Drive Type: rear
Trim: 2 Door
Glen Cove, New York, United States
Up for auction is this super clean, super strong 1966 Chevelle. This car was built from the ground up by 1320 race cars on long Island with chromoly, NHRA certified cage, narrowed 9 inch rear end and ladder bar suspension. The interior aluminum is a piece of artwork, as well as the tig welded cage. The car's body was completely stripped down to bare metal , and repainted inside, outside and underside in Marina Blue. The interior is completely refinished with black, dash, carpets and headliner. The seats are new racing buckets, with Simpson Belts.
The engine is a 572 cub in bowtie block, bored to a final cub inche of 580! The heads are steel Merline rectangular ports, fully polished with all new 2.30/1.90 valves, guides, springs etc. The cam is a custom roller kit from Bullet cams. The bottom end is the best of the best...callies crank, oliver rods, JE pistons- 10.50:1. A 1050 Dominator sits on top of the Merlin single plane intake manifold. The hedders are custom pieces from Lemons, out to a full 4 inch custom exhaust.
The transmission is a custom Turbo 400 from Select Transmission in Long Island. It is fitted with fully operation trans brake as well.
The car is the ultimate street/strip hot rod, that is turn key and ready to go. Please feel free to call us with any further questions. Thanks
Ward's Auto has taken an interesting look at the renewed focus General Motors is showing towards Cadillac in Europe. Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac in Europe (pictured), says in order for the luxury brand to thrive in China, it first needs to succeed in the old country. The reason? Chinese buyers look to Europe for cues as to what's deemed worthy of the term "luxury." There are hurdles to the plan, however. In addition to the fact that the EU is flooded with high-end nameplates, GM doesn't necessarily have the distribution network in place to put buyers behind the wheel.
Combine that with persistent economic woes and Cadillac's checkered past marred by a lack of diesel engine options and a bankrupt distributor, and the road ahead for the brand looks like less of an uphill climb and more like a straight-up cliff face. But Docherty is optimistic and says she has a plan for the brand. We recommend heading over to Ward's for a closer look at the full read.
Automotive News reports that General Motors may slash production or ramp up discounts in order to deal with an oversupply of pickup trucks. GM currently has more than double the standard supply of pickups, and the vehicles are threatening to dampen the automaker's profits for 2013. Typically, automakers try to sustain a 60- to 75-day supply of vehicles, but GM is currently loaded with a 139-day supply, as of last month. At the end of November, the automaker was sitting on 245,853 units.
The manufacturer says that it will adjust production accordingly before laying any incentives on the profitable pickups. Even so, there's some concern that the inventory swell could hurt the roll-out of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. GM actually began slowly stepping back production in August, but it's clear the company will take further action as it heads toward the end of the year and into the next. Analysts predict the automaker could reduce pickup manufacturing by nearly half in the first quarter of 2013.
That still may not be enough to keep GM from laying extra cash on the Silverado and GMC Sierra. While the company's incentive spending was down in November compared to the same month in 2011, both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 saw double-digit percentage increases in sales last month while the Silverado and Sierra numbers slid compared to a year prior. Incentive spending could help move more trucks and add some balance to the GM inventory surge.
General Motors must be pretty pleased with sales of its two newest pickups, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, as it's announced price hikes for both models, as part of a planned price tweak.
Prices will be bumped by as much as $1,500, although weirdly, they'll be offset by as much as $1,500 in cash-back offers through the end of October. Fox Business reports that GM spokesman Jim Cain said of the price hike, "With the sell down of the '13 models nearly complete, this price adjustment was planned and is a normal part of business."
The move, as Fox is quick to point out, is an interesting one, as sales of the twin pickups struggled last month relative to the Ford F-Series, while both of GM's crosstown competitors have been aggressively undercutting Silverado and Sierra prices. The F-150 starts at $24,070 and the Ram 1500 comes in at $23,600, not counting any cash on the hood. A base Silverado, meanwhile, retails at $25,575.