LOT #733 – 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/360 Z06 SPLIT-WINDOW COUPE – SOLD! $566,500
For more than 100 years, Chevrolet has been producing standout vehicles. Some of the best examples of GM’s bowtie brand crossed the Barrett-Jackson 2022 Las Vegas Auction block. Among the top sellers was a muscle-bound crew of Camaros, Bel Airs and Corvettes that continue to turn heads. The result was an impressive mix of modern performance, Resto-Mods and restored originals. View the Top 10 best-selling Chevys from the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction in the gallery below.
LOT #733 – 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/360 Z06 SPLIT-WINDOW COUPE – SOLD! $566,500
Pictured above, this Z06 is one of 199 and powered by a matching-numbers fuel-injected 327/360hp engine mated to a matching-numbers M20 4-speed manual transmission. Underwent a complete body-off restoration in 2019, multiple-award winner and Bloomington Gold Certified.
LOT #748 – 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM TOPLESS ROADSTER – SOLD! $550,000
Power by a GM Performance 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine mated to a Supermatic 4L75E automatic transmission. The Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection teams up with Hooker shorty ceramic headers, polished stainless-steel exhaust and Borla racing mufflers.
LOT #738 – 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM TOPLESS ROADSTER – SOLD! $330,000
This Weavers Customs built Corvette is powered by a GM crate 6.2-liter LS3 engine mated to a 4L75E 4-speed automatic transmission. Features include Roadster Shop chassis, Wilwood brakes, Schott wheels, Dakota Digital gauges and Vintage Air.
LOT #716 – 1966 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP – SOLD! $275,000 *** NEW AUCTION WORLD RECORD
Powered by a supercharged 600hp 6.2-liter GM Performance LSA crate engine backed by a 4L85E GM Performance automatic transmission with an aluminum driveshaft and a Nodular Ford 9-inch rear end. Powder-coated Roadster Shop Revo III chassis and suspension.
LOT #736 – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $275,000
This Pro-Touring custom is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter GM LT4 V8 crate engine with ported and polished heads backed by a GM 8-speed automatic transmission with an upgraded torque converter.
LOT #717 – 1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM 2 DOOR HARDTOP – SOLD! $242,000
This RMD Garage-built full rotisserie custom Resto-Mod is powered by a 6.2-liter LS3 engine backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission. Features an Art Morrison chassis, custom Moor and Giles leather interior and Restomod air conditioning.
LOT #754 – 1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE – SOLD! $242,000
Pro-Touring build, powered by a new GM LS3 6.2-liter V8 Hot Cam crate engine producing 495hp mated to a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission. Features Roadster Shop Spec 7 chassis with C7 IRS, Wilwood brakes, Dakota Digital gauges and Vintage Air.
LOT #767.1 – 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/435 CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $211,200
Power comes from an L71 427/435hp Turbo-Jet engine backed by an M21 close-ratio manual transmission. Factory equipped options include G81 posi-traction 3:55 rear axle, V48 increased engine coolant, J50 power brakes and K66 transistor ignition.
LOT #742 – PAUL STANLEY’S FACTORY CUSTOM 2022 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE VIN 001 – SOLD! $198,000
Factory-customized by Chevrolet for Paul Stanley of KISS. Powered by a 6.2-liter V8 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission with 749 actual miles. Includes autographed Ibanez Paul Stanley Signature guitar.
LOT #756 – 1972 CHEVROLET BLAZER TOPLESS CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $198,000
Professional, no-expense-spared custom build shown at SEMA 2021. Powered by a Whipple supercharged 6.2L LS3 crate engine paired to a 6L80 paddle shifted 6-speed automatic transmission. Air ride suspension, custom exterior touches and a custom interior.
Title: 2022 LAS VEGAS TOP 10: Best-Selling Chevrolet Vehicles
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Published Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 16:47:56 +0000
Audi Tops the Luxury Car Safety Charts in 2023
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Safety is becoming more important to luxury car buyers. Wealthy individuals want vehicles that will protect themselves and their passengers.
