Car of the Day 7/12/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’70 Chevelle that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the second generation, which were built between 1967 and 1972 (model years between 1968 and 1972). The engine of this one is the LS6, which is a 7.4 liter V8 that puts out 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed automatic. This Chevelle was auctioned off for $40,700.

Car of the Day 7/11/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’62 Corvette that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the C1 generation, which was made between 1953 and 1962. The engine of this one is a 5.4 liter Small Block V8 that produces 250 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 4-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds and has a top speed of 114 mph. This Corvette was auctioned off for $75,900.

Car of the Day 7/10/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2007 Shelby GT500 that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This generation of the GT500 is part of the fifth generation of the Mustang, which was made between 2004 and 2014 (model years between 2005 and 2014). This version of the GT500 was made between 2006 and 2009 (model years between 2007 and 2009). The engine is a 5.4 liter supercharged V8 that produces 500 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This Shelby was auctioned off for $33,000.

Car of the Day 7/9/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2009 Mustang Iaccoca 45th Anniversary Edition that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the first phase of the fifth generation, which was made between September of 2004 and December of 2008 (model years between 2005 and 2009). This special edition was made to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Mustang. It was also named after Lee Iaccoca, who was the CEO of Ford when the Mustang first launched. This is number 20 of the 45 that were built. The engine of this one is a 4.6 liter supercharged Modular V8 that produces 400 horsepower. The transmission is a 5-speed manual. This Mustang was auctioned off for $64,900.

Car of the Day 7/8/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’53 Buick Skylark that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the first generation, which was made between 1953 and 1954. The engine is a 5.3 liter Nailhead V8 that produces 200 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 2-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 12.3 seconds and has a top speed of 104 mph. This Buick was auctioned off for $100,000.

Tesla Model X 75D Spotted in Clearwater

I spotted a Tesla Model X 75D in Clearwater. The Tesla Model X is an electric crossover that’s been in production since 2015 (the first model year was 2016). The concept model was unveiled in Hawthorne, California on February 9, 2012. The battery is a 75 kilowatt lithium-ion battery that produces 518 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 1-speed fixed gear. This crossover does 0-60 mph in 6 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph. The starting price of the Model X 75D is $79,500.

Tesla Model S 90D Spotted in Town

I saw this Tesla Model S 90D in town this afternoon. The Tesla Model S is a fully electric luxury sedan that’s been in production since 2012. The 90D was made between August of 2015 and June of 2017. The electric motor is a 90 kilowatt lithium ion battery that produces 518 horsepower and 485 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 1-speed fixed gear. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.75 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.