This beautiful 1970 Monte Carlo has been assembled over the course of several years, with much attention to detail and built to be driven on a regular basis. The body is free of squeaks and rattles, the window glass is adjusted so there is virtually no wind noise while driving, and the alignment allows fantastic handling with zero tire wear. The cowl hood is all steel with a reinforcement along both sides, full length, and a support bracket to eliminate the flutter along the top edge of the opening associated with high speed when drag racing. The tires are all perfectly balanced so there is no vibrations at or above freeway speeds. There is zero curb rash on any of the wheels. The interior is incredibly comfortable with an extra 1/2" layer of high density foam backing built into the upholstery. The front seat back frames were modified to eliminate the headrest, without simply removing them and laying the fabric over the top of the opening. The seat belts are custom made with aircraft style buckles, DOT approved, and color match is spot on. The beauty has the look and the sound to turn heads wherever you go, and it will run consistent at the track on pump 91 octane fuel run after run with absolutely no issues. The motor had a very recent tune up with new spark plugs, new plug wires custom fit to run under the headers and across the back of the motor, to the HEI distributor with MSD 6AL spark box. This unit has a rev limiter featured as well. The transmission is a TH350 with a Hughes torque converter and a Hughes deep cast aluminum pan as well. The pan has a drain plug, but the fluid and filter are changed regularly. The rear axle is a BOP 10 bolt, with 3.73:1 gears on an Auburn posi unit. It hooks up straight and makes no noise. The gears are very quiet as are the bearings. Wheels are 15 X 8 in the rear, 15 X 3.5 front. Tires are Mickey Thompson 295-65-15 and Firestone 215-75-15. Both sets have more than 70% tread remaining.
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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.
We all remember the financial crisis that began several years back. At its core was a splurge of subprime lending for housing loans. The housing bubble burst, triggering a collapse of the mortgage-backed securities market. Apparently, those types of loans still exist in the automotive industry, and the market share for these types of "nonprime, subprime, and deep subprime," loans has grown 13.6 percent compared to the third quarter a year ago.
According to an Automotive News report, high-risk lending expanded to 24.8 percent of total loans in Q3, up from 21.9 percent for this time last year. As this level increased, average credit scores of borrowers dropped to 755, down from 763 a year ago. In that time, the average financing amount increased $90 per vehicle, to $25,963.
At 818, Volvo maintains the highest per-owner credit score, while Mitsubishi has the lowest, at 694. The highest rate of borrowers was at Toyota, with 14 percent of the market, followed by Ford with 13.1 percent and Chevrolet at 11.1.
Spy photographers have caught what looks like the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze out on snow patrol. The camo could be tricking our eyes, but it look like it has an even tidier, more rounded front end and even lower fenders in relation to the top of the hood. And either a chunk of camo has been wedged between the side mirrors and the doors, or the mirrors are up for revision, too.
The door handles have been moved up the side of the car, leading the way to a rear end that grows a bit in length. If the rumors are true, the coming second-generation Cruze sits on the new D2XX platform that will replace the Delta and Theta platforms at General Motors. A global architecture, the Cruze will be the first to get it, but it will underpin everything from next Chevrolet Volt to the Equinox and could be responsible for 2.5 million units by 2018. The next Cruze is expected to begin production in GM's Lordstown, Ohio plant in the third quarter of 2014.