The C2 Stingray features an accident-free fiberglass body crafted by Corvette Restorations AZ. Along with the immaculate body, a couple of bolt-ons were added to make it more aggressive and functional, while the fenders were shaped to perfectly frame the 18-inch Foose Nitrous Thrust wheels.
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Instead, those who really want a collectible Datsun should check out the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction where this 1974 260Z is set to sell with no reserve price. The entire vehicle has been rotisserie restored with a Chevrolet 350-ci V8 engine under the hood mated to a Tremec five-speed transmission.
The auction listing states that the 260Z has only put on 800 miles since the rebuild, which also saw all-new wiring from Painless and new suspension during the process. While the chassis was stripped down to bare metal, all new Nissan parts and urethane bushings were installed along with Eibach springs and Tokico shocks.
Giving it some modern technology is a set of HID headlights, LED brake, turn, running, and side marker lights while the car rolls on more modern Konig Rewind wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich rubber. Completing the build is a full stereo system from Kenwood while the seats, dash, and interior panels were reupholstered with faux leather and is all French stitched.
The Palm Beach, Florida Barrett-Jackson Auction kicks off on April 5th, 2012.
GALLERY: 1974 Datsun 260Z
Back in the mid 1990′s, many car manufacturers had a renewed interest in the Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance Race, especially after the McLaren F1 GTR showed what a modified road car could achieve at one of the toughest races in the world.
Soon Toyota, Nissan and Porsche came up with their own Le Mans GT1 contenders. However, the rules at the time said that in order to participate in this category, the manufacturer must build 25 road-going examples of the race cars they are competing with. Toyota and Nissan found out their race car wasn’t fast enough to win, so didn’t bother making any road cars (although Nissan did produce two R390 super cars for the streets).
Porsche on the other hand was very confident about its race car, so the company produced the required number of road-going versions of the 911 GT1. Another manufacturer that went ahead with the plan to produce road cars that look and have the performance of their race car was Mercedes-Benz.
Even though the 1998 CLK-LM was not a winning race car and was replaced by the CLR racer in 1999 (the car that infamously flipped while chasing the Toyota GT1 at the 1999 Le Mans 24-Hour race), Mercedes-Benz went ahead with producing the CLK-GTR road car. It is believed 19 coupe’s and 6 roadster models were produced in total between 2000 and 2002.
Now, one of these rare super cars is available right in our own back yard. A 2000 model CLK-GTR coupe is for sale by Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale. This silver on red example is number 17/25 and has covered just 1492-miles. This example also has the Super Sport package upgrade, which gives it the newer, more powerful 7.3-liter, V12 good for 655-hp and 580-lb/ft of torque.
So if you have $1.49-million burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy this rare exotic, which will surely inch up in value the older it gets. Plus you will surely end up with something your rich friends won’t likely have in their garages. It’s a win-win situation.
[Source: DuPont Registry]
Looking for an immaculate 1969 Ford Mustang packing a 557 V8 under the hood that has been disguised in a 429 body? This highly detailed, frame-off build could be yours for “just” $159,900.
The project has only seen about 300 miles since its completion and sports one of the most immaculate bodies ever to grace RK Motors. Raven Black paint generously coats the exterior while a fully-functional hood scoop, ridged fenders painted with the Boss 557 logo hint at what this Mustang has to offer.
A fully-built Jon Kaase racing engine residing in the engine bay, where the real fun begins. The 557-cubic inch V8 makes 800-hp and 750 lb-ft of torque giving this ‘Stang plenty of power to back up its menacing bravado. Blue accents can be seen throughout the engine bay contrasting the Raven Black paint while billet hood hinges, a billet master cylinder and gloss black wire loom keeps everything looking fresh and modern.
The 557 is mated to a Tremec five-speed manual transmission which helps put all the power to the 15-inch chrome Magnum 500 wheels that are wrapped with BF Goodrich Radial T/A rubber.
The interior gets a similar treatment that the rest of the project holds, with classic and modern components found throughout its black and silver shade. A series of Auto Meter Phantom gauges reports the vitals of the vehicle while a Sony Xplod CD player is seen in the dash. The speakers are now from Infinity and part of their Kappa line, while the driver directs the car via a chrome Grant GT steering wheel.
After the projected was completed, it was shown once at the 2009 Bowling Green, Kentucky Goodguys event where it easily took the Best Ford award. Since then, it has been enjoyed sparingly, but preserved immaculately for its next owner.
Watch a video on the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 557 below.
GALLERY: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 557
[Source: RK Motors]
Now this is a true gem: A 1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth with only 291 actual miles on the odometer and is one of just 2,061 produced for the 1975 model year. And it could now be yours for just $37,900.
