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CorvairJim

M –52
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 
 

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carnut3
Nov 19, 2011 at 12:47 am
An unmarked LeSabre? That's a great story about the car. I wish I could fall into deals like that. There's something I like about full-size performance cars.
 
 
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miracelwhip
Mar 14, 2011 at 2:10 am
We'll have to rematch sometime. both times I lost to you by 1 point, and both times I gave you the performance points, to keep it honest. Great matchups. Good luck this month.
 
 
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Bogaty
Mar 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm
7 seconds ! Oh ny god !
Phenomenal car !
 
 

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Challenges W: 46 L: 19

 

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Past Challenges

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Black Stallion II

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

Owner: LouieLouie

  • Black Stallion II: 35 pts (win)
  • Beauregard: 30 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 13
  • Ended: Dec 2, 2011
 
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Evelyn

1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Owner: KatanaMasta

  • Evelyn: 24 pts (loss)
  • Beauregard: 41 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 13
  • Ended: Dec 1, 2011
 
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Gypsy Rose

2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Owner: MotorMouth

  • Gypsy Rose: 31 pts (loss)
  • Beauregard: 39 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 14
  • Ended: Sep 1, 2011
 

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1976 Buick LeSabre Custom (Beauregard)

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Photo of a 1976 Buick LeSabre Custom (Beauregard)

About

(DISCLAIMER: The car pictured above and in the album IS NOT the actual car I owned in the mid-1980's! I have no pictures of the actual car; I found this one, and the similar cars in the photo album, online.)

Believe it or not, this tank was a former Police unmarked! A local Police department siezed it as a drug confiscation and decided to hold onto it instead of auctioning it off. After all, who would flash on a LeSabre hardtop as an unmarked? It already had a tuned 4-barrel 455 with dual exhausts (and as I found out after I bought it, no catalytic converters - the cops were running the thing with an illegal exhaust system!), so they just added some Police-spec suspension components, tires (mounted on the chrome Buick Rallye wheels that were on the car!), radio, and a shotgun rack and called it good.

When I bought it, all the radio gear and the gun rack had been removed, as were the chrome rims. It seems the chief wanted them on his personal cruiser! So I bought a Maroon-over-White '76 LeSabre with dog dish hubcaps mounted on dark blue steelies - very patriotic! On the way home from buying the car, I stopped off at a local junkyard and bought a set of '73 Buick full wheel covers to replace the poverty caps, and then I hit a parts store for some maroon spray paint to repaint the wheels. A weekend spent detailing it and doing some pinstriping and you'd never know it had served as a Police car... Until it blew your doors off! That big ol' Buick could pass anything but a gas station!

Specs

Buick 455 4-barrel
TH400 Automatic Transmission
3.89:1 Limited Slip rear
0-60 in abuot 7 seconds (Official Timex wristwatch timing)
1/4 mile in about 15 second (Ditto above)
Top speed? I had it well over an indicated 110 on the calibrated Police speedo

Factory Options

AM/FM 8-Track Stereo
Cruise Control
Power Windows
Power Locks
Power Seat
Velour Upholstery
Clock
Remote Driver's-Side Mirror
Map Lights
Remote Trunk Release
Vinyl Top

(In addition to standard equipment:
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Power Brakes)

Mods

Modified 455 Engine
Modified TH400 Automatic
Police-Spec Suspension
True Dual Exhaust (Catalytic Converters Deleted)
Driving Lights
Quartz Halogen Headlights

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