Belief in Lotus Suspended: 1988 Isuzu I-Mark RS Turbo

The Isuzu I Mark (I Mark, you Jane!) is part of the GM ’80s compact car
family, built by Isuzu but marked by GM, known as the Gemini.  The styling was started by noted
Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiario noted for such designs as the DeTomaso Mangusta, Iso Griffo, ‘the’ Delorean, Ferrari 250GT, but changes demanded by the bottom line driven bean counters at GM caused such a tiff with the Italian master of design that he disavowed any relationship with the car.  Find this 1988 Isuzu I-Mark RS Turbo here on eBay bidding for $4,450 with less than one day to go, located in Temecula, CA. As seen on Oddimotive.

The 2nd generation Gemini looks cool in I-Mark spec, and this is one of the nicer I-Marks you will find around town — if you can find another one.  If that paint is original and everything works as described, this could be a real score, even with the current bidding price approaching $5k.  I’d pay a few hundred bucks just for those SWEET wheels!

The I Mark is powered by a free-revving turbocharged 1.6 liter DOHC inline 4 –
putting out 125 horsepower and 102 ft-lbs of torque.  The power is put
to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.  With only 2157
lbs to shove, the 7800 rpm 4-banger will make the car fun to toss
around on top of the “designed by Lotus” suspension.

This I-Mark still has its factory Recaro sports seats, which look dirty but not damaged.  The rest of the interior looks in decent shape as well, with some signs of wear/tear but nothing you wouldn’t expect on a car with 95k miles on the odometer.

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