Here is what I know about this Chevelle:
Seems to be a solid car. A quick glance does not reveal any prior damage or rust, however I can not guarantee
that statement, since this was the condition when my parents bought the Chevelle many years ago. You are advised
to inspect yourself. No significant rust on trunk floor (see pictures) and nothing evident in quarter panels or
rockers. Once again, please inspect yourself or have your mechanic inspect. It's a 48 year old car!
Paint is very, very nice, but not an original color to the best of my knowledge. It seems to be a Royal Plum
color which would have been correct on Chevelles from the late 60's, but not 1971. All inside panels, door jams,
etc., were repainted correctly, so it's tough to tell it has been repainted. It's a sharp color and as the pictures
indicate, has quite a glossy shine!
Non-original parts are: Carburetor (I think, not sure on carb), air cleaner, Cragar S/S rims, valve covers,
stereo (additional speakers have also been installed in rear), stainless steel dual exhausts with glass packs. All
of these non-original additions were on the car when my parents bought it, so we have none of the original parts.
'Not certain if this is a matching number engine. If you are curious, we will try to get a picture of the engine
serial number. Passenger seat has a tear in bottom cushion with black tape covering the tear. Can be seen in
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Auto blogTue, 27 Nov 2012 18:30:00 EST
Kelley Blue Book announced its annual Best Resale Value Award winners, and we weren't too surprised to see the list dominated by Japanese automakers - mainly Toyota and Honda. KBB hands out the awards based on the projected residual value of mostly all 2013 model year vehicles, and Toyota skated home with a number of awards including 10 of the 22 overall categories and having five of its products in the top 10 for models with best resale value. KBB's Best Resale Value Awards were announced in the same week as the ALG Residual Value Awards, and there were many similarities between both lists, especially when it came to Toyota.
To come up with its winners, KBB measures depreciation over the first five years of ownership, and looks for the cars it expects to hold its value the best after this time; on average, the report says the 2013 model year vehicles will lose 61.8 percent of its value in five years. Of the 22 categories, 15 slots were filled by Toyota, Honda and Nissan products, while the Camaro and Porsche (Cayenne and Panamera) each took home a pair of awards. If Toyota has anything to be upset about in this list of cars, it's that categories for Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car and Electric Vehicle went to the Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Volt, respectively.
The overall top 10 models for the best resale value in 2013 are, in alphabetical order:
During January's Detroit Auto Show, we managed a longer than expected wandering tag-team interview with C7 Corvette chief engineering exec Tadge Juechter (pictured above), and LT1 engine boss Jordan Lee (pictured below). They are, quite honestly, two of the very nicest bigshot lads to ever walk the engineering corridors of an American manufacturer. Both are enthralled by what they're doing for a day job. So are we.
We've followed the pre-sale anticipation for the Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray like an Oreck vacuum yanking every speck of dirt from a well-trampled carpet. Everything is reportable and contains a grain of further knowledge about this dramatically important and cheered-for car, as it continues to be pressured into representing all that is superior about the American dream. The Corvette wears one heavy cloak.
So, most of what was talked about has been expertly reported already right here on Autoblog. But, looking through our notes again, both Jeuchter and Lee added facts to the buzzing mix.
It seems to be commonplace that when a new Corvette is in development, rumors swirl about a possible mid-engine layout. As is the case of Chevy's most recent C7 Corvette, these rumors never pan out.
In any case, the idea for a 'Vette with an engine mounted behind the driver can probably all be traced back to a single car, the 1964 XP-819 prototype. Built as an "engineering exercise" back in 1964, the prototype was designed with a rear-mounted engine. History tells us that the idea of a rear-engine Corvette fizzled, and the XP-819 was eventually cut up into pieces and stored at a shop in Daytona Beach, FL.
After sitting for untold years, a restoration project started on the car, and while it isn't yet fully completed, the current owner of the car, Mid America Motorworks, will have the car on display at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as a "driveable chassis" with hopes of having a fully completed car ready to bring to next year's show.