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January 2016 COTM

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I saw my first Beretta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI in the winter of 1995 – it was a Bright Red Z26. I knew then that I wanted one and while I wasn’t able to get one for my first car, it didn’t take long for it to happen. The Z26 replaced my first car in April of 1999 and I couldn’t have been happier. I always liked the looks of the variations of the Beretta, and fell in love with the sound of the 2.8/3.1’s. Over the years, many things have changed; personal preferences, accents, stickers, wheels, mufflers, suspension, engines, transmissions, brakes, etc – but it still turns heads to this day. It’s a great feeling going to a car show and being the only one there, having groups of people stop by to ask you about it; getting thumbs up from other drivers going down the road. I’ve been through a lot with this car; ups and downs, moving several times, and have met a lot of awesome people and made some close friends over the years. I’ve learned a lot working on this car over the years – to think when I first got it; I didn’t even know how to change oil.

1995 Chevrolet Beretta Z26
Cayenne Red Metallic exterior/Light Grey interior
Modifications:
3400 V6 (ported/polished heads/manifolds)
OBDII Conversion
HM282 5spd swap, EP LSD
Bilstein/Eibach suspension
Euro headlights/tail lights
17×8” Axis OG Sans with 245/40/17 ContiExtreme tires, much more…

Currently working on: Custom coilover front struts with adjustable camber plates, custom rear spring perches to match front setup, revised HM282/mounts/clutch hydraulics, Wilwood front disk brake upgrade, Neon rear disk conversion, restored rear end/rear axle, Del-alum front control arm bushings Future plans: Forged internals, turbo setup

-Geoff Morrow

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