5k: Notta Vette: 1983 Chevrolet Chevette S

Before you start thinking that featuring a
Chevette is like getting excited about the fastest snail, we at DT
are trying to cast the widest possible net.  After all, there’s a
butt for every seat, so here’s the perfect ride for a hot shot
dot matrix printer technician, small but tough door man at
Hooters, or that pawn shop supplies traveling sales guy who just
wore out his Gremlin.  Find this 1983 Chevrolet Chevette S for $7,000 in Brecksville, OH via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

The Chevette S added a cosmetic package to the base Chevette that included GTI style red pinstripes around the grill and black painted steel wheels along with some unique seats, but unfortunately it added nothing in the power/handling department.

The Chevette is powered by a 1.6 liter Isuzu 8-valve 4-banger, good for 65 horsepower, 80 ft-lbs of torque and 0-60mph in 14 seconds.  The only thing good we can say about the Chevette’s performance is that it makes for some seriously entertaining ice racing, as demonstrated by the various Chevette ice racing videos on youtube.

The Chevette has the distinguished honor of being one of the lightest domestic cars for sale in 1983 – and only tips the scales at 2094 lbs.  This one has the 5-speed manual gearbox and an early beta navigation system mounted on the windscreen. 

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