This is quite possibly one of the lowest, if not the lowest, mile survivor Cosworth in existence and features all original, non-repaired condition body that is still mint thanks to immaculate care and maintenance that was given to it throughout its life. Under the hood is a 2.0L engine with 110-hp, which may not sound like much these days, but made the Vega Cosworth one of the hottest performing cars back in 1975. The classic motor is mated to an original Seginaw four-speed manual transmission.
For wheels, the ’75 Cosworth features 13-inch British-made, gold-painted rollers with Goodyear Custom Steelgard Radials. But what is really telling about the condition of the car is its immaculate interior, featuring an all-black shade with custom bucket seats that show little to no wear. The speedometer tops out at 120-mph while a Cosworth-exclusive 8,000-RPM tachometer can be seen in the dash. Everything inside the cabin of the Cosworth is as expected, given just how little use this vehicle got in its lifetime.
The lucky buyer of this classic will be getting more than just the car and its history, it’ll also come with the original build sheet, two original window stickers, the car’s original owner’s manuals and warranty information, a factory flier, a service and overhaul manual, and a print out of a tech article which discusses the Cosworth and its engine in detail.
GALLERY: 1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth
[Source: RK Motors]
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? This custom classic Chevy Camaro combines vintage good looks with cutting-edge technology, allowing it to accelerate, turn and stop better than the majority of cars on the road today.
This frame-up built Camaro Pro Touring features an LS3 V8 powerplant under the hood and could be yours for the price of $129,900. It only sports 409-miles on the odometer, and its House of Kolor Galaxy Gray exterior is subtle yet classy.
The car originated from Pennsylvania, but was shipped over to The Installation Center out in Cleveland, Georgia where it began its impressive rebuild process. The majority of panels were replaced with high-quality restoration pieces before the vehicle made its way to Classic Cars Southeast in Lebanon, Tennessee where the body was fine-tuned to showroom fit and finish. The Galaxy Gray was then meticulously sprayed onto the vehicle while a set of House of Kolor Laser Red stripes contrasts the otherwise subtle exterior.
Under the hood however is a pristine 480-hp GM Performance Parts LS376/480 Hot Cam V8 powerplant. Cooling on the V8 has been upgraded with a Griffin polished aluminum radiator, an electric fan and fresh new hoses. Ceramic long-tube headers and a true dual stainless steel exhaust system expels out all the fumes.
The suspension on this retro resale has been overhauled with products from Hotchkis, Chris Alston’s Chassisworks, and Varishock while the brakes are courtesy of G-street. On each of the four corners are 17-inch Foose Nitrous Chrome Legend wheels sporting Fuzion ZR1 rubber. The interior is traditional ’68 Camaro but has received some custom accents from M&M Hot Rod Interiors and Marquez Design. There is even some good ‘ol Kenwood speakers with Alpine amplifiers to give the Camaro a more sonorous cabin when you’re not enjoying the tone of the exhaust.
GALLERY: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
[Source: RK Motors]
With so many classic cars out there that one could collect, it’s sometimes difficult to pick out the right one for you. Each model clearly has their own dedicated fans and followers, but sometimes collectors are looking for a vintage machine that can boast rare qualities not seen in other vehicles. We believe this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad is one of those vintage machines.
This first-generation Chevy Bel Air Nomad is a true classic in its stock form, but its previous owner decided to take it to a whole new level, investing over $127,000 into it. The refinished black body has been bolted onto a state-of-the-art pro touring chassis, while a small-block V8 has been combined with an immaculate and custom interior to create one incredible ’55 Nomad pro-tourer.
In 2009, the owner of the Bel Air decided to take the vehicle to Willet Motorsports in Orlando Park, Illinois in order to do a complete frame-off build that consisted of modern updates and hours and hours of bodywork. The completely straight panel exterior has received a two-stage jet black paint job before it was sent off to Precision Street Rods & Machines in Northridge, California for some fine tuning.
Under the hood is a 350-cubic inch Chevy powerplant that’s been outfitted with plenty of show and go parts. Chrome components can be seen along with its Edelbrock Durashine Performer 4-barrel carburetors. Alternating the jet black paint shade of the exterior are Chevy Orange contrasts, given the engine bay plenty of life.
The Bel Air rolls on a set of Billet Specialty Legacy wheels with a pair of 18-inchers up front and 20-inchers in the rear. On the inside, a completely custom interior features warm beige leather and new-generation Autogauge gauges. An Alpine CD player almost seems out of place in this retro resale, but it’s a nice touch bringing some modern technology to a true American classic.
The sale will come with a full stack of restoration photos, paperwork and manuals for the vehicle’s aftermarket components, some recent maintenance receipts, a reproduction owner’s manual, a toy replica, a Chevrolet Nomad Association jacket and a high-quality car cover.
Oh yeah, the asking price is $99,000 while the Bel Air only sports 6,147-miles on the odometer. What are you waiting for?
