Written by Nicole Ellan James
2023 NEW ORLEANS AUCTION – 1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE CUSTOM COUPE – NO RESERVE
Close your eyes and transport yourself to the groovy Summer of Love. It’s 1967, and the air is filled with psychedelic art and the tunes of The Doors and Jimi Hendrix playing in the background. The race to space is on, and folks are protesting the Vietnam War, but amidst it all, the Chevrolet Chevelle is stealing the show, capturing the hearts of every American teen longing for a taste of speed and freedom.
The year 1967 holds a special place in the heart of the Chevrolet Chevelle. Like a rebirth, the model got a major makeover, turning heads with its sleek and muscular design. The designers knew exactly what the cool cats wanted, and they delivered: the curves, the lines, the whole package.
This custom 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle offered with No Reserve at Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural New Orleans Auction, September 28-30 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, captures that vibe.
Under the hood of this American muscle car is a mighty GM Performance LSX454 crate engine, packing an almighty 627 horsepower. This bold beauty breathes through a FAST 102 LSXR intake manifold, paired with a 102mm DBW throttle body and a custom stainless-steel intake system. This combination is all about delivering maximum air and fuel to satisfy the need for speed.
The LSX454 is mated to a T56 Super Magnum 6-speed manual transmission, equipped with a Mcleod RXT twin-disc clutch. Yes, we’re talking about precise shifts and lightning-fast acceleration here. To transfer all that power to the rear wheels, a carbon fiber driveshaft is employed, ensuring optimal performance and reduced weight. The driveshaft turns a Ford 9-inch Pro Iron Case TrueTrac posi-traction rear end with a 4.11 gear ratio.
This engine is also suitably dressed to impress. Keeping the engine cool is a Griffin radiator with dual electric fans. Rocking a Holley mid-mount front drive system, it provides an eye-catching visual appeal while maximizing engine performance. And the sound? It’s pure classic rock thanks to the ceramic-coated Ultimate headers and a custom tig-welded X-pipe dual exhaust system.
The 1967 Chevelle is equipped with power-assisted Baer Pro 6-piston front calipers and massive 14-inch rotors up front. The rear brakes boast Baer Pro 4-piston calipers and 13-inch rotors, ensuring balanced and effective braking performance so that when you hit the brakes, you’ll feel the confidence of stopping on a dime. This Chevelle is also equipped with a Roadster Shop stainless-steel brake line kit and an E-Stopp electronic push-button emergency brake.
Now, on to the suspension and handling. The ’67 Chevelle is outfitted with dampening and height-adjustable RS SV by Fox coilovers on all four corners. That means you can fine-tune the suspension to suit your driving style and road conditions. To keep things steady and responsive, the Chevelle features a parallel 4-bar rear suspension. It’s all about maintaining traction and control, providing a solid foundation for those hairpin turns and exhilarating maneuvers. And to ensure precise and effortless control, power rack & pinion steering makes every twist and turn on the road an absolute joy.
This Chevelle rolls on custom-made Forgeline RB3C forged 3-piece concave wheels, captivating the eye with their sleek and distinctive look. And to complement the wheels, the Chevelle has some serious rubber on the road. The front boasts 285/35/19 Toyo Proxes R888R radial tires, while the rear showcases beefy 345/30/19 tires. To accommodate such large rear tires, the Chevelle received an ABC Performance rear mini-tub kit. It’s all about the perfect balance of grip, performance and a touch of attitude.
The Chevelle adorns a deeply pigmented black finish, Mercedes-Benz paint code 040, a color that elevates its presence to a whole new level. This iconic black hue not only accentuates the muscular lines of the Chevelle but also adds an air of timeless allure. To complete the picture, the Chevelle sits on a Roadster Shop SPEC chassis that’s been treated to a Space Gray powder coating.
To keep the driver and its passengers comfortable yet true to the times, the Chevelle is equipped with a Vintage Air system and a RetroSound Bluetooth stereo. The driver can monitor the vehicles vitals with the Dakota Digital RTX gauge cluster.
Other customizations include a smooth firewall along with SpeedTech transmission tunnel and driveshaft tunnel. The vehicle is equipped with an Aeromotive Stealth fuel tank and Billet CVF hood hinges. The build was finished in August 2022 with roughly 1,600 miles since completion.
So, imagine cruising down the open road,
Title: SUMMER OF LOVE: Step Back in Time with the Iconic 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/summer-of-love-step-back-in-time-with-the-iconic-1967-chevrolet-chevelle-2023-new-orleans-no-reserve/
Published Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2023 17:37:50 +0000
BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/beyond-the-strip-discover-the-cultural-gems-of-las-vegas-2023/
Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2024-scottsdale-auction-1967-chevrolet-corvette-custom-coupe-no-reserve/
Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/honda-cbx-1000-restomod
Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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