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
General Motors hadn't had a recall in India since 1995. That changed when it was discovered that certain employees were playing tricks with local emissions testing in order to ensure passing grades for engines. More than ten GM Powertrain employees in India and the US have been let go over the ensuing emissions flap, including Sam Winegarden, VP of global engine engineering, a man who has been with the company since 1969, leading development of some marquee powerplants.
According to Automotive News, an internal investigation revealed that employees "violated testing procedures," sometimes swapping specially prepared low-emissions engines during testing regimes for the Chevrolet Tavera SUV equipped with the 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines. Employees were also manipulating weights in order to get vehicles placed into different emissions categories. The discovery has led to GM recall the 114,000 Taveras produced over an eight-year period and halting their production and sale.
The Economic Times of India reports that the issue is due to "a faulty component." GM has developed a solution to the issue, and once it is validated in testing and approved by the Indian authorities, the recalled vehicles will be fixed at dealers and production will resume.
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.
How would you react if someone just showed up at your place of work with a new, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, complete with all the trimmings? While a lot of us would likely be flipping out over the still rare sports car, it's a fair bet many more of us would be responding like Pattie here, whose boyfriend stopped by her work to show her her new C7.
Speechless and shocked as she seems, she does end up taking it out for a drive, despite claiming she wasn't really outfitted to handle the car's seven-speed manual transmission at the time. From the sound of the video, we got the impression that she knew the car was coming, just not that it was anywhere near ready for delivery. It also, as Pattie says, seems like her boyfriend is more excited about the car than she (which, can we blame him?). Take a look down below for the full video of this C7 Stingray delivery.