How To Spot The Changes To The 1969 Corvette
Do to the criticism of the 1968 Corvette, Chevrolet worked to resolve those problems for the 1969 model year. Numerous quality control and construction problems were addressed. The door panels were redesigned to increase interior room. Overall fit and finish improved in the ’69 model over the ’68.
In 1969 Chevrolet included a fiber optics system on the center console that enabled the driver to monitor the lights function. The Corvette’s engine statistics, including horsepower, torque, displacement and compression ratio were displayed below the shifter. The ignition key moved from its 1968 location on the dash near the upper right corner of the tachometer to the steering column in response to new anti-theft regulations. Power steering had become popular with a majority of Corvettes so equipped in 1969. Shoulder supports are gone so the top of the door panel is narrow and flows straight down to the arm rest. Headrests become standard do to DOT regulations. The steering wheel diameter went from 16 inches to 15 inches while the wheel size increased one inch from 7 inches to 8 inches.
Engine choices for the 1969 Corvette were mostly the same with …
A Review of Rolls Royce, the Prestige Automobile Company
Rolls-Royce is undoubtedly the most luxurious car brand on the planet. For over a century, it has been the marquee standard when it comes to the development of a luxury car, and other carmakers have copied, imitated, and stolen Rolls-Royce design concepts for decades.
Due to a recent resurgence in popularity, it has once again taken the top spot as kings of the automotive world. The company was officially formed in 1906 when Charles Stewart Rolls and Fredrick Henry Royce formed a partnership. The company’s six-cylinder Silver Ghost was debuted that same year. RR was unlike any other manufacturer of the era. Their attention to detail and dedication to quality was clear from the start.
During the 1920s, Rolls-Royce opened a second factory in Springfield, Massachusetts in order to keep up with the rising demand. This factory only stayed open for 10 years, but they launched the Phantom 1, which would ultimately become the defining Rolls-Royce model.
The car was powered by a pushrod-operated overhead valve engine with detachable cylinder heads. This was very cutting-edge technology for the time. And in 1931, with the acquisition of Bentley, Rolls-Royce had the market …
Lamborghini Aventador Lends Occasion To Any Event You Choose
Launched in spring this year at the top event of the motoring year, the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini’s new flagship model will give you breathtaking performance and awesome aesthetics. It is ideal to add a new dimension to your leisure time in the form of sports car hire.
The Lamborghini Aventador has the latest in Independent Shift Rods transmission, claimed to be faster and ‘more emotional’ than a dual-clutch system. Indeed, the seven-speed, semi-automatic gearbox achieves gear changes significantly faster than a dual clutch, in 50 milliseconds. From there, power is distributed throughout via an electronically-controlled Haldex coupling, distributing forces to both front and rear.
Formula One inspired, its lightweight chassis with pushrod suspension completes the picture. A perfect balance is achieved through aluminium double wishbones coupled with carbon-fibre ceramic brakes. Lightweight yet fierce, this Lamborghini hire gives maximum dynamism. This is accomplished thanks to three driving modes of ‘Strada’ (road), Sport and ‘Corsa’ (track). These harmonise the engine, transmission, differential, steering and dynamic control in perfect synchronicity.
Everything about this car is a step ahead, according to Stephen Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. He calls the Aventador, “a …
Salvage BMW Cars Are Usually One Of The Easy Makes To Find
There are many high end vehicles on the market. These vehicles may be expensive but are reliable and offer a luxury ride for people who can afford them. Unfortunately, accidents happen and these cars are damaged causing a major expense for owners. The cost of repairing the vehicle may supercede the value and the vehicles are totaled out and sent to an auto salvage yard.
This is good news for people who are looking for parts for their BMW vehicles. Salvage BMW cars are usually one of the easy makes to find. This is because of their popularity and the ability to get top dollar form parts and wrecked vehicles. BMW collectors or people who are into restoring can find many reusable parts from a salvage car.
Many times these cars only have damage to a certain area of the vehicle thus having many recycled parts available. Salvage BMW cars allow most people regardless of their budget, to afford a BMW car. Having the ability to fix the car is asset. People who are mechanically inclined can be highly rewarded by visiting a salvage yard.
This can mean …
Honda Activa Looks Stunning With Certain Addition of Style And Design
New Honda Activa is a family two-wheeler whose overall body is compact. A compact designs enables the rider to handle the machine relatively easier. The new Honda Activa looks stunning with certain addition of style and design. This is an automatic gear scooter which now features upgraded clear rectangular shaped headlights. The front portion of the scooter has flowing lines moving downwards and curves that imparts a sensual look to the scooter. The new Honda Activa possesses an anti-theft key shutter that guarantees safety of the machine. Well, about the storage- the new Honda Activa has ample of it. You will notice a sleek and stylish inner box ideal for keeping household items fitted at the inside of the front side also an additional storage space is available under the rear portion whose total capacity is approximately 18 ltrs. This huge storage space can be utilized for keeping the helmet, lunch boxes, water bottles and other such bigger items. The rear portion can be easily lifted while doing the maintenance by lifting up the independent cover especially meant for this purpose.
