Ethan of Hello Road fame has decided to sell the oft-featured black 1991 GSi Hatchback show above. If someone is looking for a super-rare, but super-cheap candidate for restoration, this is it. One of 237 built and running well, for $1500, you’d be a fool not to buy it immediately.
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Sunday morning. Everyone else fed and doing whatever it is they do on a Sunday morning – including the dog, snoring away in the corner after being awake for all of approximately 22 minutes.
On the table is a plate of fried eggs, flanked by two pieces of sourdough toast with perhaps just a smidge too much butter. No matter, the smart phone is queued up with a classified car search, something different today – the Toyota FX16. It’s shaping up to be a good way to wrap up the weekend.
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Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to just sit back and relax. So put down the wrench and enjoy a few moments of zen on Washington’s beautiful North Cascades Highway.
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Remember when this extremely rare ’91 hatchback was listed, then again, and again? Well, someone did finally buy that 1-of-237 unicorn. And he’s made a very entertaining show about it. Continue reading “Super Rare GSi Theater”
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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If you’ve got an hour of free time, you owe it to yourself to check out this episode of This American Life – it provides a fascinating insight into the creation of the joint venture that formed the NUMMI factory where the Prizm GSi was built. Continue reading Know Your NUMMI