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My 62 Corvette is faster!



 *1962 Chevrolet Impala SS (MT)*
409ci/409hp, 4spd, 4.11, 0-60 - 6.3, 1/4 mile - 14.9 @ 98mph
*1962 Chevrolet Impala SS (CL)*
409ci/380hp, 4spd, 3.70, 0-60 - 7.3, 1/4 mile - 14.9 @ 94mph
*1962 Chevrolet Corvette (HR)*
327ci/360hp, 4spd, 3.73, 0-60 - 5.9, 1/4 mile - 14.12 @103.98mph* *




On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Jake Kamphoefner <
jake.kamphoefner@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Some interesting stuff, though I question the accuracy of quite a lot of
> it.  For example, the "fastest 0-60" an Impala from 1962??  The ZR-1 Vettes
> are much faster in that category, or the CTS-V if you want to stick with a
> sedan.
>
> It would have to be one hell of a magic 409 to get that car to 60 in 4
> flat...  6.3 seconds was the best Motor Trend could do.
>
> I guess the windshield antenna in the Pontiac makes this DeLorean related!
>
> Jake
> 1063
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Doug Menkhaus <dmenkhaus@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > **
> >
> >
> > I did not know some of these.
> >
> > (well, I think I knew maybe 3 of them...)
> >
> > Old Car Trivia......
> >
> > Old Car Trivia.............most of which I did not know. Very
> > informative!!
> >
> > Volkswagen sold only two Beetle's here in America in 1949.
> >
> >
> >
> > Q: What was the first official White House car?
> >
> > A: A 1909 White Steamer, ordered by President Taft.
> >
> > Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?
> >
> > A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.
> >
> > Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?
> >
> > A: Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.
> >
> > Q: Where was the first drive-in restaurant?
> >
> > A: Royce Hailey's Pig Stand opened in Dallas in 1921.
> >
> > Q: True or False?
> > The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.
> >
> > A: False.
> > The 1953 'Vetted' were available in one color, Polo White.
> >
> > Q: What was Ford's answer to the Chevy Corvette, and other legal street
> > racers of the 1960's?
> >
> > A: Carroll Shelby's Mustang GT350.
> >
> > Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather than a direct
> > current dynamo?
> >
> > A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant
> >
> > Q: What was the first car fitted with a replaceable cartridge oil filter?
> >
> > A: The 1924 Chrysler.
> >
> > Q: What was the first car to be offered with a "perpetual guarantee"?
> >
> > A: The 1904 Acme, from Reading, PA. Perpetuity was disturbing in this
> case,
> > as Acme closed down in 1911.
> >
> > Q: What American luxury automaker began by making cages for birds and
> > squirrels?
> >
> > A: The George N. Pierce Co. of Buffalo, who made the Pierce Arrow, also
> > made
> > iceboxes.
> >
> > Q: What car first referred to itself as a convertible?
> >
> > A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.
> >
> > Q: What car was the first to have it's radio antenna embedded in the
> > windshield?
> >
> > A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.
> >
> > Q: What car used the first successful series-production hydraulic valve
> > lifters?
> >
> > A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16
> >
> > Q: Where was the World's first three-color traffic lights installed?
> >
> > A: Detroit, Michigan in 1919. Two years later they experimented with
> > synchronized lights.
> >
> > Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM's 100 millionth car
> > built in the U.S. ?
> >
> > A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll out of Lansing, Michigan with
> > that honor.
> >
> > Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?
> >
> > A: Camden, NJ in 1933
> >
> > Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized production key-start
> > system?
> >
> > A: The 1949 Chryslers
> >
> > Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?
> >
> > A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.
> >
> > Q: What car was the first to place the horn button in the center of the
> > steering wheel?
> >
> > A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also was the first with
> electric
> > door latches.
> >
> > Q: What U.S. production car has the quickest 0-60 mph time?
> >
> > A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. Did it in 4.0 seconds.
> >
> > Q: What's the only car to appear simultaneously on the covers of Time and
> > Newsweek?
> >
> > A: The Mustang
> >
> > Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?
> >
> > A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.
> >
> > Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?
> >
> > A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by Motor Trend magazine at 192.6
> > mph.
> >
> > Q: What automaker's first logo incorporated the Star of David?
> >
> > A: The Dodge Brothers.
> >
> > Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford, "I have drove fords exclusively when I could
> > get
> > away with one. It has got every other car skinned, and even if my
> business
> > hasn't been strictly legal it don't hurt anything to tell you what a fine
> > car you got in the V-8"?
> >
> > A: Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde) in 1934.
> >
> > Q: What car was the first production V12, as well as the first production
> > car with aluminum pistons?
> >
> > A: The 1915 Packard Twin-Six. Used during WWI in Italy, these motors
> > inspired Enzi Ferrari to adopt the V12 himself in 1948.
> >
> > Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?
> >
> > A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.
> >
> > Q: Which of the Chrysler "letter cars" sold the fewest
> > amount?
> >
> > A: Only 400, 1963, 300J's were sold (they skipped" "I" because it
> > looked like a number 1)
> >
> > Q: What car company was originally known as Swallow
> > Sidecars (aka SS)?
> >
> > A: Jaguar, which was an SS model first in 1935, and ultimately
> > the whole company by 1945.
> >
> > Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?
> >
> > A: The cylinder wars were kicked off in 1915 after Packard's chief
> > engineer, Col. Jesse Vincent, introduced its Twin-Sis.
> >
> > Q: When were seat belts first fitted to a motor vehicle?
> >
> > A: In 1902, in a Baker Electric streamliner racer which crashed at 100
> mph.
> > on Staten Island!
> >
> > Q: In January 1930, Cadillac debuted it's V16 in a car named
> > for a theatrical version of a 1920's film seen by Harley Earl
> > while designing the body, What's that name?
> >
> > A: The "Madam X", a custom coach designed by Earl
> > and built by Fleetwood. The sedan featured a
> > retractable landau top above the rear seat.
> >
> > Q: Which car company started out German, yet became
> > French after WWI?
> >
> > A: Bugati, founded in Molsheim in 1909, became French
> > when Alsace returned to French rule.
> >
> > Q: In what model year did Cadillac introduce the first
> > electric sunroof?
> >
> > A: 1969
> >
> > Q: What U.S. production car had the largest 4 cylinder engine?
> >
> > A: The 1907 Thomas sported a 571 cu. in. (9.2liter) engine.
> >
> > Q: What car was reportedly designed on the back of a Northwest Airlines
> > airsickness bag and released on April Fool's Day, 1970?
> >
> > A: 1970 Gremlin, (AMC)
> >
> > Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy?
> >
> > A: The official name of the mascot of Rolls Royce, she is the lady on top
> > of
> > their radiators.
> >
> > Q: What was the inspiration for MG's famed
> > octagon-shaped badge?
> >
> > A: The shape of founder Cecil Kimber's dining table. MG stands for Morris
> > Garages.
> >
> > Q: In what year did the "double-R" Rolls Royce
> > badge change from red to black?
> >
> > A: 1933
> >
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