1968 - Chevrolet Corvette on 2040-cars
Stockton, California, United States
This 68 Corvette convertible appears to have originally been a 427-390 4 speed car but that doesn't matter here. There is so much work done to this car it is too much to list. There is a binder with over 10 years of receipts, a photo album of the restoration, and a professional plaque for car shows, and has won best of show at as large local event. To summarize I will break into categories: Body/paint: customer two stage show quality paint in 2004, close to 10,000 there alone. Hardtop and brand new softop, all new weatherstrips, engine bay painted and detailed. 1969 factory sidepipes added along with rear filler panel. Quality aftermarket L88 hood. Interior: completely restored in 2004 also, with custom stereo system. and 79-82 clamshell seats, 69 and up steering wheel, power windows, tilt-tele, 69 RH dash with map pocket. Engine: 427 tripower all freshly rebuilt, dynoed at 502 hp, 495 ft lb torque, msd ignition Transmission: Tremec 5 speed Rear: HD 3.36 posi Steering: power rack and pinion STEERIODS Suspension: Vette brakes dual mount rear spring, strut rods Vette brakes monoleaf front suspension, tubular a-arms All fresh in 2003 Air conditioning: complete working AC with R134
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Auto blogMon, 29 Apr 2013
Recently discovered General Motors trademark applications for LT4, LT5, LT88 and LTX have observers wondering what kind of high-performance offerings could be on their way. A new LT4 would mark a return of the engine designation first used on the Corvette Grand Sport, SLP Pontiac Firehawk and SLP Chevrolet Camaro SS from 1996 and 1997. Supposition at Corvette Forum - which provided advance intel on the C7 like these leaked images - believes a new LT4 could go into the high-performance trim of the next-gen, 2015 Camaro that would be more powerful than the 580-horsepower Camaro ZL1.
Seeing an LT5 again would also be déjà vu - in its former life it was a 5.7-liter V8 for the C4 Corvette ZR-1 from 1990-1994 designed by Lotus, producing from 370 hp to 405 hp. A mix of rumor and hope is that the new LT5 will be a supercharged evolution of the 6.2-liter LT1 (pictured) placed in the new C7 Corvette, and that it will go into the C7 version of the ZR1 pumping out something like 700 hp.
The LTX trademark is, as with that last letter, a complete mystery. If the "X" isn't a generic way to denote the whole LT family, it's wondered if it LTX could refer to a crate motor offering like the LSX.
We showed you Chevrolet's major debut yesterday, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible, but General Motors is making a big push for Bowtie consideration in Europe, so it's also introducing the updated Captiva crossover here at the Geneva Motor Show.
While still based on the same platform as North America's fleet-only Captiva Sport (which is effectively a rebadged Saturn Vue), the Captiva is available in both five- and seven-seat iterations, and it looks far more modern. That's particularly the case with this updated model, which features revamped front- and rear ends that include restyled bumpers, grilles and LED taillamps, among other changes.
As before, the midsize Theta-platform CUV will be available in both front- and all-wheel drive, and is expected to carry a range of four- and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. Important US programming note: Chevrolet sources tell us that America's Captiva Sport will not receive these updates.
It looks like there some changes in store for the Chevrolet Camaro - the only thing is that we just don't know what Chevy has up its sleeve. Looking at these spy shots, we'd initially be inclined to think that there is just a minor facelift or a new special edition, but upon closer inspection, there are a few oddities about this car that definitely have us intrigued.
The most obvious difference on this prototype is the slightly restyled front fascia with a smaller lower air inlet and the two-bar grille. Then we get to some of the car's mysterious details. For starters, this fascia has the SS vent above the grille, but it looks to be blocked off. Granted this could just be a one-off piece used for testing. What really piqued our interest was at the rear of the car where it has quad exhaust outlets that are used on the ZL1. Could this be the LS7-powered Camaro that we reported on back in December?
At this point, your guess is as good as ours as to what we're looking at here, so let us know in the comments what you think this could be.