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1991 Geo Prizm GSi hatchback - 1 of 237 - Very Rare - Toyota 4AGE

1991 Geo Prizm GSi

Make: Geo
Model: Prizm
Type: Hatchback
Trim: GSi
Year: 1991
Mileage: 181000
VIN: 1Y1SL6459MZ005820
Color: Black
Engine: Toyota 4AGE Inline 4 Cylinder
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Agoura Hills, California, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
CD Player
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Description for Geo Prizm 1991

1991 Geo Prizm GSi - Overview:
  • Incredibly Rare, 1 of 237 Geo Prizm GSi hatchbacks built in 1991.
  • A completely forgotten, obscure '90s hot hatch, possibly one of the last '91 Geo Prizm GSi hatchbacks in existence.
  • Low volume GSi package comes with special features including a Toyota "Red Top" 4AGE 4-cyl (130hp), sport suspension, disc brakes, alloy wheels, spoiler
  • Lots of fun to drive, decently quick (for the era), 5 speed manual
  • Paint is in rough shape, dent in door, cracked dash, cracked windshield, but in decent mechanical condition. Runs/drives great. Slight grind going into 3rd (failing synchro maybe). New battery, new-ish tires. New valve cover gasket, new spark plugs/wires, just did an oil change. 181k miles.
  • Good project for someone that appreciates the uniqueness and rarity
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More Details:
Up for sale is my ultra rare 1991 Geo Prizm GSi hatchback. Only 1 of 237 built in 1991. Probably only a handful left. This could be one of the last Geo Prizm GSi hatchbacks in existence. It's a very unique car—you don't often see Prizm's from this generation, let alone the GSi model. Many Geo's were treated as disposable and junked or crushed after they reached the end of their serviceable life. This one slipped through the cracks and is a survivor!
The GSi package gives you Toyota's twin cam 1.6L 4AGE "Red Top" 4-cylinder making 130hp. GSi models were also equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes, 14 inch alloy wheels, sport suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars, strut tower brace, body-colored side moldings, full instrumentation including tachometer, a rear spoiler, and GSi specific upholstery. All GSi models were built in the GM/Toyota NUMMI plant in Fremont, California. This one has a 5-speed manual transmission.
My GSi has 181k miles on the chassis. It appears as though the engine was replaced in 2008, so mileage on this engine is likely lower. Car runs great and drives without major issues, but as you can see the exterior and interior are in need of some serious love. Body is mostly straight with the exception of a dent on the drivers side door. Paint is very rough. Interior could use a good cleaning.
Buy it, fix it up, bring it to the next Radwood car show. I have too many cars and have realized I'm never going to get around to restoring this one. Own an incredibly rare and obscure piece of GM/Toyota history!
Pros:
  • Runs great, drives fine, no major mechanical issues, starts right up
  • Power windows, doors, cruise control, etc all work
  • Brand new battery
  • New front tires
  • New valve cover gasket, new spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor
  • Some spare parts included

Cons:
  • Rough exterior and interior, cracked dash and windshield
  • Sometimes grinds going into 3rd gear depending on RPM (maybe synchro is going out?)
  • No rust on body but some surface rust on undercarriage parts

I've owned the car for 2 1/2 years and have driven it about 2k miles total. Car is currently located in Los Angeles, California but holds a Vermont registration. Will probably need a new catalytic converter if you intend to smog and register in California.
Interested in selling to someone that appreciates the uniqueness and rarity of this GSi. If you want to ship the car, I'm happy to accommodate. Thanks for looking :)