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Cars > Challenges > “Betsy” Vs “The Z”


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Parry Sound, Ontario

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1991 Chevrolet Beretta 3.1L GT


1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26

“The Z”

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About “Betsy”

1991 beretta 3.1L v6
This is the car I bought for parts and now is the car in the works. It has come a long way since the day I bought her.
from new interior to a brand new motor, paint and cant forget the audio Ka-BOOM she sounds great. Those to 12" sonys and 1400 Watts really make her sing. Now she is finished (utill ferther notice That is). I might have her repainted. She not as shiny as I want her to be. I want to thank Lostindoomracing for for all his help in the restoring of Betsy.

About “The Z”

This car is my daily driver. My only intent with the car is to keep it as close to mint as possible. I took it to the dragway a few times last year for the first time ever. It ran a 16.4, which isn't too bad for what it is.

The main reason I bought the car was because not only was it the right price, but I loved the look, it was clean inside and out, and it had the rare blue interior I loved so much.


Specs for “Betsy”

3.1L V6 mpfi
sun roof
power windows
power locks
new seats
new carpet
rear panels
custom centre consel
new sony head unit
new pioneers mid and tweet combos up front
sony explods 6x9's in rear
2 12" sony explods in custom box
1400 watt audio phile
mtx cross over

Specs for “The Z”

Trim: Z26
Engine: 3100 V6 160hp
Trans: 4 Speed Auto
Drag: 16.460 @ 84mph (1/2 tank gas, minus spare tire)
Suspension: Stock w/strut brace


Factory Options for “Betsy”

power windows
power locks
cruise control
air conditioning
sun roof

Factory Options for “The Z”

Lets see if I can get them all...I'll have to check my trusty dealer sticker & see what it says under the "added options" portion. :)

- 4 speed auto trans
- V6 3100 engine
- 16" aluminum wheels (incl performance handling suspension)
- rear window defroster
- power windows
- power locks (w/auto locking)
- tilt wheel
- power trunk opener
- cruise control
- color keyed floormats
- cluster w/tach
- intermittant wipers
- adjustable lumbar support


Mods for “Betsy”


new 3.1l motor
new rims
new seats (black)
new carpet (black)
rear panels (black)
custom centre consel (black)
new sony head unit
new pioneers mid and tweet combos up front
sony explods 6x9's in rear
2 12" sony explods in custom box
1400 watt audio phile
mtx cross over
New LED lights under dash

custom head lights (angel eyes)
use angel eye corner marker as indecator
maybe a skirt kit
front fender vents

Mods for “The Z”

I haven't really changed the appearance too much. I'm more about keeping it in nice condition than modifying the look. That said, I did do a few things to make it fit my style a bit more.

The first thing I added was an HVAC overlay from speedhut. However, I've had it for 2yrs and still haven't gotten around to hooking it up so I can see the settings at night.

The second thing I added were strut mount covers from MRZ Performance. They're polished with "Z26" on them.

The third thing I added was a flush mount plate for the headunit from MRZ Performance. It's gloss black with engraved Z26 in silver. To match the silver theme, I also painted the fins inside the vents silver.

The last thing I did was change the reflectors on the rear of the car. I was bored with the red, so I put blue reflective tape over the taillight reflectors, and black (reflects white) over the filler panel.

The only mod is a Y-pipe after the rear axle to dual dynomax mufflers; there's also a high flow cat on it. I'm more into keeping it running well, than I am with modifying it. Though I do plan to add a Tranzgenic CAI and a FFP underdrive pulley at some point. The pulley will probably happen when I get around to replacing the alternator.

Future Mods
FFP Underdrive Pulley
Tranzgenic CAI
Not really a mod, but new speakers all around


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