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Beretta Convertible Complete Production Information

Postby Kyle Anderson » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:03 pm

This has been posted on a couple sites, but both are now gone... I needed to link it today from gmfwd for someone and discovered it no longer exists. So here it is, back up online so the world can find it. I wrote this up a few years ago after Compnine was able to pull all the VIN numbers for the convertibles. By no means is this all the convertible information I have. If you ever have a question, please ask. I have a very long text file full of random information.

I also promise to add my collection of pictures to this in the near future. Keep an eye out for it.

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Exterior:
Red = Bright Red (81U)
Blue = Medium Sapphire Blue Metallic (27U)
Malachite = Medium Malachite Metallic (44U)
Gunmetal = Gunmetal Metallic (87U)
Black (14U)
White (40U)
Yellow (35U)
Teal (42U)

Interior:
Black Cloth (19H)
Medium Dark Grey Cloth (82H)
Very Dark Sapphite (blue) (20H)
Teal = Indy Black w/ Teal Accents (42H)
Yellow = Indy Black w/ yellow Accents (35H)

Top Color:
White Vinyl Top (40T)
Black Vinyl Top (19T)
Dark Antelope Metallic Vinyl Top (67T)

Transmission:
5-speed Manual Trans, Muncie (MG2)
Automatic (MD9)

Other:
Digi-dash (U52)
Gauges in KM/H (U19)
European Export (MAE)
Gulf States Export (MAG)
Canadian Spec Model w/ pillar mounted seatbelts

