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Beretta Quest

Postby davef81 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:32 pm

Hello all,
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is David and I am from the Chicago suburbs. When I was a kid my mom bought her first new car in decades - a white 1989 Beretta base model with maroon interior - in March of 1989. She traded in our family's 81 Caprice for it. It was always one of her favorite cars but after 4 years she realized it just wasn't a family car and traded it in for a 93 Aerostar. After all these years she still talks about that Beretta. Years ago I came across a file at my parents house with the sales paperwork she kept for that Beretta. I decided to surprise her for her 55th birthday and find the car for her. Unfortunately I found out it had been junked 2 months before I started my quest to find it :cry: Now, a year from her 70th birthday, I am brushing up on my Beretta knowledge in the hopes of finding a Beretta similar to the one she gave up for her family all those years ago. Wish me luck!

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Re: Beretta Quest

Postby themixer » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:42 am

keep us updated !
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Re: Beretta Quest

Postby ifixalot » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:11 am

Wishing you luck finding that color combo in good shape. There is something called "search tempest" that searches nationwide,
all of Craigslist Ebay etc. You might want to give that a try.
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Re: Beretta Quest

Postby OMGzirra » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:16 pm

It's a GTU and a manual but it's the right color combo.

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/5759801245.html
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Re: Beretta Quest

Postby davef81 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:45 pm

Thank you guys! I missed this one by a month but I'd have bought this one in a heart beat especially for $2K

http://m.ebay.com/itm/302064910770



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Re: Beretta Quest

Postby ifixalot » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:28 am

That Garnet one was nice. Maybe contact the buyer, maybe he has buyer remorse.
And would sell it to you.
You trying to stay as close as possible to red & white?
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Re: Beretta Quest

Postby davef81 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:01 pm

The exterior color I am trying not to be so picky about because I know finding a clean 87-90 for around/under $3K is going to be a challenge in itself. The interior though has to be maroon. And it has to be automatic. I'm sure the white base model with maroon interior was a very common combo at that time. I remember my mom really wanted black with maroon but there were no in the surrounding states so she settled for getting a dealer trade white with maroon. Looking back on that car I remember it was supposed to be the family vehicle as it replaced our Caprice and the year my parents bought it they planned a road trip in it. So here's 8 year old me and my 6'3" 18 year old brother crammed in the backseat of that Beretta on a road trip with our parents from Chicago to Ontario. No joke. I still remember how cramped that trip was even for a kid!!!



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Re: Beretta Quest

Postby davef81 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:15 pm

For those interested below is the original invoice details for the car. I paid $50 for GM Archives to get this to me. Even though the car has long been junked it was still neat to get this. I also got ones for the Caprice and Cavalier that were in the family when I was a kid.

1989 Beretta 2-door coupe
White
Maroon Cloth Bucket
VIN 1G1LV1416KY128618
Base $10,575.00

Electric Rear Window Defogger $145.00

Automatic Transmission $490.00

Elec Tuned AM/FM Stereo Radio w/ SK & SC, cass tape, digital clk & ext range speakers $122.00

PEG 2 (HD battery, color keyed front & rear carpeted floor mats, aux lighting, A/C, elec speed control w/ resume, comfortilt steering wheel, intermittent wipers) $1,196.00

PEG 2 Savings -$1,000.00

Total w/ options $11,528



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Re: Beretta Quest

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Re: Beretta Quest

Postby Asylum » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:13 pm

That Chicago GTU is sweet!
But then I'm a sucker for white Berettas.

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