The new Honda Activa has an auto as …
Rolls Royce Takes on Bentley in New Car Clash
Prepare for the car world’s Clash of the Titans!
All-new models from top British marques Rolls Royce and Bentley are going head to head to achieve the ultimate blend of power and refinement and take the title of best car in the world.Some may think that it’s overstating the case to suggest that the launch of Bentley’s imposing new Mulsanne is a strong contender for car event of 2010.
But a combination of the company’s reputation for exceptional engineering with the fact that the Mulsanne will be the first ‘grand Bentley’ the firm has developed for 80 years makes it hard to doubt that it will be a landmark motoring moment.
Set to be an even longer car than the Arnage it replaces, Bentley clearly intends its new four-door flagship to have ultimate road presence.Harking back to graceful Bentleys of old, but giving the look a modern, sleeker spin, the Mulsanne has a much more upright face than the firm’s smaller Continental and is dominated by a pair of huge round headlights together with a traditionally imposing broad, mesh grille.
But with a name that highlights the company’s ‘second home’ in …
Can The Road Disappear While Riding Your Motorcycle At Night
Have you ever been out on the road at night on your motorcycle and had the road just disappear? I have. It was the spookiest thing in the world, not to mention scary.
I was up in the mountains inColorado, having gone out for that year’s International Women & Motorcycling Conference, put on by the AMA, and was headed back toDenverlate at night. The conference was in Keystone and I had the option of going west on U.S. 6 to Dillon and then heading east on I-70 or heading east on 6 overLovelandPassand then catching I-70 on east. Let’s see: Mountain pass versus interstate, on my Suzuki Boulevard M90. Easy choice, I took the pass.
I knew I wasn’t going to be going very fast on this ride. There are too many deer out there to do anything but take it easy. And for the most part I had the road all to myself. When the occasional car came up behind me I would just flash my brakes once briefly to make sure they saw me and stayed close to the shoulder-although on a mountain road like this there really …
Successful First Time Car Buying
For young people just arriving at the age when they can begin driving a car or those rapidly approaching this milestone in their life, much of many conversations with their parents turn to them getting their own car.
If you’re a parent about to engage in this type of subject matter with your son or daughter (As I have now for a couple kids), there are some very real reality checks you need to bring very much to light with your child.
First and foremost, and not to overstate the obvious, is the question of how do you plan on paying for the car? Of course, if you’re the type of parent who has the financial means and is going to just buy the car for your child, then you probably would have no need for this article. But, for those of us who firmly believe that our children should participate and learn these life’s lessons, you’ll want to read on.
One detail that you want to make sure that you bring home to the thought process of car buying for your son or daughter is that as long as they own the car; they …
2012 Brabus 800 Coupe – 800 Hp, 1,047 Lb-Ft of Torque – Need I Say More?
Brabus does it again! They took an already powerful Mercedes Benz CL and put it on a Swedish steroid diet, locked it in a gym and took an already beautiful face and gave it a facelift! The result of all this trickery is the 2012 Brabus 800 Coupe, which is similar to the 2012 Brabus Rocket 800 which we wrote about earlier.
You will note that all of the pictures of this model were taken at the Brabus Middle East branch, which is located in Dubai, UAE. There is a good reason for that, and it’s probably because you need Middle Eastern oil money to buy one of these. To be specific, this Brabus will set you back… well there was no stated price for the car, but because it’s not disclosed we believe it’s expensive, at least a quarter-million.
And once you purchase one of these, you will know that your not-so-hard-earned oil money was well spent. I say that because you will get what is hands down the fastest and most powerful luxury coupe at the 2011 Dubai International Motor Show.
What Is A Written-off Vehicle?
You’ve found the car of your dreams and it seems like a real bargain. Maybe a Nissan X trail with just 36,000 km on it – and it’s going for less than $10K! How can it be so cheap? Is the seller out of his mind?Many buyers are surprised to learn that some of these vehicles are classified as “repairable write-offs” and that’s why they’re being offered at bargain basement prices. Learn about repairable write-offs and understand what you’re getting in your used car.
What is a Repairable Write Off?
A vehicle that is classified as a repairable write off will have a listing in the written off vehicle register. Essentially, these cars were deemed uneconomical to repair by an insurance company and subsequently “written off” and a payout made to the owner for the value of the vehicle. Many owners will then go on to sell the written off vehicle to a business that specialises in collecting “junk cars” – or they may even elect to pay for the repairs themselves. The car is then repaired and put through a written off vehicle inspection. Once the repaired vehicle is deemed roadworthy, it re-registered and …