Drive Type: automatic
Trim: super sport
Alliance, Nebraska, United States
This is a very fast car. I purchased it 6 years ago and have been working on it ever since. It has a 454 that was built by a speed shop in Denver and was dynoed at over 450 hp. I added a new high amp chrome alternator, high rpm mini starter, new Holley street avenger carburetor and a new Holley fuel pump. I have info on motor settings when was setup. It was set up for mile high so had to change some setting. It has an MSD ignition with rev limiter. The radiator is cooled with help from a large fan that can be manually adjusted, it also has a transmission cooler. The transmission is a fresh 350 turbo with a shift kit. The shifter is a B&M mega shifter. The car was completely done from the ground up but the body was not removed. It has new springs, shocks, front disc brakes and new shoes on back. The rear end is a 12 bolt positrac with 3.73 gear ratio. The exhaust is new with cross over pipe and turbo mufflers. When it starts everyone spots to look. The cam makes it sound nasty, which it is. I bought all chrome American Racing wheels so they would stay looking new. I did not go with the larger sizes stayed with 8" in the front and 9" on the rear 15". It has larger tires on the back that gives it the right stance. I also put air shocks on the back. The wheels had to made with an offset to clear wheel well in rear. The only thing I haven't changed are the bumpers. They are pretty god but new or re-chromed would be better. The Interior is all new original two tone aqua bench seat, you don't see very many with a bench seat. The head liner is new and carpet. All of the dash is new and the dash pad is changed to match the color of the seats. I had a radio shop put a pioneer radio and cd in the glove box, it has remote control. The original radio still works. I suppose I have left out some of the changes please call me or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 308-763-1418 if you have questions.
General Motors says its next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade models will offer shoppers improved interior differentiation. Car and Driver recently caught up with Chris Hilts, GM's creative manager of interior design, who said that the cabins will all feature unique instrument panels, consoles, center stacks and switchgear moving forward. Apparently GM is now aware that consumers may be bothered by the fact that today's $85,000 Escalade has effectively the same cabin as a $45,000 Tahoe. Hilts says SUV buyers want more refinement than their pickup purchasing counterparts - and those same buyers also want their SUVs to have more exterior differentiation between the company's Silverado and Sierra pickup lines. Shocking.
That all sounds good to us, but we've heard this song and dance before. GM made big waves about how different the new-for-2013 Silverado and Sierra would look from each other, but judging by what we've seen so far, GM's stylists are painting in shades rather than with the full spectrum. For more on the what to expect out of GM's new SUVs, click on the C/D link below.
Looking to make the launch of the 2014 Corvette Stingray as efficient as possible, Chevrolet will be limiting the numbers of its dealers that can sell the all-new coupe and convertible. According to Automotive News, sales of the C7 Corvette will initially be limited to less than a third of Chevy's total dealership network when the 'Vette goes on sale this summer.
Only 900 dealers out of more than 3,000 locations nationwide will be allowed to sell the new Corvette at first, and the reason for this is so that there are no shortages at dealers that can actually get the cars sold. The article says that the 900 dealerships chosen represented 80 percent of total Corvette sales in 2012.
Some of the requirements dealers had to make to get initial allocation of Stingray sales include having sold at least four Corvettes in 2012 and having a Corvette Stingray specialist who will be required to have gone through a training session costing more than $2,000 per attendee. Once demand for the 2014 Corvette Stingray begins to subside - approximately six to nine months after it goes on sale - then allocation could open up to more dealers, but the report indicates this could happen following the 2014 model year.
General Motors has announced a recall of 118,800 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks due to the possibility of secondary hood latches not being installed at the time of manufacture. The affected vehicles are from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 model years, all of which were built between November 9, 2009 and August 28, 2012.
According to the official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, these trucks fail to "comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 113, 'Hood Latch System.' The hood may be missing the secondary hood latch." In other words, owners of these trucks could find their vehicles' hoods opening unexpectedly while driving.
The official recall campaign is expected to begin on January 17, 2013. Dealers will inspect the affected pickups and if a secondary hood latch is not present, one will be installed free of charge. Scroll down to read the official NHTSA report.