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SUMMER OF LOVE: Step Back in Time with the Iconic 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle

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,

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By: Barrett-Jackson
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

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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.

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Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/2024-rodeo-drive-concours-delegance-preview/
Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-june-16-2024
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 20:50:06 +0000

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