1959 Impala Convertible Resto-Mod.
Possibly the nicest 1959 Impala convertible on the planet.
New crate LS3 engine with chromed intake manifold
New 4L65E auto trans with RetroTek Smart Shift push-button shifter
Air Ride Street Challenge Suspension System with Shockwaves and remote control adjustment
Wilwood discs on all four wheels
Billet Specialties serpentine belt system
Be Cool radiator/fan system
Vintage Air Gen IV with factory dash AC vents
Power windows with lighted buttons on the console
Power vent windows
Billet Specialties chrome steering column
1959 Impala retro steering wheel
Boss 358 chrome wheels with new radials
Classic Instrument gauge package with turn signals in speedo face
$2,500 stereo system with Sony head unit in glovebox, Focal speakers, JBL subwoofers and Bluetooth connectivity.
Full custom lipstick red leather interior
German weave carpets
Fully detailed trunk with red leather and exposed sound system
Black cloth softtop with restored power lift mechanism
Undercarriage fully detailed.
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Auto blogSun, 17 Feb 2013 13:03:00 EST
It seems to be commonplace that when a new Corvette is in development, rumors swirl about a possible mid-engine layout. As is the case of Chevy's most recent C7 Corvette, these rumors never pan out.
In any case, the idea for a 'Vette with an engine mounted behind the driver can probably all be traced back to a single car, the 1964 XP-819 prototype. Built as an "engineering exercise" back in 1964, the prototype was designed with a rear-mounted engine. History tells us that the idea of a rear-engine Corvette fizzled, and the XP-819 was eventually cut up into pieces and stored at a shop in Daytona Beach, FL.
After sitting for untold years, a restoration project started on the car, and while it isn't yet fully completed, the current owner of the car, Mid America Motorworks, will have the car on display at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as a "driveable chassis" with hopes of having a fully completed car ready to bring to next year's show.
General Motors hadn't had a recall in India since 1995. That changed when it was discovered that certain employees were playing tricks with local emissions testing in order to ensure passing grades for engines. More than ten GM Powertrain employees in India and the US have been let go over the ensuing emissions flap, including Sam Winegarden, VP of global engine engineering, a man who has been with the company since 1969, leading development of some marquee powerplants.
According to Automotive News, an internal investigation revealed that employees "violated testing procedures," sometimes swapping specially prepared low-emissions engines during testing regimes for the Chevrolet Tavera SUV equipped with the 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines. Employees were also manipulating weights in order to get vehicles placed into different emissions categories. The discovery has led to GM recall the 114,000 Taveras produced over an eight-year period and halting their production and sale.
The Economic Times of India reports that the issue is due to "a faulty component." GM has developed a solution to the issue, and once it is validated in testing and approved by the Indian authorities, the recalled vehicles will be fixed at dealers and production will resume.
UPDATE: The trucks have been revealed. Click here for all of the official details.
As promised, Chevrolet and GMC are offering a live webcast of the world premiere for the all-new 2014 Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500. After being teased with spy shots and blurry images like the one above for ages, now is the time to see the trucks in the metal, for real (well, as 'real' as it gets on a webcast, at any rate).
Shift your eyes down just below to see the reveal as it happens, starting at 9:30 AM EST. We anticipate having loads of images full technical information to share after the webcast, too, so truck aficionados should stay tuned. We'll also be bringing you live images of both trucks too, when we see them on the show floor at next month's Detroit Auto Show.