Hard to believe it's been 7 months since I got this car.
First, what it looked like as delivered.
Then, same car, today.
I'm so proud!
Specs: 1981 Chevy Citation X-11 hatchback coupe
--High-output 2.8L V-6 (larger valves, bigger cam, 2" exhaust) --F-41 suspension package (2" drop, stiffer springs) --X-11 trim package (decals, emblems, sport steering wheel, rear spoiler) --Muncie 4-speed manual (different gearing from stock) --Cowl induction hood, air cleaner (functional!) --14" x 6" aluminum wheels, 215/60R14 tires --Heavy-duty radiator (3 rows) --Sport gauge cluster (speedo, fuel, oil, temp, volts) plus tachometer --Color-keyed bumpers (painted to match body color) --Bumper "rub strips" (black) --Bumper guards (black)
Options: --Black velour interior --Sunroof --Power windows --Power door locks --Power brakes --Power steering --Cruise control --Center console --Tilt steering column --Air conditioning --Bucket seats --AM/FM stereo, 4 speakers --Power radio antenna --Courtesy lights --Rear-compartment light --Space-saver spare (in factory condition!) --Underhood light --Rear-compartment trim panels --Rear-compartment carpeting
At this point, everything works except the tach, power antenna (stuck "up"), air conditioner, and the heater. When I first got to work on things, the car was practically arthritic--the door locks were gummed up, the window lift systems were broken, half the light bulbs were burned out, the sunroof leaked (still does), and quite a bit more.
One very cool detail for me is that the car was built about a month after the April 12, 1981 maiden launch of space shuttle Columbia. With that in mind, I'm considering some modifications to commemorate Columbia.