Guilty Pleasure: Chevrolet Sprint Turbo


Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

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When The General decided to bolster his subcompact troops by adding a Chevrolet-badged Suzuki Cultus to the lineup, even the most devoted GM apologists had to admit that the three-cylinder Chevy was miserably underpowered.

What the Sprint needed was that code word for "awesome" during the mid-1980s: TURBO!

Instead of the 48 horsepower of the regular Sprint, you got 70 horsepower in the Sprint Turbo; not bad for a car that barely cracked the 1,500-pound weight barrier.

Available for the 1985 through 1987 model years, the Chevy Sprint Turbo went pretty well for the time.

Sadly, nearly every single one has been crushed by now, but I'm going to keep looking for a clean example for the Murilee Martin Crazy Car Hoard Collection.™

Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

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Comments (3)
  1. My very first brand-new car was a 1987 Chevy Sprint (non-turbo). I loved that car... just the base car with air conditioning. I'd get over 50 MPG... drove all the way from Fresno to Lawton, Oklahoma and back for about fifty bucks! Loved it!

  2. ok, was there a marriage in the past with Renault that i didnt know about ?? as that looks like an old Renault im sure of it

  3. I have a 1987 Sprint Turbo that looks like the one in the ad that I would like to know the value of ,I maybe be willing to part with it for a decent price , I just don't drive it much any more.

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