1987 Chevrolet Sprint 5-Door Hatchback.

April 14, 2013

9 comments
1987 Chevrolet Sprint four-door wagon.
1987 Chevrolet Sprint four-door wagon.
1987 Chevrolet Sprint four-door wagon.

9 comments:

Jim said...

Calling this a wagon cracks me up. It's a very optimistic label!

Anonymous said...

The idea that this car is now 25 years old, which, if memory serves me correctly is the first crude rule-of-thumb for classifying a car as an "antique", just blows my mind. Where did the time go? How are these cars surviving? Why do they still look "contemporary" to me? Why do they not look terribly dated, just a little bit dated?

Nice work - OPC. This is one of my favorite pages to visit.

Turbo said...

Did Chevy really refer to this as a "wagon?" Seems like a real stretch....it appears to be more of a 5-door hatch!

Tony Piff said...

you'd think that the standard catalog of american cars 1976-1999, which is sitting here on my desk, would have the answer to that question.

but you'd be wrong, because it doesn't acknowledge the existence of the sprint, which was a rebadged suzuki.

i did wage a little battle in my mind as i named the post last night. i love the idea of a "5-door hatch," which always makes me think a little bit, 'cause we don't call wagons "5-doors." ben and i drove a '91 civic wagovan (looked a lot like this), also known as a 5-door hatch. (also known as a "6-speed" because it came with super-low.)

anyway, wikipedia calls it a 5-door hatch, and so do you guys, so that is what it is, and i am happy about it.

Anonymous said...

Nice rare find. This should have been a toaster sitting on a wal-mart shelf by now.

Anonymous said...

My second favorite car. Predecessor to the venerable Geo Metro. Perfect!

Jakob hartel - schwarz said...

it looks like a pill. Probably on purpose too.

adam.giguere said...

Can't remember the last time I saw one of these

Anonymous said...

Had a 2 door, silver, 5 speed as my first car. The guy had removed the radio so I put a CB in its place. Was able to get 47 mpg on highway trips. I bought it for $350, bought a tailight for $15 from a guy who was obsessed with them (he had a whole collection of Sprints outside Cmabridge, Ohio) drove it for a few months, then sold it for $700! This blue 5 door is in good shape: Oregon must've done it well because they fall apart eventually in Ohio! Sprints hold a special place in my heart to this day.