Last updated Jun 8, 2011
Here I have a 1987 Chevrolet Beretta GT. This car has been in my family for over 20 years. I'm trying to get some funds together to restore her and to add some performance to her. Slowly but surely.
Made in 1987, she is one of the first batch of Berettas to roll out of the factory. She is currently one of the oldest Beretta still alive.
As far as my knowledge goes, this car was bought by my aunt in '87 or '88 and had it for like a year or so. My aunt is notorious for decimating cars, she ran her into the damn ground, and I guess she wanted to get rid of it. So in '88 or 89, my Dad told her that he'd buy it off of her and take care of the rest of the payments. And so, he bought her fixed her up and took care of her.
When I came into the States back in '92, I was 6, this was the first car I saw. I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. It was this little, bright red, sports coupe. I loved it, and I knew that one day I'd have it.
Then I got my license in '04 and it was still there. After a rebuilt Engine and Trans, my dad handed the keys to me, and I couldn't be happier. The car that I'd wanted since I was a kid was finally mine. This car has been extremely good to my family. She has taken us all over the place, mountains, desert, beach, city, anywhere.
Used to have a 2.8 V6 but now has a 3.1 V6
It came with every option available that year.
3-Speed Automatic Transmission,
Power Trunk release,
LCD Digital Dash Display,
AC (which hasn't worked since 1995),
Optional Tan/Beige Interior,
Z51 Sport Suspension Package with Front & Rear Sway Bars.
Swapped in a 3.1L V6 from a 92 Pontiac Grand Prix after my original motor finally kicked the bucket after 254K miles.
Flowmaster Series 40 Exhaust
Magnaflow High-Flow Catalytic Converter
2 1/4 inch exhaust pipes
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs
KYB GR-2 Struts and Gas-a-Just rear Shocks,
GM Performance Strut Tower Bar.
Energy Suspension Polyurethane Control Arm, Tie Rod, and Endlink Bushings
Wheels & Tires
15x7 Eagle Alloys 028
BF Goodridge Traction T/A's - 205/60/15
3.5L GM LX9 V6
Muncie/Getrag 282 5-speed Manual Transmission
WOT-Tech.com 3X00 L-Body Headers
Mandrel Bent Exhaust Pipes
N-Body Front Disk Brake Conversion or 92+ Brake Conversion
Dodge Neon Rear Disk Conversion
Styluss Customs 3X00 Cold Air Intake
15 inch BBS RD Wheels
Koni Yellow Front strut inserts and rear shocks
Permanent Link to this Car
Jul 25, 2010
After all kinds of hard work, and my Dad's endless help, he called me a couple of days ago to tell me that she's alive again. YESSSS!! The new 3.1 is in and running. Right now it's idling kinda rough, but we found it was due to a leak in the intake. I'd...
Jul 5, 2010
So I had just fixed up the Beretta, cleaned it, prepped it and my wife and I were of to our wedding ceremony. She was running great the whole day. On our way back from the ceremony and the reception, the engine started ticking louder and louder. We got home...