Turbo

France’s Answer to the 911: 1987 Renault Alpine GTA Turbo

If you’re a weirdo like me, then you go out of your way to seek out the most bizarre and unique cars you can find. Corvettes and Mustangs are boring; they’re everywhere. DeLoreans are cool, but they’re so mainstream…. more»

Rare Turbo: 1981 Fiat Spider 2000 Turbo

The 1981 Fiat Spider 2000 Turbo is the factory turbo sports car you have when the factory isn’t involved. The brainchild of Fiat USA, only around 700 examples were produced. They rarely appear on the market today, especially examples… more»

Forced Induction: 1981 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am

The 400 cubic inch Pontiac V8 was gone but the engineers at PMD were still trying to produce excitement. In the last two years of production for the second generation Trans Am, Pontiac offered a turbocharged V8 based on… more»

58K Mile 1986 Dodge 600 ES Turbo Convertible

It’s hard to believe that the convertible, at least for the US market, went away almost 45 years ago with the ’76 Eldorado. The car shown here, a 1986 Dodge 600 ES Turbo convertible, is a descendant of the… more»

Cheap Shelby? 1987 Shelby Charger GLH-S

Senior editor, Jeff Lavery, just showed us a fairly close relative of this car a couple of days ago here, and that really seemed like a bargain if a person wasn’t afraid to tear into an engine. This 1987… more»

Turbo Bird: 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo

The 1976 Pontiac Trans Am became a triumph of style over substance. While it was an attractive looking car that could command its share of attention, it found itself crippled by tightening emission regulations. Hmm, how to extract some… more»

Estate Find: 1985 Subaru GL Turbo 4×4 Wagon

This 1985 Subaru GL Turbo 4×4 wagon was a one-owner car since it was sold new in California 35 years ago. The owner, who was 92 years old, recently passed away and the seller got it from the estate…. more»

Stored 40 Years: 1963 Oldsmobile Jetfire Turbo

Rocketing onto the market in 1962, Oldsmobile’s Jetfire was part of their F-85 lineup and they were a kick, using Oldsmobile’s “Turbo Rocket Fluid” to give 215 horsepower – one horsepower per cubic inch – to this somewhat small,… more»

1982 Peugeot 505 S Turbo Diesel 5-Speed

We have seen some super interesting Peugeots here at Barn Finds over the last couple of years and a predecessor model just last week, a 504. You might automatically think that the next generation would be known as the… more»

Rust-Free 1986 Isuzu P’up Turbo Diesel 4×4

This 1986 Isuzu P’up Turbo Diesel 4×4 pickup has a big presence despite being several feet shorter than a modern full-sized pickup. I sure wish that someone would make a small pickup again, the new “small” ones are almost… more»

Rare Project Car: 1981 Pontiac Turbo Formula

This 1981 Pontiac Turbo Formula is located in Alpine, California near San Diego but apparently spent some of its life in Virginia. This Formula represents that last year of the 2nd generation Firebird body style and very few Turbo… more»

41K Mile 1984 Dodge 600 ES Turbo Convertible

I’ll admit right up front that I’m very biased on these K-car convertibles as I had a similar Chrysler LeBaron convertible in a similar year and similar color. Mine, however, wasn’t the turbo model and that makes this 1984… more»

Turbo Power! 1977 Buick Skyhawk

General Motors hit a home run with its model-year 1975 second-generation 2+2 H Body styling. Sold by Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile, and Chevrolet, nearly 1.6 million found their way onto the roadways between 1975 and 1980. Today you rarely see… more»

Turbo V8 Sleeper! 1964 Dodge Dart

Only the lowered stance and side-exit exhaust pipes give away the performance potential of this little Dodge. A darling of penny-pinchers and unassuming citizens everywhere, the economy-minded Third-Generation Dart compact only occasionally got caught up in the swirling eddy-currents… more»

Boosted Hauler: 1986 Toyota SR5 Xtracab Turbo

The fourth-generation Toyota pickup was the first to offer their version of the extended cab which they called the Xtracab. This 1986 Toyota SR5 Turbo pickup has that Xtracab configuration and it also has a turbocharged engine. This great-looking… more»

Nicest One Left? 1986 Isuzu P’up Turbo Diesel

All I can say is, WOW! This truck may not appeal to everyone but to those of us who are wicked huge vintage Japanese vehicle fans, and also pickup fans, not to mention fans of box-checking-vehicles… WOW! Anyone looking… more»