Craigslist Find: Man Bets On America, Provocative Girls To Sell His C7 Corvette

There are thousands upon thousands of vehicles sitting on Craigslist looking for a new home. That likely includes hundreds, if not thousands, of Corvettes, too.

It’s understandable that you want to write your advertisement in a way to grab the attention of the reader, and this guy is sure trying hard to do just that.

The seller of this 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray on Craigslist has taken it upon himself to really play up the ‘Murica vibe in this ad. In one photo, the C7 Corvette is flanked by explosions and bald eagles. The other photo shows the car surrounded by women in provocative poses, insinuating the C7 Corvette is a true babe magnet.

Of course, all of this is done with utmost expertise in photoshop. Can you smell the sarcasm?

The seller states the bald eagles and girls don’t come with the car, but does state after one lap around

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1984 Chevrolet Camaro ‘DreamRyder’ May Actually Be Of Nightmares

“To each his or her own” is a very well-rounded way to digest the entire automotive community. We stumble upon many… let’s say, interesting builds here at GM Authority, but this 1984 Chevrolet Camaro “DreamRyder” is starting things off freaky in 2017.

Hemmings has listed the Camaro DreamRyder for sale and apparently the owner has spent 13 years creating it with plenty of swooping fiberglass panels. But if you thought the exterior was wild, wait until you see the interior.

The cabin is finished with leopard and zebra fur for an extravagant, soft-touch material experience.

Really, it’s no wonder this 1984 Camaro comes in as a bargain with a $250,000 sale price. You can also grab a closer look at this off-the-wall Camaro in the video up above.

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/01/1984-chevrolet-camaro-dreamryder-may-actually-be-of-nightmares/

1967 Chevrolet C10 Driven In ‘Fast And Furious’ For Sale: eBay Find

Fast and Furious fans, there’s a special truck looking for a new home. The 1967 Chevrolet C10 driven by Sung Kang’s character, Han, in the fourth installment of the franchise, “Fast and Furious,” has surfaced for sale on eBay.

You’ll remember the truck from the gasoline truck heist in the beginning of the film, but we doubt whoever becomes the next owner will be pulling off similar stunts. As for specs, power comes for a 502 ci V8 engine producing 370 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque. A 3-speed automatic handles shifting duties. Like a lot of the film series, the shifter from the truck’s scene is fake. No manual here.

With the sale all proper paperwork, including the title, is included from Universal Studios, authenticating the vehicle’s use in the film. Head to the link here to see more of the truck for yourself.

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/04/1967-chevrolet-c10-driven-in-fast-and-furious-for-sale-ebay-find/

Cadillac DeVille Barbecue Smoker Is A Perfect Summertime Companion

Cadillac is working to once again become the “Standard of the World,” but in the meantime, why not give your meats a similar treatment?

It is summertime after all, and it’s the season for grilling and smoking meats for outdoor get-togethers. This 1988 Cadillac DeVille has gone from a luxury machine, to posh meat smoker, thanks to one dedicated Texas resident. We’re not trying to reinforce any Texas stereotypes, but this seems like a very Texas thing to do.

We’d normally talk about horsepower and capability here, but this DeVille no longer moves. It does, though, have the capacity for up to 1,300 pounds of meat. Better be throwing one big party to utilize the entire thing. The body remains intact, but the cabin has been gutted to hide ribs, brisket or whatever one’s heart desires.

And it’s only $1,800. Serious smokers need apply only. Check out the for sale listing ... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/07/cadillac-deville-barbecue-smoker-is-a-perfect-summertime-companion/

Grab Attention With This 1959 Cadillac DeVille Custom Pickup: eBay Find

Screw an El Camino, we’ll take this. Okay, if we’re being honest, we’ll take this and an El Camino. Boy would our garages be something to see if money weren’t an issue…

Anyways, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is a 1959 Cadillac DeVille that has been transformed into a custom pickup configuration. The custom work was completed in the 1970s, and the car has been babied since. It also helps the car is local to California, meaning there’s no rust to be found here. Besides the climate working in the car’s favor to preserve it, the 1959 DeVille has also been stored in a climate controlled car port when not grabbing attention from everyone it encounters.