However, it isn’t always clear which brand offers the best safety profile. Now, though, figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal a winner – the German automaker Audi.
The NHTSA looked at the rate of crashes per 1,000 drivers and found that Audi had a crash rate of just 0.54, putting it below tech leader Mercedes at 0.55 and far from Subaru which was up at 0.75.
The question on many people’s lips is why Audi is so safe. After all, Mercedes is the manufacturer that tends to bring the latest safety technology to market first.
The main reason appears to be the brand’s heavy investment in safety technology in recent years. The company conducts significant research and development in-house, allowing it to bring technologies to market at a lower price point than its rivals. Drivers benefit from comprehensive safety features across the range instead of solely on high-end models.
re Advanced Safety Features Necessary?
Previously, skeptics scoffed at the value of advanced car safety features, calling them gimmicky. However, the evidence suggests that it is effective, especially in recent years. Advanced driver assistance systems are finally coming of age and having a noticeable impact on the number of insurance claims. Data from LexisNexis Risk Solutions suggests that bodily injury claims are 27 percent lower with these systems, and property damage claims are 19 percent lower.
These statistics are good news for drivers. It means that they can expect statistically different outcomes driving Audi vehicles than conventional cars. It represents a genuine upgrade.
Car accident attorney Adam S. Kutcher is at the forefront of the consequences of vehicle collisions. The lawyer has tremendous knowledge of how vehicle accidents can cause harm.
“The people that come to us are real people who are often going through the most challenging time in their life,” he says. “People worry about who will pay their medical bills and lost wages, even if insurers agree to pay to replace vehicles. That’s why this new technology is so exciting for everyone who practices in this area. We don’t want to see people getting hurt. Instead, we want to make sure everyone stays safe and that as many people avoid this harrowing experience as possible.”
Currently, tort law is helpful to victims of car accidents through additional provisions in the legal code. But the reality is that many people never recover from their injuries and can’t go back to work, regardless of the medical care they receive.
“We can sometimes get big rewards for people seriously injured in car accidents, but financial compensation is only ever partial,” says Kutcher. “Money can’t fix a disability or even a tragic death in the family for an auto accident. That’s why car manufacturers are stepping up to the plate and investing in this technology.”
The Components Of Advanced Driver Safety Systems
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Advanced driver safety systems refer to a plethora of technologies car manufacturers are including in their vehicles thanks to advances in software and chip technology.
Automatic emergency braking is one of the most coveted features. Vehicles can now brake independently of drivers if they believe a crash is imminent, preventing rear-end shunts and jackknifes at interchanges.
Manufacturers have gradually increased the range of situations in which this technology will activate over recent years. Previously, it was solely to stop drivers from bumping into the car ahead, but now cameras can detect cross-traffic, even when reversing, and
By: Wilson Lim
Title: Audi Tops the Luxury Car Safety Charts in 2023
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/automobile/audi-tops-the-luxury-car-safety-charts-in-2023.html
Published Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2023 07:56:16 +0000
The Rise of Car Gallery Homes
Forget the garage — the rise of car gallery homes leads many car collectors to create better spaces for their prized machines.
Sam Burch built this space for a Ferrari collector’s home. Image: Sam Burch Architect
“Carchitecture” is a newly coined phrase that describes the world of cars and architecture coming together in a fluid, cohesive design. Celebrating the adoration of fluidity, lines and optimisation of space and spectacular design, owners of these collectable cars often seek an architect or interior designer to integrate the vehicle into the home and frame it like a beautiful object.
No discerning car collector would allow his or her automobile treasures to sit in some dank and dark garage, nor can you park in the street for fear of being stolen or scratched. From rare Aston Martins, classic Porsches and highly-prized Mercedes-Benz cars, these car collectors are now taking a new approach to admiring their exceptional vehicles without going into a garage.
Their beloved cars have become celebrated objects in the heart of their penthouse, mansions, or bungalows. Etienne Borgos, one of the co-directors of Borgos Pieper Studio who has designed homes for car collectors, “Clients are choosing to have their cars in their homes or apartments, even at the penthouse level, as a celebration of the car as a design object. It’s taking car ownership to the next level.”
