Ahh interesting idea there! I like it.
At least you were talking about cars while drunk rather than driving them! No harm no foul, mate.
I’ve been hunting for Brats! Every example I’ve found is in absolutely terrible condition. Rust all over the damn place, paint gone to shit, destroyed interiors. They’ve been a mess! If I chose to go down the road of selecting more of a project vehicle though, I’d hunt for one with the only requirement being a decent body. They don’t cost much, so I could probably build it into something great for less than 8 or 10 grand, and honestly probably way less than that since I’m willing to do the work myself. I hadn’t thought of a lifted one though (great idea), and I’ve never seen one of those bed covers for one, but now I’d have to get one of those as well if I ended up with one!
For example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-Subaru-Brat/132457785848?hash=item1ed71969f8:g:3~8AAOSwp7FaTtwe&vxp=mtr
Rust, trashed interior, mismatched transmission, electrical problems, and who the hell knows the mileage on anything so it’s a full rebuild all around. And he wants over $2k as a starting bid! Crazy talk. The only brat on Autotrader is listed at $15k, which is a joke. Tough market since they aren’t very common, I guess.