You Need This: A “ready to be finished” Isuzu I-Mark RS project

Colin
By Colin Wood
May 13, 2024 | Isuzu, Cars For Sale, Isuzu Gemini, Isuzu I-Mark

Photography Courtesy Zach Hancock/Facebook Marketplace

A rad-era hatchback not from one of the usual suspects? How about an Isuzu I-Mark (also known as the Gemini)?

According to the seller, the I-Mark starts up with no issues and comes fitted with the stock turbo setup.

Located in Yorktown, Virginia, this 1988 Isuzu I-Mark RS is listed at $2500.

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Comments
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/13/24 1:05 p.m.

Wow. 

We once spied a Lotus-tuned Isuzu in the local you-pull-it.

Someone I know might have grabbed the badges. 

Jettaman
Jettaman New Reader
5/13/24 1:43 p.m.

Drove one of these new back in the day. Very fun car. Quick and light. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
5/13/24 2:06 p.m.

This is sweet but is it bad that the first thing I think when I see something cool and rare like this is how hard it might be to find parts for it? 

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
5/13/24 4:10 p.m.

I just sold a turbo for one of those. It's a pretty rabid community, I doubt parts would be a concern.

88 is the SOHC 1.5. The DOHC's that came later are really nice engines.

Also sold as the Pontiac Sunburst in Canada.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/14/24 9:13 a.m.

Hopefully it has the sweet OE wheels. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/14/24 9:20 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Had to google pictures because the ad doesn't show the wheels, but yeah, those are some really rad wheels.

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
5/14/24 9:21 a.m.

This DOHC car is for sale local to me. $3800CDN which is $2800US

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/14/24 9:24 a.m.
Colin Wood said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Had to google pictures because the ad doesn't show the wheels, but yeah, those are some really rad wheels.

Probably should have dropped a photo in there.

Are those totally ’80s or what?

 

Gabe
Gabe None
5/14/24 12:39 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Wow. 

We once spied a Lotus-tuned Isuzu in the local you-pull-it.

Someone I know might have grabbed the badges. 

Still have a few of my own from that yard.

nomohops
nomohops New Reader
5/14/24 2:46 p.m.

I still have one although it hasn't run in years. Fun little cars. I also have an Impulse turbo, which wasn't one on my better ideas. 

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