More than a little surprising - not only are they super uncommon to see on the roads these days, and hugely popular to modify when they were; but it was multiple neat and original examples that were available for sale!
Available over its lifespan in both GSL (non turbo) and Turbo/GSR forms. It faded away from the Australian market in 1988.
1985 makes it a pre-unleaded version with the more powerful version of the 4G62T. The 1.8litre, single cam, single-point injected, Turbo motor produced 110kw (and 210nm!); dropping to 90kw with the 1986 introduction of unleaded fuel in Australia.. and the changes on the updated AC Cordia to suit. While there were other upgrades to try and compensate, it was never as fast as it once was.
The classic Cordia details are there.. including the 'Turbo' embossed 3-spoke wheel, and digital clock strangely mounted in the centre of the passenger side dash.
Conveniently almost identical to the promotional red Turbo car..
Found this period ad in a 1984 Wheels magazine. Scanned in 1400wide wallpapery goodness!
As for the red car above; you can find this car on Gumtree, and is still listed as of posting.
Less than $5000 for a neat piece of iconic early-80's Australian performance.