Before Geo became a (failed) thing, Chevrolet had no issues passing off Suzuki as a bowtie-badged vehicle. That isn’t more apparent than the Chevrolet Sprint, itself a Suzuki Cultus.
The United States received the Suzuki-turned-Chevy in three different trimmings: a base Sprint, an ER and, finally, the Turbo. We’ve stumbled upon a unique treasure chest today: three 1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbos are up for grabs on Craigslist.
The seller states the main, white 1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo has been a daily driver, and remains stock. The other two have been put aside as parts cars, and wear red paint hues.
While each Chevrolet Sprint was powered by the same 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, the Turbo added exactly what it sounds like it did: a turbocharger. Power was boosted from 48 hp to 71 hp, and the turbo brought 107 lb-ft of torque to the party. It may sound insignificant, but the 1987 Sprint Turbo tipped the scales at merely 1,620 pounds.
Obscure? You bet. Japanese? Totally. Classic? Certified as it has already celebrated its 25th birthday. This Chevrolet is jassic.