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Wanako

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Torrance, California
United States

 
 

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MotorMouth
Jul 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm
Pretty car!
 
 
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CorvairJim
Jul 6, 2010 at 1:52 am
I was working at a Chevy agency in the spring of 1987 when the first Berettas came through. The '87's were almost exclusively for fleet customers to make sure all the glitches were worked out of them before 'regular' customers got their hands on them at the '88 rollout. It worked: The '88 Beretta/Corsica line was one of the most trouble-free launches GM ever had of a car to the general public. I know, since I hardly had a moment's trouble out of the '89 GT I had for nearly a decade until it had well over 100,000 miles on the clock.

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Jul 6, 2010 at 1:05 am
23 years old and it looks brand new!
 
 

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Challenges W: 14 L: 12

 

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I THINK I CAN

1996 Pontiac Grand Am

Owner: CORDOBA440MAN

  • I THINK I CAN: 11 pts (loss)
  • Beretta: 24 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 7
  • Ended: Apr 27, 2012
 
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Laguna Seca

2013 ford musteng

Owner: boduke843

  • Laguna Seca: 43 pts (win)
  • Beretta: 32 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 15
  • Ended: Apr 26, 2012
 
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My Honey

2007 Dodge Daytona

Owner: plumcrazyinct

  • My Honey: 37 pts (win)
  • Beretta: 28 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 13
  • Ended: Jun 19, 2011
 

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1987 Chevrolet Beretta GT (Beretta)

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About

Here I have a 1987 Chevrolet Beretta GT. This car has been in my family for over 20 years. I'm trying to get some funds together to restore her and to add some performance to her. Slowly but surely.

History

Made in 1987, she is one of the first batch of Berettas to roll out of the factory. She is currently one of the oldest Beretta still alive.

As far as my knowledge goes, this car was bought by my aunt in '87 or '88 and had it for like a year or so. My aunt is notorious for decimating cars, she ran her into the damn ground, and I guess she wanted to get rid of it. So in '88 or 89, my Dad told her that he'd buy it off of her and take care of the rest of the payments. And so, he bought her fixed her up and took care of her.

When I came into the States back in '92, I was 6, this was the first car I saw. I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. It was this little, bright red, sports coupe. I loved it, and I knew that one day I'd have it.

Then I got my license in '04 and it was still there. After a rebuilt Engine and Trans, my dad handed the keys to me, and I couldn't be happier. The car that I'd wanted since I was a kid was finally mine. This car has been extremely good to my family. She has taken us all over the place, mountains, desert, beach, city, anywhere.

Specs

Used to have a 2.8 V6 but now has a 3.1 V6

Factory Options

It came with every option available that year.
3-Speed Automatic Transmission,
2.8L V6,
Power Windows,
Power Trunk release,
LCD Digital Dash Display,
AC (which hasn't worked since 1995),
Optional Tan/Beige Interior,
Power Steering,
Z51 Sport Suspension Package with Front & Rear Sway Bars.

Mods

Engine
Swapped in a 3.1L V6 from a 92 Pontiac Grand Prix after my original motor finally kicked the bucket after 254K miles.
Flowmaster Series 40 Exhaust
Magnaflow High-Flow Catalytic Converter
2 1/4 inch exhaust pipes

Suspension
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs
KYB GR-2 Struts and Gas-a-Just rear Shocks,
GM Performance Strut Tower Bar.
Energy Suspension Polyurethane Control Arm, Tie Rod, and Endlink Bushings

Wheels & Tires
15x7 Eagle Alloys 028
BF Goodridge Traction T/A's - 205/60/15

Future Upgrades
3.5L GM LX9 V6
Muncie/Getrag 282 5-speed Manual Transmission
WOT-Tech.com 3X00 L-Body Headers
Mandrel Bent Exhaust Pipes
N-Body Front Disk Brake Conversion or 92+ Brake Conversion
Dodge Neon Rear Disk Conversion
Styluss Customs 3X00 Cold Air Intake
15 inch BBS RD Wheels
Koni Yellow Front strut inserts and rear shocks

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It's Official, She's Alive! (although barely)

After all kinds of hard work, and my Dad's endless help, he called me a couple of days ago to tell me that she's alive again. YESSSS!! The new 3.1 is in and running. Right now it's idling kinda rough, but we found it was due to a leak in the intake. I'd...

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New Motor!

So I had just fixed up the Beretta, cleaned it, prepped it and my wife and I were of to our wedding ceremony. She was running great the whole day. On our way back from the ceremony and the reception, the engine started ticking louder and louder. We got home...

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