Mallory Unilite optical trigger vacuum advance distributor with MSD ignition
Hooker headers and custom dual exhaust.
Electric coolant fan from Mustang (app 2005-6)
Stock drive shaft re-balanced with Dana yoke,
3.23 ring and pinion.
This car is a BEAST! Never dyno'd, but based on
engine builders simulated dyno and the upgrades added, I suspect it's making
between 350 and 420hp at the flywheel.
Cragar SS 15x8 wheels - small rust spots, but very presentable. Polish up
Custom made Buick logo floor mats
Grant steering wheel
Custom built dual exhaust
other stuff I can't remember..
I also have many, MANY replacement/backup parts for car.
-There is a small leak around the top of the windshield. Should be addressed as it will let drip
during heavy rain.
-Front bumper has 2 rust holes. Can be covered up but replacement would be
-Radio doesn't work. Shorted when trying to put back in car. Perhaps someone with some knowledge could fix
it (it will light up), but assume it is broken.
-Rusty spots in typical spots for this car at
bottom of doors and areas underneath sill plates.
A deposit of $400 is required within 7 days of
closing. Full payment is required within
14 days of closing. Title &
paperwork is ready to be signed over upon full payment. Buyer is responsible for all shipping
arrangements and costs if required.
Final retrieval of vehicle is expected within 14 days. If not picked up after 14 days I reserve the
right to charge a storage fee of $25 per day.
If not picked up and paid for (including storage fees) within 30 days, I
will relist the vehicle and you're deposit will not be refunded.
I have done my best to describe the vehicle
including any major defects. Please
email me if you need further information.
The Tucker Torpedo is one of the great what-if stories of automotive history. Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike any other on the road at the time. However, due to a variety of problems, he only managed build 51 vehicles before closing shop. Over time, they have become highly sought-after; In 2012, one sold for $2.65 million at auction. That brings us to this Tucker "replica" that you see above because it might be one of the ugliest monstrosities ever put together. However, we might extend some leniency to the creator, as the vehicle isn't actually trying to replicate the classic look of the 1948 Tucker Torpedo. Instead, it is attempting to reproduce an earlier prototype from 1946 that actually features that weird, trident nose. According to the seller, his uncle built the car as a labor of love and supposedly used actual plans from Tucker as inspiration. Underneath all of the crazy changes is a 1971 Buick Riviera powered by a 455-cubic-inch (7.5-liter) Buick V8. Some of the replica's odder modifications include the front fenders that turn with the wheels and the fin running down the back. All three headlights work, but the one in the middle is only for the high beams. Oddly, the small hinged sections on the roof are meant to open to avoid hitting your head when getting in or out. Maybe the seller's uncle was a very tall guy?
We've seen spy shots of the base Opel Insignia wearing facelifted front and rear ends, and now it appears that the more potent OPC version will be benefitting from a nip/tuck, as well. The front bumper has been redesigned, incorporating new air intakes - toned-down versions of the model's signature fangs - as well as a new grille. Out back, there will be minimal changes to the overall fascia, most likely stuff like slightly redesigned taillamps, and inside, these spy shots show a larger navigation/infotainment screen sitting atop the center console. This is all well and good for the Insignia, but we're wondering how these changes will impact North America's Buick Regal GS. No, it may not share the same powertrain punch as the Euro-spec OPC, but visually, the cars are nearly identical. When questioned about possible changes for the GS, a Buick spokesperson told us that the automaker "can't comment" on any changes at this point. Even so, we wouldn't be surprised if some small changes come our way in the next year or so.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is pondering whether to dramatically upscale a pair of airbag recalls on General Motors vehicles. The two existing campaigns, one launched in the fall of 2012 and the other in January of this year covered just 6,845 vehicles, but the government agency is considering whether to boost the recall to around 400,000 units. The existing recalls involve the the closely related 2012 Buick Verano (shown) and Chevrolet Cruze sedans, along with Sonic and Camaro models. The root of the problem is a shorting bar in the inflator module of the steering-wheel-mounted airbag that may contact the primary state airbag terminal, a condition that could prevent deployment in an accident. Dealer technicians have been replacing the steering wheel airbag coils to fix the issue. According to a post on NHTSA's website, the root cause, said to be a production issue, may not have been completely isolated - particularly for the second recall, which was for the Camaro. According to Automotive News, GM says it is cooperating with the government investigation, but won't say whether or not it knows the true origin of the problem.