LS Swapped C10 with a Magnuson Supercharger. Truck dynoed at 515 to the wheels and is a blast to drive. Was finished a few years ago with new paint and interior and has many upgrades. The fuel tank was removed from the cab and relocated under the bed. It has an aluminum radiator with electric fans, power brakes, custom inner fenders to clear the wheels and the hood hinges have been relocated to the firewall. Underneath it has a new 4l80e transmission, 12 bolt rear end, 4 link and 4 wheel disc brakes with air bags on all 4 corners. The interior has been redone in custom upholstery, Dakota digital dash, and a touch screen stereo system with kick panel speakers and a sub woofer behind the seat. The truck runs awesome, sounds awesome, and will spin the tires whenever you want. Titled as a 1969 but has the 1968 front clip.
a new brand that was between a Ford and Lincoln that would address the growing consumer desire for upscale products. This spawned the brand known as De Luxe.
Up until 1947, there was no ‘Goldilocks’ choice in half-ton pickup trucks. The options were the choice between a truck based on lightly-modified passenger car chassis or one scaled-down from a medium-duty truck. That all changed with the introduction of the 1948 Ford F-1 Bonus Built. There were certainly pickup trucks available prior to 1948, […]
I really love handmade British sports cars. I like that individual people built these cars, that they are quite exclusive, and they often tend to be quite different from production cars. The problem with most handmade British cars is that they tend to be very expensive. They cars are built by such companies as Lagonda, […]
RM Sotheby’s first online-only catalog sale, which replaced the annual live South Florida auction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, totaled $13.7 million in overall sales for 259 collector cars and 21 lots of memorabilia. The auction was held on the company’s Online Only digital platform from March 20 with timed bidding closing from March 25 […]
In mid-March, I wrote a commentary headlined “I don’t understand the need for driving gloves: Do people wear them just to look cool, or do they enhance car control?” While I have nothing against such gloves, or against those who might wear them, I had never understood exactly why people would wear them, or why […]
Shopping from home has not been halted by the coronavirus pandemic and H&H Classics reports a 97 percent sell-through rate for its recent online Automobilia auction. “The fact that the result was achieved during this difficult time for the country and the world speaks volumes about online sales as a powerful phenomenon in the tradition […]
the Porsche 914 weighted in at 2,072-2,194 pounds, allowing this to provide a sporty ride. The handling and braking also vastly benefited from this, taking a page from Lotus’ Colin Chapman’s playbook.
Mitch Perry did not make my list of favorite race drivers this past week. However, he is at the top of my list as my own race driver coach and friend, and we share very parallel youth years. Unlike me, he has gone on to become an accomplished racer and is one of LA’s most […]
The Pick of the Day is advertised as a 1966 Ford GT40 with an asking price of $124,999. Deal of the century for a GT40 Mk I “street-legal supercar”? Well, as it turns out, this car being offered by its private owner in Gardnerville, Nevada, is not one of the cars that Ford raced at […]
During this time spent indoors during shelter in place, I have been able to continue work on the MGB GT restoration. The latest project has been tackling the gearbox. For a bit of history: The 3-syncro overdrive-equipped gearbox in this car is the one in it when the car was delivered. The gearbox was rebuilt […]