Monday, August 29, 2016

Kei For Klown: 1990 Suzuki Alto Works Turbo

The Japanese Kei car in basic form is barely usable on US streets a small caterpillar inching along in the slow lane, but get a turbo fancy-pants factory works edition and suddenly it becomes a beautiful butterfly darting through traffic.  Find this 1990 Suzuki Alto Works Turbo offered for $7,500 somewhere in Texas via forum classifieds. Tip from Sean.

The Alto (Spanish for "high" or "top") started life ironically as the bottom of the line Suzuki way back in 1979 as a 3-door cargo version of the Fronte.  By 1984 the Alto was its own thing, and in 1990 the Alto could be found with a turbo engine pushing 61 horsepower from its 657 cc inline-3.

This Alto Works Turbo is equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox and looks in good condition for the asking price.  It has been legalized (per the seller) and comes with a clear Texas title.

See another cheap Kei car for sale?


  1. A beautiful butterfly flittering through traffic, until it gets impaled on the grille of the Buick Roadmaster. The Buick doesn't even slow down, just keeps cruising down the road with its right blinker still flashing.

  2. I just love that this is on 6speed online.
    The place where people trade twin turbo vipers for g63s.

    I wonder how it would do as an autocross car? Looks fun.

    1. BionicTorqueWrenchAugust 30, 2016 at 1:30 AM

      It would be great as an autocross car. Sticky tyres, tweak the boost just a bit, you could get to eighty hp and the weight of a cardboard box.


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