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Cars > Challenges > “GhostRider” Vs “Porsche 911”

 

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Styluss

M–36
Littleton, Colorado
United States

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Jims5543

M–48
Jensen Beach, Florida
United States

 

1989 Chevrolet Beretta Euro GTU

“GhostRider”

1980 Porsche 911 SC

“Porsche 911”

 
Photo of: 1989 Chevrolet Beretta
Photo of: 1980 Porsche 911

No longer owned

 

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About “GhostRider”

**I am in drastic need of an update!**
A LOT has been done to the car in the last year or so. I really need to update my page. Please enjoy what I currently have posted, but come on back to see the updated, more inclusive page soon!

I bought the car on the cheap over 4 years ago and have been fixing her up ever since. Originally purchased with a mere 67,000 miles, she now has only 123,000!!

The car is not only a daily driver, but my Auto Cross and Rally Cross car as well. It actually performs very well as a Rally Cross car and took second place in the Rocky Mountain Divisional Rally Cross in 2006. Since then I have been Autoo Crossing it mostly, trying to work on that perfect line...

There were a few thousand Berettas made for the European countries with different headlights, tail lights, side mirrors and more. This car is the most complete European conversion of a Beretta outside of the European countries.

This car has been practically rebuilt! Only a few more things remain to be replaced / upgraded and it will be a "new" car! Once the engine dies, if ever... I will swap in a 3.1L crate engine for a bit more power. I hope ot have the car at its 25 year mark as then I can get classic plates for her. this car has been a part of me for a while now... and will continue to be my baby for many years to come.

About “Porsche 911”

Just sold to another car guy. Its going to a great home where it will be appreciated. I am gonna miss this car.
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I bought someones finished project car. The car has new everything including a 3.6 swapped in. HP for this engine bone stock is 250HP but this engine has been tweeked a little.

After spending a rediculas amount of money on my RX7 project car, I knew I wanted another "daily driver" 80's sportscar but did not want another project.

I was looking for a 930 Porsche and finding lots of bad ones. I did some research and decided on an older 911 with a newer 3.6 liter swap. I found this one in Kansas City and after a succesful PPI, I flew up with my son and drove the car back, with a detour through the North Carolina Mountains.

I drive it as much as possible and try to keep it out of bad weather. It spends its summers in my Vacation home garage in North Carolina where I try to take it to the Dragons Tail as much as possible.

Car feel like a big engine pushing it down the road when you drive it. The best part? 30+MPG on the highway.

 

Specs for “GhostRider”

1989 Chevrolet Beretta
2.8L V6 engine
3-speed auto transmission
120 Horse Power (or more?)
Most complete Euro conversion outside of the European states!

Extras:

- 3M clear bra application
- 136 DB air horn
- Sirius radio
- Trimmed antenna
- Tinted windows
- Keyless entry
- Remote start
- Sony CD player
- Infinity dash speakers
- Boston Accoustics rear speakers
- Race modified E-brake

Specs for “Porsche 911”

Porsche 911 SC Targa
3.6 liter engine stock with 250 HP
Estimated HP is in the 275 range.
Estimated curb weight is in the 2500 lb. range.

 

Factory Options for “GhostRider”

Base model to GTU conversion

- Full GTU body kit
- Power windows
- Power locks
- Remote trunk release
- GTZ interior upgrades
- GTZ seats with inflatable lumbar support
- GTZ Leather wrapped steering wheel
- 60/40 split folding seat
- Solid front grille
- Z26 style turn signals and fog lights
- Trunk mounted cargo net
- Beretta windshield logo

Factory Options for “Porsche 911”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “GhostRider”

Engine:

- Polished and painted intake plenum and valve cover
- Styluss Automotive cold air intake
- Fast Forward Performance under drive pulley
- Fast Forward Performance billet dogbone engine mount
- Magnaflow high flow cat
- Magnaflow high flow muffler
- Custom down pipe
- Custom 2 1/4" mandrel bent exhaust
- Full AC system removal
- GM Factory AC delete pulley
- Throttle body bypass on coolant line
- Best believe that engine is clean

Interior:

- Fully custom black interior swap:

GTZ leather wrapped black steering wheel
- '92 Seatbelt swap
- Custom coin tray
- Custom mounted Cig lighter
- Custom mount trunk release

Exterior:

- Most complete European Moch exterior

Euro headlight swap
Euro fender flares
Euro side mirrors
Euro tail lights
- City lights in headlights
- Z26 fog lights w/o diffusers
- Clear Z26 style turn signals
- Clear side markers
- Z34 hood louvers
- Solar Wing

Suspension & Tires

- KYB struts
- Koni shocks
- Eibach lowering springs with 1" drop
- Full Energy Suspension poly front bushings
- GM strut brace
- GM radiator to strut braces
- GM lower sub frame brace
- Addco rear sway bar
- GM internal rear brace
- MRZ Performance shock tower brace
- Daily wheel: 18" Quantum Tek wheels in Black
- Daily tire: Barium Barvarius tires
- Race wheel: MB Motoring 15x6.5
- Race tire: Falken Ziex ZE-512 @ 205/60R-15

Mods for “Porsche 911”

-Dougherty cams and valve springs
-993 MAF injection and 993 exhaust
-28 tube brass fender cooler inline with Mocal front mount cooler plumbed with -16 hose
-Fibreglass front and rear Ruf bumpers from BW Motorsports
-Genuine Ruf front lip spoiler
-In 2000 the car had bare metal repaint in the original guards red
-All body seals replaced, all trim powder coated
-New german silverknit champagne carpet
-Full leather champagne/black interior
-Sport seats recovered
-Targa top reskinned
-Factory Carrera tail
-Factory short shift
-New Porsche dash new factory windshield
-Momo wheel with Porsche crest horn button
-Chassis is pretty much stock
-Turbo tie rods and rack spacers.
- SS Brake Lines
- Hawk HP Plus Brake pads
-Wheels: Fikse FM-10s 7.5 and 9x17, polished lips with race black anodized centers
-Tires: Kumho Exsta MX 255 rear 225 front

 

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Points for GhostRider Total Votes Points for Porsche 911
19 7 16

 

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