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Cars > Challenges > “Sunny” Vs “Rollerskate”

 

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CorvairJim

M–52
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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The_Dude

M–44
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1965 Chevrolet Chevy II 100 Series

“Sunny”

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

“Rollerskate”

 
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Photo of: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
 

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About “Sunny”

(DISCLAIMER! This is NOT the actual car. I don't have any pictures of it anymore. I found this one on line)

This was my first car. My Grandmother bought it new on New Years Eve 1964, and it was she that named it "Sunny" My dad spent most of the following weekend installing those knobbly clear plastic seat covers and seat belts in the car for her. She was a simple woman with simple tastes, so she didn't want or need anything fancy. My dad talked her into getting a few dealer-installed options just for safety's sake, like a driver's side rear-view mirror, a day-night mirror inside, two-speed wipers with a windshield washer, back-up lights, and a heater. That's right, folks - all of that was optional! It didn't have a radio. The only options on the car from the factory were the 194cid inline-6 and, believe it or not, a grille guard on the front bumper!

About “Rollerskate”

I bought this car a year used just to have wheels. It served it's purpose for several years, but I traded out of it as soon as I could afford something that I liked better and suited the size of our family more. Growing kids need more room than the back seat of a Cavalier, and the Pontiac G8 GT that replaced it sure has more room (and more B@!!$ too!) It did get better mileage than the Pontiac, though, and it didn't need Premium to run it's best.. such as it was.

 

Specs for “Sunny”

194 cid inline-6
3-Speed column shift manual transmission

I never got any "Official" numbers on the car. It was kinda slow, but it was quicker than my brother's 289/2-barrel/automatic '68 Mustang, which I proved to him several times!

Specs for “Rollerskate”

2.2L Twincam 4 cylinder engine, Automatic Transmission

0-60: Slow
1/4 Mile: Slow
Top Speed: The speedometer said it would do 110, and it probably would - downhill with a tailwind!

 

Factory Options for “Sunny”

Factory options:
194 cid Inline-6 (the smaller of two 6's available. The larger one was a 230)
Grille Guard

Dealer-Installed Options (All "Genuine GM Parts")
Driver's door mirror
Day-Night rear view mirror
Heater
Back-Up Lights
Two Speed Wipers
Windshield Washer

Factory Options for “Rollerskate”

Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, (but not much POWER! :lmao: ), AM/FM/CD Radio

 

Mods for “Sunny”

AM/FM/Cassette Stereo
Flipped air cleaner lid
Fog Lights

Mods for “Rollerskate”

Are you kidding? This was just cheap transportation!

 

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