The Nova was Chevy's compact, and arrived in 1962. The car shown here is a first generation model, but the Nova would have 4 generations until 1979, and then the name was revived in the eighties for a rebadged Toyota. It was usually a strong seller, partly due to the fact that you could get one as a slow sedan all the way up to a full muscle car SS. This one's patina and front end damage give it a well-used, daily driver character, but the gold paint still shines.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
The 5th generation Colt was introduced in 1985, available as a Dodge or Plymouth, and was a rebadged Mitsubishi Mirage. The Colt first came to the US in 1971 as a rebadged Mitsubishi Galant, and was sold as a Dodge. The Colt shown here is a pretty basic 80s hatchback, but the front turn signal and the rear fender give it a little style.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Tercel came to the U.S. in 1980, available in coupe, sedan, and hatchback body styles, and meant to bridge the gap between the Starlet and the Corolla. The front end was originally similar to the Starlet, but was redesigned in 1981 to the style shown here. First generation cars were badged as Corolla Tercels, with hopes that the familiar name and popularity of the Corolla would rub off on the smaller sibling. This Tercel's white stripe tires give it a unique, and cool look.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Although it had just 70 HP, the Sprint Turbo weighed only 1,633 pounds, which was enough for a 0-60 time of 8.7 secs, on par with a Celica GT-S of the same period. Sporty hubcaps and a bodykit distinguished it from regular Sprints, and made it an interesting hot hatch of the 80s. This Sprint was recently washed and moved onto the street, after sitting in a driveway covered in moss for a year or two.