Car# in spreadsheet, VIN#, Exterior, Interior, Top, Trans, Other

65 1G1LV34T7LY100020 Red Black Black Auto, Unique suspension codes
81 1G1LV34T9LY100021 Blue Grey White 5-speed
5 1G1LV34T0LY100022 Red Grey Black 5-speed Digi-dash
21 1G1LV34T2LY100023 Malachite Black Black 5-speed
42 1G1LV34T4LY100024 Red Black Antelope 5-speed Digi-dash
56 1G1LV34T6LY100025 Blue Blue Black Auto Digi-dash
73 1G1LV34T8LY100026 Red Black Black 5-speed
87 1G1LV34TXLY100027 Blue Blue Black 5-speed Digi-dash
12 1G1LV34T1LY100028 Black Grey White Auto
29 1G1LV34T3LY100029 Red Black Black 5-speed
88 1G1LV34TXLY100030 Red Grey Black Auto
43 1G1LV34T4LY102064 White Blue White Auto Digi-dash
57 1G1LV34T6LY102065 Gunmetal Grey Black 5-speed Digi-dash
66 1G1LV34T7LY102916 Blue Grey White Auto
6 1G1LV34T0LY104894 Red Grey Black 5-speed
67 1G1LV34T7LY106335 Red Black Black 5-speed
44 1G1LV34T4LY107085 Red Black Black 5-speed
---Start all models having Computer Selectable Suspension (6PW),(7PW)
45 1G1LV34T4LY133802 Yellow Black Black Auto ***
46 1G1LV34T4LY134657 Yellow Black Black Auto ***
47 1G1LV34T4LY134934 Red Grey Black Auto ***
74 1G1LV34T8LY136010 Black Grey Black Auto ***
48 1G1LV34T4LY150566 Red Grey Black Auto Europe
4 1G1LV31T9LY151040 Malachite Grey White Auto Digi-dash Canada
13 1G1LV34T1LY151349 Malachite Grey White Auto Digi-dash ***
30 1G1LV34T3LY153071 White Blue White Auto Digi-dash ***
31 1G1LV34T3LY153460 Red Grey White Auto Digi-dash ***
49 1G1LV34T4LY153659 Malachite Grey White Auto Digi-dash ***
50 1G1LV34T4LY154150 Red Black Black Auto Digi-dash ***
58 1G1LV34T6LY154232 Black Grey Black Auto Digi-dash ***
82 1G1LV34T9LY154760 Blue Blue Black Automatic KM/H Europe
75 1G1LV34T8LY154796 Red Black Black Auto KM/H Europe
59 1G1LV34T6LY155610 White Black Black Auto KM/H Gulf States
76 1G1LV34T8LY155768 Red Grey Black Auto KM/H Gulf States
22 1G1LV34T2LY155989 Red Grey Black Auto KM/H Europe
89 1G1LV34TXLY156386 White Grey White Auto KM/H Gulf States
90 1G1LV34TXLY156534 Red Grey Black Auto KM/H Europe
14 1G1LV34T1LY156700 Blue Blue Black Auto Digi-dash ***
2 1G1LV31T7LY156821 Red Black Black Auto KM/H Canada
68 1G1LV34T7LY156913 Black Grey Black Auto Digi-dash ***
77 1G1LV34T8LY157214 Black Grey Black Auto KM/H Gulf States
3 1G1LV31T8LY157766 Red Grey Black Auto Digi-dash Canada
51 1G1LV34T4LY157825 White Blue White Auto KM/H Europe
60 1G1LV34T6LY158040 Red Black Black Auto ***
52 1G1LV34T4LY158246 White Grey White Auto KM/H Europe
23 1G1LV34T2LY158357 Blue Blue Black Auto KM/H Europe
24 1G1LV34T2LY158441 Red Grey White Auto KM/H Gulf States
83 1G1LV34T9LY158548 Gunmetal Grey Black Auto KM/H Europe
78 1G1LV34T8LY158668 Gunmetal Grey Black Auto KM/H Gulf States
79 1G1LV34T8LY170674 Yellow Yellow Black Auto (Indianapolis Museum)
25 1G1LV34T2LY170752 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
69 1G1LV34T7LY174408 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
70 1G1LV34T7LY175526 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
91 1G1LV34TXLY175701 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
7 1G1LV34T0LY176288 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
15 1G1LV34T1LY176509 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
16 1G1LV34T1LY178650 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
84 1G1LV34T9LY178766 Yellow Yellow Black Auto (Sinclair Comm. College) built 2/15/1990
32 1G1LV34T3LY178889 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
33 1G1LV34T3LY178911 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
34 1G1LV34T3LY178939 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
35 1G1LV34T3LY179007 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
17 1G1LV34T1LY179152 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
36 1G1LV34T3LY179167 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
71 1G1LV34T7LY179236 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
85 1G1LV34T9LY179335 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
37 1G1LV34T3LY179413 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
26 1G1LV34T2LY180553 Yellow Yellow Black Auto
38 1G1LV34T3LY192338 Teal Teal Black Auto
18 1G1LV34T1LY192354 Teal Teal Black Auto
92 1G1LV34TXLY193633 Teal Teal Black Auto
27 1G1LV34T2LY193884 Teal Teal Black Auto
8 1G1LV34T0LY203019 Teal Teal Black Auto (Central Texas College)
86 1G1LV34T9LY203066 Teal Teal Black Auto
54 1G1LV34T5LY203100 Teal Teal Black Auto
19 1G1LV34T1LY203109 Teal Teal Black Auto
20 1G1LV34T1LY203885 Teal Teal Black Auto
61 1G1LV34T6LY203929 Teal Teal Black Auto
93 1G1LV34TXLY204467 Teal Teal Black Auto
62 1G1LV34T6LY204675 Teal Teal Black Auto
63 1G1LV34T6LY204708 Teal Teal Black Auto
94 1G1LV34TXLY206333 Teal Teal Black Auto
95 1G1LV34TXLY207000 Teal Teal Black Auto
39 1G1LV34T3LY207095 Teal Teal Black Auto
72 1G1LV34T7LY207102 Teal Teal Black Auto
40 1G1LV34T3LY207114 Teal Teal Black Auto
96 1G1LV34TXLY207126 Teal Teal Black Auto
53 1G1LV34T4LY207140 Teal Teal Black Auto
9 1G1LV34T0LY207197 Teal Teal Black Auto
97 1G1LV34TXLY207529 Teal Teal Black Auto
80 1G1LV34T8LY207867 Teal Teal Black Auto
41 1G1LV34T3LY207890 Teal Teal Black Auto
28 1G1LV34T2LY207959 Teal Teal Black Auto
55 1G1LV34T5LY208037 Teal Teal Black Auto
64 1G1LV34T6LY208676 Teal Teal Black Auto
10 1G1LV34T0LY210004 Teal Teal Black Auto
11 1G1LV34T0LY210214 Teal Teal Black Auto

