1982 Chevrolet Citation 5-Door Hatchback.

January 9, 2011

9 comments


9 comments:

Justin said...

There's a blue 3-door still chugging around here, in pretty damn good condition. Love the 2 tone and the hubs.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I can't believe a model year 1982 anything qualifies as "Old." :)

Justin said...

This was posted due to it's rarity, duh.

ben said...

Wow that profile is awesome. The back doors and all that glass are really hard for my brain to comprehend as longer than a normal hatchback.

Dan said...

Dad had one a lot like this. It was brown but I remember it being darker. He had an accident when I was like 3. I was riding shotty in my booster. A Celebrity replaced it.

Anonymous said...

These cars have an amazing amount of interior space especially with the seat folded down. These cars were built off the Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 platform & a surprising number of parts can be interchanged between the cars.

Anonymous said...

I drove one of those...fantastic car. Mine was a 4-speed manual with the V6. Great power, great interior room. My biggest memory is the thousands of staples the previous owner put in the headliner to keep it up. It was done surprisingly well...symmetrical and evenly spaced staples every 1/8th inch.

Tony Piff said...

what an incredible visual.

great comment, anon.

clifton.ra said...

"... the thousands of staples the previous owner put in the headliner to keep it up..."

The glue would die and turn into a violet powder on some of these GMs. They had quite a few problems with dash pads and headliners during this time. It was not unusual to see a Camaro or Firebird with the headliner falling down. The trim was put on inside and out with glue.

The metallic, silver and medium blue, water-based paints would also die after about 5 years. They were assembled and painted at plants with EPA rules on thinner based-solvent usage. It would lift off the primer in large sheets on the top surfaces getting sun.