1986 GL 1.8L 4spd in Gainesville, FL


Last Updated: 9/15/2020 | Ad Source: Direct

Asking Price: $19,500 $14,000 (Final Sale Price)

1986 Gainesville FL

Key Vehicle Data

  • Model Year: 1986
  • Engine: 1.8L
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Odometer: See Below
  • Condition: Good

Seller Info

  • City/Area: Gainesville
  • State/Region: Florida
  • Name: SOLD!
  • Phone: SOLD!
  • Email: SOLD!


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1986 Subaru Brat GL. A very clean original for a collector, 3 owner history, no odometer issues, and no accidents.


The Subaru BRAT, short for “Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter”, known outside Canada and the United States as the 284 in the United Kingdom, Brumby in Australia, and shifter, MV, or Targa in other markets, is a light duty, four-wheel drive coupé utility, sold from 1978 to 1994. It was an export-only model, never being officially sold in Japan. Due to this, the BRAT became a popular grey import vehicle in Japan. Source: Wikipedia.com

The USA Version had carpeting and welded-in rear-facing Jump seats in the cargo area, adjustable headrests, seatbelts and grab handles. very nice solid rust free Florida vehicle and the features On classic little truck Include: Nice solid running SUBARU 1.8 L (Boxster) engine, 4 speed manual transmission, functional 4 wheel drive, painted in Metallic Marina Blue, mud-flaps, AM/FM, T-top panels, adjustable steering column, navy seats and interior, retrofitted Facing Jump Seats (original seat frame) welded in cargo bed with adjustable headrests and seat belts


Year: 1986 VIN: -Available upon request-
Make: Subaru Model: Brat GL
Style: 4×4 Truck Miles: 72,5XX
Exterior: Marina Blue Metallic (567) Interior: Navy Cloth & Vinyl Bucket Seats
Engine Specs: Flat Four 1.8L 1781cc EA-81 Transmission: Manual 4-Speed


-Ultra rare, limited production model

-Very original and well cared for

-Metallic Marina Blue (#567)

-Factory steel wheels (powder coated gloss black)

-T Tops

-Sliding rear window

-Retro fitted OEM Jump seats in rear including adjustable head rests, Subaru BRAT seat belts, and spray on polyurea hybrid bed liner.

-Dealer optioned mud flaps


-Factory Navy interior

-Factory dash and gauges (fully functional)

-Working heater

-Original AM/FM Radio (w/ upgraded Kicker speakers (4))


-Factory Subaru 1.8 Flat four engine. 72K original miles documented as actual on title

-Power brakes

​-Disc brakes

-Four wheel drive

-32/36 Weber Carb


-Cosmetic: There are a few chips / imperfections in the paint. The interior is in great condition, however the carpet is due for a refresh (a new roll of fabric will be included). The driver seat has a small tear approx. 1.5” by lower seat adjustment handle. There is additional fabric under the seat that can be used to patch/repair.

This 1986 Subaru Brat has just 72,5XX documented miles. You’ll probably never find another Subaru Brat with such low mileage and nice condition. I’ve seen a lot of old Brats for sale and most are in rough condition. This means very high mileage, missing jump seats and/or seat belts rusted out, trashed interior. This classic grabs attention and quite often when I’m out for a cruise I get compliments. It turns heads.

I am the third owner. The first owner bought it in MO, second was for a short time in NY. It has stayed with me in FL (garaged for the last 15 years). It’s always been adult-owned and adult-driven and is completely stock. I have all the original manuals and all receipts and service records for recent work performed. Plus I have a few boxes of OE parts. This is for a true Brat enthusiast.

Also included is a 1986 Subaru press release on info/specs of various models plus 8×10 glossy photos of each. It also comes with an original 1986 sales brochure for this Brat. I have the owner’s manual and other original Subaru documents and records. Finished in metallic blue over a blue interior, the truck shows just over 72,500 miles and is powered by a 1.8-liter flat-four linked to a four-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case.

The body reportedly received a driver-quality repaint in metallic blue in 2003 and has been garage kept since. Black BRAT graphics and stripes are featured. Photos of the glass roof panels both raised and lowered are provided in the gallery below along with close-up images of the lenses, trim, and B-pillar decals. Gloss black powder coated OEM 13” eight-spoke wheels are wrapped in new Kumho tires. This Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter (BRAT) is now ready to go with factory manuals, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

The following have been replaced/serviced in 2020 (receipts and records available):


Plugs (NGK)

Distributor Cap + Rotor

Ignition Coil

Fuel pump

Primary fuel filter (close to tank)

Secondary fuel/vapor separator (engine bay)

Carburetor Weber 32/36

All fluids changed and brakes flushed

Tires (Kumho)

New alt belt


Kicker speakers (4)

Newly upholstered shift boot and 4×4 lever boot


New upper/lower radiator hoses

New Front CV axles

New 4×4 shift decal

Restored OE jump seat frame powder coated in gloss black

Polyurea bed liner

OE jump seat belts

OE Jump seat retro fit

Fuel tank blasted and sealed

Rebuilt fuel sending unit

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Last Updated on September 18, 2020 by BRATAds

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