New Bring-A-Trailer Record: 317k-Mile, Nine-Owner Cavalier Fetches $56.43, a few Bites from Buyer’s Tuna Salad Sandwich

This 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier was sold new by Courtesy Chevrolet in San Jose, CA. It shows just over 317,000 original miles. Sporting a two-tone White over Faded Grey Plastic Cladding exterior, with a beige cloth interior, the car is powered by a 2.2-liter inline-four engine, which is mated to a three-speed automatic transmission and sends power to the front wheels.

The car was purchased new in October 1995 by its first owner, Doris Goldman, who owned it for three years and 25,000 miles before selling it to the second owner. The car changed hands several times throughout its life, ultimately ending up with its ninth owner before being acquired by the seller.

Equipment includes an AM/FM radio, cassette player, power locks, and power windows. The car was serviced at the Chevrolet dealership until its warranty period expired. After this it was maintained strictly by Jiffy Lube.

The seller notes a few cosmetic flaws, such as a dented rear bumper, torn seats, and yellowed headlight lenses. Mechanical issues are described as well. They include include a loud belt squeal upon startup, sagging suspension, and an occasional metallic snapping noise that the seller describes as “concerning.” Other items to address include a cracked windshield, absent fuel door, and a poorly-installed Autozone roof scoop.

The car was reportedly resprayed by a previous owner’s friend, “Stevie Boy”, in 2004 (following a moderate collision.) Photos highlight the slight variation in color that can be seen under certain (most) lighting conditions. This incident gave the vehicle a salvage title.

Modifications performed at various points throughout the car’s life include dual Sony Xplod ten-inch subwoofers in the cargo area, a K&N air filter, and an ashtray that was affixed to the dashboard using construction adhesive. The seller notes the butts in the aforementioned ashtray will not be included.

This car is offered for auction with an undisclosed reserve price.

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