Period Correct Mix Tapes – 1990 Model

Every once in a while, I plan to delve into a topic not entirely GSi-centric.  There will be a GSi tie-in, but it may be a bit tenuous.  So bear with me as we take a detour…

One of the key considerations for the various fixes and improvements I’ve planned and begun for the GSi has been whether to maintain factory-correct specification, go for a slightly updated “resto-mod” (as much as I hate that term), or go full-bore into a cone-eating weekend autocross warrior.

At this point, that decision is still up in the air, so the early-2000s aftermarket CD player still resides in its seemingly subterranean spot way down low in the center console. With elderly technology comes compromise and opportunity.

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Primer ‘90

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say about a car based on an ad. Obviously rough-looking due to a rattle-can primer paint job, this 1990 sedan is located in Madison, Wisconsin – which in itself is a big red flag. These cars, after all, are not known for robust rust resistance.  But, the seller says that the car spent most of its life in Southern California. So there’s that.

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