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Cars > Challenges > “Black Beauty” Vs “SmokeGray”

 

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HottLips

F–23
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
United States

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SmokeGray89

M–60
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

 

2001 Chevrolet Camaro SS

“Black Beauty”

1989 Chevrolet Corvette

“SmokeGray”

 
Photo of: 2001 Chevrolet Camaro
Photo of: 1989 Chevrolet Corvette
 

Head to Head

 

About “Black Beauty”

My brother Dean enlisted in the Navy recently and asked me, his 18 year old little sister, to take care of his Camaro SS convertible for him while he is in the service. (He's either very trusting or very stupid!) He knew from the day he bought the car that I loved it, but until now he never even let me drive it! He lived a couple hundred miles from us, but came home for a week visit before leaving for basic training, and he checked me out on the car before he left. To make everything official, he put the car in my dad's name (so the insurance would cost less!), but I'm taking care of paying for everything including basic upkeep, regestration, inspection, and insurance. Dad even volunteered to park his car outside so mom's car and the Camaro can be parked in the garage. The Camaro will only come out to play on clear days with no chance of rain or snow. My Cavalier will still be my daily car. I want to be able to return the car to my brother in as good a shape as it's in now!

About “SmokeGray”

I'm the second owner. I've owned it since 8/94. I always wanted a corvette and it took a few years to finally get this one. On the day I went to the dealer to take it for a drive on their test track it was only the second Corvette I had ever driven, I drove one a few weeks before that. Since I was selling my 69 Camaro and it was going to be my everyday car and my wife Jennie would have to drive it she needed to see how it felt. I had pulled over and she asked what was wrong and I told her she would have to do her own test drive because she had to make sure she felt OK driving it since it would be our second car. She was very reluctant to drive it, but finally agreed to take it around the test track. We didn't even get 25 yards with her driving when she said in a loud voice I like this, I really like this, and I knew I was finally going to get my Corvette.
I was lucky enough to have my Corvette in the April 2006 issue of Vette Magazine in a story about the Corvette Challenge Drag Racing series.

WATCH OUT FOR THE DOGGIE

 

Specs for “Black Beauty”

V-8, Automatic transmission, beautiful and FAST!

Specs for “SmokeGray”

The factory rating on the engine are:
L98 350 5.7 245 HP and 335 LB/T.
Auto 700R4 Dana 36 3.07
Best time slip:
R/T: 005
60': 1.877
1/8 8.456
1/8 81.72 MPH
1/4 13.258
1/4 104.15

Top Speed 160 MPH est.
30 MPG Highway

 

Factory Options for “Black Beauty”

SS package, convertible top, automatic transmission, power windows, power locks, power steering, power brakes, AM/FM/CD stereo, leather seats, dual exhausts, and a lot more...

Factory Options for “SmokeGray”

Oil Cooler
Bronze Glass Roof Panel ( Current Top is Blue)
Electronic Climate Control
Performance Axle 3.08
Electronic Climate Control
Bose Stereo
L98 245 HP

 

Mods for “Black Beauty”

I have not and will not do anything to this car. I'm keeping it the way my brother 'gave' it to me so he'll get it back the same way. I don't know what he may have done to it. I didn't ask, but he didn't mention anything.

Mods for “SmokeGray”

Accel Super Ram Manifold
SLP High Flow Runners
Ported Plenum
BBK 52 mm Throttle Body
24 lb Injectors
Edelbrock 255 Fuel Pump
Vortex Ram Air Intake
DUI Distributor
Magnecor 10 mm Wires
LT4 Hot Cam
Crane Vale Springs
1.6 Roller Rocker Arms
Proform Grey Valve Covers
March Power & Amp Pulleys
Air Pump Replacement Pulley
Hooker Headers & Y-Pipe
3" Straight Pipe ( No Cats)
Flowmaster Mufflers
Wood Dash
Chrome C6 Z06 Wheels
NITTO Drag Radials 315/35-17
Driller & Slotted Rotors
Greenstuff Pads
Hughes Pro 3000 Converter
Transmission Cooler
C6 Z06 Wheels
NITTO NT 555 Extreme 275-40 Front Tires
NITTO NT 555 Extreme 315-35 Rear Tires

 

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Points for Black Beauty Total Votes Points for SmokeGray
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