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.
With Mother's Day coming up, we're always looking for new gift ideas to celebrate the occasion, but hot laps around a track might not be the best suggestion for Darius Khashabi. In a video posted on YouTube, Khashabi straps his mom into the passenger seat of his C6 Corvette Z06 for some laps around Sonoma Raceway (formerly Infineon Raceway) at "60 percent" with comical results.
Now this isn't the first time Mama Khashabi has gotten seat time in her son's car around a track, as his YouTube page shows him pulling a similar stunt - with similar results - around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last year. Scroll down for the video, but know that the action really gets going at around the 1:40 mark.
Word has it General Motors may offer as much as 700 horsepower in the C7 Corvette ZR1. Motor Trend reports the next Corvette Z06 will continue to rely on its naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8 engine for thrust, but the lump will deliver substantially more power. How much more? MT says the engine could deliver up to 600 ponies. That's a jump of 95 horsepower over the current Z06, though no figures have been finalized as of yet. Right now, GM is reportedly waiting to see what sort of grunt it can glean from the next ZR1.
The automaker has already made it clear it will resurrect the LT5 name for the new supercharged V8, and if GM is already pulling 600 from the Z06, the big dog ZR1 would theoretically offer 700 horsepower. Either way, the range-topping Corvette will be suitably insulated from its less potent siblings. Stay tuned. We aren't likely to see the Z06 for at least a year, with the ZR1 trailing along at some point there after.
If you're burnt out on musings about the Chevrolet Corvette, you'll want to go ahead and skip this post. Motor Trend reports General Motors is hard at work on a low-cost version of the seventh-generation sports car for 2015. Rumored to be called the Corvette Coupe, the car will forgo the Stingray and skip the 450-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine in favor of a 5.3-liter V8 with under 400 ponies. If you're keeping track, that's a shade of the same engine found behind the headlights of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
The report also suggests the Coupe will receive a number of aesthetic tweaks to separate it from the Stingray, including different front and rear fascias as well as new front fenders and a rear diffuser. Motor Trend says the point of all this is to cut the car's price tag, which means we may see a Corvette on showroom floors for less than $50,000 if this car comes to fruition.