The seller states the car came into his possession after the original owner passed away, and is quick to point out how sparingly the car was driven. Everything is said to

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/04/grab-attention-with-this-1959-cadillac-deville-custom-pickup-ebay-find/

1977 Toyota Hilux With Turbocharged LS1 V8 Swap Is Kind Of Crazy, Kind Of Awesome

Today, we have another dose of LS swap for you. This is a 1977 Toyota Hilux, except, there is not a Toyota powertrain under the hood. Not at all.

Instead, the Craigslist ad for the truck states a 5.3-liter LS1 V8 engine has been dropped in with a turbocharger for good measure. The LS1 was the first of the “LS” designation engines, which arrived in 1997 with the C5 Corvette.

In addition to the GM parts bin items, the Hilux is also riding on a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria’s suspension system with disc brakes at each wheel. The seller states the truck is very clean and that it’s also “fast as shit.”

Unfortunately, we don’t know what kind of power it’s producing, thanks to the long-standing tradition of crafting ambiguous advertisements on Craigslist. But, if you’re in the Atlanta, Georgia area, $10,000 takes this crazy machine.

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/05/1977-toyota-hilux-with-turbocharged-ls1-v8-swap-is-kind-of-crazy-kind-of-awesome/

Portland (Oregon) Commits To 100% Renewable Electricity By 2035, 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52890; up $4570 from last year

Our friends over at CarsDirect.com have sneaked a peek at the order form for the upcoming 2018 Ford Expedition and have reported that the new family hauler will be surprisingly nearer and dearer for interested buyers later this year.

The 2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52,890, including destination, for a XLT model with rear-wheel drive, a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, and 10-speed automatic, which is an increase of $4,570 over the current model. The long-wheelbase Expedition MAX will start at $55,580, including destination.

A fully decked long-wheelbase 2018 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum with four-wheel drive will run $79,740, according to CarsDirect. That’s an increase of more than $8,500 over the current range-topping 2017 Ford Expedition Platinum EL model on dealer lots.

Adding four-wheel drive tacks on roughly $3,000 to any trim.

MUST SEE: Read our 2018 Ford Expedition preview

It’s unclear what buyers can expect for the substantial price hike this year. A 10-speed

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Used 2013 Cadillac XTS For Sale

We’ll admit that part of us is intrigued by a Cadillac that floats down the road while pillowing through potholes and wallowing over frost heaves, but mercifully, the XTS is no Fleetwood Brougham.

Authentic Confidence
For this you can thank Bill Peterson, the lead development engineer on the 2013 Cadillac XTS. His team tuned the sedan’s magnetorheological dampers to yield a controlled ride with enough compliance to satisfy all but the most highly sensitive backsides. Ride quality in “Tour” — the softer of the dampers’ two base settings — is compliant but controlled. Big impacts are adequately isolated, while body roll is well managed, which means some busyness still penetrates the cabin on a truly rough road.

You won’t find a large menu of chassis adjustments on this Cadillac, either. And their absence reaffirms our belief that the right hardware coupled with confident tuning produces a luxury sedan that doesn’t need

... read more at: https://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/xts/2013/

UPDATE: Truck at Hanscom Air Force Base cleared – Eagle

BEDFORD, Mass. — A moving truck at Hanscom Air Force Base that officials said contained potentially explosive materials has now been cleared, according to base officials.

The truck had been stopped at Hanscom’s Vandenberg Gate, off Route 2A. The gate remains closed but the base is returning to normal operations, a Air Force press release stated.

Those who had been evacuated from the base are now returning, the statement said. 

Explosive materials experts are on the scene and have cleared the vehicle. However pallets from the truck, which contain “potentially concerning residue,” have been removed and will be taken to a specialized facility for testing, the Air Force said. 

There were no injuries. 

The incident began after 9 a.m. Thursday morning as a truck is owned by Big Foot Moving Storage attempted to enter the base through the Vandenberg Gate. During a routine inspection of the truck, “potentially explosive material” was detected. 

The base was partially

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