Author Topic: 1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo Convertible  (Read 9694 times)

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1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo Convertible
« on: August 20, 2011, 09:56:39 PM »
Not really sure where else to put this, I'm sure it's not fast by any means and not really very sexy, but I thought it was incredibly cool and I've never seen one.

I stood and talked to the owner for about 20 minutes, even had him pop the hood to see what kind of powerplant it had, I was thinking a 2.8L V8 turbo similar to the 3.1 turbo motors they ran in the early 90's Pontiac TGP's. To my amazement, it had a 2.0L 4-cylinder that looked like it was a bitch to work on.







Anyone have any idea how many of these things were made? I googled it quick and didn't find a single thing.

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Re: 1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo Convertible
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 09:59:54 PM »
Nice find. The 2.0L Turbos are very hard to come by, GM tossed them into the 3rd gen Grand Am for a few model years, too.
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Re: 1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo Convertible
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2011, 05:02:20 PM »
I had 2 1984 cavaliers.  Both lived past 200k miles with the non-turboed engine.  The interior shot made me miss them :(  The second cavalier I had was a 2 door hatch Type 10.  The second one was fun.  Handled very well, 5 speed manual, though only 86 horsepower.  I should go buy another one :lol:  Or get one a couple years younger with the Z24.

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Re: 1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo Convertible
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 05:11:20 PM »
Looks like Protonus from roclife.org's car. I love the two-tone.

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Re: 1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo Convertible
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011, 02:39:34 PM »
I had 2 1984 cavaliers.  Both lived past 200k miles with the non-turboed engine.  The interior shot made me miss them :(  The second cavalier I had was a 2 door hatch Type 10.  The second one was fun.  Handled very well, 5 speed manual, though only 86 horsepower.  I should go buy another one :lol:  Or get one a couple years younger with the Z24.

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Re: 1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo Convertible
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011, 05:42:28 PM »
http://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/2527172713.html

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Too new.  I liked the squared off Cavalier body better than the Sunbird body.

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Re: 1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo Convertible
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 06:01:48 AM »
Great post!. My very first car to drive which belonged to my mom was a 91 sunbird 4 door with a 3.1L V6 and 3 spd auto. it was terrible but I do remember some interesting battles with this car and its mighty V6 LOL
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