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Cars > Challenges > “"Bud"” Vs “The Beast”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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MonteCarloBeast

M–24
Omaha, Nebraska
United States

 

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

“"Bud"”

1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport

“The Beast”

 
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Photo of: 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
 

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About “"Bud"”

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.

About “The Beast”

This is my Monte Carlo Super Sport. I have owned this car for almost a year! I love this car to death. I wouldnt give this car up for nothing. Even if gas was 10 dollars per gallon you would still see me cruisin down the street in my monte. I have all of the original paperwork from the purchase of the car when it came off the lot including the window sticker! Challenge me!

 

Specs for “"Bud"”

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.

Specs for “The Beast”

Under the hood: 335 Stroker in August 2008, 600 cfm Holley, Cam, High RPM Fan, Open Element Filter, 330 hp, rebuilt 200r4 with stronger parts and lockup tourque converter, 7.5 rearend with 3.73 gears

 

Factory Options for “"Bud"”

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

Factory Options for “The Beast”

Bucket Seats, Air Conditioning, Manual Windows, T-Tops

 

Mods for “"Bud"”

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.

Mods for “The Beast”

White letter tires with a sony stereo and much more to come . This car has two 12 inch Fusion NV 2000 watt(each) subwoofers in a custom box built only for this monte carlo with one 2000 watt Fusion Powerplant amplifier. This Monte has Flowmaster true dual exhaust with two aftermarket (fake, emptied out) catalytic converters.

 

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