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Cars > Challenges > “Beauregard” Vs “1990buick”

 

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CorvairJim

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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1976 Buick LeSabre Custom

“Beauregard”

1990 Buick Century

“1990buick”

 
Photo of: 1976 Buick LeSabre
Photo of: 1990 Buick Century
 

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About “Beauregard”

(DISCLAIMER: The car pictured above and in the album IS NOT the actual car I owned in the mid-1980's! I have no pictures of the actual car; I found this one, and the similar cars in the photo album, online.)

Believe it or not, this tank was a former Police unmarked! A local Police department siezed it as a drug confiscation and decided to hold onto it instead of auctioning it off. After all, who would flash on a LeSabre hardtop as an unmarked? It already had a tuned 4-barrel 455 with dual exhausts (and as I found out after I bought it, no catalytic converters - the cops were running the thing with an illegal exhaust system!), so they just added some Police-spec suspension components, tires (mounted on the chrome Buick Rallye wheels that were on the car!), radio, and a shotgun rack and called it good.

When I bought it, all the radio gear and the gun rack had been removed, as were the chrome rims. It seems the chief wanted them on his personal cruiser! So I bought a Maroon-over-White '76 LeSabre with dog dish hubcaps mounted on dark blue steelies - very patriotic! On the way home from buying the car, I stopped off at a local junkyard and bought a set of '73 Buick full wheel covers to replace the poverty caps, and then I hit a parts store for some maroon spray paint to repaint the wheels. A weekend spent detailing it and doing some pinstriping and you'd never know it had served as a Police car... Until it blew your doors off! That big ol' Buick could pass anything but a gas station!

About “1990buick”

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Specs for “Beauregard”

Buick 455 4-barrel
TH400 Automatic Transmission
3.89:1 Limited Slip rear
0-60 in abuot 7 seconds (Official Timex wristwatch timing)
1/4 mile in about 15 second (Ditto above)
Top speed? I had it well over an indicated 110 on the calibrated Police speedo

Specs for “1990buick”

No specifications listed.

 

Factory Options for “Beauregard”

AM/FM 8-Track Stereo
Cruise Control
Power Windows
Power Locks
Power Seat
Velour Upholstery
Clock
Remote Driver's-Side Mirror
Map Lights
Remote Trunk Release
Vinyl Top

(In addition to standard equipment:
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Power Brakes)

Factory Options for “1990buick”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “Beauregard”

Modified 455 Engine
Modified TH400 Automatic
Police-Spec Suspension
True Dual Exhaust (Catalytic Converters Deleted)
Driving Lights
Quartz Halogen Headlights

Mods for “1990buick”

No modifications listed.

 

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Beau's cousins album
Beau's cousins
Photos: 6
 

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Points for Beauregard Total Votes Points for 1990buick
48 10 2

 

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