Drive Type: Rear Wheel
Model: Bel Air/150/210
Greenwich, Ohio, United States
This is my 1955 Chevy 210 2 door Hardtop.This is a very nice driver quality car.First the good,This car has an HP code 1965 327 that has been completely rebuilt professionally.It is 40 over with forged crank Speedpro pistons,Cleveite bearings,Felpro gaskets, High volume Melling oil pump.Also has a solid lifter Crower Cam #00320 comp solid cool lifters with the small oil hole in the face of the lifter,Comp roller rockers and heavy duty pushrods. Camel hump heads completely rebuilt with unleaded valves and guides also screw in studs were installed at rebuild.New fuel pump,water pump, one wire alternator and edelbrock carb,Headers.The flywheel and clutch are stock size for a 427 corvette.The transmission is a 1967 Muncie wide ratio 4 speed that was totaly rebuilt and shifts perfectly and tight.New Hurst comp shifter.The u joints are heavy duty,Not sure what brand...The rear is a 9" 373 Ford Motorsports posi with 11 inch drums and Moser racing axles. The car has power disk brakes in front and new ball joints upper and lower.New A frame bushings upper and lower as well as wheel bearings.Tie rod ends were in great shape so I did not replace,but new ones come with.It has Purple Hornies glasspack mufflers (if you want to call them mufflers) its kinda loud.It has less than 1500 miles on all this stuff.
After you've convinced your better half to let you buy a new Corvette, then comes the hard part... actually figuring out which 'Vette you want. While Chevrolet has yet to release the official configurator for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, it did give us something else to kill some time playing around with.
The C7 Corvette "colorizer" recently went online, and it lets you look at the car in all of its available colors and wheel options from four different angles so that when this car does go on sale, you know exactly which one you want. It includes the Corvette's full pallet of colors including Torch Red, Laguna Blue and the hue you see above, Velocity Yellow. Toss in the black wheels, and we're sold. If you have some time this afternoon, be sure to check it out the Corvette colorizer for yourself, and even if you don't have the time, we've put together a gallery with all of the possible color combinations.
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We all remember the financial crisis that began several years back. At its core was a splurge of subprime lending for housing loans. The housing bubble burst, triggering a collapse of the mortgage-backed securities market. Apparently, those types of loans still exist in the automotive industry, and the market share for these types of "nonprime, subprime, and deep subprime," loans has grown 13.6 percent compared to the third quarter a year ago.
According to an Automotive News report, high-risk lending expanded to 24.8 percent of total loans in Q3, up from 21.9 percent for this time last year. As this level increased, average credit scores of borrowers dropped to 755, down from 763 a year ago. In that time, the average financing amount increased $90 per vehicle, to $25,963.
At 818, Volvo maintains the highest per-owner credit score, while Mitsubishi has the lowest, at 694. The highest rate of borrowers was at Toyota, with 14 percent of the market, followed by Ford with 13.1 percent and Chevrolet at 11.1.