Vehicle Title:Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: Originally Malibu
Drive Type: rear wheel
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Homer Glen, Illinois, United States
Big Block 454, 12.5:1 compression, chrome moly rings, Comp hydraulic cam kit with matched springs .550/.550 lift. Heads have been shaved snd had 3 angle valve job, also ported and polished, Ceramic coated headers, msd ignition system w/6AL box, Demon 750 cfm carb w/mechanical secondaries less than 500miles on motor. TH350 transmission rebuilt with red clutches 3500 stall comes with 2800 stall converter also.shifts hard and is very fast. 3" exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers. Electric water pump and fan, electric fuel pump, 12 gallon RCI fuel cell, 12 bolt rear end has 4.10 gear with mini spool in it now. Comes with 3.90 & 4.88 gears. Body mounts were replaced, lower rear control arms boxed Southside machine shop, adjustable drag shocks all around, morosco trick front springs, new ball joints.Needs body work and interior finished comes with a gallon of single stage White paint. Car is currently drivreable and will run well. Car has all grill, bezels, door handles, wipers, bumpers, it needs some bodywork
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During January's Detroit Auto Show, we managed a longer than expected wandering tag-team interview with C7 Corvette chief engineering exec Tadge Juechter (pictured above), and LT1 engine boss Jordan Lee (pictured below). They are, quite honestly, two of the very nicest bigshot lads to ever walk the engineering corridors of an American manufacturer. Both are enthralled by what they're doing for a day job. So are we.
We've followed the pre-sale anticipation for the Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray like an Oreck vacuum yanking every speck of dirt from a well-trampled carpet. Everything is reportable and contains a grain of further knowledge about this dramatically important and cheered-for car, as it continues to be pressured into representing all that is superior about the American dream. The Corvette wears one heavy cloak.
So, most of what was talked about has been expertly reported already right here on Autoblog. But, looking through our notes again, both Jeuchter and Lee added facts to the buzzing mix.
General Motors hadn't had a recall in India since 1995. That changed when it was discovered that certain employees were playing tricks with local emissions testing in order to ensure passing grades for engines. More than ten GM Powertrain employees in India and the US have been let go over the ensuing emissions flap, including Sam Winegarden, VP of global engine engineering, a man who has been with the company since 1969, leading development of some marquee powerplants.
According to Automotive News, an internal investigation revealed that employees "violated testing procedures," sometimes swapping specially prepared low-emissions engines during testing regimes for the Chevrolet Tavera SUV equipped with the 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines. Employees were also manipulating weights in order to get vehicles placed into different emissions categories. The discovery has led to GM recall the 114,000 Taveras produced over an eight-year period and halting their production and sale.
The Economic Times of India reports that the issue is due to "a faulty component." GM has developed a solution to the issue, and once it is validated in testing and approved by the Indian authorities, the recalled vehicles will be fixed at dealers and production will resume.
To say that things aren't going well for the newly redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is a pretty sizable understatement. Reports have been swirling about the Malibu getting an emergency design refresh, less than a year after its introduction, as well as having its production at the Fairfax Assembly Plant halted twice already this year for excessive inventory. Now, Motor Trend is reporting that the midsize sedan will be receiving price drops across the board ranging from $300 on a number of models up to $770 on the 1LT trim; offsetting some of MSRP drop, though, the destination charge has increased from $760 to $810.
Without destination, the entry-level Malibu LS now starts at $21,995, which is still about $300 more than a Honda Accord and about $300 less than the segment's top-selling Toyota Camry. This new pricing also drops the price of the Eco, 2LT and 3LT trims by $300. The LTZ trim has dropped by $415, meaning that the Malibu's top dog now starts at just under $30,000, excluding destination.
Here are the new starting prices for all eight of the Malibu trim levels compared to the previous prices for the 2013 model year (including destination):