GV Florida Transport, Inc. – GD1

GV Florida Transport, Inc. - GD1

Note to whom it may concern: As a member of the Philippine Bus Enthusiasts Society (PhilBES) and its junior and affiliate group, the Philippine Bus Photographers Association (PBPA), both of which are communities/groups of bus and coach enthusiasts and amateur photographers, that focus on bus companies’ history, technical specifications of vehicles, and other related subject matter, that is based in the Philippines, I would like inform you that the number plate of the bus on this photo has been blurred out to prevent it being used as evidence by any agencies, whether be it privately-owned or government-owned, to apprehend the said vehicle or the operating company of the vehicle on the photo at times when the said vehicle may be involved in any motoring mishap, incident, or accident. This is to prevent the involvement of myself, and/or any members of the groups stated to any such cases or the hassles and possible dangers presented with being involved at such cases. I would also like to stress out that I am NOT a part nor am I affiliated or connected in any way with any bus companies inside or outside the country. At times when you may experience any of employees of the operating company of the bus on the photo behave in an offensive manner; such that of reckless driving, lack of manners towards the passengers, incorrect and excessive charging of fare, and any other offenses they may commit, I do advise you report them to their respective managements for further action.

However, despite the limitation I stated earlier about the use of my photos, any person is free to download and use any of my photos to any general or civilian use such as advertisement and other promotional use, school works, or personal interests about the subject.

Shot Location: GV Florida Transport, Inc. Bus Terminal Station, M. Earnshaw Street cor. Arsenio H. Lacson Ave., Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Date Taken: April 1, 2013

Basic Details:
Operator: GV FLORIDA TRANSPORT, INC.
Fleet Number: GD1
Classification: Air-Conditioned Provincial Operation Bus
Seating Configuration: 2×2 Seats
Seating Capacity: 41 Passengers

Body:
Coachbuilder: Xiamen Golden Dragon Tourism Autos (Golden Dragon)
Body Model: Golden Dragon XML6127 Marcopolo
Air-Conditioning Unit: Dependent Overhead Unit

Chassis:
Chassis Manufacturer: Forta Automobile Industry Company, Ltd.
Chassis Model: Forta FZ6121A5
Layout: Rear-Mounted Engine Rear-Wheel Drive (4×2 RR layout)
Suspension: Air-Suspension

Engine:
Engine Manufacturer: China Yuchai International, Ltd.
Engine Model: Yuchai YC6G300-20 (G4704)
Cylinder Displacement: 476.061 cu. inches (7,803 cc / 7.8 Liters)
Cylinder Configuration: Straight-6
Engine Aspiration: Turbocharged and Intercooled
Max. Power Output: 296 bhp (300 PS – metric hp / 221 kW) @ 2,200 rpm
Peak Torque Output: 848 lb.ft (1,150 N.m / 117 kg.m) @ 1,400 – 1,600 rpm

Transmission:
Type: Manual Transmission
Gears: 6-Speed Forward, 1-Speed Reverse

* The specifications may be subjected for verification and may be changed without prior notice…

Posted by B.R.0071 – [Inactive Account] on 2013-04-03 12:50:55

Tagged: , philbes , phil , philippine , bus , coach , enthusiasts , society , gd1 …

Maserati Quattroporte III 4,9-Litre – 1984

Maserati Quattroporte III 4,9-Litre - 1984

‘The Quattroporte is billed as the world’s fastest sedan. It is a highly refined automobile with a four-passenger cruising capability in excess of 100 mph, with enough attendant luxuries to compare favourably with non plus ultra of all luxury sedans, the Mercedes-Benz 600 and the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.’ – Car & Driver.

Styled by Frua and introduced in 1963, the V8-powered Quattroporte was a landmark model for Maserati, being the Modena firm’s first four-door saloon and its first car of unitary construction. The Quattroporte was powered by a downsized – to 4,2 litres – version of the 5000GT’s four-cam V8, and beneath the skin featured independent front suspension and a De Dion rear axle, though the latter was replaced by a conventional elliptically sprung live axle in 1967. Car & Driver recorded a 0-100km/h time of 8.7 seconds and wound their Quattroporte up to 190 km/h, estimating that there was another 16 km/h still to come, all of which was some going for a fully-equipped four-seater weighing close to 2.000 kg.

