I remember when the 1990’s Beretta’s were the kings of the strip and some of the baddest pro street cars around. They were small, swoopy, modern, and light so they made great race cars. Plus, the factory supported them because of their Pro Stock efforts, so everyone started making fiberglass parts for them. The bad thing was that they were front wheel drive cars, so it was a big job to make them rear drive unless you went all in for a tube chassis setup that the body just slid down over. This is how most were built, and this is how this one here is built. In fact, this one may have been a Pro Stock car at some point, who knows. It does have a steel roof and quarter panels which was required in Pro Stock until 2000, so who knows what the heritage is.
All the info from the seller is below, but here is what I’d do with it.
Since you know it is light, and has had a twin turbo big block in it, I’d build a medium sized LS turbo or Procharger combo for it and never look back. I’d have FTI build me a killer TH400, setup to leave in 1st or 2nd off the trans brake and would set the thing up for Small or Big Tire No Prep and get it on. Why not? It’s not a pretty car, but it looks well built. There are some tweaks to be done, for sure, and I think the price could come down a bit, but overall I think it could be a fun one to be out there hustling with.
$4500 please read 1994 Beretta round tube ms chassis CM double frame rails and body parts only. No motor, trans, rearend, rack or sturts, they have been moved to another. Steel roof and quarters with fiberglass front end with flat hood and bubble hood, and doors all VFN fiberglass. I have all the lexan windows even molded back window. Even have a donor car that goes with it. Set up for bbc and glide. I’m 6′ 220 tight fit but most double frame rails are.