96 Convertibles- (Z08)

35 - **NOT** Engineering Test Vehicle
61 - Engineering Test Vehicle (YE8)

All Indy models are engineering test vehicles.

Exterior Color
21- Bright Red (81U)
4 - Medium Malachite Metallic (44U)
6 - White (40U)
21 - Yellow (35U)
29 - Teal (42U)
5 - Black (14U)
7 - Medium Sapphire Blue Metallic (27U)
3 - Gunmetal Metallic (87U)

Interior Color
19 - Black cloth with yellow accents (35H)
29 - Black cloth with teal accents (42H)
14 - Black Cloth (19H)
26 - Medium Dark Grey Cloth (82H)
8 - Very Dark Sapphire (20H)

Top Color
13 - White Vinyl Top (40T)
82 - Black Vinyl Top (19T)
1 - Dark Antelope Metallic Vinyl Top (67T)

Engine
96 - 3.1L (LH0)

Transmission
11 - Manual Trans, Muncie (MG2)
85 - Automatic (MD9)

No Indys came with a manual trans.

50 - Indy Convertible Package (B5A)

3 - Pillar Mounted Seatbelts (all Canadian models)

16 - Electronic Gauges (U52)


Export Information
3 - Canadian Modifications (Z49)
9 - Vehicle Statement, Delete, Export (V78)
15 - European Radio Frequency (UL2)
15 - Label - Shipping, Outside U.S and Japan (VC5)
15 - Export, Specific Market Area Equipment (EXP)
9 - Market Area Europe (MAE)
6 - Market Area Gulf States (MAG)
16 - Gauges in KM/H (U19)

Three cars made into convertibles were Canadian-spec. One had gauges in KM/H, the other two did not. All of the other cars made for export did have gauges in KM/H. Fifteen cars labeled for shipping outside of the U.S, all had "special equipment added", and all had Euro radio frequency. Of the 15 cars made for export, 9 went to Europe, and 6 went to Gulf States (Persian Gulf area). Those going to Europe also had "vehicle statement (delete)(export)".


79 - Computer Selectable Suspension (6PW),(7PW)
Convertibles account for ALL of the 79 Berettas listed as having this option.

1G1LV34T7LY100020
Only car with options:
6PF COMPONENT FRT LH COMPTR SEL SUSP(6PF) SUSP(6PF)
7PF COMPONENT FRT RH COMPTR SEL SUSP(7PF) SUSP(7PF)
red, black top, black interior, not engineering test vehicle

Seems that GM was playing around with different suspension options using the convertibles as test mules.


Color Combinations. Number of cars, interior color, top color, transmission type. Sorted by exterior color. The number of (*) following a model indicates the number built with electronic gauges.

Medium Sapphire Blue Metallic:
4-Blue, Black, Auto **
1-Blue, Black, 5-speed *
1-Grey, White, Auto *
1-Grey, White, 5-speed

Gunmetal Metallic:
1-Grey, Black, 5-speed *
2-Grey, Black, Auto

Medium Malachite Metallic
3-Grey, White, Auto ***
1-Black, Black, 5-speed

Black
4-Grey, Black, Auto **
1-Grey, White, Auto

White
2-Grey, White, Auto
1-Black, Black, Auto
3-Blue, White, Auto *

Red
5-Black, Black, Auto *
4-Black, Black, 5-speed
1-Black, Antelope, 5-speed *
7-Grey, Black, Auto*
2-Grey, Black, 5-speed*
2-Grey, White, Auto *

Teal
29-Black/Teal, Black, Auto

Yellow
19-Black/Yellow, Black, Auto
2-Black, Black, Auto

Yellow Indy's with plain black interior, built consecutively. Exact same options lists. Also first cars to have the different suspension setup, and all cars following also had it through the end of production.
1G1LV34T4LY133802
1G1LV34T4LY134657

1G1LV34T4LY100024
Only car with Antelope (tan) top, red exterior, black interior, 5-speed, digi-dash, not engineering test vehicle. Easily the weirdest combination of options, not even considering the unique top color.

