1983 Subaru Brat

"1983 Subaru BRAT Lot "

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$6,900

Year
1983
Make
Subaru
Model
Brat
Stock
P3643
Vin
JF2AT53B1DE501091
Odometer Reading
187,842
Engine Size
1.6L H4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
Cream
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
4WD
Location
Grand Rapids

A fellow patron had been collecting and repairing Subaru Brats with his uncle and claims to have had over three dozen over the last few decades. They pretty much scoured the country and looked for affordable and or rust free examples. In his old age, he has decided to sell his entire collection and we are hoping to pass these projects on to a new owner. We have two Brats of his, a beige 1983 and a black 1984. He claims to have owned them for a few years.

As far as we know, both vehicles are very original and don't appear to be repainted or had bodywork completed. The beige 1983 has a rebuilt motor and we were told that it was the original engine in the vehicle. The interior of the beige car appears to be original as well. The black 1984 is believed to have the original engine as well.

Both vehicles are being advertised as running and driving project cars. They are not perfect by any means but are very solid. The 1983 beige vehicle runs and drives very well and was driven over and hour with no issues. It started up well, ran well on the freeway, shifter was a bit balky but had no trouble getting into a gear. It tracked well, braked straight, and could easily maintain 65mph without any overheating or stuttering. The gauges are working, blower motor works, stereo works but has a blown speaker, 4WD, and 4WD LO appear to work, windows and sunroofs open and close well, seat belts are good. It is a simple car but we are unable to confirm if anything else is good or bad. The beige car runs and drives and a fair amount of things are working well. The interior is decent but signs of wear are evident. Has a prevalent musty smell. The black 1984 is much rougher, the engine runs fine but is a bit hard to start and feels a bit choked. The car shifts well and the 4WD and 4WD LO appear to work as well. The car runs and is able to drive down the road just fine. Brakes OK and tracks decently straight. Tach and Speedo work, unsure about other gauges. Sunroofs leak a bit. Interior is very worn and the dash is not installed correctly with loose trim. Both cars have very poor paint, the bodies are mostly dent free. The beige car is pretty much complete and features an aftermarket roll bar. The black car is missing a fair amount of trim and has no functioning lights, the black car has very rough body with lots of small imperfections.

Both vehicles are pretty much rust free and are said to have originated out west. Carfax claims the beige car resided in Washington until 2014. The black car is said to have resided in California until 2016. The beige 1983 car is very clean overall and has a clean undercarriage. The rear section of the front drivers fender has some rust and needs to be patched or replaced. The black 1984 is very clean inside and out as well but has some light surface rust on the undercarriage and has light body rust where the paint has failed.

We have no service records, only the assurance of the previous owner that he had taken good care of them. According to him, the beige 1983 car features a rebuilt engine with less than 700 miles on it, updated suspension, new brakes and a bunch of minor repairs. He claims to have done little to the black 1984 other than get it running.

This listing comes with an extensive number of spare parts including a replacement engine with heads, multiple clutches, pressure plates, exhaust manifolds, new exhaust pipe, A/C unit, replacement glass tops, multiple and varied headlights and taillights, multiple “cyclops” center headlights, multiple headlight buckets, pair of shock absorbers, new dashboard, rear spoiler, bull bar, air cleaner covers, multiple grills, tons of exterior moldings, side steps, steering column, mudflaps, badges, drivers and passenger side rear full body panels, six passenger side front fenders, one drivers side front fender, three radiator supports, mudflaps, multiple gaskets, alternator, multiple brake calipers and rotors, radio parts, misc. Interior trim, vent trim, mirrors, and shop manuals and literature.

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1983
Make
Subaru
Model
Brat
Hobby Segment
Classic
Odometer Reading
187,842
Drivetrain
4WD

Body

Body Style
Pickup Truck
Doors
2
Body Color
Cream
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1.6L H4
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

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