Look at this brochure image from 1988, the Cavalier actually looked pretty tough. Okay, yes, the 1988 Cavalier Z24 is basically a joke, and hardly a high-performance Chevy by today's standards (and even for the late 80s), but I have always liked the look of them. And I believe if GM made them RWD and equipped them with the V8 of the time (pssh, even the 305 would be "cool"), these cars could've lived on in the modern Chevy High Performance world. But because of the anemic 90hp or, gasp, 125hp engine options that were available, coupled with late '80s electrical gremlins made these cars just about disappear from the roads, but not the junkyards.
I'm writing this because as time marches on, there will be less and less viable platforms for project cars, it's inevitable. I think we're okay now, as there are still some solid project cars out there, but I also remember when you could find a 1970 Nova for 1,500 bucks. So my question is, in 30 years, when all the '60s - '70s muscle cars are gone and '80s and '90s Camaros have dwindled, will gearheads start looking at obscure cars like the Z24? Probably not, but it's fun to wonder.