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CorvairJim

M –51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 
 

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ChevyRocks
Nov 23, 2011 at 3:17 am
These are great cars!
 
 
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gothic_smurf_89
Jul 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm
ya the one i seen had the kit on it,had like the spoiler on the front bumper and it was just sweet,the stripe kit will look good though,espialy with the pin stripe
 
 
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typhoonsierra99
Mar 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm
now that thing is a sleeper the ss package with the small spoiler no body will ever know what hit them
 
 

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Past Challenges

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The "Gas Saver"

2000 Toyota Celica

Owner: Carolina_29053

  • The "Gas Saver": 20 pts (win)
  • "Bud": 5 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 5
  • Ended: May 13, 2013
 
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Supercharged SS

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Owner: MustangGT58266

  • Supercharged SS: 20 pts (win)
  • "Bud": 15 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 7
  • Ended: Dec 11, 2012
 
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The Intimidator

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Owner: NASCAR88

  • The Intimidator: 10 pts (loss)
  • "Bud": 20 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 6
  • Ended: Sep 3, 2012
 

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS ("Bud")

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About

In late 2005, I decided that I didn't want to subject my '66 Corvair daily driver to another winter of Pennsylvania road salt. Its floors had virtually no rust, just a little surface rust, and I wanted to keep it that way! GM was having one of its rebate promos, so I checked into how much a Cobalt would cost. The local dealers (I have three within 10 minutes!) all came in too high, but there was one about ten miles away that quoted me a price that was just too good to pass up. They pitched me the SS, with the equipment I wanted, cheaper than one of the other dealers quoted me on am LT!
I call it "Bud" because I'm a big NASCAR fan, especially the Earnhardts. Dale Earnhardt was, is, and always will be THE MAN! Dale, Jr. is currently my driver, because, after all, he is his father's son. Now, at the time, JR. drove a red Chevy SS with "Bud" painted across the hood. What else am I going to call MY red Chevy SS? (I have no plans to repaint it in his current colors!)
And for all you other NASCAR fans out there, I'm open to guesses as to what Bud's license plate "BOOG8Y 3" means.

Specs

171 H.P. Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder.
5-speed Transaxle.
0-60: About 7.5 seconds (official Timex wristwatch timing!)
Top Speed: I've had it up to an indicated 130, but I ran out of road. It still had some left in it.

Factory Options

SS Equipment package.(includes 171 HP. Ecotec 4-cylinder Engine, 5-speed manual Transaxle, Sport Front and Rear Facia,
Power Windows and Door Locks, Body Color Rear-View Mirrors
Driving Lights, Remote Trunk Release, Carpeted Floor Mats, Multi-Function Trip Computer, 17" Polished Alloy Wheels, 4- Wheel Disc Brakes)
Victory Red paint.
Charcoal Leather interior.
Heated seats.
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Power Sunroof

Mods

None (Yet...) except a set of Falken tires - it used to corner well, now it handles like a go-kart!
I'm planning Silver Chevelle SS-style stripes and full window tint next summer.

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