Posts Tagged ‘turbo’

Ranger XR4Ti – 1989 Ford Ranger Turbo

April 16, 2016

There aren’t many trucks that capture that 1980s sense of turbocharged fun – Toyota briefly offered turbocharged versions of its Hilux trucks in the 1980s, and of course there was GMC’s over-the-top Syclone, but that was about it. If you wanted something with a peaky turbo engine and the ability to haul half the contents of a 1-bedroom apartment, you had to look to Sweden, where you could get a Saab 900 turbo or a Volvo 240 Turbo wagon. But what if you didn’t? Answering that question is this 1989 Ford Ranger turbo for sale for $4000 in Vancouver, WA.

1989 Ford Ranger turbo right front


Boost to 55! – 1990 Saab 900 Turbo

February 1, 2016

With the story of Saab pretty much sealed – as a matter of fact, they may never reappear as a passenger car brand since Saab AB reminded the Chinese electric car company building the 9-3 they have no rights to the name – the 900 seems to be guaranteed a place as one of the iconic models produced by the company. And there are very few modern cars that will duplicate the experience of a turbo car of the 1980s-1990s, with that kick in the pants midway through the rev range (other than a couple of high output fours made by Toyota, Honda, and Subaru). Let’s take a look at this 1990 Saab 900 Turbo for sale for $3950 in Seattle, WA.

1990 Saab 900 Turbo left rear


Rough ‘n’ Ready – 1983 Subaru GL Turbo Wagon

March 17, 2015

For all the whining (here too) about the classic car market escaping the car lover on a budget, there are still plenty of interesting options out there. Sure, they won’t get you into the Mille Miglia, nor are they always achingly beautiful, but you could say the same for some cars that have experienced an explosion in value. So if you can’t afford that German classic from the 1980s – which was never down into the low thousands anyways – but you still want a car with a horizontally-opposed, turbocharged engine, and Corvairs are just too, um, hoarder-ish for you, why not check out this 1983 Subaru GL Turbo Wagon, for sale for $1500 in Olympia, WA.

1983 Subaru GL Turbo wagon right front