Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1967 (5055)

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1967 (5055)

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC, Detroit – U.S.A.
Type: Camaro V8 Series 12400 Model 12467 (L30) Convertible
Production time: September 1966 – September 1967
Production outlet: 25,141
Engine: 5354cc GM Chevrolet Small-Block Turbo-Fire V-8 327 OHV
Power: 213 bhp / 4.800 rpm
Torque: 481 Nm / 3.200 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 184 km/h
Curb weight: 1500 kg
Wheelbase: 108 inch
Chassis: GM F-platform box frame with cross bracings and all welded steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: Saginaw recirculating ball race
Gearbox: Saginaw M15 three-speed manual / all synchromesh / steering column shift
Clutch: 10.4 inch single dry plate disc diaphragm spring type
Carburettor: Rochester 7037212 Quadrajet 4-barrel
Fuel tank: 70 liter
Electric system: Delco 12 Volts 61 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 9.50 inch Bendix Delco-Moraine hydraulic, self-adjusting drums
Brakes rear: 9.50 inch Bendix Delco-Moraine hydraulic, self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, unequal length wishbones with helix Jer, trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam axle Hotchkiss type, semi-elliptic leaf springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid : 2.73:1
Wheels: 5J x 14 inch steel discs
Tires: 7.35 x 14
Options: Saginaw-Muncie M20/M21 four-speed manual gearbox, GM Power-Glide two-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, Delco-Moraine or Kelsey-Hayes front 11 inch hydraulic disc brakes, Saginaw power steering, adjustable steering wheel, power windows, bumper guards, rear window defroster, Four-saison Air Conditioning, Comfort-Car Air Conditioning, dual exhaust sytem, Soft-Ray tinted glass, rear deck lid luggage carrier, AM/FM Stereo radio, Stereo tape system, vinyl roof cover, whitewall tires

Special:
– Chevrolet was co-founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant. Louis Chevrolet was a race-car driver, born on December 25, 1878, in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. William Durant, founder of General Motors, had been forced out of GM in 1910 and wanted to use Louis Chevrolet’s designs to rebuild his own reputation as a force in the automobile industry. As head of Buick Motor Company, prior to founding GM, Durant had hired Chevrolet to drive Buicks in promotional races.
– By 1916 Chevrolet was profitable enough to allow Durant to buy a majority of shares in GM. After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant was president of General Motors and Chevrolet was merged into GM, becoming a separate division.
– The name “Camaro” was conceived by Chevrolet merchandising manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett, while they were reading the book Heath’s French and English Dictionary by James Boïelle and by de V. Payen-Payne printed in 1936. It states that Mr. Lund and Mr. Rollett found the word “camaro” in the French-English dictionary was slang, to mean friend, pal, or comrade.
– In fact, the actual French word that has that meaning is "camarade", from which the English word "comrade" is derived and not "camaro"; "camaro" is not a recognized word in the French language.
– The Camaro (code-named Panther) was first shown at a press preview in Detroit, …

Chevrolet Impala Custom Hardtop Coupé 1973* (1034)

Chevrolet Impala Custom Hardtop Coupé 1973* (1034)

* owner Bart Valk

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC, Detroit – U.S.A.
Type: Impala Custom Series 1BL Model 1L47 Hardtop Coupé
Production time: September 1972 – September 1973
Production outlet: 933,765
Engine: 5733cc GM Chevrolet L65 (Small-Block V-8 350) OHV
Power: 145 bhp / 4.000 rpm
Torque: 345 Nm / 2.400 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 176 km/h
Curb weight: 1836 kg
Wheelbase: 121.5 inch
Chassis: GM B-platform box frame with crossbars and all-steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: ball-race servo control variable-ratio power
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission / steering column shift
Clutch: not applicable
Carburettor: Rochester 2GV dual downdraft
Fuel tank: 87 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 61 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 11.86 inch servo-assisted hydraulic discs
Brakes rear: 11 inch hydraulic self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, Cross-link with elastically mounted tension strut, upper trapezoid triangle cross-bars, lower single cross-bars, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam axle, coil link system, posterior longitudinal axis with helical springs, lower longitudinal guide arms and upper differential slanting braces + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid 2.73:1
Wheels: 6K – 15 inch steel discs
Tires: G78 x 15B BIAS belted
Options: 6570cc GM Chevrolet Small-Block V-8 400 Turbo-Fire Hydra-Matic petrol engine, 7443cc GM Chevrolet L-series 454 V-8 (big-block) Turbo-Jet Hydra-Matic petrol engine, power windows, power brakes, power seats, 50/50 reclining passenger seat, power door locks, power trunk opener, comfort-tilt steering wheel, adjustable steering wheel, remote control outside rear view mirrors, AM/FM Stereo radio with tape system, rear seat speaker, Four-Season Air Conditioning, Soft-Ray tinted glass, intermittent windshield whiper system, rear window defogger, auxiliary lighting, econominder gauge package, Cruise-Master speed control, custom DeLuxe seat belts, DeLuxe wheel covers, Rally wheels, body side molding, white stripe steel-belted radial ply tires, DeLuxe bumpers, bumper guards, colour-keyed floor mats, two-tone colouring

