1988 Chevrolet Sprint Metro 2dr Hatchback
STK 2083 1988 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo Go-Kart If you would plan to build a true street sleeper, what car would be the best cover? Plymouth Valiant â€“ donâ€™t think so. Ford Fiesta â€“ probably not. Chevrolet Metro/Sprint â€“ yes, perfect. The Sprint was an econo-box offered by GM back in the â€˜80s. Back then, it was powered by a three-cylinder engine - not exactly a boulevard cruiser. This 1988 Sprint was professionally reconstructed from the ground up in 2007. Fatman Fabrications, Charlotte NC, built a custom square-tube street rod frame that incorporated the unitized body. They used Macpherson strut front suspension and Nissan truck brakes. The differential is a narrowed Ford 9â€ with Detroit Truetrac and 2:50:1 gearing. The engine is an all-aluminum, twin turbo 402ci dry-sump small-block built by Duttweller Performance, Ventura CA. Only the best components were used: Brodix block/heads, Comp roller-cam, forged crank/rods, CP pistons, twin Precision Turbos and Big Stuff3 EFI. This engine dynoed at 954 BHP on pump gas. The transmission is a GM TH350. This is a one-off monster and itâ€™s street-legal. Every aspect of the build is fully documented (including dyno sheets). Back in October 2013, Hot Rod Magazine published a nice piece on this Sprint in the Wrenchinâ€™@Random section. They were impressed. This little Chevrolet needs to be seen to be truly appreciated. It is an engineering marvel. ALL VEHICLES SOLD â€œAS ISâ€.