it works yet. Those old subaru's would go anywhere.
Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:37 PM
Got my 85 in January for $980 with a topper and a rocket box. Dash cracked, rockers gone, more rust underneath, blown head gasket.
But I changed the gasket and it seems to be running pretty good for now!
Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:45 PM
I paid $1500 for my '85 a couple of months ago that I found via Craigslist. 150k miles, dings, scratches, and a poor interior, but very little rust. The motor is noisy and seems tired, and it had a badly cracked windshield. It was missing the bed chrome and has mis-matched wheels, but does have the rear seats, and (I assume optional) AC for what that's worth, and is an otherwise unmolested example.
Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:09 PM
I paid $3,000 for an '84 BRAT GL a couple months ago on Craigslist as well. 220k miles on body and 80k miles on replaced EA81. Minimal surface rust along rocker panels and within truck bed. Restored interior and seats with CB radio hookup. Enkei Compe-8 13x5.5 wheels. Grant steering wheel. Horns not wired up, tachometer not grounded, and washer motor unresponsive. So some wiring work to do this month.
Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:09 PM
Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:02 PM
I sold my 82 Brat today for $4250. It has 119,000 miles, very little rust. It's a reliable daily driver, but needs lots of tinkering. Good body, original paint.
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