Nearly every classic vehicle to cross the block at prestigious auctions, such as Mecum and Barrett-Jackson, is aesthetically pleasing. But, as we’ve said before, every once in a while a car comes around that truly hits home, for some reason or another. In the case of this 1968 Chevrolet COPO Nova SS, every box is checked off. It’s got the looks, the historically rich context, and our favorite part – the performance.
This COPO Nova SS is number 4 of 50 ordered by Fred Gibb. He and Vince Piggins were interested in coupling the Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 transmission with L78-equipped Novas in order to create a winning combination for the NHRA Super Stock competition. Thus, Piggins submitted a request for 50 examples (NHRA’s minimum required number) of the proposed machine. Gibb would be responsible for buying and reselling these Novas. Fortunately for him, he knew a
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A shareholder of a Hamilton car yard is believed to have skipped the country owing hundreds of thousands of dollars after allegedly claiming false credit on luxury cars.
The Waikato police fraud unit has confirmed it is investigating a series of credit contracts between clients of Karpai Cars and Motor Trade Finance. However, the man at the centre of the allegations, Angus Ritchie, denies there is a problem, although he would not comment.
He was a minority shareholder in Hamilton’s Karpai Cars. An associate has claimed Mr Ritchie used the names of friends and family members to apply for bogus finance on vehicles. The finance is also alleged to be well above what the cars were worth.
Documents obtained by the Waikato Times show financing on one car for $52,671 but the car recently sold for $9000.
Dunedin-based Motor Trade
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Victim: Kim Howe, 69, died in the crash in Malibu, California on Saturday
This is the widowed 69-year-old woman who died in a four-car pileup this weekend involving former Olympian Bruce Jenner.
Kim Howe was driving a white Lexus, which Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade rear-ended Saturday on a segment of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California.
The car was pushed into oncoming traffic, and collided with a black Hummer, leaving the vehicle a crumpled wreck and the sole occupant dead. Jenner was unharmed.
Officials released Howe’s image Monday, as it came to light that she had not had a valid driver’s license since 2007.
Howe’s last permit expired that year, and she had never gotten another, the LA
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‘I hope my dad doesn’t make it either’: Teen girl’s heartbreaking post on learning her father had just killed her mom-of-seven and auntie ‘in row over money’ before turning gun on himself
- Johana Loza, 36, was shot dead along with her cousin Jennifer Cervantes in Selma, California
- Police say Loza’s boyfriend of 19 years, Eduardo Escobar, turned the gun on himself after killing the two women
- Miss Loza, a native of Mexico, leaves behind six daughters and a young son; Cervantes was married with a young daughter
Two women and a man were shot and killed in broad daylight Monday in what California investigators are calling a murder-suicide.
Officers in Selma,
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Cars are signifiers, perhaps the quickest and most effective way of telling the wider world about yourself.
Even driving something modest is doing just that, particularly if everyone knows you could – if you wished – drive anything you please.
According to the new marketing tome The Consuming Instinct, by Gad Saad, a scientific study has shown that a man’s testosterone level actually increases while driving a Porsche.
”Much of what we do as consumers is ultimately related to sex,” Saad writes. That could explain a lot about what’s out there mixing with the traffic.
Here are a few cars owned or driven by famous people, old and new, recent and late. Who are they signalling what to? We’ll let you make that decision yourself.
John Lennon – Rolls-Royce
John Lennon didn’t gain his driver’s licence until 1965, when he was well into his 20s. Even after that, he didn’t drive
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‘Price of silence’: Tiger Woods (pictured with wife Elin) has been accused of offering Rachel Uchitel $1million not to kiss and tell
The furious wife of Tiger Woods ranted at his mistress over the phone after discovering he was cheating on her, it has been claimed.
Swedish model Elin reportedly rang cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs from a blocked number on the day he crashed his car into a fire hydrant and then a tree outside their luxury family home in Florida.
When asked who she was, Elin, 29, told Miss Grubbs: ‘You know who this is because you’re ******* my husband’, according to influential U.S. website TMZ.
An answerphone message from two days earlier, which was posted on the internet yesterday,
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Wife sues real estate exec husband for $20M for cheating on her with a ‘sales girl’ and having her kicked out of their country club
- Sheri and Michael Astrachen were married 18 years and have three daughters
- Mr Astrachen is the vice president of commercial real estate firm JLL
- His wife allegedly caught him cheating with ‘one or more sales girls’
- She is suing him for defamation claiming he humiliated her at the Old Westbury Gold and Country Club by not paying their bills
- She deserves the luxuries she enjoyed while they were married, suit says
A New York woman is going after her millionaire husband for everything he’s got after
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