Details: 1963 VIN 115968, May build, 327/340hp, Silver Blue, dark blue interior, replacement 1964 block. Owned for 2.5 years; did not get any substantial history on the car but it was delivered new in Florida. Everything on this car has been touched except the paint! I wanted to do this car to a high level of correct technical and mechanical detail not worrying about the paint or driving it around. All that is left to do on this car to make it an overall high quality restoration is the paint.YOU CAN'T BUY ANY OTHER ENTRY LEVEL CAR AND DO ALL THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE TO THIS CAR WITHOUT BEING WAY OVER MY ASKING PRICE.. The paint is very correct from a color and metallic size standpoint. It has a number of scratches and small door chips as well as shows age in the tiny spider cracking. Itís a decent 20-footer if you will 2. I have some of the best original hubcaps you will find anywhere. Drivetrain/frame/mechanics 1. Original rear spring was replaced with new correct Eaton unit, kept original. Ride height is perfect. 2. Original 4:11, correct dated, gear was replaced with a new 3:36 gear and a new Eaton posi unit 3. Original trailing arms were replaced with new units with all new bearings etc. 4. The supporting member that the pumpkin bolts to, that attaches to the sombreroís was replaced. 5. One of the half shafts was replaced as well as all new u-joints everywhere. 6. Drive shaft balanced with new u-joints 7. Number 4 frame member was replaced with a new OEM unit and welded into place. 8. The rest of the frame has some rust but is serviceable and safe and has been looked at by multiple mechanic. IT IS SOLID 9. Original transmission (Muncie) with correct dates and VIN stamp was completely rebuilt and a new wide ratio gear installed to mate to the 3:36 rear end. 10. New Luk clutch was installed along with new correct 63 fork, throw out bearing and thrust bushing. 11. The engine block is an 870 correct casting block but is NOT dated correctly (DEC 64). I did a complete rebuild of the engine and found that most all the 340HP parts were correctly dated for the May build. The windage tray looked like the original lost a rod and that is why there is a replacement block. All engine parts were of good quality and documented, eagle rods, TRW pistons, crank turned .010 etc etc. Correct 609 water pump, carb, distributor (by Lars) etc etc. rebuilt Alt which is not correct but I have correct core that goes with the car. I restored the engine compartment to as close to factory as I could. New exhaust manifolds (2.5Ē) and all parts restored to high level of accuracy and appearance. Carb done to correct show factory condition. Used flat pistons for 10-1 CR and used stock 300HP cam and hydraulic lifters. Original balancer a restored by Damper Doctor. New fan clutch. 12. I took the liberty with adding the Borgeson power steering unit and pump. I have the original steering gear and in fine shape. Worth every cent! 13. The entire brake system has been checked and any issues were addressed. All drums in excellent shape and had been freshly turned. Pads in fine shape. Replaced rear hydraulic units and adjusted. Brand new GM correct replacement Master cylinder. Brakes function excellent. Emergency brake functions as well. 14. New aluminized exhaust system from corvette Central with the N-11 mufflers (welded). New tips and all hangers etc and new heat riser unit. 15. New correct dated Dewitt radiator $900 and all new correct hoses. 16. New set of replacement service horns 17. All new Lectric Limited wiring harnesses in the entire engine compartment. 18. New battery tray attached to frame. 19. I did take liberty with the shifter after installing a factory 63 unit. I did not like it so I put in a new 66-67 type that mounts to the frame. It functions great and I like the chrome. 20. Fuel line repaired for safety (ran new metal under body as best could with body on) and new flex brake lines 21. Completely rebuilt the heater core box and installed new core which was reinforced by a radiator shop with extra solder. All new rubber stuff from kit. Etc 22. All new Delco shocks and spring bushing kit etc. 23. All original 63 rims painted with new $1200 Michelin X Diamond Back tires with correct white wall. About 1200 miles on them. Have spare tire rim. 24. Professional 4 wheel alignment documented and the car drives fantastic with no pulling or weird feelings going on. 25. Front wheel bearings replaced and in fine shape. Interior: 1. Professional shop did a complete gutting of the interior by removing all parts to expose birdcage (July-Dec 2014). Dash pads and middle section were re-dyed in dark blue. All new Al Knoch interior carpet (with heat mat), seat foams, seat cushions were used. Full restoration of instruments was done including odometer and trip unit (set back to zero). New tach and speedo cable. ALL NEW wire harness and fuse box!. Steering column rebuilt. Original steering wheel restored. ALL new correct NOS 63 correct seatbelts with restored buckles ($750 just for this). 2. Original radio works 3. Clock restored by Clockworks 4. All things function correctly. 5. All new correct replacement headlights and units function great. 6. Wipers work fine but I have not tried to fix the washer part of this. 7. Convertible top is a serviceable replacement with all new rubber. Functions great but does lose judging points because of window heat seal and does not have tag. 8. All new light bulbs. Have all the receipts for many small interior/dash items replaced. 9. Pedal box rebuilt as well and new side air vents. Many other small new parts replaced. 10. Original glove box door has a crack in it along the bottom. Otherwise decent looking 11. Doors completely rebuilt including the window vent regulators and new door pulls etc. 12. All new weather stripping around doors and up pillars etc. 13. $4,500 parts bill just for the interior and work done. + all the labor costs There are a multitude of small things Iím not remembering but I have every receipt for all the parts and work that has been done. I realize that I will not get my money back to breakeven (or close to it) but I also donít think I should apologize the all the work that has been done and let someone beat me up about the paint. Iím of the mindset that there are a lot of great looking cars out there (I call the mop and glow) for which most of the things Iíve done have not been addressed. Sure they look great, but there are many issues under that shiny paint! Iím hoping that many will recognize the work done and consider that into my asking price
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Auto blogFri, 01 Mar 2013 08:46:00 EST
Our apologies to those who've seen this before, but for the rest of the class, how awesome are these pictures of the Vert-A-Pac shipping system General Motors came up with to ship the Chevrolet Vega back in the 1970s? Developed along with Southern Pacific Railroad, GM was able to double the amount of Vega models it could ship by packing them into the unique storage cars vertically.
At the time, rail cars could fit 15 vehicles each, but Chevrolet was able to lower shipping costs by making it possible to ship 30 Vegas per rail car, in turn allowing the price of the Vega to remain as low as possible. Each rail car had 30 doors that would fold down so that a Vega could be strapped on, and then a forklift would come along and lift the door into place. All the cars were positioned nose down, and since they were shipped with all of their required fluids, certain aspects had to be designed specifically for this type of shipping, including an oil baffle in the engine, a special battery and even a repositioned windshield washer reservoir. See for yourself in our image gallery above.
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.
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.
As part of a longstanding tradition, the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII, Joe Flacco, quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, was given a new car directly after the game and trophy celebrations. For 2013, that car is a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and it was presented to Flacco by Rick Flick of Banner Chevrolet, a dealership in New Orleans that was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 before returning to prominence as the only Chevy dealer in Orleans Parish.
Last year, Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning took home a 2012 Corvette GS Centennial Edition. Manning also won in 2008, when he selected a Cadillac Escalade Hybrid as his reward. In 2011, quarterback Aaron Rodgers accepted the keys to a Camaro convertible.
Though we're most definitely an auto-obsessed group, we did watch the Big Game along with nearly everyone else in America. And we've gotta say, as if winning the Super Bowl and receiving the Tiffany-designed Pete Rozelle Trophy wasn't enough for the multi-millionaire MVP athletes, a brand-new C7 seems like an awfully generous prize. Scroll down below for an official announcement from General Motors.