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$750 · 1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo (Project / Mechanic's Special)

Car does not start, run, or drive at the moment. Battery's likely dead as well. Being sold as-is where is... must be towed. It is no longer insured and is being sold either to resuscitate or use for parts. It's been sitting parked since last summer sadly.

Parts aren't the easiest things to find for it and I don't have the fabrication skills the car needs in order to get back up and running. The online communities and forums that exist for this car are pretty sparse these days. Includes an original factory service manual as well as a ton of spare parts that I purchased for it from RockAuto and elsewhere. I will also include flanges that I was planning to use to fit up a GT15 turbo that were custom made in Australia for this motor.

I bought it with a blown head gasket down several liters of coolant and a whole bunch of desperately-needed work. The turbo survived (liquid cooled), but has a squirrely-sounding bearing / spool-up now. Head gasket, timing belt, water pump, and a whole bunch of other work was done by a mechanic friend and I. Transmission's in great shape and has fresh fluid in it. Clutch may need doing eventually. We got around to quite a bit of the work, but there's still plenty to do. Brakes have been bled for example, but (included brand new in box) pads, rotors, and shoes are next.

Save for the intercooler with piping, boost gauge under the dash, and stereo/speakers, it's completely stock to my knowledge. Originally a Calgary vehicle, meaning the rust situation's not super pretty in the rear end and under the bumpers. When it last ran, it was struggling with a vacuum leak or two through the induction system as well as a sticky fuel injector in one of the three cylinders.

These cars are an absolute riot to own and drive. Rudimentary electronics with OBD0, but they were tuned to run perfectly on 87 octane and are super simple to work on. When it was running really well last year, it was holding 10-12 pounds of boost really nicely through the gears. This might make for an excellent Western Speedway Figure 8 car or autocross project given the light chassis and small wheelbase.

Serious inquiries only. Price is $750 OBO until the middle of April.

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Ad Id33118936
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PostedMarch 24, 2019
Expiry April 23, 2019
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