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1973 Chevelle Super Sport on 2040-cars

Year:1973 Mileage:1100 Color: Black /
 Black
Location:

Aragon, Georgia, United States

Aragon, Georgia, United States
Transmission:Automatic - Turbo 400
Body Type:Coupe
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:454 cu in
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1D37Y3R402244 Year: 1973
Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Chevelle
Trim: 2 door coupe
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
Drive Type: Automatic - Turbo 400 transmission
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Mileage: 1,100
Sub Model: Super Sport
Exterior Color: Black
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Interior Color: Black
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

This a very rare car, being only 2500 with the 454 big block engine were produced in 1973. Very clean!!! Complete frame off restoration done on car; a lot of the original parts were used after they were refinished; also replaced some parts with NOS and a few aftermarket parts; car is not a numbers matching, but it is a true SS; (engine ID# 14C144549); VIN# listed in description; exterior body parts were used from two different cars, but both 1973 Chevelles. Interior includes new carpet, headliner; dash pad and rear speaker shelf; owners manual included. Exterior has new vinyl top and paint job.  There are only 1100 miles on rebuilt motor and transmission. New BF Goodrich Radial TA tires (235 x15); chrome Craiger 5 spoke wheels (15" x 8"). AM/FM cassette player, power steering and brakes (front disc brakes and rear drum brakes). Emergency brake cable needs to be adjusted; being it is an automatic, I never used it; it is there if you want to work with it. Factory air; converted to 134A coolant; blower only works on high and low speed (may need a new relay switch); just recharged AC after fixing a leak around the coolant line connectors. The gas gauge works, but not accurate; it will only read to about half full. Dual exhaust; mild cam added when engine rebuilt (valve lift .520) - sounds really good. Car has been garage kept and never been out in the rain; driven only on clear, sunny days.
Car is show ready; I've entered it in three car shows with an award in each - One Top Ten Cars, One Top Three Cars and One First Place.  A $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction (PayPal only); remainder of payment due within 7 days of auction end; payment by certified bank check ; must clear bank before vehicle is released to buyer. Seller reserves the right to end auction early, as vehicle is also for sale locally. Buyer is responsible for pick up or shipping and all shipping charges. I will assist anyway I can. Please ask all questions before bidding.

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Toyota tops Kelley Blue Book's Resale Value Awards

Tue, 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.
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Diesel Power finds the ultimate modified oil-burner

Sat, 24 Aug 2013 20:00:00 EST

For nine years, Diesel Power magazine has run the Diesel Power Challenge, this year's grindfest being "a week-long torture test that features seven events, nine trucks, 8,000 horsepower, and nearly 15,000 pound-feet of torque." The road to being crowned "the most powerful truck" starts with a dyno run, and then continues through the completion of a CDL-style obstacle course, an eighth-of-a-mile drag race while towing a 10,000-pound trailer, a quarter-mile drag race without a trailer, a fuel economy test in the mountains and finally a sled-pulling test through a 300-foot-long packed-mud pit.
What kind of trucks get into such a fight? Last year's winner, for instance - who upgraded his truck this year to prove he didn't "luck into the win" - drives a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6.4-liter Power Stroke V8 upgraded with a custom intake, Elite Diesel triple turbos and a two-stage nitrous system. Another competitor has a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 powered by a 5.9-liter Cummins inline-six, upgraded with Garrett turbos, dual-stage nitrous, a seven-inch exhaust stack and twin fans built into the bed to cool the Sun Coast Omega transmission. The numbers on that truck: 1,255 horsepower, and 2,063 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. Naturally, as the image above might suggest, things don't always end well.
You'll find all five videos covering this years challenge below. A scene in the dyno video sums it all up perfectly: a competitor leaves his nitrous on too long and the crew is treated to some ominous poppings, he leans out the window, throws both hands up and shouts, "Amer'ca!"

Why Cadillac thinks it needs to succeed in Europe to sell cars elsewhere

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:59:00 EST

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.