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Cars > Challenges > “GhostRider” Vs “Blackbird”


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Littleton, Colorado
United States

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Hilliard, Ohio
United States


1989 Chevrolet Beretta Euro GTU


1990 Ford Thunderbird SC 35th Anniversary Edition


Photo of: 1989 Chevrolet Beretta
Photo of: 1990 Ford Thunderbird

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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 “Blackbird”

This 35th is my third 35th that I have owned and its undoubtably the nicest 35th I have ever owned. It could possibly be considered the nicest car I have ever owned as well. Anyways it has 96k miles on her and it still looks every bit of brand new. The interior is brand new, the paint is new, the wheels have been repowder coated, new tires, NOS 35th fender badges, and new 35th pin striping. There is no rust anywhere on this car since it is a Florida car. I am the four owner of this fine 35th. Did I mention it is a factory five speed 35th as well which makes it even more special.


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!


- 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 “Blackbird”

3.8L supercharged V6, 5spd manual transmission, rwd.


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 “Blackbird”

Leather and suede inserts, sunroof, CD player/premium sound, four wheel disc brakes with ABS, rear IRS suspension, 2.73 gear with trak loc.


Mods for “GhostRider”


- 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


- 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


- 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 “Blackbird”

Magnum Powers (MP) Magna Port2, MP 85mm TB, MP raised top, MP inlet plenum, custom liquid to air intercooler, SuperCoupePerformance (SCP) 3.5" CAI, C&L 76mm MAF with 42lbs sampling tube, 42lbs injectors, 195lph fuel pump, BTM idler pulleys, 10% pulley, ASP underdrive pulleys, SCP lightweight stock size jackshaft pulley, ARP head studs, B&M Ripper shifter, SCU tune, catless exhaust, performance mufflers, thrush resonator, NGK Iridium plugs, and Taylor wires.


Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 8

Cover photo of Freshly Painted Beretta album
Freshly Painted Beretta
Photos: 7
Cover photo of Racing album
Photos: 12

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Cover photo of Pics of my new 35th album
Pics of my new 35th
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