First 11 cars have consecutive VIN numbers. All are fairly different, and these were probably used for the initial test-fitting. Many different color combinations were made, probably to give GM an idea of what colors they would want to have made. The Antelope (brown) top comes very early, this was obviously an idea that was cut right off the bat. The first car seems to be the bitch of the group with the one-off suspension. Again, it's an early test for a new idea. Those particular suspension RPO's don't show up again, but a different and also convertible-unique suspension shows up a little later and carries on through the rest of the production. I'll bet it's a variation of what was made on the first car, then perfected to what would have become the production version of the convertible suspension. All of the eleven cars made with a manual transmission were built before the new suspension became standard. Perhaps drivability issues covered up with the auto or components that didn't fit around the manual trans? At this time, the first two yellow verts show up, starting what I feel is now true production. The cars are now more standard and have less variation. Experimenting's done, and GM kicks out the very first two yellow Indy's with just a plain black interior- no yellow logos embroidered in. It was probably at this time that they knew they would be pacing the Indy 500 and started to make something unique for it, hence the yellow exterior with no changes on the inside. These first two are probably the ones to receive the 3.4L engine, pace car lights, and custom interior. Following these two yellow cars are a whole mess made for markets outside the U.S. and a few more to U.S. specifications. GM would have been in marketing mode by this time and was gearing up for a worldwide campaign. Cars seen in magazines or car shows are color combinations present in this group of cars. Production of Indy models begins with 19 yellow convertibles, all built consecutively. Production of these started before the May 27th starting date of the Indy 500 because 3 yellow convertibles were present at the race. Nineteen yellow models are built followed by 29 teal cars. A newspaper reported the end of the convertibles on August 23rd 1990 (link below). It's very possible that not all 29 of the teal models were finished. One whole teal car was seen in the junkyard that received all scrap from Cars & Concepts. The convertible spoiler that I have and the other one I've seen were both originally teal. Both were said to have been saved from the leftovers that C&C was throwing out. This is evidence that either some teal cars weren't finished or that more were supposed to be built.

Newspaper article:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 05,1951734

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The following Carfax records were pulled by someone back when bstuff was still around. I would like to give credit to the author if anyone knows who it is.
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Well, after some research I found 50 out of 96 cars through Carfax record searches. To me this means they were at least titled/registered one time or a record of export was issued. 39 are still or, were at time of registration, here in the US. 11 were exported to Canada,Europe, and the Gulf States.

The ones I find of particular interest are in bold. Especially only ONE Gunmetal Grey car, ONE White Vert with a White Top and Blue Interior that went to europe, ONE Malachite with a Black Interior and Top and a 5 speed that is still here in the US, and several other very interesting things.

Only THREE 5 speed manuals in all 50 cars I found. And only FOUR digital dashes. WOW! :D


1G1LV34T2LY100023 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #21 - Malachite Exterior/Black Interior/Black Top/5 speed Manual

1G1LV34T3LY100029 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #29 - Red Exterior/Black Interior/Black Top/5 Speed Manual

1G1LV34TXLY100030 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #88 - Red Exterior/Grey Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T0LY104894 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #06 - Red Exterior/Grey Interior/ Black Top/5 Speed Manual

1G1LV34T4LY154150 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #50 - Red Exterior/Black Interior/Black Top/Automatic/Digital Dash

1G1LV34T6LY154232 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #58 - Black Exterior/Grey Interior/Black Top/Automatic/Digital Dash

1G1LV34T6LY155610 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #59 - White Exterior/Black Interior/Black Top/Automatic/ Km/h Gulf States

