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Omaha, Nebraska
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corsa
Sep 22, 2009 at 8:19 am
Very nice! Hard to believe a car that big "only" weighs 3780 lbs, -- today's much smaller cars weigh that much. Just goes to show how much cars have "porked out" over the years due to all of our safety and luxury demands...
 
 
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pluckedchicken
Sep 8, 2009 at 7:38 am
yeah, the 14' inch wheels were way too tiny and I wanted to stay true to the year..
besides smoothies are cool wink image
 
 
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EVOOA
Sep 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm
Very nice car!!! What a find!!! I bet that baby is s dream to drive! I have those same wheels on my '62 Dodge Dart!
 
 

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Challenges W: 1 L: 3

 

Current Challenges

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Past Challenges

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Poncho

2008 Pontiac G6

Owner: The_Dude

  • Poncho: 31 pts (loss)
  • Blue Betty: 69 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 20
  • Ended: Sep 11, 2009
 
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Dad's Corvette

1967 Chevrolet Corvette

Owner: Tinkerbell

  • Dad's Corvette: 79 pts (win)
  • Blue Betty: 31 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 22
  • Ended: Sep 11, 2009
 
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Connie II

1962 Chevrolet Bel Air

Owner: 1962ChevyGuy

  • Connie II: 38 pts (win)
  • Blue Betty: 32 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 14
  • Ended: Sep 5, 2009
 

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1962 Chrysler Newport (Blue Betty)

Trophies: 8 Give a trophy Last updated Sep 6, 2009  

Photo of a 1962 Chrysler Newport (Blue Betty)

About

Found her in Tallahassee FL.. a bit neglected.. rocker and surface rust, seats gnawed on by rodents, no dash-pad at all, top would not go down..etc.

Good news... the engine ran like a champ..

drove her the 1200 miles home in 2 days, during one of the coldest winters on record.. never had a problem getting her started (even with single digit temps in Illinois)

since getting her home my son and I have done the upholstery, got the top working, installed a new dash-pad, sanded and touched up the paint, and front suspension overhaul.. still lots more to do.. but she starting to look young again ;)

Specs

361 ci 2bbl - 270 hp
6 passenger
Curb weight: 3780 lbs.
Wheel base: 122 inches
Overall Length: 214.9 inches
Mileage: 18mpg city 22mpg Highway
Base price: $3,399

Number of '62 convertibles built: 2,051

Note: 1962 New Yorker 4 door (upgraded Newport) won the Mobil Gas Economy Run (luxury class) with slightly better than 18mpg

Factory Options

AM radio
Push-button automatic
Power Steering
Power Brakes
Variable speed wipers

Mods

so far only added some chrome smoothies, and whitewall radial tires

Browse Related Cars: 1962, chrysler, newport, convertible

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Blue Betty
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