Special:
– Chevrolet was co-founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant. Louis Chevrolet was a race-car driver, born on December 25, 1878, in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. William Durant, founder of General Motors, had been forced out of GM in 1910 and wanted to use Louis Chevrolet’s designs to rebuild his own reputation as a force in the automobile industry. As head of Buick Motor Company, prior to founding GM, Durant had hired Chevrolet to drive Buicks in promotional races.
– By 1916 Chevrolet was profitable enough to allow Durant to buy a majority of shares in GM. After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant was president of General Motors and Chevrolet was merged into GM, becoming a separate division.
– The Impala was designed by Chevrolet Chief Engineer Ed Cole and named after an African antelope.
– In ’72, Impala all-time sales topped the 10 million mark, extending its lead as the best-selling full-size car in automotive history, more than double the sales of the next nearest competitor at the time, the Ford Galaxie.
– The 1972/1973 model was the longest …

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1972 (4920)

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1972 (4920)

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC, Detroit – U.S.A.
Type: Monte Carlo Series 13800 / 1H57 Sport Coupé
Engine: 5733cc L48 Turbo-Fire small block V-8 (90°)overhead valve (by GM)
Power: 167 bhp / 4.000 rpm
Speed: 175 km/h
Production time: 1970 – 1972
Production outlet: 180,819 (1972)
Production outlet: 439,393 (1970-1972 incl. 5,742 “SS 454”)
Curb weight: 1648 kg

Special:
– "Chevrolet: Building a Better Way To See The USA."
– This first generation "coke bottle styling" Monte Carlo, designed by Elliot Marantette "Pete" Estes and Dave Holls (codenamed “Concours”) and named for the city Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, is built on the same GM A-body platform intermediate-sized cars as the re-designed 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix, is 23 cm taller than the Chevelle, only model was this Hardtop Coupé ( ’72 models were called Sport Coupé), only sold with a V-8 engine (wide choice) and has to compete with the new A-body Pontiac Grand Prix and the Ford Thunderbird.
– Only slight styling updates were made over the years.
– The rather ungainly rear an the 1970 labor strike at the Flint (Michigan) assembly plant, were probably guilty of poor sales, so the 1973 model was completely renewed.
– It has a fully synchronous three-speed manual gearbox, steering column shifter, a Rochester 7041113 dual downdraft carburettor, a 12-Volts electric system, distributor and coil ignition system, a 72 liter fuel tank, a single plate dry disc clutch and rear wheel drive.
– The box frame with crossbars chassis with steel body (by Fisher) has a 116 inch wheelbase, a Cadillac-like eggcrate / grid-textured grille, large, single headlamps mounted in square-shaped housings, hidden wipers, elm-burl dash panel inlays, fake wood trim dashboard, a bench seat , deep-twist carpeting, an electric clock, powered recirculating ball steering, front trapezoidal wishbones, independent ball joint with coil spring front sway bar suspension, longitudinal coil link rear suspension with lower trailing arms and upper differential for leading-trailing arms, telescopic shock absorbers all round, a semi-floating type rear axle, hypoid differential, 6×15 disc wheels, G78x15B bias-belted black sidewall tires, powered 11 inch ventilated disc brakes at the front and 9.5 inch self-adjusting drum brakes at the rear.
– A Turbo-Fire 350 CID 4-barrel carburettor, a 400 CID (6555cc) V-8 engine, a 454 CID (7440cc) V-8 engine , a Monte Carlo SS 454 package (with blacked-out rear body panel, front and rear stabilizer bars, dash controls with international symbol knobs, heavy-duty front and rear suspension, an automatic load-leveling rear suspension, "SS 454" badging, and rubber rear bumper inserts), a four-speed manual gearbox, an Automatic Torque-Drive, a Turbo Hydra-Matic three-speed automatic transmission (only on the SS 454), a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, power windows, power seats, variable-ratio power steering, Four Season Air Conditioning, speed control device, fender skirts, a light monitoring system, a four-spoke steering wheel, "rally" wheels, center console, full instrumentation, Strato bucket seats, a higher grade nylon (or vinyl) upholstery, cloth interior, full instrumentation, radio, AM/FM stereo radios …

Cadillac DeVille Convertible 1970 (0249)

Cadillac DeVille Convertible 1970 (0249)

