Chevy Rectum – err, Spectrum – In the Porn Capital of the World!

This Giugiaro-designed hatchback is an Isuzu Gemini (I-Mark in the US market) rebadged as a Chevy.  Isuzu sold some cool, turbocharged variants of this car, but Chevy did not get them.  While this example is badged as a “Sport”, it is just an automatic-equipped, naturally aspirated version.  Still, it’s an excuse to go to Chatsworth, even if the porn industry is likely leaving due to state and local tax burdens.

Though this won’t be exciting to drive, this is an unusual beast in good shape that could provide cheap beater transportation – possibly for a kid.  If you live in a place without strict smog regulations, this would also make a fantastic swap candidate, but please swap the trans while you’re at it.  If we went that route, we’d certainly keep the color-keyed wheel covers for a sleeper look!  As a matter of fact, we’d change absolutely nothing on the exterior.

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Chatsworth, CA
$895

With flush glass and grill-less face, this was a very modern design at the time, typical for its Italian designer.  The wheel covers round out the monochromatic look.

Yes, this one wears I-Mark Sport badges on the doors.

Profile is pretty much classic hatchback.

Again, the rear has clean styling.  One can see some ties to the contemporary Impulse.

The driver’s seat is tired, but the interior otherwise looks good.  Note crank windows for light weight and simplicity.

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Here is a 1988 Chevy Spectrum. This is a Isuzu I Mark sold through the Chevy Dealers. Auto, AC, body totally original and straight. Runs and drives, brakes need work. Very rare car if you want something unusual. All DMV fees paid—Needs Smog. I have a temporary operating permit.