Friday, December 12, 2014

Nostalgic Subcompact: Compact Imports of the 1987 Chicago Auto Show

A friend of mine posted this on my Facebook wall today, and I must say, it's a trip back in time. Specifically, a trip back in time to the 1987 Chicago Auto Show to check out the new compact imports of the day. There's the Yugo, the Subaru Justy, the Mercury Tracer, the Ford Festiva, and more. And yes, you could debate whether a Ford Festiva and Mercury Tracer are "imports," since one was built by Kia, the other by Mazda.

Sometimes it's amazing that any of these cars looked brand new, since they were mostly unloved vehicles. However, every now and then you find one in great shape, which generally astounding. And as a side note, I still want a 4WD Justy or a Mazda BP-swapped Festiva.

Source: Chicago Auto Show

1 comment:

Ian Cassley said...

Andy, I will be swapping a Mazda B6T engine into one of my Festivas early in the new year. Not a BP but I still expect it to be a lot of fun. Just another reason for me to come to the Mount St Helen's cruise in June!