Mellow Yellow: 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier

The Chevrolet Cavalier, succeeding the Monza, marked Chevrolet’s shift to front-wheel drive, becoming one of the early adopters of the GM J platform, a global initiative involving divisions like Opel, Vauxhall, and Holden. Despite shared roots, variations in design and engines distinguished J-body cars in different regions; in Europe, the Vauxhall Cavalier and Opel Ascona were presented as larger vehicles. Launching in 1981, the Cavalier rolled out with front-wheel-drive, offering diverse body styles and carbureted four-cylinder engines from the GM 122 series. Initially aligned with models like the Pontiac Sunbird, it emerged alongside various counterparts before evolving through engine updates, new trim options, and the introduction of packages like the Z24 and RS series. Today’s Cavalier is a simple convertible version, but it is way nicer than it deserves to be. Find this 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier offered for $4,500 in Denver, CO via facevalier marmark.

From the seller:

1985 Chevrolet cavalier
Listed 8 weeks ago in Denver, CO
About This Vehicle
Driven 116,000 miles
Automatic transmission
Exterior color: Yellow · Interior color: Tan
Fuel type: Gasoline
Good condition
Clean title
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.

Seller’s Description
1985 Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible. $4,500.

~116,000 miles

I bought this from the original family 1.5 years ago. I’ve put ~5,000 miles on it in that timeframe. Runs and drives great. I do have the convertible boot (as shown in one picture) just didn’t put it on for these pictures. I’ve put in a new battery, radiator and rebuilt the front brakes since I’ve had it. The top works, canvas isn’t perfect but does the job.

-A/C is not intact.

Seriously the most fun you’ll have for 4500 bucks.

Clean title, in my name, on hand.

See a better way to drive something yellow?