Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Auction Watch: 1988 Chevrolet Sprint

Take a look at this 1988 Chevrolet Sprint here on eBay offered for $44,995 in Concord, NC.  Tip from JB.

 From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used Year: 1988
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): JG1MS2156JK705076 Mileage: 72,880
Number of Cylinders: 3 Make: Chevrolet
Transmission: Automatic Model: Sprint
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: FWD
Fuel Type: Gasoline For Sale By: Dealer
Sub Model: Metro 2dr Hatchback Manufacturer Interior Color: Blue
Exterior Color: Blue Manufacturer Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Blue Number of Doors: 2 Doors

1988 Chevrolet Sprint 2 Dr Hatchback
Vehicle Information

VIN: JG1MS2156JK705076
Stock: 2083
Mileage: 72,880
Color: Blue
Trans: 3 Speed Auto
Engine: 402 cid All Aluminum
Drivetrain: FWD

STK 2083 1988 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo Go-Kart If you would plan to build a true street sleeper, what car would be the best cover? Plymouth Valiant – don’t think so. Ford Fiesta – probably not. Chevrolet Metro/Sprint – yes, perfect. The Sprint was an econo-box offered by GM back in the ‘80s. Back then, it was powered by a three-cylinder engine - not exactly a boulevard cruiser. This 1988 Sprint was professionally reconstructed from the ground up in 2007. Fatman Fabrications, Charlotte NC, built a custom square-tube street rod frame that incorporated the unitized body. They used Macpherson strut front suspension and Nissan truck brakes. The differential is a narrowed Ford 9” with Detroit Truetrac and 2:50:1 gearing. The engine is an all-aluminum, twin turbo 402ci dry-sump small-block built by Duttweller Performance, Ventura CA. Only the best components were used: Brodix block/heads, Comp roller-cam, forged crank/rods, CP pistons, twin Precision Turbos and Big Stuff3 EFI. This engine dynoed at 954 BHP on pump gas. The transmission is a GM TH350. This is a one-off monster and it’s street-legal. Every aspect of the build is fully documented (including dyno sheets). Back in October 2013, Hot Rod Magazine published a nice piece on this Sprint in the Wrenchin’@Random section. They were impressed. This little Chevrolet needs to be seen to be truly appreciated. It is an engineering marvel. ALL VEHICLES SOLD “AS IS”.


  1. Logged in, thought the price was a typo, read the listing, saw twin turbo, 400cid, tubbed, gutted Swift with no roll cage or fire suppression, still think its a typo.

  2. Nancy Reagan and Whitney Houston were right
    "just say No!"
    "Crack is Wack!"

  3. Thanks for taking my suggestion! Keep it up DT!

    JB (Long-time Lurker)

  4. This is hilarious. No its not worth 45k, but its still awesome. Would be better with a time slip, of course you'd only get one run and they'd tell you not to come back without a cage. Or maybe they wouldn't let you run at all... which is probably why there's no time slip

  5. That's alot of oomph out of them 3 cylinders

  6. Big engine in the front, big turbos in the rear. This probably has so much turbo lag that it is only driveable by the clairvoyant.


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