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Paul Walker’s 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z/28 is up for auction

More than a decade ago, Paul Walker, star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, died in a car accident near Los Angeles. He was a car enthusiast and worked with his friend on the restoration of several cars, including the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z/28, which will be auctioned in August.

This Camaro RS Z/28 is a completed Walker project and is an ideal opportunity for fans of this model to restore the car as they like. The car requires a lot of work to bring it back to its original condition. The body of the car is not in bad condition and it should be noted that it left the factory in Le Mans blue, which is almost invisible on the car. There are also original Z/28 Rally rims wrapped in BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires.

The interior is not in bad condition considering its age. The upholstery on the seats does not look bad, as do the black plastic and wooden details on the central console. The odometer shows 22,639 miles.

Collectors will appreciate the fact that it is still powered by the original 302 CI V-8 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.

The car was purchased by Chevrolet collector Merle Duprey in 1982, later purchased by Walker and Rodas, then sold back to Duprey in 2013, before finally being purchased by Solo Speed ​​Shop.

Source: Mecum


Milk delivery truck with 815 HP

In the past, a milk delivery truck could be seen on a daily basis, but it has long been out of use because people now buy and store milk in refrigerators. Many of these trucks, which were moving on American streets, were produced by the company Divco, and one of them got a second chance.

Nick and his father decided to convert the milk delivery truck into an acceleration racing vehicle. This is not their first project, considering that they have done five of them so far, and we can say that this one is impressive. The exterior of the truck has been retained, the bodywork is the same, but the chassis was taken over from a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck and redesigned.

The interior has changed significantly. Seats from the Dodge Caravan have been installed, and a new sound system with a subwoofer has been installed. The truck also got navigation. Nick has more plans for the truck, and it certainly won’t be slower.

When it comes to the powertrain, the old 107 hp (79 kW) engine has been removed. Now the truck is powered by a naturally-aspirated V8 Chevy Big Block engine with an impressive 815 hp (599 kW). This power allows the vehicle to reach a speed of 114 mph (183 km / h).

We are sure that there are more examples like this, and also that this will not be the last.

Source: Barcroft Cars via YouTube

2022 Chevy Menlo EV Mickey Kung Fu Edition

The fusion of Chevrolet and Disney in China resulted in the 2022 Chevy Menlo EV Mickey Kung Fu Edition. This is not the first model these two companies have developed, as the Mickey Magic Edition and Mickey Space Edition have been introduced before.

The Mickey Kung Fu Edition is the result of a collaboration between Chevrolet and Disney in China. Painted in white with Mickey silhouettes on the back door, the car is designed for families with children who want fun. The Mickey sign can also be found on the five-spoke wheels, as well as on the rear window. The interior is designed in black, with seats upholstered in black leather and contrasting orange parts.

The car is powered by an electric motor with 174 hp (130 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. It is equipped with a 61.1 kWh lithium-ion battery that provides a range of 322 miles (518 km). The price of this fun car is $ 28,000 (179,900 CNY).

Source: GM Authority