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Cars > Challenges > “Storm Trooper” Vs “Sir Isaac”

 

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Gypsy

F–29

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CorvairJim

M–52
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT Convertible

“Storm Trooper”

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Sport Sedan

“Sir Isaac”

 
Photo of: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire
Photo of: 1965 Chevrolet Corvair
 

Head to Head

 

About “Storm Trooper”

My boyfriend got tired of my driving my all-original, low mile 1986 Firebird in all kinds of weather and traffic, so on the anniversary of our first date, he surprised me with the down payment on a car he had found at a local dealer that he thought I'd like. I'm not too crazy about white, but as for the rest of the car, I'm there! A small, sporty convertible with an automatic and low miles is just what I'd have looked for if I knew I was looking for a car! I saw his logic because, just earlier today, I almost got clobbered in my Firebird by some lady in an Explorer who was talking on a cell phone. She ran a red light and if I hadn't nailed the brakes she would have put an end to my car..... and maybe ME!

(I had originally called this car "White Fire" until a Motortopia friend said that it's front end reminded him of a Storm Trooper from "Star Wars". I had to agree, and I liked it so much that I changed the car's name!)

About “Sir Isaac”

(I don't have this car anymore. Believe it or not, it was stolen right out of my locked garage while it was partially disassembled for restoration back in the mid 1990's. The car's picture, and those in it's album, are of a similar car sourced from the Internet.)

As a Corvair nut, it's kind of obvious that I like unusual cars. Well, this one was unusual even for a Corvair! How's this for a build sheet: The base 95 h.p. engine hooked up to the optional 4-speed transaxle, and powering the rare factory-optional air conditioning? Not only that, but it had the ultra-rare AM/FM radio too! I got a great screamin' deal on this car, and it served me very well as a nice weather car as well as taking myself and my three kids in comfort to several out-of-town Corvair Club events. It may not have been blindingly fast, but that air conditioning sure made up for a lot of that!

 

Specs for “Storm Trooper”

2.4 Liter twincam 4
Automatic Transmission
GT Package
I'll have to look up the horsepower and torque

Specs for “Sir Isaac”

164 c.i.d., horizontally opposed, air-cooled 6-cylinder engine

95 h.p.

4-speed manual transaxle

0-60: @14 seconds

1/4 mile: @18.5 seconds

Top Speed (Rated): 105 mph

Top Speed (observed): 90 mph

 

Factory Options for “Storm Trooper”

GT Package
Power windows
Power Locks
Power Top
Power Mirrors
AM-FM-CD-Stereo with 6 Speakers
Fog Lights
Keyless Entry
Anti-Theft System
Glass Rear Window with Defogger
Cruise Control

Factory Options for “Sir Isaac”

4-Speed Manual Transaxle

Air Conditioning (Includes Soft Ray Tinted Glass)

AM/FM Pushbutton Radio

Lighting Group (Includes Engine Compartment, Trunk, Glovebox, and Ashtray Lights)

Deluxe Seat Belts (Front)

Deluxe Seat Belts (Rear)

Full-Width Floor Mats

Bumper Guards

Sand Beige Paint

Black Vinyl Interior

 

Mods for “Storm Trooper”

As far as I know, it's completely stock. I haven't had time to do anything on it yet!

Mods for “Sir Isaac”

Absolutely NO modifications except for modern Radial tires. It still wore it's original wheel covers

 

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