Friday, November 8, 2019

Best of the Breed: 1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

Man, when was the last time you saw a Chevrolet Sprint Turbo on the road...okay...actually, have you ever seen a Sprint Turbo on the road?  What is this thing?  Quick recap; Suzuki built a supermini called the Cultus from 1983 through 2003, and GM decided they wanted in on the action...which meant slapping random badges onto the back and shoving them into every dealer in town, you could get a Suzuki Swift, a Geo Metro, Chevrolet Sprint, a Holden Barina, a Pontiac I need to go on...because I could.  Anyway, this next example is the peak of performance for the Cultus..Find this 1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo offered for $2900 in Vermilion,  OH via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1987 Chevy sprint
condition: good
cylinders: 3 cylinders

fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: manual

1987 Chevy Sprint, rare turbo model, good it home! Calls only show contact info
texting not answered.

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  1. Back in my younger days as a pizza joint worker guy, there was a driver with a Suzuki Swift. This was before the internet so I didn't really know much about foreign cars. He took me for a delivery once, with the small size his felt quick and really went around a tight corner faster than I thought possible.

  2. Note that there is no logo on the badge on the front of the cqr. That's because that's not a's a push-button to open the hood!

  3. I drove a buddy's non-turbo Sprint back in 1990. It was going well, And although the thing was a dog compared to my MR2, I wasn't completely turned off. That all changed when the cheap plastic throttle pedal fell off the bar it was attached to. In traffic. At 50 mph. My opinion of the car plummeted at that point.

  4. "It may be best of breed but it's still a dog."
    Me, during some "software solution" sales pitch.
    Actually these aren't that bad conceptually. Another $20 spent on materials and they would have been pretty good.


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