Tuesday, May 13, 2014

1978 Subaru BRAT

The BRAT was Subaru's small pickup, and, according to ads, was "fun on wheels". Today, BRATs are most famous for the backwards-facing seats in the bed. These were installed so Subaru could call the BRAT a passenger car, and avoid the high tax on small trucks imported to the U.S.--known as the the chicken tax. The BRAT was restyled for 1983, bringing the styling up to date with the rest of Subaru's line. This first-year model shows the original four-headlight front end, and still wears its original white steelies.


  1. Great Brat!!!! I run two as my daily drivers in NH.

  2. Those wheels look like they are from a Peugeot


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