1G1LV34T8LY155768 - 2 records found by Carfax. Car #76 - Red Exterior/Grey Interior/Black Top/Automatic/ Km/h Gulf States

1G1LV34T2LY155989 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #22 - Red Exterior/Grey Interior/Black Top/Automatic/ Km/h Europe

1G1LV34TXLY156534 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #90 - Red Exterior/Grey Interior/Black Top/Automatic/ Km/h Europe

1G1LV34T7LY156913 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #68 - Black Exterior/Grey Interior/Black Top/Automatic/Digital Dash

1G1LV34T8LY157214 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #77 - Black Exterior/Grey Interior/Black Top/Automatic/ Km/h Gulf States

1G1LV31T8LY157766 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #03 - Red Exterior/Grey Interior/Black Top/Automatic/Digital Dash/Canada

1G1LV34T4LY157825 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #51 - White Exterior/Blue Interior/White Top/Automatic/ Km/h Europe

1G1LV34T4LY158246 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #52 - White Exterior/Grey Interior/White Top/Automatic/ Km/h Europe

1G1LV34T2LY158357 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #23 - Blue Exterior/Blue Interior/Black Top/Automatic/ Km/h Europe

1G1LV34T2LY158441 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #24 - Red Exterior/Grey Interior/White Top/Automatic/ Km/h Gulf States

1G1LV34T8LY158668 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #78 - Gunmetal Exterior/Grey Interior/Black Top/Automatic/ Km/h Gulf States

1G1LV34T7LY174408 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #69 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T7LY175526 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #70 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T0LY176288 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #07 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T9LY178766 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #84 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic @ Sinclair Community College

1G1LV34T3LY178889 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #32 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T3LY178939 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #34 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T3LY179167 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #36 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T7LY179236 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #71 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T9LY179335 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #85 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T3LY179413 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #37 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T2LY180553 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #26 - Yellow Exterior/Yellow Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T3LY192338 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #38 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T1LY192354 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #18 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34TXLY193633 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #92 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T2LY193884 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #27 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T0LY203019 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #19 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic @ Central Texas College

1G1LV34T9LY203066 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #86 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T5LY203100 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #54 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T1LY203109 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #19 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T1LY203885 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #20 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T6LY203929 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #61 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34TXLY204467 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #93 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T6LY204675 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #62 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T6LY204708 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #63 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34TXLY206333 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #94 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34TXLY207000 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #95 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T7LY207102 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #72 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T0LY207197 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #09 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T8LY207867 - 2 records found by Carfax. Car #80 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T3LY207890 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #41 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T2LY207959 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #28 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic

1G1LV34T0LY210004 - 1 record found by Carfax. Car #10 - Teal Exterior/Teal Interior/Black Top/Automatic



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Re: Beretta Convertible Complete Production Information

Postby GTU89 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:30 pm

So are there some still floating around that aren't owned by a College/Museum?


1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ - 2.3 Quad 4 HO/5 Speed - 141xxx
2003 Ford Mustang - 3.8 V6/5 Speed - 182xxx
1994 Ford F150 - 4.9 300 I6/Auto - 169xxx
1971 Pontiac Lemans Sport Coupe - 7.5 455 V8/Auto - ~45xxx

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Postby Kyle Anderson » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:19 am

Very few.

There's the pace car sold at auction, one that was sold through a GM employee auction many years ago, and this surfaced last year:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 039AA2lJRV

Unfortunately, there no way to contact the poster... I've tried. :(


edit:

There were two stolen at the time of production that were never recovered. Who knows where they might have ended up..



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Postby 1990BerettaGTZ2.3L » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:30 pm

Omg!!!!!!!!!! There is hope of maybe finding my dream car, I got a family friend that's a cop and he can run vins for me to at least see which ones are alive!!!! I'm speechless :shock:


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Postby Styluss » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:23 pm

Yeah... Good luck with that! As always someone needs to point out that without a lot of shady practices, you will NEVER get one of these cars street legal. But... WHO CARES!!! Just owning it would be so friggin' awesome!


