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Cars > Challenges > “Madeira” Vs “Rachael”

 

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
United States

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M–41
Saint Louis, Missouri
United States

 

1984 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

“Madeira”

1972 Buick Riviera

“Rachael”

 
Photo of: 1984 Chevrolet Caprice
Photo of: 1972 Buick Riviera
 

Head to Head

 

About “Madeira”

I've always liked big cars. They are more comfortable than smaller ones and today they just aren't as common. Personally, I like coupes better than sedans, so when this '84 Caprice coupe came along - CHEAP! - last summer when gas was over $4.00 around here, I couldn't pass it up. It looks and rides like new!

About “Rachael”

After searching for over 13 years to replace the Riv that got totaled by some kid driving an El Camino, I found this... I'm very happy with her in spit of the fact that she only gets 10 miles to the gallon...

 

Specs for “Madeira”

No specifications listed.

Specs for “Rachael”

Riviera featured one of the greatest styling exercises in automotive history. Dubbed "the boat-tail," the look was supposed to draw upon stylish cars of the 1930s, but putting the design on a 218 inch length, 122 inch wheelbase, 4,247 lb car resulted in a look that buyers either loved or hated.

GM decreed that its engines had to be rated in net SAE output, a more realistic measure of engine power, and the Riviera's 455 power rating dropped to 250 bhp for the base model and 260 bhp for the GS. Top speed fell to 112 mph.

Production: 33,728
Engines: 455 V8 250 bhp. (GS) 455 V8 260 bhp @ 4400 rpm, 380 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm.

 

Factory Options for “Madeira”

This car is completely LOADED! If Chevy offered it, it has it!

Factory Options for “Rachael”

Antique gold, trip set, speed alert, rear defog, 8 way power 60/40 split bench seats, air conditioning, power windows, turn signals on the fenders, rally wheels (5-spoke chrome wheels), Vinyl Roof, Cruise Control, Tinted Glass....

 

Mods for “Madeira”

None. She is pure stock.

Mods for “Rachael”

cd player with hands free mode for cell, ipod hook up and the ability to play music from a memory stick, pioneer speakers all around... Firestone Indy 500 tires....

I'm in the process of updating the interior as well.... which includes my first attempt at re-upholstering the interior... Thank you very much to the many ant colonies who made my car home for enabling me to tear the interior out of my car over the last week in search of their sorry asses....

 

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Madeira album
Madeira
Photos: 14
 

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Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of My Riv album
My Riv
Photos: 187
 

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Points for Madeira Total Votes Points for Rachael
41 16 39

 

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