Yeah, mine is a fairly early model, the registration simply calls its a 'SUBARU 1800'. I think the Brumby title was more commonly used in Aussie, but is pretty much loosely used by everyone. I call it a multiple of things.
The brumby, brat, ute, uterus, brown sabbath.. Truck sometimes.
But yeah so far both are good little cars. I've had the ute maybe nearing 3 or 4 years now, it was my first car my parents helped me into. I've had a few others since then and I think I've decided to try and stop now I've got these two.
The GSR I picked up maybe 6-8 months ago at a BARGAIN BARGAIN price, And have since been working her back to road legal status. Currently the car owes me maybe around $800nzd. Good cheap motoring I say.
A slight run down. Its a 1973 Subaru 'GSR'
Originally 1400 dualcarb boxer, with 4speed 'front drive' transaxle. Claimed figures of around ~90bhp, supposedly went well according to the few people who know much about them.
Mine has been repowered with (I feel) a slightly lazy 1600 single carb boxer. Guessing maybe 70hp I am unsure. It goes fairly well, but is a little breathless. Its very low geared, 4000rpm at 100km/h (60mph). The tacho redlines at nearly 7000rpm, which I reakon is pretty good for some 70's tech. I havn't dared try the 1600 towards those limits.
I was linked over here from Oldschool.co.nz also