Posts Tagged ‘amount’

Why the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is a class apart from the rest

Dec
12

The new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is an awesome muscle car.

With a supercharged V-8 engine and 662 horsepower, this little beast can surpass 200 miles per hour – this fact alone would be enough to make many men consider buying the car, but when you consider the low price of £35,000, it is clear that this car is simply a steal!

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Competition Yellow

Nov
07

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Competition Yellow - Muscle Cars BlogThis lovely muscle car was one clean Boss before it was stripped to bare metal and restored by the prosat Santa Barbara Muscle Cars. They stripped it to a shell, cleaned any trouble spots (there weren’t many), and then refinished it in the original hue. But instead of ancient enamel, it now sports two-stage urethane paint, which gives the rejuvenated Boss a depth and clarity that makes it dazzling in the sunlight. As if that’s not enough, there were only 693 Competition Yellow over black Boss 302s built in 1970, making this a somewhat rare piece.

I mentioned the blacked-out pieces, but this car also still sports a fair amount of chrome and bright work. The front and rear bumpers have been restored to new condition, and all the stainless has been polished. The wing and rear window slats, as well as the front chin spoiler have also been coated in more satin black paint to match the stripes, and the new-for-1970 rear valence panel and taillights got their own coat of black, too. The simple grille is in excellent shape and is probably the original piece in original condition, further proof that this is an exceptionally clean car. Read more!

1968 Ford Mustang with NOS is a fun to drive

Sep
25

1968 Ford Mustang with NOS is a fun to drive - Muscle Cars BlogOriginally an open track car, this 1968 Ford Mustang has been returned to road spec whilst retaining a number of race car features. It still has the full roll cage, although the side impact bars have been removed to ease getting in and out. The motor is a small block screamer that happily spins the wheels in the first three gears! Suspension is all Global West’s finest making the car handle better than any 45 years old car should. It actually handles better than a number of modern sports cars! This is helped by the power rack and pinion steering and awesome Baer brakes which benefit from a Hydratech hydraulic power unit and P-Zero tires. Read more!

What You Should Know about Car Insurance before Buying Your Car

Jun
11

As a rule of thumb, consumers should include the cost of insurance in their auto-buying budget since it’s such a vital aspect of owning a car. Many people may not realize that they should buy the insurance before buying the car.

It’s an even lesser known fact, that buying insurance online is where the biggest discounts are. But before you buy car insurance on lacapitale.com or some other website, check out some insurance comparison websites and keep in mind these important items:

1967 Shelby GT 350 Factory Paxton Supercharged

May
26

1967 Shelby GT 350 Factory Paxton Supercharged - Muscle Cars Blog1967 Shelby GT 350 with Factory Paxton Supercharger – a truly awesome muscle car ! Shelby built 35 1967 Shelby GT 350′s with Paxton Superchargers. Only 19 of these cars are still known to exist. Only 5 Red Supercharged cars were built and only 4 of those are known to still exist. The engine is a date correct 289 High Performance engine with all of the correct parts and all are date correct for the car including Harmonic Balancer, S7 intake maniford, S7 High-po exhaust manifolds, distributor, engine cover, heads, original valve covers, etc. 

The four speed toploader transmission is coded with the correct RUG-1 and the rear end is date correct. The former owner stated that the Paxton Supercharger is original to the car and is dated February 10, 1967. This car was built by Ford on May 4, 1967 and Shelby completed it on May 19, 1967. The amount of original parts is incredible with the motor mounts, rear 2 1/2″ brake drums, and even the fuel sending unit being original Ford. The motor mounts are dated C7ZZ and the fuel sending unit has a C7 part number.

The car has just experienced a complete ground up restoration by a Mustang Club of America Gold Card Judge. Stay tuned for more information! Check out the incredible image gallery!

Under-inflated tyres lead drivers to spend big

May
03

There are many things to consider when maintaining your car, and sometimes it’s easy to overlook one of the most fundamental components – the tyres on the wheels that allow it to move.

Tyre Safety Month took place in October 2011 in the UK, and featured a number of special events and promotions designed to get drivers thinking about the condition their tyres are in and how to improve them.

Throughout October, motoring organisations highlighted the benefits of keeping tyres pumped up to the recommended level, not least of which is significantly improved fuel consumption – helping motorists to save money on fuel which can go towards other essentials such as car insurance renewal.

Carole Nash Insurance Company

Apr
18

The Carole Nash Insurance Company has been in the business for twenty-five years and is ranked among the top forty insurance brokers in the UK and Ireland. Although they started life as a specialist motor bike insurance insurance company (and still excel at this today) they now offer many types of policies to suit every individual’s needs as well as business needs. With access to some of the most competitive quotes, you could save quite a lot of money by taking out a policy with Carole Nash, whether you are a bike enthusiast, adore classic and vintage cars or are looking to protect your home, and the benefits are fantastic.
For example, extensive UK and European breakdown cover – and you will receive the same amount of cover whether at home or not – an in-house claims team so that one call will sort everything out, and various discounts for club memberships. Almost any recognised club members will be entitled to a discount. Some of these are:

Ford and Dow Chemical hope to reduce weight of new cars by up to 750 pounds

Apr
16

Ford and Dow Chemical hope to reduce weight of new cars by up to 750 pounds - Muscle Cars BlogCutting the weight of new cars and trucks by up to 750 pounds by the end of the decade is a key component of Ford’s strategy to improve fuel efficiency. In order to help achieve that goal, Ford Motor Company is partnering with Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, to research the use of advanced carbon fiber composites in high-volume vehicles.

“There are two ways to reduce energy use in vehicles: improving the conversion efficiency of fuels to motion and reducing the amount of work that powertrains need to do,” said Paul Mascarenas, Ford chief technical officer and vice president, Research and Innovation. “Ford is tackling the conversion problem primarily through downsizing engines with EcoBoost® and electrification while mass reduction and improved aerodynamics are keys to reducing the workload.”

Ford is investigating a range of new materials, enhanced design processes and new manufacturing techniques that would enable automotive structures to meet increasingly stringent safety and quality standards while cutting weight. Read more!