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CorvairJim

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

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Photo of a 1989 Chevrolet Beretta GT (Blue Jay)
1989 Chevrolet Beretta GT (Blue Jay), owned by CorvairJim
 

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(Disclaimer: This picture, and all of the pictures in this car's album, were sourced from the Internet. I don't have any pictures left of the actual car. Except for the trunk rack, the car looked just like this.)

When my kids outgrew the back seat of my '80 Accord in the fall of 1990, I decided it was time for something nicer, something newer, something, well, sportier! More ME! I was working at a local Chevy/Olds dealer at the time, so I was familiar with the Beretta and thought one of them would do the job nicely. I couldn't afford a new one, but a gently used car wouldn't be out of the question. My employer didn't have any in stock at the time, but another local Chevy store did. They had a pair of '89 GTs, a red automatic and a blue 5-speed. Both cars were pretty well loaded, and both were advertised at roughly 2/3 of their original sticker price. Well, it was love at first sight with the blue car. The salesman tried a couple of times to talk me into the more expensive red car, but I made it clear that I wanted a stick, not an automatic. So, on my older daughter's 10th birthday, I got a gift myself! I had the car for 9+ years, and put well over 100,000 miles on it before it started eating engine control computers about every 4 months. even with junkyard parts, that got real expensive, real quick, on an 11 year old car!

Specs

2.8 liter V-6 - 135hp
5-speed manual transmission

Factory Options

GT Handling and Appearance package, which included:
F41 Sport Suspension
P235-60R15 Goodyear Eagle GT Tires
Tuned Exhaust
Power Steering
Power Brakes
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Remote Trunk Release

The car also had these separate options:
AM/FM Cassette Stereo
Light Group

Mods

K&N Air Filter
Beretta GT Alloy Wheels (bought used to replace the base GT steel wheels)

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donalddunn1981
Jul 2, 2010 at 11:30 pm
me to love the car
 
 
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1989_Beretta_GT
_Fan
Mar 15, 2010 at 12:17 pm
I love the look of this GT man! Very nice. I have 3 of the alloy rims and I will find the 4th soon. I cant stop staring at this GT. Gonna add it to me cool box.
 
 
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RangeMan
Nov 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm
These are great looking cars, and I hear they perform well, too. I seem to see a lot of them here on Motortopia.....
 
 
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LawnMan
Nov 2, 2009 at 9:19 pm
I had a Corsica as my first car. Isn't a Beretta a 2-door Corsica? lmao image
 
 
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Gypsy
Sep 25, 2009 at 9:48 pm
Nice! smile image
 
 
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Smurphette
Sep 25, 2009 at 8:32 pm
My favorite color for a Beretta!
 
 
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Tinkerbell
Sep 25, 2009 at 8:19 pm
You told me about this car before, but I couldn't quite picture the color. Looking at it now, I remember these cars were SO common when I was little!

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Enigma
Sep 24, 2009 at 10:14 pm
Great-looking 'Retta!
 
 
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