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Cars > Challenges > “Bubba Smurph” Vs “Sir Isaac”

 

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Smurphette

F–38

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CorvairJim

M–52
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS

“Bubba Smurph”

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Sport Sedan

“Sir Isaac”

 
Photo of: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle
Photo of: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair
 

Head to Head

 

About “Bubba Smurph”

I like my "Real" Beetle, Papa Smurph, so I wanted to see if the new one would work as my daily car. Well, it does. I like it and my kids like it. (My husband says he's embarassed to be seen driving it.....) It has peppy performance, handles well, and gets good gas mileage. It can also carry a week's worth of groceries, something Papa could never do!

About “Sir Isaac”

(I don't have this car anymore. Believe it or not, it was stolen right out of my locked garage while it was partially disassembled for restoration back in the mid 1990's. The car's picture, and those in it's album, are of a similar car sourced from the Internet.)

As a Corvair nut, it's kind of obvious that I like unusual cars. Well, this one was unusual even for a Corvair! How's this for a build sheet: The base 95 h.p. engine hooked up to the optional 4-speed transaxle, and powering the rare factory-optional air conditioning? Not only that, but it had the ultra-rare AM/FM radio too! I got a great screamin' deal on this car, and it served me very well as a nice weather car as well as taking myself and my three kids in comfort to several out-of-town Corvair Club events. It may not have been blindingly fast, but that air conditioning sure made up for a lot of that!

 

Specs for “Bubba Smurph”

Inline 4 cylinder/5-speed manual transaxle (The engine and transaxle are at the wrong end of the car!)
0-60 - Pretty quick
1/4 mile - Faster than my '69 Beetle!
Top Speed - Faster than I want to go!

Specs for “Sir Isaac”

164 c.i.d., horizontally opposed, air-cooled 6-cylinder engine

95 h.p.

4-speed manual transaxle

0-60: @14 seconds

1/4 mile: @18.5 seconds

Top Speed (Rated): 105 mph

Top Speed (observed): 90 mph

 

Factory Options for “Bubba Smurph”

Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Sunroof, AM/FM/CD (with a 6-disk CD changer in the trunk), Leather Upholstery, Aluminum Wheels

Factory Options for “Sir Isaac”

4-Speed Manual Transaxle

Air Conditioning (Includes Soft Ray Tinted Glass)

AM/FM Pushbutton Radio

Lighting Group (Includes Engine Compartment, Trunk, Glovebox, and Ashtray Lights)

Deluxe Seat Belts (Front)

Deluxe Seat Belts (Rear)

Full-Width Floor Mats

Bumper Guards

Sand Beige Paint

Black Vinyl Interior

 

Mods for “Bubba Smurph”

Nothing - I like my car just the way it is.

Mods for “Sir Isaac”

Absolutely NO modifications except for modern Radial tires. It still wore it's original wheel covers

 

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