1969 Chevrolet Corvette on 2040-cars
Sparks, Nevada, United States
Check out this former show car built by the legendary customizer Larry Watson! This Corvette only has 15,551
original miles! This one has won many awards and trophies at car shows in the early 1970's! This car was known as
"Chetah" during its hey-day around the Southern California area!
This Corvette was purchased brand new on September 12th,1969 at Bob Keefer Chevrolet in Santa Monica,California for
the daughter of a businessman from Bellflower,CA and then was taken to the legendary customizer Larry Watson in
Hollywood,California for custom body modifications,paint and interior .He is one of the most well known crafters
along with George Barris and Von Dutch for automobile customization. The customization included L88 hood,wheel
flares,side scallops,tail lamps,5 spoke Gold painted American Racing wheels plus the rear wing is Plymouth
Superbird inspired.The pink exterior and interior was chosen by her to replace the factory Riverside Gold and
Saddle Vinyl interior. The stock 350 was then removed by Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa and replaced by a L88 454
where that motor remained for approximately 3 years. She later found the L88 engine to be way too powerful and was
subsequently removed and replaced in 1973 with a stock 454.
This Corvette was then sold in 1978 and remained in California until 2001 and went to Mesa,Colorado for a period of
time.They then moved to Las Vegas,Nevada where I found it in a backyard, where it has been for approximately 10
years.After much research,I spoke with the original owner and she verified the information listed.She was saddened
to hear about the car being left outside.
We rescued the Corvette and replaced the fuel tank and sending unit,replaced the battery and completed a oil
change.It does run and drive but I recommend a restoration of this rare car. The vintage Goodyear tires are from
1993 and hold air but not are not roadworthy.The options include factory A/C,tilt steering wheel,power windows and
cruise control plus AM-FM stereo.It also has power steering and power disc brakes.All of the factory gauges
including the clock work! The horn,windshield wipers and the T3 headlamps all work correctly.It does retain all
factory smog equipment.The vinyl interior and thick shag carpeting are in excellent condition.The glass and chrome
trim look great also! This vehicle does deserve to be restored back to its former glory.
Included with the vehicle are the mint original owner's manual,Protecto-plate with warranty book,delivery
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Auto blogTue, 11 Dec 2012 08:29:00 EST
There's not much to see here, but if you're one of those waiting for the reveal of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, above is the teaser image that Chevrolet posted on its Facebook page. We've seen the truck in form-fitting camo before, and even less can be made out here beyond those seriously punchy Silverado-esque fenders and the knowledge that the projector-beam headlamps teased previously do indeed work. We'll have to wait until Thursday for a full perusal of the "bold exterior design" and "careful attention given to every detail" we've been promised.
Gathering intel and rumors, magnesium and aluminum contribute to the Silverado's weight loss plan, the purported "High Country" top-tier trim will contribute to luxury pickup truck competition and profit margins and the next-generation small-block V8 will contribute to improved fuel economy. On the engine note, there have been rumors of available V6 engines, and when Facebook user John Jones asked "Where's your answer to that EcoBoost Chevy?", the Bowtie replied "stay tuned on the 13th. We think you'll be pleased...".
Along with the "Raise the Bar" tag, Chevrolet says of the Silverado, "You asked, we delivered." You can watch the reveal live on Chevrolet's Facebook page at 9:30 am EST, this Thursday, December 13. The GMC Sierra 1500 will also be there, and we'll see both in person at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
Chevrolet's "Runs Deep" tagline has finally been run into the ground, replaced with the Bowtie brand's "Find New Roads" slogan that's part of parent General Motors' plan to unify its everyday brand's marketing efforts worldwide. The new Chevrolet campaign was ushered in on prime time last night during the Grammy Awards on CBS, and the first spot, a 90-second full-line ad, also marks the first appearance of the 2014 Corvette Stingray in a commercial.
Being a full-line ad, the commercial is composed of vignettes centered on different vehicles in the brand's lineup. The all-new 2014 Impala also makes its first commercial appearance in dapper fashion, and time is spent on a skateboarding Sonic and a bouquet of brightly colored Spark hatchbacks driven by fashionable women. The ad starts and ends with Chevy's green halo car, the Volt, along with a young girl with her robotic dog (yes, really).
Chevrolet's "Runs Deep" campaign got off to a rocky start in the fall of 2010, but it did last for a couple of years with some tweaks. This new one, "Find New Roads" seems more intent on drawing new customers into the fold than the outgoing tagline, which seemed to play more toward the brand faithful. It admittedly reminds us more than a little the short-lived "Find Your Own Road" Saab motto (which, we note, was conceived while the Swedish brand was under GM's control), but no matter, we still think it's got more long-term potential than "Runs Deep."
We showed you Chevrolet's major debut yesterday, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible, but General Motors is making a big push for Bowtie consideration in Europe, so it's also introducing the updated Captiva crossover here at the Geneva Motor Show.
While still based on the same platform as North America's fleet-only Captiva Sport (which is effectively a rebadged Saturn Vue), the Captiva is available in both five- and seven-seat iterations, and it looks far more modern. That's particularly the case with this updated model, which features revamped front- and rear ends that include restyled bumpers, grilles and LED taillamps, among other changes.
As before, the midsize Theta-platform CUV will be available in both front- and all-wheel drive, and is expected to carry a range of four- and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. Important US programming note: Chevrolet sources tell us that America's Captiva Sport will not receive these updates.