1960 Corvette. Dark Red, Red interior. White Coves. Original colors were Roman Red per the markings found during restoration. We bought this car totally disassembled and in boxes in the late Ď80s and then stored it for another 10 years. We reassembled and restored it in 1997/98. Less than 1000 miles on the car since putting it back on the road. It has been stored in a dry climate controlled garage for the last 15 years, with very little driving to a few car shows and parades. Interior is all new from the restoration and still looks brand new. New seat springs, cushions and covers. Seat frames were blasted and painted. New carpet and dash pad installed. New door panels, kick panels and sun visors. New dash wiring harness installed. All gages are original and working well. The tachometer is functional but not currently hooked up. Soft top frame has been restored and is rust free. The soft top fabric has not been stretched over the frame. It is still in the box from several years ago. All interior is top quality Al Knoch materials. A newer Corvette AM/FM radio and speaker are in the car. Original Wonderbar radio and speaker are included in the trunk. Paint is in good shape and is driver quality. There are a few blemishes where the paint has flaked and been touched up. They are small, about the size of a dime. Shines nice and this color gets a lot of attention at the shows. All chrome and stainless steel have been polished and look very good. Some pitting on the door pillars. Bumpers and grill look great and are original condition. The lower cove trim pieces are missing. I might have them in a box, but not sure anymore. All other chrome and stainless pieces are in place on the car. Side windows are original and in great shape. Windshield and rubber seals were replaced when the restoration was done. The car has been sitting for several years, so the paint and interior could use a little cleaning to shine everything up. Engine is a 327 NOM. It runs strong. I started the car for the first time in over a year this weekend with a new battery and it started instantly with the first key turn. I believe the 4 speed trans is original but I do not have the numbers from when we restored the car. Assume it is not original. Plenty of power and great sound from the engine and exhaust. The engine bay is dirty from sitting so long. The car could use a tune up and more regular use, but itís a great starting point for you to enjoy driving. New engine bay wiring harness installed during the restoration. Ignition kill switch added for anti-theft. Frame is solid, cleaned and painted during the restoration. The rear cross bar is solid where most have rusted out or been replaced. New exhaust installed from manifolds back during the restoration. Original drum brakes. We replaced the brake lines and wear items during the restoration but itís been so long and the car had been sitting that I would not trust the brakes as is. That is the one area I think needs a little attention to make the car road worthy right now. The rear end of the body seems to sag a little from sitting. No rubbing but the rear suspension may need some attention down the road. Tires and Cragar rims are virtually brand new with less than 1000 miles. I see incomplete cars without their drive train selling for $30K. Numbers matching show pieces easily bring $70K to over $100K. This car is a deal for someone that wants a solid driver that they can put a little work into to keep improving it.
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Auto blogFri, 05 Apr 2013 18:32:00 EST
The days of changing your engine oil every 3,000 miles are long gone thanks to most cars having automatic oil monitoring systems, but about 800,000 General Motors vehicles apparently have incorrect monitoring software that is leading to premature engine component wear. According to Autoweek, certain 2010-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain models equipped with 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines could be going too long in between oil changes resulting in a higher-than-normal number of warranty claims for the engine's balance chain. The balance chain links the balance shaft to the crankshaft, and a worn one can produce higher noise levels.
As a fix, GM dealers will be reprogramming the software for the monitors in an effort to reduce the interval between oil changes, which varies based on driving habits and conditions. Through February 2015, the software update will be done at no cost to vehicle owners, but since this is not a recall, after that point, it will be up to the discretion of dealers as to whether or not they will charge for the service. What isn't immediately clear is whether GM plans on giving assistance to out-of-warranty customers who are experiencing engine issues from the worn chain.
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Recently discovered General Motors trademark applications for LT4, LT5, LT88 and LTX have observers wondering what kind of high-performance offerings could be on their way. A new LT4 would mark a return of the engine designation first used on the Corvette Grand Sport, SLP Pontiac Firehawk and SLP Chevrolet Camaro SS from 1996 and 1997. Supposition at Corvette Forum - which provided advance intel on the C7 like these leaked images - believes a new LT4 could go into the high-performance trim of the next-gen, 2015 Camaro that would be more powerful than the 580-horsepower Camaro ZL1.
Seeing an LT5 again would also be déjà vu - in its former life it was a 5.7-liter V8 for the C4 Corvette ZR-1 from 1990-1994 designed by Lotus, producing from 370 hp to 405 hp. A mix of rumor and hope is that the new LT5 will be a supercharged evolution of the 6.2-liter LT1 (pictured) placed in the new C7 Corvette, and that it will go into the C7 version of the ZR1 pumping out something like 700 hp.
The LTX trademark is, as with that last letter, a complete mystery. If the "X" isn't a generic way to denote the whole LT family, it's wondered if it LTX could refer to a crate motor offering like the LSX.