Drive Type: 2wd
Big Island, Virginia, United States
This truck came from an older gentleman who collected Chevy and GMC trucks. This was his driver truck. It was driven until 2012 before the gentleman became ill. The truck has a straight 6 with HEI ignition (no points), 3-speed on the column, manual steering and brakes. The truck runs great (it has a lot of power for a 6), the shifter shifts smoother than any other 3 on the tree I've ever driven. The motor may have had the short block rebuilt (the short block has been painted but the head hasn't), there are also new gaskets visible on the motor indicating the truck was kept up. The heat and defrost work, wipers work, has a CD radio, reverse lights work (one needs a bulb), turn signals work, parking brake works, BRAKES need a little work ( the pedal is soft, brakes feel like they need to be bled). This truck runs and drive great, I have been using it around the house hauling junk and brush. This is NOT a four-wheel drive truck.
The body has the usual rust for these years, but the truck is NOT falling apart and has a fairly straight body with not dings or dents. This will make a great shop truck, rat rod , or you could create your own "farm" truck race truck like on TV.
This truck is for sale locally, I reserve the right to stop the auction any time. Also I can deliver (within a 200 mile radius of Lynchburg Virginia) for an added fee, if your are interested in delivery email me you address and I can tell you what the charge would be.
Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. That's a lesson that is currently being taught to General Motors, because despite a strong showing from its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, the General's pickup sales still can't best those of cross-town rival Ford.
With 59,163 trucks moved, GM fell just over 1,000 units short of toppling Ford, and one of the main reasons for that, according to GM's chief sales analyst, was due to a lack of variety in the engines and body styles available on dealer lots. "We are still over-weighted toward crew-cab V8 trucks. Our light-duty mix will moderate over time as our launch progresses," said Kurt McNeil.
Loading dealers with the popular combination of the 5.3-liter V8 and the four-door, Crew Cab body style was intentional during the truck's launch, but as supplies of leftover 2013 models, which are being sold at heavy incentives, are beginning to wane, both budget-conscious and high-dollar buyers are looking elsewhere instead of at the volume model pickups.
They say "idle hands are the devil's playground," but said playgrounds grow to Disney-sized proportions when a pair of jacked-up trucks, two egos, a chain and an empty mall parking lot are involved. Proof of this is the video below, which shows a Cummins-powered Dodge Ram circa 2006 to 2008 chained tail-to-tail with what looks to be a gasoline-powered Chevrolet Silverado from the late 1990s or early 2000s.
We don't necessarily have to tell you who wins this battle, but we'll let you see for yourself the lengths the "winning" driver goes to prove his point. There's plenty of foul language in the video below, so beware that this might be Not Safe For Work, and not that we should have to tell you, but please, do not try this at home.
The Performance Data Recorder with Valet Mode available on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray seems like a fantastic tool for many owners. Whether they are taking 720p video while lapping the track in their new 'Vette, or just want to protect their purchase from inconsiderate joyriders, the system offers a lot of functionality in one package. However, one of the PDR's features might get buyers in trouble with the law, and it has nothing to do with recording some illicit high-speed driving on a favorite back road. The problem hinges on the various state laws concerning a person's right to privacy.
According to a letter posted by Jalopnik, Chevy dealers are asking 2015 Corvette owners not to use the Valet Mode portion of the PDR because it records audio in the cabin, in addition to performance specs. That's a problem because privacy laws vary from state to state with some requiring just one side's consent to tape sound and others requiring all parties to agree. According Jalopnik, 15 states mandate everyone's permission beforehand, but it's not clear whether these numbers are up to date. (Actually, the report varies, saying 13 states in some places and 15 in a list.)
According to the letter, Chevy is already working on a software update for the near future to rectify the issue. It's possible that simply adding a warning to drivers and the ability to turn off the audio recording function in Valet Mode might solve the problem. Obviously, this doesn't preclude Corvette drivers from using the performance aspect of the PDR, and owners are free tape lap after lap at the track.