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Cars > Challenges > “Betsy” Vs “Miraclewhip”

 

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joubert2010

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States

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miracelwhip

M–33
Spokane, Washington
United States

 

1973 Buick LeSabre

“Betsy”

1973 Buick LeSabre custom

“Miraclewhip”

 
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Head to Head

 

About “Betsy”

i purchased this car in 1999 from a private owner which was his granmothers car it had 80,000 original miles on 350 eng. it now has rebuilt 455 eng new 350 turbo trans. less than 10,000 miles on eng. less than 1,000 miles on trans.

About “Miraclewhip”

I picked this car up from an older gentlman and his son, who had owned the car the previous 20 years, among a few other cars. They worked on this car for years, inside and out they made this car like new, except for a crack in the front dash and a ding in the rear bumper(shop accident). The car has 57,000 original miles. It had sat for years prior to the old gentleman purchasing it, so it needed some work. They had the tranny and engine rebuilt when it had about 32,000 miles, shortly after purchasing it. Over the years included a new interior, paint, undercoating, suspension, you name it.

I have had this car for about 2 years, I have replaced the rear dash, which had deteriorated over the years. I cut a new panel, and wrapped it in brown leather to match the paint, along with new Infiinity speakers, the front dash is currently on order, and will also be painted to match the exterior paint, I have also wrapped the upper door panels in matching brown leather, and painted the lower door panels white, also replacing the rubber arm rest on the door with real wood, the B pillars will also be wrapped in brown leather, and the remaining trim painted white, to match the exterior, I have yet to decide to reupholster the seats in white leather with brown piping or brown leather with white piping, suggestions welcome. I have also tinted the windows to 20% and installed HID headlamps, which are amazing, 3000k bulbs, which turn night into day. I plan on spending some time on the engine, increasing the horspower from 190 to the mid 400's, and advice would be appreciated, thanks.

Also just added the dual exhaust with rectangle tips, looks and sounds mean.

Don't forget to check out my albums
More pics coming soon, of the interior in progress.

 

Specs for “Betsy”

455 eng turbo 350 trans.

Specs for “Miraclewhip”

Buick 350/4
TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum intake
Holley 600cfm street avenger
Also just installed parts from TA Performance
350 Dual Valve Springs
350H.470"-218'/.475"-230',110' Hydraulic cam
350 Mallory HEI distributor
350 DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING SET
Chrome Finish 350 Headers, 1-3/4"x3"

So expensive, but DAMN she goes now

 

Factory Options for “Betsy”

laser blue paint job, 22inch rims interior is all original no cracks in dash 1 small tear on driver seat new front end less than a year old a/c & heat works perfect!

Factory Options for “Miraclewhip”

manual windows and lock, power seats, a/c, power steering.

 

Mods for “Betsy”

high performance edelbrock carb.

Mods for “Miraclewhip”

20% window tint, HID headlamps, repainted interior and door panels, releathered the door panels and B pillars, painted A and C pillars, new headliner, new carpet, rear deck lid, true dual exhaust, TA Performance Stage 1 aluminum intake
Holley 600cfm street avenger
Also just installed parts from TA Performance
350 Dual Valve Springs
350H.470"-218'/.475"-230',110' Hydraulic cam
350 Mallory HEI distributor
350 DOUBLE ROLLER TIMING SET
Chrome Finish 350 Headers, 1-3/4"x3"

So expensive, but DAMN she goes now

 

Photo Albums

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Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 4

Cover photo of new intake/carb setup album
new intake/carb setup
Photos: 16
Cover photo of leather interior album
leather interior
Photos: 11
 

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