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Cars > Challenges > “GhostRider” Vs “Gothic Smurf Mobile”

 

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Styluss

M–36
Littleton, Colorado
United States

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gothic_smurf_89

M–31

 

1989 Chevrolet Beretta Euro GTU

“GhostRider”

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

“Gothic Smurf Mobile”

 
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About “GhostRider”

**I am in drastic need of an update!**
A LOT has been done to the car in the last year or so. I really need to update my page. Please enjoy what I currently have posted, but come on back to see the updated, more inclusive page soon!

I bought the car on the cheap over 4 years ago and have been fixing her up ever since. Originally purchased with a mere 67,000 miles, she now has only 123,000!!

The car is not only a daily driver, but my Auto Cross and Rally Cross car as well. It actually performs very well as a Rally Cross car and took second place in the Rocky Mountain Divisional Rally Cross in 2006. Since then I have been Autoo Crossing it mostly, trying to work on that perfect line...

There were a few thousand Berettas made for the European countries with different headlights, tail lights, side mirrors and more. This car is the most complete European conversion of a Beretta outside of the European countries.

This car has been practically rebuilt! Only a few more things remain to be replaced / upgraded and it will be a "new" car! Once the engine dies, if ever... I will swap in a 3.1L crate engine for a bit more power. I hope ot have the car at its 25 year mark as then I can get classic plates for her. this car has been a part of me for a while now... and will continue to be my baby for many years to come.

About “Gothic Smurf Mobile”

Brought this car fab 7 2009.with an blown engine.188k miles on body and trans.new engine i paid $300 for with 70k miles.i didnt plan on doing any mods to it cause i figure i have it for a few months and sale for an car i wanted.but my friends had parts for it and so i started to modified it,well 1 thing leads to another to another to what it is now....i do all the work myself unless its something that requires an tool i do not have like exhaust,it is installed by an an local shop near me.it is an custom exhaust 2 1/4 from the header back .it is an cat back exhaust..with an high performance fartcan muffler.no ebay cheapo's.
most of the parts i buy are used,cant really afford brand new parts and some parts are damage, so with used its not an total loss like body kits if it gets damage which it does alot.i wont be losing 1000's some dollors,only a few hundred.

just recently sanded it down and primied it all.8 cans of primier and about 22 hours into that

as of now.with new parts i had replaced,and modified parts like body kit.rims,audio etc,,,,i have a little over 3400 dollors into it,if i brought all new i be close to 6k in parts.

it is still under construction.and will be for quite some time yet,
so check back for updates and new progress pictures

 

Specs for “GhostRider”

1989 Chevrolet Beretta
2.8L V6 engine
3-speed auto transmission
120 Horse Power (or more?)
Most complete Euro conversion outside of the European states!

Extras:

- 3M clear bra application
- 136 DB air horn
- Sirius radio
- Trimmed antenna
- Tinted windows
- Keyless entry
- Remote start
- Sony CD player
- Infinity dash speakers
- Boston Accoustics rear speakers
- Race modified E-brake

Specs for “Gothic Smurf Mobile”

stock 2.2 ohc
about 130ish hp
top speed i had it to 102 mph already
0-60 14 secs so far

 

Factory Options for “GhostRider”

Base model to GTU conversion

- Full GTU body kit
- Power windows
- Power locks
- Remote trunk release
- GTZ interior upgrades
- GTZ seats with inflatable lumbar support
- GTZ Leather wrapped steering wheel
- 60/40 split folding seat
- Solid front grille
- Z26 style turn signals and fog lights
- Trunk mounted cargo net
- Beretta windshield logo

Factory Options for “Gothic Smurf Mobile”

stock..to much stock
like to have factory power doors.
includes
power window
power locks
power mirrors

 

Mods for “GhostRider”

Engine:

- Polished and painted intake plenum and valve cover
- Styluss Automotive cold air intake
- Fast Forward Performance under drive pulley
- Fast Forward Performance billet dogbone engine mount
- Magnaflow high flow cat
- Magnaflow high flow muffler
- Custom down pipe
- Custom 2 1/4" mandrel bent exhaust
- Full AC system removal
- GM Factory AC delete pulley
- Throttle body bypass on coolant line
- Best believe that engine is clean

Interior:

- Fully custom black interior swap:

GTZ leather wrapped black steering wheel
- '92 Seatbelt swap
- Custom coin tray
- Custom mounted Cig lighter
- Custom mount trunk release

Exterior:

- Most complete European Moch exterior

Euro headlight swap
Euro fender flares
Euro side mirrors
Euro tail lights
- City lights in headlights
- Z26 fog lights w/o diffusers
- Clear Z26 style turn signals
- Clear side markers
- Z34 hood louvers
- Solar Wing

Suspension & Tires

- KYB struts
- Koni shocks
- Eibach lowering springs with 1" drop
- Full Energy Suspension poly front bushings
- GM strut brace
- GM radiator to strut braces
- GM lower sub frame brace
- Addco rear sway bar
- GM internal rear brace
- MRZ Performance shock tower brace
- Daily wheel: 18" Quantum Tek wheels in Black
- Daily tire: Barium Barvarius tires
- Race wheel: MB Motoring 15x6.5
- Race tire: Falken Ziex ZE-512 @ 205/60R-15

Mods for “Gothic Smurf Mobile”

Exterior
drift body kit
altezza tail light
scoote 2 hood
grand prix fender flares
terminator spoiler
Enkei 17x7 rims
m3 mirrors with led blinkers
axle style 8000 hids
pilot 2 inch fog lights
universal carnard bumper splitters
glow shift blue wheel well l'e'd
glowshift strobe light kit


interior
glow shift triple a-piller pod
glow shift triple dash pod
glow shift blue interior l'e'd
r1 auto pedal
apc auto shift knob
white face hvac
96 cavalier cluster with tach
apc racing recline seats
RS TYPE blue battle/drift 320 mm steering wheel
Momo steering wheel hub adaptor

Engine
pace settle header 2 1.4''
option racing cold air intake
aero speed green air filter with led 3'' inch*painted blue*
jimmy west custom 2 1/4'' cat back full exhaust
2 1,4 inlet 4 inch outlet high performance fart can muffler
obx blue rad hose
chrome catch can
universal fuel pressure regulator
glow shift green wire loom
big 3 wire upgrade

Audio
pioneer speakers all around and radio
Sony 4 1200 watt subs
Sony 2 1200 watt 2 channel amps
0 gauge wire
sosche and stringer 4 gauge wire for both amps


i have some mods i like to do such as door handles and changing part of the dash

 

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