1973 Chevelle Super Sport on 2040-cars
Aragon, Georgia, United States
Transmission:Automatic - Turbo 400
Engine:454 cu in
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: 2 door coupe
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
Drive Type: Automatic - Turbo 400 transmission
Power Options: Air Conditioning
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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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:31:00 EST
We've been on the fence with NASCAR for some time now. On one hand, it's some of the closest racing anywhere in motorsports, with actual passing and door-handle-to-door-handle action as a matter of course. But on the other, it's become template racing - a personality-driven sport more about the drivers than any sort of loyalty to a particular automaker. The Car Of Tomorrow format really rammed that message home, with a racecar's identity coming down to little more than headlamp stickers slapped on the nose. That's not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself, but we've wondered for some time what's in it for the automakers, who pay big money to stay in a series that has had little increasingly little do with street car sales, let alone innovation.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:01:00 EST
Apparently General Motors was beginning to wonder the same thing. In a new ESPN report, Rick Hendrick, team owner of Hendrick Motorsports, suggests that GM would have seriously considered leaving NASCAR if it wasn't for the move away from the COT to the new Gen 6 racer. According to Hendrick, GM North America boss Mark Reuss spearheaded the charge away from the 2007 COT and toward a racecar with clearer automaker ties - cars like the new Chevrolet SS racer shown above. Learn more about the fight for a closer-to-production look in the ESPN story at the link.
Now, if we could just get more rear-wheel drive V8 coupes into showrooms....
What's in a name? This cliched phrase probably gets tossed out at every marketing meeting that happens when a new car gets its nomenclature. We know the answer, though: everything. The name of a car has all the potential to make or break it with fickle customers that are more conscious than ever about what their purchases say about them.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:28:00 EST
That's giving headaches to marketing folks across the automotive industry. "It's tough. In 1985 there were about 75,000 names trademarked in the automotive space. Today there are 800,000," Chevrolet's head of marketing, Russ Clark, told Automotive News. Infiniti's president, Johan de Nysschen, echoed Clark's sentiment, saying, "The truth of the matter is, across the world, there is hardly a name or a letter that hasn't already been claimed by one car manufacturer or another. You can go through the alphabet - A, B, C and so forth - and you will quickly see that almost all available letters are taken."
What has that left automakers to do? Get creative. In the case of Infiniti, it made the controversial move to bring all of its cars' names into a new scheme, classifying them as Q#0 for cars and QX#0 for SUVs and crossovers. So the Infiniti G, which was available as the G25 and G37, is now the Q50. The FX37 and FX50 are now the QX70.
When are stripes more than just stripes? Follow up question: Is the product development team at Chevrolet really cocky enough to hide the next C7 Corvette variant in plain sight? This very recently spotted, and ostensibly obscured C7 asks a lot more questions than it answers, but there's at least some evidence to support that it might be the next Corvette Grand Sport.
The first and most obvious tip-off that something is up with this 'Vette revolves around those silver stripes. Obviously the stripes themselves don't necessarily denote a new model. However, when Chevy recently launched its "colorizer" website for the Stingray, there was no provision made for racing stripes - solid colors only.
Grand Sport exhibit number two is actually an incriminating lack of badges. The production Corvettes we've seen to date have all carried Stingray badges on their fenders, just behind the vent. The car seen in these images has no such badges, which is an intriguing omission on an car that looks like a production-spec vehicle otherwise.