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.
The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has picked up another buff book accolade after capturing Road and Track's Performance Car of the Year award. The seventh-generation of America's sports car (sorry Viper, Mustang, et al.) has been named Automobile Magazine's Automobile of the Year. Automobile's award to the Corvette over competitors is the mirror image of its rival Motor Trend, which named the Cadillac CTS its car of the year over the C7. The CTS was, according to the Automobile team, the closest contender to the mighty Stingray. Great news all around for General Motors it seems. As for what pushed the Corvette past its distant, four-door cousin, Automobile commended its excellent, 6.2-liter V8 calling the car's performance "simply awesome" while also remarking that it is easier to drive fast than ever before thanks to steering and chassis tweaks. Following a theme set by other publications, there were also plaudits for the interior, of all things, with the buff book complimenting the car's ergonomics and material quality, while also praising the standard seats.
Chevrolet has thrown down the next hand in the pickup truck poker wars and revealed at least a couple of potential aces - depending on which numbers matter most to you. The 2014 2014 Silverado 1500 with its 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 gets 335 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, is mated to a six-speed automatic, can tow 11,500 pounds with the optional Max Trailer Package and costs the same as the outgoing Silverado, $24,585 (*including $995 destination fee). Chevy says the Silverado also stands atop the fuel economy charts when comparing any competitor with a V8 engine - and some competitors with V6 engines. The two-wheel drive model returns 16 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, 19 mpg combined in two-wheel drive guise and 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined as a four-wheel drive. For context around those numbers, the most fuel efficient V8-powered 2013 Ford F-150 pickups lose about two mpg in every metric compared to the Silverado, the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost returning 16 city, 18 highway and 22 combined in two-wheel drive. However, that EcoBoost does have 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. You can get a Ram 1500 with a 3.6-liter V6 that gets 25 mpg highway, but it has 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The 2013 Ram with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and its 395 hp and 407 lb-ft drops one mpg in every category to the Silverado. Its tow rating is 200 pounds beyond its nearest competitor, the F-150 with the Max Trailer Tow Package. Elsewhere, the new Silverado gets a quieter cab with a redesigned interior, a new bed with improved load-management possibilities, disc brakes all around, tweaked steering and suspension, along with free standard scheduled maintenance for two years or 24,000 miles.
We recently drove the brand-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and found it to be vastly improved compared to the outgoing model. And now that The General's pickup trucks have been squared away, it's time to focus our attention onto their passenger-friendly companions, the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon (above). Our spy photographers have passed along a huge smattering of photos (and a video), showing the new SUVs out testing. Both the short- and long-wheelbase models were spied, and while the overall shape of the vehicles hasn't changed all that much, we expect the updates to be substantial. In addition to new powertrain options, like GM's new small-block V8, we expect the interiors of both SUVs to get massive makeovers, providing better materials throughout their cabins and quieter, more refined environments. We even hear that some trick new suspension developments may be in store for upper-end models. Visually, these spy shots allow us to see a couple of new details on the SUVs' front and rear fascias, including LED running lamps on the Yukon and some interesting LED taillamp treatments. Of course, the obvious third party missing from this set of photos is the Cadillac Escalade, but as we reported earlier, GM is working to further differentiate the 'Slade from the rest of the fullsize SUV lineup, and is working to make the new model "much less ostentatious."