- May 24, 2019
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56 Chevy was the first car that I bought. I had it painted red and had crushed leather upholstered. It was lifted in the back a little and had wide rear tires.
They had a very similar vehicle, if not the same here in Oz called Subaru Brumby, they were very reliable and comfortable compared to other utes of the day.View attachment 41830
1987 Subaru Brat. I bought one of the last imported to the US, it was a kinda purplish brown. Best vehicle I ever owned, in 4WD it would go anywhere. It wasn't sexy or fast, but it was dependable and reliable. While Mrs Duke's Blazer stayed nice and cozy in the garage, the poor old Brat sat outside during two of the coldest winters ever. Guess which one wouldn't start?
Sadly it was totaled in 1994 by an intoxicated USAF NCO who plowed into me. Over the years I've looked at buying another one, but they are few and far between. They tend to be mechanically sound but rusted out.
Yes, the Brat and Brumby were the same vehicle. The only major difference was right v. left hand drive. I think they were still sold in Oz even after they were no longer imported to the US.They had a very similar vehicle, if not the same here in Oz called Subaru Brumby, they were very reliable and comfortable compared to other utes of the day.
My Dad had a 1965 four door Caprice, he always said it was his favorite car. I think my older brother totalled it in the early 70s.Easy, 1968, emerald green 1968 four door Chevy Caprice, with wood interior paneling. My parents packed up the whole family and roared through California every summer. I was just a toddler and pre-seat belt era - I thought the armrest was a booster seat made just for me. It was fantastic.