Vehicle Title:Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: Originally Malibu
Drive Type: rear wheel
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Homer Glen, Illinois, United States
Big Block 454, 12.5:1 compression, chrome moly rings, Comp hydraulic cam kit with matched springs .550/.550 lift. Heads have been shaved snd had 3 angle valve job, also ported and polished, Ceramic coated headers, msd ignition system w/6AL box, Demon 750 cfm carb w/mechanical secondaries less than 500miles on motor. TH350 transmission rebuilt with red clutches 3500 stall comes with 2800 stall converter also.shifts hard and is very fast. 3" exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers. Electric water pump and fan, electric fuel pump, 12 gallon RCI fuel cell, 12 bolt rear end has 4.10 gear with mini spool in it now. Comes with 3.90 & 4.88 gears. Body mounts were replaced, lower rear control arms boxed Southside machine shop, adjustable drag shocks all around, morosco trick front springs, new ball joints.Needs body work and interior finished comes with a gallon of single stage White paint. Car is currently drivreable and will run well. Car has all grill, bezels, door handles, wipers, bumpers, it needs some bodywork
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Quentin Tarantino fans will likely remember Vincent Vega's cherry 1964 Chevrolet Malibu Convertible in Pulp Fiction. In a movie drenched in automotive references, the Malibu is very nearly a character in and of itself, and it serves as the subject of Vega's soliloquy about the kind of man who vandalizes another's automobile. It also happened to be Tarantino's personal car when the film was shot, and was apparently stolen shortly after production wrapped. Now police have located the car some 19 years later.
As it turns out, the thieves cloned the vehicle identification number from another '64 Malibu and had the car registered under the new digits. It was then sold to an unsuspecting buyer. Police happened upon the duplicate VINs while investigating another potential theft. Right now, it's unclear whether Tarantino has taken possession of the Chevrolet, if it has remained in the possession of the fraud victim, or whether it's caught somewhere in the gears of justice. Either way, you can catch Vega's memorable thoughts on the car keying in the Pulp Fiction clip below. But consider yourself warned: the video contains explicit language as Not Safe For Work as it comes.
Domestic manufacturers enjoyed a good year for heavy-duty pickup sales in 2012. PickupTrucks.com has taken a close look at exactly how those sales broke down between each manufacturer and between three-quarter and one-ton pickups. Ford sold some 67,786 F-250 Super Duty models last year with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD falling just behind at 56,359 units. The Ram 2500 HD came in third at 41,918, while the GMC Sierra 2500 HD earned itself fourth place with 27,616 deliveries. While Ford held onto the top spot in the one-ton market, Ram easily nailed down second place by selling more 3500 HD models last year than General Motors sold Silverado 3500 HD and Sierra 3500 HD trucks combined.
So, did GM manage to sell more trucks than Ford with its two brands? Very nearly. Ford sold a total of 119,338 heavy-duty pickups to GM's 111,555. Ram, meanwhile, moved a distant 77,583. But perhaps more interesting is the diesel take rate in this segment. PickupTrucks.com says 80 percent of all domestic one-ton trucks roll from the dealer lot with a turbo-diesel under the hood. Head over to the site for a closer look at the breakdown.
When it comes to technology used in racecars, we generally expect it to trickle down to production cars, not the other way around. Well, Pratt & Miller has developed a new rear-facing radar that operates in a similar fashion to what we're used to in modern blind spot detection systems, only it is also capable of tracking cars as they approach and relaying vital information to the driver via a large display screen.
The innovative radar system debuted at last weekend's 12 Hours of Sebring for Corvette Racing, and this system makes perfect sense for endurance races like this since the cars sometimes have to drive through the night and in poor weather conditions.
The radar can detect cars even with poor visibility, and uses easy-to-distinguish symbols for the driver to identify.