Manufacturer: General Motors Company, Cadillac Division, Warren, Michigan – USA
Type: DeVille Series 68300 / 68367 2-door Convertible
Production time: September 1969 – September 1970
Production outlet: 15,172
Production time: January 1965 – September 1970
Production outlet: 106,242
Engine: 7729cc GM Cadillac V-8 472 OHV I-Head
Power: 375 bhp / 4.400 rpm
Torque: 711 Nm / 3.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 206 km/h
Curb weight: 2270 kg
Wheelbase: 129.5 inch
Chassis: GM C-platform perimeter X- frame with box beams and trusses and all-steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: Saginaw integral hydraulic powered variable ratio recirculating ball (PAS)
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic THM-400 three-speed automatic transmission / steering column shift
Clutch: not applicable
Carburettor: Rochester 4MV 4-barrel
Fuel tank: 98.5 liter
Electric system: Delco-Remy 12 Volts 74 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 11.9 inch power duo-servo discs
Brakes rear: 12 inch power duo-servo self-adjusting drums (Moraine or Bendix)
Suspension front: independent ball-joint front A-arms, upper trapezoid stabilizer triangle wishbones, lower longitudinal thrust struts, lower single crosslink, sway bar, helical coils + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: 4 link lower longitudinal thrust arms, upper stabilizer triangle, rubber-mounted strut rods, rubber bushings, sway bar, upper differential brackets, helical coils + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid 2.93:1
Wheels: 6JK x 15 Kelsey Hayes slotted discs
Tires: L78 x 15 tubeless
Options: automatic level control, power windows, factory Air Conditioning, Automatic Climate Controls, speed control device, tilt telescope steering wheel, factory Cadillac Wonderbar AM/FM Stereo pushbutton radio, power antenna, non-glare rear-view mirror, electric clock, power vent windows, headrests, reclining seats, front seats with carbon cloth heating pads built into the cushions and seatbacks, rear cigarette lighters, two-tone colouring

Special:
– Cadillac was formed from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company when Henry Ford departed along with several of his key partners and the company was dissolved. With the intent of liquidating the firm’s assets, Ford’s financial backers, William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen called in engineer Henry M. Leland to appraise the plant and equipment prior to selling them. Instead, Leland persuaded them to continue the automobile business using Leland’s proven 1-cylinder engine. Henry Ford’s departure required a new name, and on August 22, 1902, the company reformed as the Cadillac Automobile Company.
– The Cadillac automobile was named after the 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who founded Detroit in 1701.
– Cadillac was purchased by the General Motors conglomerate in 1909. Cadillac became General Motors’ prestige division, devoted to the production of large luxury vehicles. In the United States, the name became a synonym for "high quality", used in such phrases as "the Cadillac of watches," referring to a Rolex. In English usage outside North America, other brands are used in such phrases – usually Rolls-Royce.
– The Cadillac line was also GM’s default marque for "commercial chassis" institutional vehicles, such as limousines, ambulances, hearses, and funeral home flower cars. The latter three of which were custom …

Cameron 16HP Runabout 1911(1050860)

Cameron 16HP Runabout 1911(1050860)

Manufacturer: Cameron Car Company, Beverly, Massachusetts – U.S.A.
Type: 16HP Runabout
Engine: 2369cc straight-4 air-cooled
Power: 16 bhp
Speed: unknown
Production time: 1903 – 1914
Production outlet: about 8,000
Curb weight: 454 kg

Special:
– Cameron Car Company is remembered for their air-cooled vehicles and for relocating often.
– At first at Rhode Island from 1902 to 1906, then in Brockton, Massachusetts from 1906 to 1908, then in Beverly, Massachusetts from 1909 to 1915, Norwalk, Connecticut in 1919, and finally in Stamford, Connecticut in 1920.
– Like many people in the exciting early days of the automobile industry, James E. Brown of the Brown Textile Machine Company in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, decided to go into the automobile manufacturing business in 1901. Everett S. Cameron was hired to designed the new vehicle. Experiments were conducted, improvements were made, and in 1903, Cameron automobile production began.
– No cars were produced from 1915 to 1918 (the company entered bankruptcy).
– During their career, they would produce trucks, tractors, marine, and aviation engines as well as cars and boats.
– The Runabout is probably designed by one of its founders, Everett S. Cameron.
– It has a three-speed manual gearbox, one carburetor and rear wheel drive (shaft driven).
– They had several innovate creations that would become industry standards, such as left-side (ight-hand drive was the accepted practice) steering wheels (wheel steering i.s.o. a tiller), front-mounted engines, air cooling, a revolutionary rear-mounted gearbox, the gear shift was mounted on the steering column and torque tube drive.
– With a lack of patent applications in the early days of production (as was the case with many manufacturers), it is unclear "who was first".
– Several Cameron’s were used in competition, including hill climbs and dirt track events. One example even captured a half-mile world record in Cincinnati, Ohio. Another example became the first air-cooled car to reach the top of Mount Washington without requiring a stop.
– Only 15 survivors.

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