Car of the Day 7/18/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’55 Thunderbird that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the first generation, which was made between 1955 and 1957. The engine of this one is a 4.8 liter Y-Block V8 that produces 198 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 10.1 seconds and has a top speed of 107 mph. This Thunderbird sold for $51,700.

Car of the Day 7/17/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2010 Camaro SS that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the fifth generation, which was made between March of 2009 and November of 2015 (model years between 2010 and 2015). The engine is a 6.2 liter LS3 V8 that was modded to produce 475 horsepower. The transmission of this one is a 6-speed manual. This Camaro was auctioned off for $35,750.

Car of the Day 7/16/18

Today’s car of the day is the very first 2006 Corvette, and I saw it at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the C6 generation of the Corvette, which was made between June of 2004 and February of 2013 (model years between 2005 and 2013). The C6 Corvette was unveiled at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The C6 Corvette coupes and convertibles built between 2005 and 2007 were powered by the LS2, which is a 6 liter V8 that produces 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 6-speed automatic, but it can also come with a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 180 mph. This car weighs 3,241 pounds since the body panels are composite. The chassis is a hydroformed steel frame with aluminum and magnesium. This Corvette has quarter mile time of 12.6 seconds at 114 mph. This Corvette was auctioned off for $46,200.

Car of the Day 7/15/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2000 Corvette GTR that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the C5 generation, which was made between 1996 and 2004 (model years between 1997 and 2004). Only 25 of the Corvette GTR were made in 2000. The engine is a 6.3 liter LS1 V8 that produces 424 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 172 mph. This Corvette was auctioned off for $38,500.

Chevy Monte Carlo Spotted in Oldsmar

I saw this Chevy Monte Carlo SS in Oldsmar earlier. This is from the fourth generation, which was made between 1980 and 1987 (model years between 1981 and 1987). The SS model is a high performance version, which was made between 1983 and 1987. The engine is a 5 liter Small Block V8 that produces 180 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 117 mph.

Car of the Day 7/14/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’55 Packard Caribbean that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Packard Caribbean is a luxury car that was made between 1953 and 1956. This is number 244 of the 500 that came in the tri-color of rose quartz, gray pearl poly, and jade white. The engine is a 5.8 liter V8 that produces 275 horsepower and 355 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 2-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 10.9 seconds and has a top speed of 109 mph. This Packard sold for $56,100.

Car of the Day 7/13/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the 997 series, which was made between 2004 and 2012 (model years between 2005 and 2012). The Turbo model made its debut at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. The engine is a 3.6 liter twin turbo flat-6 with the Sport Chrono Package that produces 530 horsepower. The transmission of this one is a 5-speed automatic. This Porsche was auctioned off for $$71,500.