Engine:400 CU IN
Exterior Color: BARRIER BLUE
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: 4 SPEED
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
"STEAL MY 1966 GTO CONVERTIBLE"
ONCE UPON A TIME SHE WAS A LEMANS.............
RESTORED FROM THE GROUND UP ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO....SHE'S MORE GTO THAN MOST GTO'S AT HALF THE PRICE....
BARRIER BLUE PAINT IS ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS AS IS THE CHROME AND STAINLESS...BODY IS BONDO AND RUST FREE.....
INTERIOR AND CARPET IS IN GREAT SHAPE EXCEPT FOR A LITTLE WRINCKLE ON THE DRIVERS SEAT FROM MY BIG BUTT....
TOP IS IN GOOD SHAPE BUT NOT NEW...WRINKLE ON BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE OF REAR WINDOW SEAM HAS A 3 INCH SEPARATION LOWER PART OF WINDOW...EASY FIX (**SEE PICTURE)
TIRES HAVE ABOUT 4000 MILES ON THEM SPARE IS BRAND NEW
400 CU IN ENGINE...4 SPEED HURST...POWER FRONT DISC BRAKES...RESTORED RALLY DASH W/ TACH & GUAGES...RALLY WHEELS...WOODEN RALLY STEERING WHEEL....CENTER CONSOLE W/ VACUUM GUAGE....POWER TOP....CUSTOM STEREO WHICH ACCOMODATES AN I POD OR CD PLAYER... FLOWMASTER EXHAUST.......PIONEER KICK PANEL SPEAKERS...UNDER SEAT 9' WOOFERS...DYNAMAT INSTALLED UNDER CARPET...ORIGIANAL GM SEAT BELTS...SEQUENTIAL REAR SIGNAL LIGHTS...BLUE LED GROUND EFFECT LIGHTS ETC. ETC. ETC.......
THE ONLY THING SHE NEEDS IS A FUEL SENDING UNIT...
I WELCOME AND SUGGEST SEEING HER IN PERSON AS THE PICTURES DON'T DO HER JUSTICE...
SHE LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT...TAKES FIRST PLACE AT ALL LOCAL CAR SHOWS....I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THE HOBBY ANY LONGER....
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General Motors has made a science out of sharing platforms. So when the company's Kappa platform was introduced for a new rear-drive roadster to be distributed across three different motor divisions, you'd have figured the program was pretty safe, right? Unfortunately for the workers at the Wilmington Assembly Plant which manufactured the Kappa roadsters, those three divisions were Pontiac, Saturn and Opel - three units which the General has either sold or shut down. Which is a shame, because a perfectly good rear-drive roadster platform is a heck of a thing to waste.
In one of the strangest rumors we've heard recently, however, our compatriots over at Jalopnik report that the DeLorean Motor Company (yes, that DeLorean Motor Company) is considering buying the plant and the platform from GM and putting it back into production as a new DMC.
Every few a decades, the folks running General Motors lose their minds briefly try to market a car that public doesn't see coming and often aren't ready for. In the '60s there was the rear-engine, air-cooled Chevrolet Corvair, then the mid-engine Pontiac Fiero in the '80s and the completely bizarre Chevy SSR in the 2000s. What all of these had in common was that they bucked the trend for American models of their era, for better or worse. The latest episode of Generation Gap tasked the hosts with finding two cult classic vehicles to choose between; they came come up with two of these quirky products from The General.
On the classic side, there's a 1967 Chevy Corvair Monza convertible. Being from later in the production run, it wears slightly more aerodynamic styling than the earlier, boxier examples. Hanging out back is an air-cooled, 2.7-liter flat-six pumping out a robust 95 horsepower. In the other corner is the somewhat more modern 1986 Pontiac Fiero SE with a mid-mounted, 2.5-liter "Iron Duke" four-cylinder, an engine nearly ubiquitous in GM cars of the '80s.
Judging by when they were new, the Corvair was far more successful than the Fiero with over 1.8 million sold. Of course, Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed kind of poisoned the well, even if the poor safety reputation wasn't entirely deserved. The Fiero on the other hand only lasted for a few model years before shuffling off, but it eventually got its own performance boost with the V6 version and rather attractive GT models. Check them both out in the video and tell us in Comments which you want in your garage.
The repairs needed for the faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata continue to expand. Toyota initially announced a recall of 766,300 vehicles equipped with the bad part on June 11 as a followup to a campaign from 2013. Soon after, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary evaluation into five automakers who also used the component in their models. Now, NHTSA has released the official announcement of the latest Toyota recall listing 844,277 affected cars, including the newly added 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe.
While NHTSA's document didn't include a model-by-model breakdown, General Motors spokesperson Alan Adler estimated to Autoblog that roughly 85,000 Vibes in the US would be covered under the latest recall. Like the rest of the affected models, the airbag inflator could rupture in a crash causing the bag not to work correctly, possibly spraying metal fragments at the occupant.
Toyota spokesperson Cindy Knight told Autoblog that the reason for the disparity between the earlier press release and NHTSA document was that Toyota was continuing to comb through VINs to create a list of affected vehicles. The original number was an estimate of that process at the time. Scroll down to the recall report from NHTSA.