You Need This: Single-owner Chevy Cavalier Type 10

By Colin Wood
Mar 8, 2024 | Chevrolet, Cavalier, Cars For Sale

Photography Courtesy Charlie Rouse/Facebook Marketplace

The cleanest and most original first-gen Chevrolet Cavalier on the market? It could be this ’82 Type 10 Hatchback for sale.

The seller–who is also the original and only owner of the car–notes that the Cavalier has always been stored inside and has never been driven in winter.

In addition to being fitted with the F41 suspension package, the Chevy is also billed as retaining its original window sticker and bill of sale.

Located in South St. Paul, Minnesota, this 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier is listed at $6500.

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J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
3/8/24 1:04 p.m.

It seems rare to find any Cavalier in good shape. I had a friend that loved his first-gen Cavalier.


DavyZ New Reader
3/8/24 2:19 p.m.

It would look great in 14 inch four spoke Cragar mag wheels.  This particular car is by far the best looking Cavalier I have seen to date.  And yes, I would definitely  hot rod the little sucker  cheeky

NorseDave HalfDork
3/8/24 2:21 p.m.

I remember these back in the '80s, and hadn't thought of them (or seen one) for decades.  Then at Radwood Philly last year there were 3 of them!  And frankly I assumed those were the last 3 in existence!  

So now you're saying there are 4 survivors...

racerfink UberDork
3/8/24 10:31 p.m.

AND it's a stick?!?  Hmmm...  wonder what it costs to ship these days...

Streetwiseguy MegaDork
3/8/24 10:52 p.m.

I just had a flash of ptsd.

Not as toxic as when I see a Chevette, but close.

Garbage, with no redeeming features, other than it being slightly less horrible than the  Ford Econobox of the day.    They made an Omni seem good.

Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
3/8/24 11:46 p.m.

Wow, thats one rare little car. Even has the gauge package. The Cavailer got better each year with big engine improvements in 84 and 87.

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/9/24 7:27 a.m.

Brings back memories.  The single most attractive girl at my high school had that exact same car in a different shade of blue.  She always parked in the same place and almost every male would check the parking lot to gauge whether or not she was at school that day.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/9/24 7:36 a.m.

I bought a brand new notchback with a stick back in 1985. MSRP was $7777. 

That car was absolutely made of Suck. 

Peabody MegaDork
3/9/24 7:51 a.m.

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

I have no negative feelings about those, Omnis on the other hand...

Good friend of my new girlfriend's family had one of those Cavaliers. They bought it new, it was getting a little ragged and  wanted it to last til retirement. They knew my buddy and I dabbled in body and paint and asked if we could look at it. We did it up on a budget, and it turned out great. Three years later they were retiring, it was surplus, and they gave it to me in appreciation. I gave it to my sister and she got a few good years out of it. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/9/24 8:59 a.m.

When mine was three years old, it was rear ended by a drunk driver with insurance, and I thanked him. 

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