Buying a "car-in-white" still a thing?

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    I don't believe so, not from Subaru anyway. When I worked at a Subaru dealer, we had a customer ask about that and we did some digging and came up empty handed. Rally cars have to have a VIN, so a good portion of their potential market would need a largely complete car.
     
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    It's a shame no one makes a stripped out rwd or awd sportscar for under $20k. Hell even if the 4 cyl supra gr came in a stripped out version i would be down. Probably too niche or too low of margins for that i'm guessing
     
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    Yea, it's been a long time since there was a market for cars without options. Even "work trucks" are a far cry from the old C1500 W/T of the '90s.
     
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    The correct term is "body in white" and its usually just the chassis.
    After 2 seconds googling I found this from 2009 so it at least was a thing you could buy from GM Performance Parts.

    https://www.gmignitionupdate.com/me...us/en/2009/Dec/1210_GMPP_PRI/GMPP_Camaro.html

    I have seen some race cars for sale on Bring A Trailer that started out as a body in white. One I remember was an IS350 that was fully seam welded and turned into a race car with wide body and fully custom suspension and whatnot and I don't think it had a VIN.