After an 18-year hiatus, BMW has revived the 8 Series name with the BMW Concept 8 Series. The automaker's new flagship model could help the manufacturer compete against Mercedes-Benz, which overtook BMW last year as the world's largest luxury automaker.
Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
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1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Sedan In retrospect, it wasnt a good idea. It was brilliant. A stroke of genius. Looking back, its amazing the 1990s Impala SS ever happened. In the early 1990s, family-sized rear-wheel drive muscle was dead at GM. The Monte Carlo SS and Buick Grand National were long gone and families didnt fit in a Camaro or Corvette. Then in 1992, Jim Perkins, a car-guy and the man in charge of Chevrolet, asked Jon Moss to make a hot rod out of the homely and slow-selling Caprice, a full size rear-wheel drive sedan bought by taxi companies, police, and women over the age of 90. Moss was the engineer in charge of GMs Special Vehicle group, or as some called it, The Toy Box . His team built the cool stuff. The What Ifs. Prototypes like big-block Camaros and other one-offs to excite the media and the enthusiast public. His skunkworks finished the Impala SS Concept just in time for the 1992 SEMA Show. Moss team took a black Caprice with the 9C1 Police Package, added five-spoke wheels, dropped in the LT1 V8 from the Corvette, dressed it with Impala SS badges (a legendary name GM hadnt used since 1969), and created an instant classic. An instant classic... just add gas, and we have a 1 owner 1996 Chevrolet Impala with (hold your breath) 607 original miles! 350 cubes of LT-1 power under the hood, 17-inch snazzy wheels, 4 doors to keep it all unassuming, and an aero design creates this suburban piece of go go driveway candy. No wonder law enforcement ordered these by the ton! Exterior All rounded off and aero looking and all bathed in black. A 4 door sedan with a kick, for the family who looks to travel in comfort, style and above all... speed. Beautiful prancing Impala badging throughout and a silver bowtie upfront all paint and trimmings are in fine condition with well minded gaps and all original low low mileage paint. Throw in a rear deck spoiler just for some low profile sport. Interior If you have a penchant for things from a factory, then this car is worth a serious look. Seats still covered with the protective plastic, gray 45/45 leather seats, ultra padded and ultra factory condition have a floor mounted console in the middle. 6 way power adjusts these chairs. Original dash of course is in front showing off those mere 607 miles, clean factory gray carpet below, also with factory plastic, and a perfect headliner in gray above. Drivetrain The garage within which this car was stored was climate controlled as the engine and bay are showing virtually no corrosion or any signs of ever being even remotely wet. Plastic is shiny, metal bolt ons are clean and corrosion free, and even the exhaust manifolds are still shiny. A detuned Corvette 350ci LT-1 V8 EFI resides under the hood and on the back is a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission. A 10-bolt 3.08 rear axle puts power to the road. Add some hi test go juice and you are down the road further than you ever thought. Undercarriage Like NEW! Power disc ABS brakes, full coil suspension, Decarbon shocks, performance all the way. Drive-Ability Like New! With the mere 607 miles its a new car with plastic wrappings, and in time capsule preserved form. All is factory, all is well, all is NEW! VIN DECODE 1G1BL52P0TR150772 1-USA G-General Motors 1-Chevrolet BL-Impala SS 5-4 Door Sedan 2-Manual Belts, Front Airbags P-350ci V8 LT1 260hp 0-Check Digit T-1996 R-Arlington, TX Assy Plant 150772-Sequential Unit Number
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