The successor Quattroporte II deployed the V6 engine and front-wheel-drive package of the Citroën SM in a body by Bertone, but did not long survive Maserati’s take-over by Alessandro De Tomaso. Its successor – the Ital Design-styled Quattroporte III – arrived in 1978. Maserati V8 power was restored for this, the third of the line – the options being a 4,2 or a 4,9-litre unit – and the ‘III’ reverted to rear wheel drive using a lengthened Kyalami floor pan and all-independent suspension.

The Italian answer to Bentley – as its manufacturer’s publicity proudly claimed – the Maserati Quattroporte was one of the world’s fastest four-door saloons in its day. As Italy’s premier luxury car, the Quattroporte III was the choice of many wealthy Italian industrialists and celebrities, as well as the country’s president, Alessandro Pertini.

This automatic transmission model is one of only 1.821 Quattroporte IIIs built between 1978 and 1984, and was previously displayed at the Musée de l’Automobile in Reims, France. The car’s first owner was a well-known Bolognese entrepreneur and philanthropist, the second was a manufacturer in the fashion industry. The current (third) owner purchased the Maserati in Italy in April 2003 (at 84.000 kilometres), whereupon Candini, the Maserati specialist in Modena, carried out a full service. Finished in Blue Alfieri with Havana leather interior, this beautiful and collectible Maserati sports saloon is offered with Italian libretto, ASI paperwork, and its original Bologna registration plate from 1984.

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Bonhams
Sold for € 17.250
Estimated : € 20.000 – 30.000

Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2017

Posted by Perico001 on 2017-02-21 11:00:24

Tagged: , Sedan , Berline , Berlina , Saloon , Limousine , Mk III , Mk 3 , Mark III , Mark 3 , Series 3 , Series III , Maserati , Bologna , Modena , Italië , Italy , Italia , Quattroporte , 1984 , Auto , Automobil , Automobile , Automobiles , Car …

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV

The great Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV was one of the most exclusive cars at the Rit Rond de Rivieren 2013.
I’ve tried here a slightly different editing.
Do you like it…?

You can like my Facebook fan page for more news, pictures and updates: Automotive Art by Lyon1845

Do not use without permission…All rights reserved

Posted by Lyon1845 on 2013-06-12 20:02:00

Tagged: , Automotive , Art , Photography , Lamborghini , Murciélago , LP , 670-4SV , Rit , Rond , de , Rivieren , 2013 , Event , Nikon , D90 …

Fisher Body 21

Fisher Body 21

In the early days of automobile manufacturing it was often cheaper to outsource the manufacture of bodies to a separate company, as car bodies were made of wood and metal and thus required skilled tradesmen. Enter Fisher Body, established in 1908, Fisher would go on to become a leading manufacturer of automobile bodies in the early 20th century. By 1917 General Motors outsources all their work to Fisher. To meet the demand Fisher expanded their already vast network of plants. Plant 21, designed by Albert Khan was constructed in 1919 and focused primarily on metal stamping. Post-WW2 the plant constructed components for bus, limos, and ambulances. However when this was moved to Flint, MI the site was shut down in 1984. It operated as an industrial painter from 1990-1993 before that to went bankrupt. Today it sits empty, and remain contaminated despite EPA cleanup from 2004 to 2010.

Nikon D300 – AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm 1:2.8G
Three Image Stitched Panorama, Stitched with AutoPano Pro

Posted by Alex Luyckx on 2014-03-11 00:46:04

Tagged: , ue , urban exploration , urbex , detroit , michigan , fisher body 21 , fisher body , GM , Albert Khan , Industry , Industial , Automotive , Body , Limos , abandoned , decay , ruins , rust , nikon , nikon d300 , af-s nikkor 14-24mm 1:2.8g , SLR , digital …

Santa Monica Radiator

Santa Monica Radiator

Santa Monica Radiator is an great old school automotive shop that’s been doing business since 1923, it has been run for three generations by the same family and has some of the best mechanics your likely to find……. Check them out here : www.santamonicaradiator.com/

Posted by avilon_music on 2009-11-12 22:45:13

Tagged: , Santa Monica Radiator , Santa Monica , Radiator , Automotive , Ford Coupe , ghost neon , 1923 , markpeacockphotography , signs , southerncalifornia , vintagesigns , vintage , sign , olympus , oldsigns , neonsigns , neonsign , neon , california , B&W , black & white , 1936 Ford Coupe , 36 Ford , Ford …