Low-cost economic system vehicles aren’t typically preserved for posterity, however this 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier sedan is definitely an exception. It is clear, (almost) pristine and reveals simply 18,000 miles. it is up for public sale proper now on eBay Motors,, too.

The Cavalier nameplate had made its debut again in 1982, considered one of GM’s J-car household of front-wheel-drive subcompacts. The J-cars and the mid-size A-cars each adopted by two years the Common’s first group of front-wheel-drive small vehicles, the star-crossed X-cars.

In 1994, the Cavalier had but to be handled to a significant redesign — that may arrive, lastly, in 1995. The mannequin was provided as a coupe, sedan, station wagon and convertible. With the brand new era proper across the nook, the 1994 mannequin was largely unchanged. Its commonplace 2.2-liter engine had 10 extra horsepower than earlier than, nevertheless, and the automotive added tinted glass and a right-hand exterior mirror to its commonplace gear checklist. The ’94 Cavalier was accessible in VL (“Worth Chief”), RS and Z24 trim.

This stone-simple VL sedan rocks the two.2-liter 4, a three-speed computerized, air con, an AM/FM radio and crank home windows — just about simply as you’d have discovered it on the Avis lot again within the day. This one, although, might be cleaner — try these fabric seats. It would not even look to have been smoked in, though a sniff check would inform for certain. The hooked up Autocheck report reveals a lifetime in Ohio and one minor accident when the automotive was new.

This Cavalier is the proper instance of a automotive that you simply by no means would have seen again then, however one which, regardless of its humble nature, would flip heads now, particularly in that metallic teal shade. Does it get any extra early-’90s? It doesn’t.

Watch beneath to see how Chevrolet offered the Cavalier again within the early ’90s — on value. As a result of what else have been they going to say? However they did spring for actress Janine Turner, then starring within the TV sequence “Northern Publicity,” the place she was perpetually vexing transplanted NY physician Joel Fleischmann.