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Postby quad4berettagtz » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:35 pm

Ryan, some states it would be very easy to title that car... In WI we have "hobbyist" plates for kit cars and such that have no vin's... :D


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Postby GTU89 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:52 pm

quad4berettagtz wrote:Ryan, some states it would be very easy to title that car... In WI we have "hobbyist" plates for kit cars and such that have no vin's... :D



Or you could (IF your not worried about legality) swap vins of off another Beretta and apply for a modified title.

Another thing to do would be to lop the roof off of a Beretta and use a Cutlass convert as the donor car for the structural hoop and convertible parts, and reinforce the Beretta's chassis.


1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ - 2.3 Quad 4 HO/5 Speed - 141xxx
2003 Ford Mustang - 3.8 V6/5 Speed - 182xxx
1994 Ford F150 - 4.9 300 I6/Auto - 169xxx
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Postby 1990BerettaGTZ2.3L » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:31 pm

Could you imagine just dropping the top down any time you want and goin to a show with a plaque of how they were never suppose to be in production :shock: not to mention coming on here hey guys guess what I bought today...what?...beretta convertible....are you serious!!!!!!


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1978 Chevy K10 Z77 Sport 4x4
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Postby 1990BerettaGTZ2.3L » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:58 pm

Holy crap I've been browsing beretta convertible on google the past 2 hours and found this bet he could design a top for those of us who want a convertible!!!! http://www.chicagolandmustang.com/forum ... &p=1223793


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Re: Beretta Convertible Complete Production Information

Postby GTU89 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:51 pm

1990BerettaGTZ2.3L wrote:Holy crap I've been browsing beretta convertible on google the past 2 hours and found this bet he could design a top for those of us who want a convertible!!!! http://www.chicagolandmustang.com/forum ... &p=1223793



Thats a cool find. I wonder if he's bullshitting on the spoiler or not...funny if it did decapitate in a crash though LOL


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Re: Beretta Convertible Complete Production Information

Postby Kyle Anderson » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:18 pm

1990BerettaGTZ2.3L wrote:Holy crap I've been browsing beretta convertible on google the past 2 hours and found this bet he could design a top for those of us who want a convertible!!!! http://www.chicagolandmustang.com/forum ... &p=1223793


Great find! Now to register and talk to this guy... I want to know everything he does.



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Re: Beretta Convertible Complete Production Information

Postby 1990BerettaGTZ2.3L » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:06 pm

I know!!! Maybe he could make us a top


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Re: Beretta Convertible Complete Production Information

Postby Kyle Anderson » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:29 pm

1990BerettaGTZ2.3L wrote:I know!!! Maybe he could make us a top


Haha, there's no way. Have you seen how complicated a top mechanism is? It's not like he can start whipping these out without several hundred thousand in tooling... and that's assuming he was even responsible for it in the first place; everyone at C&C was specialized in a different area. Besides, the two employees of C&C I spoke to both told me that the Cutlass is damn near the same thing.



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Re: Beretta Convertible Complete Production Information

Postby scd88ga » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:32 am

Most of C&C specialized in epic failure............


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Re: Beretta Convertible Complete Production Information

Postby 1990BerettaGTZ2.3L » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:08 am

Kyle Anderson wrote:
1990BerettaGTZ2.3L wrote:I know!!! Maybe he could make us a top


Haha, there's no way. Have you seen how complicated a top mechanism is? It's not like he can start whipping these out without several hundred thousand in tooling... and that's assuming he was even responsible for it in the first place; everyone at C&C was specialized in a different area. Besides, the two employees of C&C I spoke to both told me that the Cutlass is damn near the same thing.



Well maybe he could modify a cutlass top for us to fit cause as he stated he responsible for the geometry so maybe they took cutlass tops and modified them a bit?


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1990 Beretta GTZ Quad 4, 3.61 muncie 5 speed (project)
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1978 Chevy K10 Z77 Sport 4x4
1977 GMC Sierra Classic 25 454 crew cab
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