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1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon
- One Owner
- 27k Original Miles
- 2.2L 4 Cylinder
- Automatic Transmission
- White Over Blue Interior
- Time Capsule
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"Chevrolet Cavalier: A Magnificent Obsession" - Chevrolet advertisement, circa 1991
The Chevrolet Cavalier ad referenced above had a good deal more to say. Under the sub-headline-"A Technological Marvel"-were these compelling facts on the car's build technology: "Ultrasonic weld-testers. Laser beams that audit. Gamma rays that inspect. They all play an incredible role in the technological drama behind the manufacture of the Chevrolet Cavalier-a precision-built car with over 1,000 quality-control checks." And after another sub-headline-"An Obsession with Fit; A Fixation About Finish"-came this: "The magnificent obsession with details is further reflected in the luster of Cavalier's finish... the absence of any body-weld marks... the painstaking alignment of body moldings... and in the uniformly precise fit of doors, hood, and deck lid." Clearly, the advertising writers were focused on the build details that made the Cavalier something totally different from America's #1 automobile brand.
Offered here is a 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier, a one-owner station wagon in white over blue. This car is a true survivor showing just 27,000 miles on its odometer, a remarkably low 1,038 miles per-year on average. The Cavalier has clearly been meticulously cared for over the years, and has now reached the over-25-year-age that qualifies it for antique-car registration and insurance (in many states).
The exterior white paint was an excellent choice by the car's first owner; it dramatizes the timeless simplicity of the design. Across all body panels, the condition of the paint is excellent. There is no body damage, nor indeed any obvious signs of wear. Likewise, the very minimal use of chrome overall, with bumpers, body-side trim, exterior mirrors, roof rails and rub strips, radio antenna, and window trim all rendered in black, adds a purposeful, almost Germanic look to the car. (No accident given the surging sales of foreign cars at the time.) That black trim and all the factory badging-including the sole, restrained bowtie emblem on the front of the car-shows very well-kept condition. Stock factory full wheel covers are in place; tires are OE-type General blackwalls.
Inside, the car's blue fabric upholstery is in excellent condition with only minimal signs of wear, but no damage, rips, tears or discoloration. The blue door trim is nicely designed, and features "Cavalier" embroidered in the fabric, just above and behind roll-up window cranks (another refreshing sign of simplicity of design). In the same way, the blue dashboard is free of gimmickry or added glitz; it's driver-focused with ample vents for the air conditioning and heat. Twin cupholders are housed in the dash in front of the passenger. The HVAC controls and factory radio are located in the front portion of the center console, just forward of the automatic-transmission shifter. The black steering wheel continues the simplicity theme with just a bowtie emblem in its center. Cabin carpeting is dark blue, with additional carpet mats for protection. The entire cargo area is carpeted in the same material, and it appears to have never carried any cargo. The front bucket seats feature ample bolstering, unusual for a domestic automobile. The car's blue headliner is fresh, undamaged, and properly mounted.
Under the hood, the transverse-mounted 2.2-liter, 4-cylinder engine is in place in a clean and tidy engine bay that has been spared excessive detailing with spray-on shine products. Shock towers are solid, and all engine-related components-including the air-conditioning system-are properly mounted. The car's build tag and VIN markings are present and unaltered. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is remarkably clean with no sign of damage.
The exceptional, one-owner condition of this Cavalier wagon is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 150 high-definition photographs, and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties-or their representatives-at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this well-maintained Cavalier wagon. Our showroom is not open to the public. Of course, we welcome any questions by phone or email.
Just this year, none other than Hemmings Classic Car headlined a review of this model with "Is Chevy's humble Cavalier an affordable future classic?" Experts always say the best time to buy a classic car is just before everyone else decides it's a classic. This Cavalier wagon survivor may well be the perfect example of that wisdom.