Monday, October 4, 2010

Subaru Brat


The object of my most recent obsession has been the Subaru Brat. Never heard of it? It's a Japanese 4x4 El Camino with T-tops and backwards facing jump seats. They get around 30mpg, and have the wonderful Subaru pancake motor that runs for ever. The only real enemy of the Brat is rust problems. Shift on the fly 4wd, with some models having high/low range. A majority of the 82-87 models have "Fun Tops", or awesome windows that pop off or open up gull wing style. A majority of them also came with 4 or 5 speed manual transmissions. The rare "Turbo" model had a 3 speed automatic transmission, but who wants an Auto Trans? One of these sweet little rigs will be mine some day, as I'm on the active search for a rust free example to live and drive on into the 21st century. The Black and Gold model has to be the best color scheme. Perhaps someday I'll repaint mine to match. I would like to get a sliding rear window and camper top, so that I can take 4 people to a cross country moped rally pulling a little trailer of bikes, and enclosing my passengers in the bed in comfort and with enough room to lay down and nap! I haven't been as obsessed with anything like this for a while, I'll be happy to give you a ride once I get one!

5 comments:

Philip Patrie said...

Also, that lady is who I imagine Arianna will turn into when she is 60.

spookytunee said...

OH MY GOD THATS RUTH GORDON! HAROLD AND MAUDE! THE CRAZY LADY IN ROSEMARY'S BABY!

カート said...

"Brat" as in "snotty little kid" or "gross thick sausage thing that my dad and grandparents were fond of"?
Either way... anal brat.

terrydean said...

back in missouri my dad gave me and my lil brother two rusted out subarus run around our 140 acres when we out grew our shitty little go carts, i got a hatch back and danny got a brat. both were so rotten that they were more rust than metal, but both still ran like new. i loved those things!

John Asselin said...

I used to want one of those soo bad. The best one i've seen for sale was on ebay in SF a couple years ago. I will post pictures of it on thehealthymoped so you can see.

I love my subaru impreza. just under 230,000 and still running strong.