Exterior Color: Burgundy
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: 4 SPEED / POSI
Warranty: AS IS / NONE
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
I963 IMPALA NUMBERS MATCHING 409 / 4 SPEED CONERTIBLE PROJECT CAR.....THIS CAR IS AN ALL ORGINAL NUMBERS MATCHING 409 / 340HP / 4 SPEED / POSI REAR NON SS BENCH SEAT, DOG DISH HUB CAPS, IMPALA (SLEEPER CAR) THE CAR WILL NEED TO BE RESTORED, IT WILL NEED SOME PANELS, THE FRAME IS SOLID, AND THE CAR DOES RUN AND DRIVE, THE EXTERIOR COLOR IS BURGANDY, THE INTERIOR COLOR IS BLACK, BENCH SEAT, FACTORY TACH, POWER TOP. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE PICTURES FEEL FREE TO CALL ME...717 821 9392...THIS CAR IS LISTED LOCALLY SO WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THE AUCTION AT ANYTIME.....THANKS FOR LOOKING AND PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER PROJECT CARS...Again please know what your bidding on these cars need to be RESTORED.....AND WILL NEED TO BE PICKED UP... if you need more pics or have any questions please ask....and if your not sure please dont bid, if they hit the reserve they will go to the highest bidder, and any back outs (because you thought it was this or that) will get you bad marks on ebay.... PLEASE KNOW WHAT YOUR BIDDING ON.....
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.
Consumer Reports has taken aim at at small-displacement, forced-induction engines, saying the powerplants don't manage to deliver on automaker fuel economy claims. Manufacturers have long held that smaller, turbocharged engines pack all power of their larger displacement cousins with significantly better fuel economy, but the research organization says that despite scoring high EPA economy numbers, the engines are no better than conventional drivetrains in both categories. Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, says the forced induction options "are often slower and less fuel efficient than larger four and six-cylinder engines."
Specifically, CR calls out the new Ford Fusion equipped with the automaker's Ecoboost 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The institute's researchers found the engine, which is a $795 option over the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder, fails to match competitors in acceleration and served up 25 miles per gallon in testing, putting the sedan dead last among other midsize options.
The Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Sonata Turbo and Ford Escape 2.0T all got dinged for the same troubles, though Consumer Reports has found the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the BMW 328i does deliver on its promises. You can check out the full press release below. You can also read the full study on the Consumer Reports site, or scroll down for a short video recap.
Our apologies to those who've seen this before, but for the rest of the class, how awesome are these pictures of the Vert-A-Pac shipping system General Motors came up with to ship the Chevrolet Vega back in the 1970s? Developed along with Southern Pacific Railroad, GM was able to double the amount of Vega models it could ship by packing them into the unique storage cars vertically.
At the time, rail cars could fit 15 vehicles each, but Chevrolet was able to lower shipping costs by making it possible to ship 30 Vegas per rail car, in turn allowing the price of the Vega to remain as low as possible. Each rail car had 30 doors that would fold down so that a Vega could be strapped on, and then a forklift would come along and lift the door into place. All the cars were positioned nose down, and since they were shipped with all of their required fluids, certain aspects had to be designed specifically for this type of shipping, including an oil baffle in the engine, a special battery and even a repositioned windshield washer reservoir. See for yourself in our image gallery above.