CC Outtake: Red Rabbit

Here we go again: Another find from the Iowa City Farmers’ market. Like the Spitfire, it’s a drop-top–but other than that, they’re as different as chalk and cheese. In the ’80s, these were the quintessential high-school cheerleader car, and they seemed to be everywhere–due, in no small part, to a 13-year production run from 1980-1993.

This car’s wheel design and chrome bumpers peg it as an early example; later models featured color-keyed bumpers and added ground effects. This time, the only comment from my uncle (our fearless photographer) was, “Bet those seats are pretty hot!” No, black seats and top-down motoring are often not the best combination.