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Low mileage 1976 Subaru Brat sells for high dollar price

By Elizabeth Puckett Dec 28, 2018
By Elizabeth Puckett Dec 28, 2018
With only 2500 miles on the clock, this classic BRAT is in great condition and has just changed hands for more than $46,000

You would be hard pressed to find a healthy 1970s Brat in good order these days – most have been run into the ground, and when they (rarely) show up for sale, it's purely because the owner has grown anxious of repair costs.

This Subaru is a definite exception, and its low mileage and prestige condition has just earned the previous vendor an eye-watering sum of $46,198 when it was sold a few days ago.

The small number of miles driven and high level of care might have something to do with the fact that the car was owned by a former Subaru executive, until the seller bought it 2018 with 2,000 miles on it. The colour is also an interesting shade of Mellow Brown, paired with a white roll bar and contrasting bumpers and wheels for a truly unique mix.

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The spotless and rip-free interior is covered in black vinyl, featuring only two seats on the inside, but don’t forget about the jump seating in the bed. Dealer options like a CB radio and winch would hint that the car was primarily used as a display vehicles.

Powering the Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that’s backed by 4-speed manual transmission. A single-speed transfer case sends power to all four wheels and the underbody is coated to prevent rust. Included with the car is a lot of information and documentation, including a note from 1993 that recorded the mileage at 1,494.

Whether or not this represents a price jump or signals to BRATs being an up and coming collectable is hard to tell. This is most likely a one-off situation due to the seriously nice condition in contrast to other examples out there.

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