1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Classic Hot Rod Street Rod Show Car 71 Chevy Nice on 2040-cars
Stow, Ohio, United States
Isn't it really time to pamper yourself by sliding behind the wheel of your very own near perfect Classic? Have you tired of watching everybody else have all the fun as they cruise down the boulevard on those bright sunny days, leaving you sitting behind the wheel of mom's grocery getter? Come on! Get out of that rut and enjoy life even more than you thought possible. This North Carolina Monte Carlo made it's way to Ohio in about 1994 and the current owner has had it since 1995. He is the 2nd owner and restored the car from 1995 to 1998. Always garaged and kept out of any sign of bad weather, the owner only drives it 500 to 1,000 miles each year and doesn't have the time to enjoy it as much as he would like. The engine and transmission, while good at the time, were completely gone through during restoration just to make perfect.
Pampered and protected, this beauty is finally ready for a new home and you must admit that it might just look perfect in YOUR driveway. Standard equipment includes the a/m radio, air conditioning, the 350 four barrel engine with 270 horsepower is connected to a smooth shifting automatic transmission and the newer black vinyl interior appears to show nothing in the way of wear and, in fact, still looks as new as when installed. The air conditioning does require a re-charge after the car sets for the winter but then lasts the entire season with no problems. All lights, signals, wipers, and gauges work perfectly. The vinyl top is outstanding and the body and Sandlewood paint with a nice gloss is as stunning as the chrome on this near perfect classic. The front disc and rear drum brakes are nearly new as are all 5 matching tires.
Regularly serviced, this fine example of Chevrolet's finest work will look perfect in YOUR driveway. I doubt that you will ever find another as nice as this one unless maybe there is one in a museum that was never driven. If you have less than 3 positive eBay feedback, you MUST first e-mail your name and phone number for me to call before bidding or your bid may be cancelled. A $500 non-refundable deposit must be received within 48 hours of auction end with balance in full received within 7 calendar days of end of auction. Cash or bank wire transfer gets immediate possession of car and title. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a personal viewing please call Jack at 330/389-0456. I don't use texting, so please call or use eBay mail. I am assisting the owner in this sale and can get answers to most questions you may have.
We tell you about what a car is like to drive every day, remarking on throttle response, steering weight and feedback, squat, dive, brake fade and a dozen or more other factors of performance. What we can't tell you, though, is what the car does to us - how its performance impacts us, physically. That's what makes this video series from Chevrolet so darn cool. The Bow-Tie brand rented out Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, got several (very) different individuals together, strapped a bunch of sensors to their bodies to record biometric data ranging from heart rate to respiration to brain activity, and then handed them keys to the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The results are explained in a series of videos, devoted to each driver, showing how different people react to the Corvette's performance. If, like your author, you're a nerd for medical science, this is going to be a fascinating set of videos. If not, it's still pretty cool to see how the body of someone with racing experience, like Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi, reacts to tracking a car like the Corvette Stingray compared to the owner of legendary Detroit barbecue joint, Slows BBQ. Take a look below for all six videos from the series, or hop over to the Corvette Vimeo channel for the interactive experience, where you can see all the different metrics.
'Tis the season... for road salt. And with that, comes rust. And what does rust bring? Well, for Ford and General Motors, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation. According to The Detroit News, NHTSA is looking into potential recalls issues with Chevrolet Express vans and Ford Freestar minivans. The feds have received five complaints that rust has caused leaking fuel filler pipes on 2003 Express vans. Separately, seven complaints have been filed over excessive rust in the rear wheel wells of 2004 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans. The Freestar and Monterey went out of production in 2007. Neither issue has resulted in any crashes or injuries, according to the report.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may expand a recall campaign for faulty brake lamps. The agency is currently looking into complaints that certain 2004-2011 Chevrolet Malibu models as well as some 2007-2009 Saturn Aura sedans may have brake lights that do not illuminate when the driver presses the pedal. Alternatively, the lamps may also illuminate without input from the driver. General Motors recalled 8,000 Pontiac G6 models from the 2005 model year for the same problem, and NHTSA is currently investigating whether to add 550,000 more G6 models built between 2005 and 2009 to the list for the same issue. In addition, investigators are currently examining 97 complaints from Malibu and Aura owners with the same trouble. If NHTSA adds those models to the recall campaign, more than one million units could be covered. GM, meanwhile, says there have been no accidents or injuries as a result of the problem.