These were offered in three-box, two- and four-door sedan forms, as well as a convertible and this hatchback. The convertible is probably the hardest to find, but the hatch is rare, too, and has a certain cool factor.
The seller here claims one-family ownership. The car looks complete and honest, but one quarter window was recently broken by vandals. Hopefully, it hasn't been rained on too much. The seller also points out that it needs a head gasket and one of the bolt holes may be stripped. That should be fairly simple work for anyone thinking of buying an older car. This car would be perfect for Lemons or Chumpcar racing - probably not incredibly competitive, but fun and different. This would also make for a fun Cars and Coffee oddity with a little clean up and paint. Hell, it might even be fun to drive!
Will cars at this performance level ever be collectible? It's hard to picture, but maybe they will once the internal combustion engine is a novelty in and of itself.
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Albuquerque, NM, USA
$500 with zero bids and five hours to go
Yes, the 80s required large TURBO badges. The wheels are also Firebird-inspired, but you already knew that.
Hood vents imply a top-mounted intercooler, but there isn't one. Flip-up headlights are VERY Pontiac.
Rear end is pretty tidy from a design standpoint, but shows a bit of damage.
Interior is simple and functional and the seat might even have some lateral support. Given this a mid-80s GM car, you can bet it's full of hard, creaky plastic.
This does have a decent rear seat for occasional use.
As with all hatchbacks, this has pretty good cargo space. It looks like the rear seats fold down, too.
Here's the 1.8-liter, turbo four. It's non-intercooled, as far as we know.
“Have had to replace a few things on the car over the years including: alternator, struts, tires, distributor cap etc. Unfortunately, recently a vandal broke out both windows on the drivers side. Will need a head gasket replaced as well as a thread insert put into the block for one of the head bolts.”