Seldom Seen Microvan: 1969 Subaru Sambar

UPDATE 4/11/21: Several of our readers have indicated these were sold in the U.S. as the Subaru 360. Sorry for any confusion. The Sambar was a microvan that Subaru first launched in 1961 and would build for another 50… more»

Small 4X4: 1985 Subaru BRAT GL

Do you remember the little Subaru BRAT? But do you recall what the name was an abbreviation for? If you came up with “Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter”, you get to move to the head of the class. These little… more»

Solid Survivor: 1978 Subaru BRAT 4×4

The seller refers to this Subaru BRAT as a 1976 model but 1978 was their first official year on the market so I’m assuming that it was a typo. They don’t give a VIN, unfortunately, so we’ll have to… more»

Box Checker: 1988 Subaru XT6 AWD 5-Speed

Most of the quirkiness is gone from the Subaru lineup but in the golden days of yore – as no Subaru owner has said, ever – they made some very unusual vehicles. One of the most unusual was a… more»

Estate Find: 1985 Subaru GL Turbo 4×4 Wagon

This 1985 Subaru GL Turbo 4×4 wagon was a one-owner car since it was sold new in California 35 years ago. The owner, who was 92 years old, recently passed away and the seller got it from the estate…. more»

US Ski Team Car? 1985 Subaru GL Wagon

I remember seeing the Subaru US Ski Team commercials on TV a few decades ago, showing cars like this 1985 Subaru GL 4×4 wagon with the bold, bright “Official Car” of the US Ski Team graphics on them, plowing… more»

Silent Subaru: 1977 Jet Industries Electra-Van 500

I’m not sure which part of this 1977 Jet Industries Electra-Van 500 EV is more interesting, the tiny Subaru microvan part or the Texas-based conversion part. When you combine both of them they make for what I think is… more»

Nicest One Left? 1996 Subaru SVX

The Subaru SVX has long been considered ripe for becoming a collector car, namely for its exotic credentials and rarity in anything approaching concours-grade condition. These were not easy cars to maintain, by the standards of most Subaru owners… more»

Micro Survivor: 1969 Subaru Sambar Pickup

Another in the Scotty-G-can’t-fit-into-this-thing-literally, series of vehicles that I’ve always wanted, I bring you this 1969 Subaru Sambar Pickup. This incredible and incredibly small truck can be found here on eBay in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. The current bid… more»

Rare And Desirable? 1969 Subaru 360 Young S

The terms “rare” and “desirable” mean different things to different people. For some folks, it’s only meaningful when talking about a dusty muscle car. For others, those of us who like our vehicles on the unusual side, it could… more»

Pickup Alternative: 1979 Subaru BRAT

Although late to the “making a truck out of a car” – or in most cases, out of a station wagon – game, Subaru’s BRAT is certainly a unique compact pickup alternative. This 1979 Subaru BRAT was sent to… more»

Nicest One Left? 1986 Subaru BRAT GL

We’ve seen a few really nice Subaru BRATs recently here on Barn Finds and this looks like one of the nicest ones – where are they all hiding?! Clean, clean, clean is how I’d describe this 1986 Subaru BRAT… more»

Nicest One Left? 1984 Subaru BRAT GL

We have seen quite a few Subaru BRATs (Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter) over the years here on Barn Finds but a few of them have been in somewhat rugged condition. That doesn’t seem to be the case with this… more»

Nicest One Left? 1980 Subaru 1600 DL 4×4

I was a rabid Subaru fan a couple of years ago. I would have been such a serious bidder on this car that it may not even be showing up here on Barn Finds because I would have made… more»

Rust-Free Survivor: 1985 Subaru BRAT

If you’ve ever tried to find a Subaru BRAT worthy of your time, you’ve likely encountered lots of rustbuckets along the way. Vintage Japanese tin was not robust, a fact that became especially evident on BRATs that lived in… more»

Auto Show Darling! 1994 Subaru SVX

It takes more than a passing flash in traffic to appreciate the delicious oddity known as the Subaru SVX. After a big splash at the 1989 Tokyo Auto Show, the futuristic 2+2 entered production in 1992 with nearly all… more»