Now integrated into an interior setting rather than a garage, the car gives rise to all the spoils and extravagances. Some notable projects include a modern Shenzhen home designed by O-office Architect where the homeowner has a classic Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale as the centrepiece. Over in the Netherlands, a homeowner wanted his 2008 Tesla Roadster as the piece de resistance in the living room, so he got architectural firm Studio OXL to transform a carpenter’s workshop into a spacious loft while preserving the former entryway of the factory.
O-Office Architects converted a textile factory in Shenzhen to house a client’s Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale. Image:Steffen Jahn
For these clients, money is no concern as setting up a small car gallery starts from £ 2 million. Jonathan Clark runs an architectural practice called Jonathan Clark Architects but has also set up another architectural practice that delves into “luxury spaces for cars”. Clark also owns a trove of classic Porsches, a Ferrari and an Alfa Romeo, and it allows him to connect with his car-adoring billionaire customers who enjoy sitting at home to appreciate beautiful cars in a gallery-like space.
Such car art galleries have become the playground for wealthy individuals who desire houses and interior spaces built around their expensive wheels, such as the USD 135 million 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe, which sits decidedly beautifully next to your dining room or indoor swimming pool.
Architect Jonathan Clark at Garage Deluxe designs spaces built around cars, so
By: Joe Lim
Title: The Rise of Car Gallery Homes
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/the-rise-of-car-gallery-homes.html
Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 03:21:18 +0000
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2024 Honda PCX Scooter Preview
American Honda has announced the return of its purposeful PCX scooter for 2024, a tried-and-true urban commuter that makes riding as easy as can be. The highway-capable 157cc single-powered machine will be available in Matte Brown Metallic only and will be priced at $4,249, a $100 increase over the 2023 Honda PCX.
The 2024 Honda PCX scooter in Matte Brown Metallic. (Honda/)
As with last year’s model, the PCX will be available in the ABS version only. The news comes on the heels of a number of carryover models for Big Red, though unlike bikes like the CBR600RR, the PCX has enjoyed a fairly recent update.
For 2021, Honda engineers revised the single cylinder, increasing output to 157cc thanks to a new valve design and revised bore and stroke. The frame was updated to reduce overall weight, LED lighting was added throughout, and styling tweaks gave the platform a refreshed look.
For those needing a convenient urban ride, the PCX remains a compelling option. The generous underseat storage area is capable of holding a full-face helmet, the V-Matic auto transmission is a truly simple twist-and-go setup, the hydraulic cam-chain adjuster aids in reducing the amount of ongoing maintenance riders need to be concerned with, and the nimble chassis provides effortless handling. Even with the slight price increase, the PCX remains a budget-friendly machine that is as approachable as it gets.
2024 Honda PCX Technical Specifications and Price
Price:$4,249Engine:157cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled single; 4 valves/cyl.Bore x Stroke:60.0 x 55.5mmCompression Ratio:12.0:1Fuel Delivery:PGM-FI w/ 28mm throttle bodiesClutch:Wet, multiplate slipper/assistTransmission/Final Drive:Automatic V-Matic belt driveFrame:Duplex cradleFront Suspension:31mm telescopic fork; 3.9 in. travelRear Suspension:Dual hydraulic shocks; 3.7 in. travelFront Brake:220mm disc w/ ABSRear Brake:Rod-actuated 130mm drumWheels, Front/Rear:14 in. / 13 in.Tires, Front/Rear:110/70-14 / 130/70-13Rake/Trail:26.5°/3.1 in.Wheelbase:51.7 in.Seat Height:30.1 in.Fuel Capacity:2.1 gal.Claimed Curb Weight:286 lb.Available:April 2024Contact:powersports.honda.com
By: Byron Wilson
Title: 2024 Honda PCX Scooter Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-pcx-scooter-preview/
Published Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2024 11:00:01 +0000
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