Strangely Not Bad: 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier Hatchback Type 10
I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of crappy economy cars, but I have to admit that this next car caught me by surprise. GM made a 2-door hatchback version of the 1st gen Cavalier that was called the Type 10? In the 10 year history of DT with 10,000 posts and we’ve never featured a 1982-1982 Cavalier Type 10 hatchback? Well…there is no time like the present to fix the past, so today we’ve got a Cavalier hatchback that somehow…looks good. I really don’t remember the Cavalier ever having that sweet aero nose with a clean bumper and a good looking rear proportions…are we sure this isn’t some kind of one-off custom? Find this 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier Hatchback Type 10 offered for $7,500 in St Paul, MN via facavalier crashplace.
From the seller:
1982 Chevrolet cavalier LS Coupe 2D
Listed 14 weeks ago in St Paul, MN
About This Vehicle
Driven 101,323 miles
Exterior color: Black · Interior color: Red
Fuel type: Gasoline
1982 Chevrolet Cavalier
Type 10 Hatchback
This is one of the last of its kind still in existence. It has the F41 sport suspension which features a rack and pinion steering system. It is extremely responsive with a travel of 2 ½ turns lock-to-lock on the steering wheel. It corners like it is on rails. It has a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with a 4-speed Muncie transaxle. It is all stock. I am the original owner. I have the original window sticker and bill of sale. It has always been stored inside and never been driven in the winter. Absolutely no rust anywhere. 1982 and 1983 were the only years that it came with the pointed nose cone. The following years they formed a square bumper into the nose cone. This style hatchback was only produced for 5 years, from 1982 to 1987. I WILL NOT RESPOND TO “Is this still available.” If the ad is up, it is still available
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I do remember these running around, but don’t ever remember seeing such a nice one in black. That fastback looks much better here than it ever did on a Cutlass. And it probably is the only one left.
This might be the rarest ‘80s GM car in existence. It would be easier to find some GM auto show concept car than a second one of these, especially in this condition. When you consider the market, this price is reasonable. I don’t know if it’s how I’d spend $7500, but you could do worse.
Looks almost exactly like the 1978 – 1981 Toyota Celica Liftback.