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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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Orange Park, Florida
United States


1989 Chevrolet Beretta GT

“Blue Jay”

1996 Ford Probe se

“the probe”

Photo of: 1989 Chevrolet Beretta
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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!

About “the probe”

well i sold the ranger and started lookin for a car to just fix up and drive around. the probe is a 96 se model that needs a clutch. bought it inn neptune beach and drove it home. so far i love the car.interior is perfect and the exterior needs a lil work. i want to throw a klze motor into it when i get the money. if u got questions just message me.


Specs for “Blue Jay”

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

Specs for “the probe”

2.0 liter 4 cylinder
5 speed
top speed 120 {so it says on the speedometer}


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

Factory Options for “the probe”

cloth bucket seats
SE model
fuel injected


Mods for “Blue Jay”

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

Mods for “the probe”

audiobahn 12 inch sub.
jvc head unit
ipod direct connect
rockwood new york 600 watt amp.
roadmaster 6' speakers
more mods to come soon


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