For Sale By:Private Seller
Drive Type: rear
Model: Other Pickups
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: 1/2 ton
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Up for auction is a 1955 Chevy pickup. She isn't the prettiest thing on the block, but here she is! Looks like an amateur restoration in progress. This is a project that needs work. Truck had some rust in the typical areas and was somewhat repaired. From what I can tell, the cab was sandblasted and metal work has been done. I cant say how much or how well it was done, but I can see some new metal and welds from underneath. Looks to be a solid project truck. I did some small stuff to the truck, and reprimered it. The windows are blacked out and all need to be replaced. They were all cracked and partially sandblasted. There is a piece of metal welded in the inner upper windshield area and it looks like the typical outer section may need some attention before installing new glass. Its not as bad as some of the ones ive seen. The engine is a six cylinder that fires right up. I have it hooked to a small gas can. The tank needs to be flushed. I drove it a little, but there are no brakes and someone put a floor shifter in that is a pain to use. Truck has 4 17 inch wheels with decent tires. The bed is a floor is a piece of plywood and the inner bed and floors are done with a sprayed in bedliner. If the truck needs to be shipped, I will get one of the brakes working for loading and unloading on a transporter. Any questions or if you need more pics, call me at 570-299-1755. This truck is not one of the typical high quality trucks that I usually sell, therefore it is offered with no reserve and sold "as is" with no warranty of any kind. Feel free to shoot me an offer. I will add a few more pics as soon as I can. I have a clear Missouri title in hand for the truck. Good Luck!!!!
For nine years, Diesel Power magazine has run the Diesel Power Challenge, this year's grindfest being "a week-long torture test that features seven events, nine trucks, 8,000 horsepower, and nearly 15,000 pound-feet of torque." The road to being crowned "the most powerful truck" starts with a dyno run, and then continues through the completion of a CDL-style obstacle course, an eighth-of-a-mile drag race while towing a 10,000-pound trailer, a quarter-mile drag race without a trailer, a fuel economy test in the mountains and finally a sled-pulling test through a 300-foot-long packed-mud pit.
What kind of trucks get into such a fight? Last year's winner, for instance - who upgraded his truck this year to prove he didn't "luck into the win" - drives a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6.4-liter Power Stroke V8 upgraded with a custom intake, Elite Diesel triple turbos and a two-stage nitrous system. Another competitor has a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 powered by a 5.9-liter Cummins inline-six, upgraded with Garrett turbos, dual-stage nitrous, a seven-inch exhaust stack and twin fans built into the bed to cool the Sun Coast Omega transmission. The numbers on that truck: 1,255 horsepower, and 2,063 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. Naturally, as the image above might suggest, things don't always end well.
You'll find all five videos covering this years challenge below. A scene in the dyno video sums it all up perfectly: a competitor leaves his nitrous on too long and the crew is treated to some ominous poppings, he leans out the window, throws both hands up and shouts, "Amer'ca!"
Over the weekend, Chevrolet released its first images of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible. Now, ahead of the droptop's official introduction tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show, the automaker has given us a few more shots of the softop C7 showing off the car's rump albeit from a high, strategically positioned angle.
From this angle, it's hard to get a sense for how long and flat the decklid really is, but we can easily see that, like the rest of the C7's design, the new convertible's decklid and tonneau cover are far more detailed than the current car. We also get a better look at the rear haunches sans brake vents, which have apparently been moved to underneath the car in order to accommodate the top's hard cover.
As for the overall styling of the C7 convertible, with the top erected, we get some idea of what a coupe design (as opposed to the Stingray's fastback shape) would look like on this car. The C5 Corvette most recently had a coupe model that did away with the large glass hatchback, and we recently reported on a low-cost "coupe" model potentially being added to the C7's repertoire.
Not including the women and men who built it, the 2014 Chevrolet SS has only been seen in person by a piddling number of people - fewer humans than would fill the gymnasium at a high school volleyball game. Not including the men and women who built it, no one has driven it. Even so, it is already saddled with two controversies: the way it looks and the way it shifts.
First to that shifting. Did we love the last Americanized Holden, the awesomely sportsome Pontiac G8 GXP, and its six-speed manual? Of course. Do we wish the SS came with a six-speed manual? Of course. But we'd like a toboggan to come with a manual transmission. We'd put a manual transmission on a weasel if we could because we're just wired that way; if it moves, it should come with a stick and a clutch. Or at least the option.
Let's climb down off the ledge, though. We haven't driven the SS and we have no idea how good (or not) the automatic is. And the Hobson's Choice in transmissions when it comes to sport sedans like the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Jaguar XFR-S and, oh yeah, cars-that-really-should-have-manuals like the Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R and Porsche 918 and every single Lamborghini and Ferrari, for instance, hasn't stopped us from enjoying what is clearly the gruesome, dual-clutched demise of Western automotive civilization. Because in spite of our ululations at the dying of the six-speed light, we understand.