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Cars > Challenges > “WhiteBird” Vs “Blue Jay”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1988 Ford Thunderbird LX

“WhiteBird”

1989 Chevrolet Beretta GT

“Blue Jay”

 
Photo of: 1988 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1989 Chevrolet Beretta
 

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About “WhiteBird”

She's my baby!

About “Blue Jay”

(Disclaimer: This picture, and all of the pictures in this car's album, were sourced from the Internet. I don't have any pictures left of the actual car. Except for the trunk rack, the car looked just like this.)

When my kids outgrew the back seat of my '80 Accord in the fall of 1990, I decided it was time for something nicer, something newer, something, well, sportier! More ME! I was working at a local Chevy/Olds dealer at the time, so I was familiar with the Beretta and thought one of them would do the job nicely. I couldn't afford a new one, but a gently used car wouldn't be out of the question. My employer didn't have any in stock at the time, but another local Chevy store did. They had a pair of '89 GTs, a red automatic and a blue 5-speed. Both cars were pretty well loaded, and both were advertised at roughly 2/3 of their original sticker price. Well, it was love at first sight with the blue car. The salesman tried a couple of times to talk me into the more expensive red car, but I made it clear that I wanted a stick, not an automatic. So, on my older daughter's 10th birthday, I got a gift myself! I had the car for 9+ years, and put well over 100,000 miles on it before it started eating engine control computers about every 4 months. even with junkyard parts, that got real expensive, real quick, on an 11 year old car!

 

Specs for “WhiteBird”

V-8, automatic transmission.

Specs for “Blue Jay”

2.8 liter V-6 - 135hp
5-speed manual transmission

 

Factory Options for “WhiteBird”

Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Power Brakes
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Power Radio Antenna
Cruise Control
Alloy Wheels
Leather Upholstery
And probably a lot of other stuff!

Factory Options for “Blue Jay”

GT Handling and Appearance package, which included:
F41 Sport Suspension
P235-60R15 Goodyear Eagle GT Tires
Tuned Exhaust
Power Steering
Power Brakes
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Remote Trunk Release

The car also had these separate options:
AM/FM Cassette Stereo
Light Group

 

Mods for “WhiteBird”

None that I've done. I have no idea what a past owner might have done but I don't see anything that dosen't look stock.

Mods for “Blue Jay”

K&N Air Filter
Beretta GT Alloy Wheels (bought used to replace the base GT steel wheels)

 

Photo Albums 1 – 1 of 1

Cover photo of Th White Bird album
Th White Bird
Photos: 9
 

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Points for WhiteBird Total Votes Points for Blue Jay
36 15 39

 

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