Check out a video after the break highlighting the Bel Air Nomad.
GALLERY: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad
[Source: RK Motors]
Even though we recently had the pleasure to review and enjoy Ford’s 2012 Mustang Boss 302, we didn’t lose sight of the classic Boss 302s that put the famed model on the map. Now it’s nice to see a contrasting classic 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, restored from the frame-up to immaculate form, available for you to purchase.
This classic Boss 302 was originally built in September of 1969 out at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant. Over 40 years later, it got a complete restoration by Daniel’s Hot Rods & Body Shop out in Jarretsville, Maryland. It sports a completely original, rust-free body on every panel except its front fenders. After the previous owner found some small inner-patches on the stock fenders, he tracked down NOS replacements and had them installed to showroom alignment.
Then the vehicle got its statement making paint job in Grabber Blue along with a flat black rear deck lid, spoiler and expertly-applied Boss side stripes. The result? A classic Boss 302 that could rival a brand new 302 in the looks department bumper to bumper.
Under the hood is a numbers-matching small block 302 V8 Winsor powerplant with 290-hp. The fully restored classic has 52,169-miles on the odometer and has an asking price of $89,900. Combine the immaculate exterior and the perfectly-running engine with the pristine black vinyl interior and you’ve got a near-perfect retro resale.
GALLERY: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
[Source: RK Motors]
Having just 158-miles on the odometer, this 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge hasn’t a single flaw and with an asking price of just $49,900, we can’t even complain about its price.
The numbers-matching GTO Judge was restored to better than showroom condition and was expertly detailed with a Judge stripe package – which can be removed if the buyer wants a pure OEM look. The 1970 GTO has an original WS 400 powerplant that has been rebuilt to Ram Air III specifications. That means it now packs 365-hp and 455 lb-ft of torque out of its fully-tuned V8. It has even turned the quarter mile in a respectable 14.60-seconds at 99.55-mph – though we feel like it has a bit more in it than that.
The restoration process was as thorough as it could get, with the car’s body having been stripped down to bare metal and made as smooth as possible. It was then blasted with a coat of Pontiac Orbit Orange, clear coated, buffed and shined to near flawless condition. Judge graphics are located throughout the classic, while the interior has also been completely redone with black vinyl.
Check out a video of the GTO Judge after the break.
GALLERY: 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge
[Source: RK Motors]
The 1970s was definitely an interesting era, with good ‘ol disco all over America. And nothing was more luxurious and smooth back in the ’70s then a Lincoln Town Coupe.
Those looking to relive those days can now get their hands on this pristine 1978 Lincoln Continental with just 61,745-miles on the odometer and an asking price of $19,900. Finished in a Midnight Blue Metallic shade on the outside, it’s the Saddle interior that we can’t get over on this retro resale, with the back seat looking like it came out of a VIP room in a 1970s strip club.
Under the hood, this 1978 Lincoln Continental is no slouch either, featuring Ford’s 460-cubic inch V8 mated to their indestructible C6 three-speed automatic transmission. What’s even crazier is reading off the list of options that is on this Continental, giving it a big-dollar price back in 1978: illuminated entry system, defroster group, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, 6-way power bench seat, dual map light, AM/FM/8-track stereo, interval wipers, appearance protection group, right-hand remote control mirror, power lock convenience group, forged aluminum wheels and body side moldings.
This awesome throwback to the disco era would definitely make for a great conversation piece, imaging packing five of your friends with yourself and taking it out on a cruise in town.
GALLERY: 1978 Lincoln Continental V8
[Source: RK Motors]
You can stop rubbing your eyes. That’s not a computer generated 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28, that’s a real deal second generation F2 in immaculate, restored condition. To us, it’s not just the world’s cleanest 1979 Camaro Z28, but probably one of the cleanest cars we’ve ever laid eyes on.
What’s probably more remarkable is its asking price: only $29,900 with only 3,191-miles on the odometer. The jet black exterior is genuine GM code 19 black paint and was recently restored to better-than-new condition after seeing very limited road time through its 32 years of existence. Only the vivid orange stripes offset the immaculate paint job.
Under the hood is the car’s original LM1 350-cubic inch small-block V8 powerplant. And as you can imagine with just a little over 3,000-miles on the odometer, the motor sounds as healthy as can be. The motor is mated to the factory three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission while the suspension is a Z28-specific F41 setup.
The wheels on the car were also restored, sporting new-age 225/70/15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As on all four corners. The interior is just as perfect as everything else on this retro resale, sporting GM’s Carmine Red throughout. Everything on the inside is classic Z28 without a single flaw to be seen.
The one-of-a-kind collectible comes with all the original documentation, owner’s manual, original maintenance pamphlet and a 1979 Camaro sales brochure.
GALLERY: 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
[Source: RK Motors]
Check out a video highlighting this immaculate classic below: