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  • It's not for sale - yet!
    Original Owner. Bought from Interstate Ford...

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    It's not for sale - yet!
    Original Owner. Bought from Interstate Ford in Miamisburg Ohio. Always Garaged, has never seen any weather. I think I'll go take a look at it now lol.

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  • If you're looking for a significant competition vehicle to add to your...

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    If you're looking for a significant competition vehicle to add to your collection, look no further than Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's PPI-built racer known as 015. Built in 1993 to replace the aging 010 chassis, 015 became the Master's thesis and final product of an extraordinary off-road racing team. Adding four Baja 500's and a Baja 1000 to Stewart's incredible list of 82 career victories, this truck is a proven competitor. At the core of this vehicle is a Lexus-derived aluminum V8 featuring a DOHC/4-valve design. The engine produces in excess of 550hp with a flat torque curve from 4,000-7,500 rpm. Power is channeled through a 5-speed Hewland VGC 200 gearbox. The chassis is a hand built piece engineered in-house at PPI. This truck underwent an extensive documented restoration at TM1 Motorsports in Southern California. The rebuild was performed by many of the truck's original builders. Upon completion, it was shot by Dirt Sports Magazine as part of their "Masterpiece in Metal" series. From there it was sent to Barstow where the Ironman himself put the truck through its paces. Documentation includes many exclusive documents including the original chassis blueprints. There are also several pallets and boxes worth of replacement parts for the truck including 49 unmounted wheels and at least one of every body panel.

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  • Freshly restored and ready for NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold...

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    Freshly restored and ready for NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold judging, this Milano Maroon convertible also features a 100% matching numbers drive-train, and a gorgeous original interior. According to the extensive documentation package, this car is also extensively optioned:

    M21 Close-ratio 4-speed transmissionV74 Hazard warning switchGB1 3.36 Positraction rear axleP48 Knock-off wheelsA01 Tinted glassU69 AM/FM radio with power antennaN40 Power steeringN14 Side exhaustP92 White sidewall tiresL79 L79 327/350 engine

    So yes, this is a matching numbers L79 roadster with a 4-speed, knock-offs and side pipes. Seriously, does it get any better?

    The recent frame-off restoration has left this car in spectacular, as-new condition throughout. All the fiberglass is original, with only minor repairs required to get it ready for show. Clearly very well maintained since new, all the original Corvette details are still readily apparent, suggesting that this car was restored by guys who know a thing or two about showing a ‘Vette. There were 3799 Milano Maroon Corvettes built in 1966, making it a popular color and for good reason! The 2-stage urethane finish is rich and sophisticated, befitting a high-end sports car, as Chevrolet engineers had finally balanced the combination of touring car comforts with sports car performance. Panel gaps are as the factory did it, and the car fits together extremely well.

    Ornamentation on these mid-year Corvettes is gorgeous. While the original 1963 shape was intact, the designers added functional vents behind the front wheels, along with brightly detailed badging on the front, back and sides of the car. Chrome is show quality, and all the stainless has been professionally restored. The side pipes have been properly restored with a stain finish (why do so many guys chrome them?), and all the lenses are new reproductions that look spot-on. The windshield and other glass is new, along with all the weather stripping, so the car seals up tightly.

    While the thundering big-block engines garnered the most press, 7591 smart Corvette owners selected the L79 350-horsepower, 327 cubic inch engine option in 1966, creating a truly balanced high-performance car. The high-winding L79 engine included a host of high-performance components, including free-breathing cylinder heads with 2.02-inch intake and 1.60-inch exhaust valves, topped with an aluminum intake manifold and a Holley four-barrel carburetor. As well, while the engine featured a high 11:1 compression ratio, it also provided ease of maintenance with its hydraulic lifters design. Best of all, this optional engine added a mere $105 to the Corvettes base price.

    The engine in this roadster is fully rebuilt and date-code correct throughout. From the code HD block to the Holley 4-barrel atop the correct aluminum intake. The original cast aluminum valve covers are beautifully finished and feature the correct decals. Hoses and clamps are accurate reproduction pieces, and the ignition shield is still in place and freshly chromed. Components are exact, from the alternator to the single master cylinder and “rams horn” exhaust manifolds, which look like they’re fresh from the casting plant. As I said, this car is ready for competitive showing at the highest levels.

    The chassis was restored to the same exacting standards. The original, matching numbers Muncie was rebuilt and settled back in behind the engine, while out back, there are 3.36 gears on a Posi in the pumpkin. The frame was coated in correct semi-gloss black after being media blasted to bare steel. Every nut and bolt is correct, and factory inspection markings have been duplicated throughout. The exhaust is a correct reproduction system that sounds spectacular blowing through the minimal baffles in the side pipes. And the cars crowning feature, those gorgeous knock-off alloy wheels (which cost three times more than the L79 engine!) wear modern BF Goodrich whitewall radials for great street manners.

    The owner claims this is the original black vinyl interior, and I’m inclined to believe him. It has deep details and enough “comfort marks” to suggest that it is. Look at the sharpness of the pleats in the seats, the straight stitching, and the overall patina of the entire passenger compartment, and you’ll come to the same conclusion this is an incredibly well-maintained, gorgeous, original interior. It also makes be believe that the 29,153 miles shown on the odometer are correct, and that this particular Sting Ray has enjoyed a very easy life. Carpets are deep and rich and show little fading or wear, while the dash pad is excellent. The gauges are excellent, again, with just enough age on them to prove that they are, indeed, original pieces. Door panels are excellent, and there are recent floor mats underfoot. The original AM/FM radio is fully functional, the clock ticks, and the woodgrained steering wheel is spectacular. With today’s movement to preserve excellent original features in these cars, I commend the restorer for leaving it as-is. Overhead, there’s a white vinyl top with a crystal clear rear window, and it’s so nice, I have to believe it is recent.

    Documentation is extensive. In addition to the standard owner’s manuals and brochures, we have an assembly manual that was used as a blueprint for the restoration, an NCRS Judging Manual, and a copy of the original window sticker.

    This matching numbers L79 Corvette will undoubtedly provide a thrilling driving experience, with handling and braking to match the L79 engines considerable power output. The frame-off restoration left every nut and bolt in concours-ready condition and all the correct manuals have been used to ensure that it is as accurate as possible. In addition, this high-performance car can be driven as intended, with the best Corvette performance features, with ease of maintenance to boot.

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  • If you’re a muscle car fan, you know that each manufacturer has its holy...

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    If you’re a muscle car fan, you know that each manufacturer has its holy grail. For Mopar guys, it’s the Hemi ‘Cuda. For Ford guys, it’s the Boss 429. And for a lot of GM guys, it’s the incredible L71 Corvette like this Bloomington Gold Certified, matching numbers roadster. Better known by its displacement and horsepower numbers, a 427/435 was the fastest, nastiest, most potent sports car money could buy in 1967. Very, very few cars could keep up with it in a straight line, and if the road turned or twisted, the fight was usually over before it even began—the Corvette would simply eat you alive.

    So it’s no wonder values on these cars have soared. Arguably the most attractive of all Corvettes, the C2s from 1963-67 were special cars in every way, and the delay of the all-new 1968 Corvette meant that this very special car slipped out the factory doors ahead of schedule.

    The $437 cost of the L71 427/435 was more than twice that of the L36 390 horsepower version, and more than FOUR TIMES the cost of the L79 327 (although, curiously, it was about half the price of the less powerful L88 427/425 engine, but the reasons for that are a different discussion entirely). Adding the L71 engine to the order sheet pushed the price of your new Corvette into Cadillac and Lincoln territory, so it wasn’t a cheap sportster for kids at that number. Perhaps that explains why 3754 were built, and why so many survive today—the guys who could afford them had something else to drive every day and took care of their hardware.

    Whatever the case, this 1967 roadster is arguably one of the best in existence. With a 100% matching numbers power-train and a top-flight restoration, there are not many that can be described as better. It carries cool options like side exhaust, and has a complete documentation package including the original window sticker. But make no mistake—this car still has the fangs it was born with, and even today the 427/435 is a mythically powerful beast that few knowledgeable car guys will tangle with on the street.

    As a Bloomington Gold certified car, this one perfectly exemplifies what Corvette restorers struggle with every time a customer wants a “show-winning” car. While for most folks, that means a car that’s perfect in every way, for Corvette guys it means a car that’s perfectly imperfect. So when I tell you that this car is incredible, that means you’ll have to adjust your definition of perfection to mean “as close to the way the factory built it as possible” and not “like the factory would have built it with unlimited time and money.” The code 977 Lynndale Blue finish is gorgeous, but not TOO perfect. Yes, it’s 2-stage urethane, and it’s deep and rich and shiny. Lynndale Blue is one of the less common colors for 1967, with only 1381 customers selecting it (second only to Elkhart Blue and Tuxedo Black as the rarest color). The stinger is painted on, and buried under the clearcoat, which is probably a trick they never even thought of in 1967. Panel alignment is close to the way the factory guys did it, and not aligned on a laser-assisted body jig. Don’t get me wrong, this car is spectacular in the flesh, but only a true Corvette enthusiast will appreciate the depth of the workmanship that went into restoring this car to this level. Perfection is easy—replicating the factory’s workmanship during a restoration is a real challenge!

    There aren’t any plating shops that I know of duplicating production chrome these days, which means that the bumpers and other chrome pieces on this car are spectacularly beautiful, and not wavy and cloudy like they were when it was new. The stainless was polished, the glass is new, and the side exhaust has the correct brushed finish. Lenses and emblems are too nice to be original, too, but don’t look out of place on this wonderful car.

    Tilt the hood forward and feast your eyes on the nastiest V8 the General could legally sell in 1967. The unique triangular air cleaner gives it away, and it hides the correct trio of Holley 2-barrel carburetors atop a correctly date-coded intake manifold. No chrome valve covers, this engine is all about getting the job done, so it’s all bathed in a coat of Chevrolet corporate orange. Look closely, and you’ll see that there’s overspray on the intake manifold, as original—a professional touch that I only mention because I so rarely see it on restored Corvettes. Hoses and clamps are, of course, exact duplicates, and this car has optional power steering, so the belt arrangement includes the twin groove water pump pulley and high performance alternator pulley. The original cast iron exhaust manifolds have been left in their natural finish, and have aged to look like this car might have, oh, about a half mile after the new owner started driving it home. Decals, inspection markings, and other factory touches have been expertly duplicated throughout the engine compartment.

    Underneath, the workmanship is equally spectacular, and chassis detailing is where you separate the Bloomington Gold cars from the merely nice ones. Of course, the only transmission you wanted with your 427 was a Muncie M21 4-speed manual, and the original piece still lives in this car. Out back, there’s an optional 3.70 gear on a Positraction in the pumpkin. The floors are beautifully finished with no blemishes, the parts that are supposed to be satin black are satin black, and all the details are correct. Note the red paint on the front spindles, the paint daubs on the suspension nuts and bolts that told inspectors that the guys on the assembly line had done their jobs, and there are correct balancing stripes on the driveshaft. Lines and hoses are new, there’s a fresh gas tank, and proper intermediate pipes dumping into the side exhausts. By 1967, 4-wheel vented disc brakes were standard equipment on the Corvette, and those in this car work exceptionally well given their age. Wheels are 15-inch steel wheels currently wearing BFGoodrich radials, but the original wheels and redline tires are available for the purist going to a show.

    The black interior is a simply wonderful place to get down to the serious business of driving, and apparently the original owner agrees. You’ll note that there is no radio in this car, suggesting that the original owner preferred the baritone stereo of the side exhaust and the businesslike whirring of the mechanicals under the hood. Appropriately, no radio was added during the restoration, though new seat foams and covers, new carpet, and refreshed gauges are definitely part of the package. The beautiful wood steering wheel feels great in your hands, and the pedals dance with your feet. Hopefully the skies will always be clear when you’re driving your roadster, but just in case, there’s a brand new black convertible top to keep you dry.

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  • In 1987, Chevrolet eliminated the Sport Coupe version of the Monte...

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    In 1987, Chevrolet eliminated the Sport Coupe version of the Monte Carlo, leaving the LS, SS, and Aerocoupe. The Super Sport incorporated the "smoothed" rear bumper and tail lamps first introduced on the 1986 Luxury Sport. The Aerocoupe made up 6,052 of the 39,251 total Super Sports that were produced that year. 39,794 Luxury Sports were produced in 1987. This is the sixth generation of the Monte Carlo and considered to be one of the most popular body styles because it was the last design with rear wheel drive.

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