Chevrolet recently announced this limited edition run of the Stingray Convertible. What makes this stand out from the crowd will be its unique paint job—a dark green called Lime Rock Green. It also has an exclusive Brownstone suede interior and sporty carbon fiber accents.
Giving the Premiere Edition some extra punch is a Z51 Performance Package, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, and a variable tuned performance exhaust system. Under the hood, the engine is the same as the rest of the Corvette lineup; however, in the trunk you’ll find a set of Corvette branded luggage from Thule.
This limited edition Corvette will arrive early next year. Want to get yourself behind the wheel of a Premiere Edition? Come visit us at Gjovik Auto and we’ll let you know how to get one.
On November 21, RM Auctions held its Art of the Automobile auction in New York. There were some truly some incredibly beautiful cars that crossed the block that day, including the 1964 Chevrolet CERV II.
According to the auction listing, the CERV II, which stands for Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle II, is the “first known operating example of torque-vectoring, all-wheel drive.” It was used a test vehicle for future Corvette ideas, including tires, aerodynamics, and top speeds.
This amazing one-of-a-kind vehicle was sold for $1.1 million. Even with that astounding amount of money, it wasn’t the top seller. That was another 1964 vehicle, a Ferrari 250 LM by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, which sold for $14.3 million!
There were two other General Motors cars included in the auction. One was a 1941 Cadillac Custom Limousine named “The Duchess.” This beautiful car received a high bid of $415,000, but its reserve was not met so it wasn’t sold. The other GM car was a 1958 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Convertible. Just look at that chrome! This fetched a respectable $258,500.
Which of these amazing GM cars would you love to have parked in your garage? Here at Gjovik Auto, we’re falling in love with the red and white design of the Oldsmobile.
You may have heard about the Lambrecht Chevrolet collection in Pierce, Nebraska, a couple months ago. This amazing assortment of cars from the past six decades all went up for auction in September. The collection of nearly 500 cars gathered almost $2 million in winning bids, except for the 18 cars that were left unclaimed.
If you’re wondering what happened to the bidders, 14 of these cars were purchased by a man from New York. He claims a trucker he paid to pick up the cars stole his money and vanished. Another buyer died, a woman from Illinois was suddenly unreachable, and one man simply lied.
Now, bidders can get a second chance at owning a piece of history. Bidding is open online until midnight November 24. What are these remaining cars?
They range from a rusted-over 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster sedan to a 1963 Chevrolet Impala Convertible. Most of these cars were kept outside in a field and most do not run; however, there are a few gems, such a 1960 Chevrolet Corvair sedan with only 1.7 miles.
If you could own one of these remaining rare cars, which would you buy?
What happens when you have a pilot in a space suit try to land a plane that has only two sets of landing gear? The result: you need a really fast car to guide the pilot down safely.
The Lockheed U-2 spy plane is one of the most unique airplanes ever created. Its mission is to gather information. To do this safely, the U-2 flies at extremely high altitudes—70,000 feet—essentially in space. In order for a plane to reach this altitude, it has to be as lightweight as possible and when Lockheed was designing the plane, it surprisingly cut out a set of landing gear to save weight.
Scott Evans from Motor Trend recently got to ride in one of the Chevrolet Camaro chase cars that help the U-2 land and shared his experience in a recent article.
To help the U-2 pilot down, the Camaro driver has to literally drive just yards behind the rapidly descending plane and tell the pilot how far off the ground he is. When the plane reaches 2 feet above the ground, the pilot can finally touch the ground and land the plane. He then has to balance the plane on the two sets of landing gear until coming to a complete stop.
Watch this video to see the amazing teamwork in action.
Chevy has announced that six of its 2014 model-year vehicles will feature Siri Eyes Free integration, bringing everyone’s favorite pocket-sized personal assistant with drivers onto the road as part of Apple’s continued rollout.
Chevrolet’s 2014 versions of the Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS, and Volt will all feature Siri Eyes Free as part of the MyLink infotainment system. Siri Eyes Free mode connects to MyLink through Bluetooth , allowing for those using iOS6 or iOS7 Apple devices to interact with the voice activation button found on the vehicle’s steering wheel.
This interaction allows drivers to access their calendars, playlists, contacts, and messages without ever having to take their eyes off of the road. Drivers can also make calls, hear the content of texts read back to them in Siri’s dulcet tones, and compose messages of their own. Siri Eyes Free was previously, and successfully, integrated into Chevrolet’s Spark and Sonic vehicles.
“The response to Siri Eyes Free integration in Chevy Sonic and Spark from our customers has been remarkable,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president of U.S. Marketing, in a statement. “Easy, reliable and portable connectivity is a top priority for our customers, and Siri complements MyLink’s existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving experience, so we’re excited to expand this to even more customers.”
Ever seen a Chevy Camaro limo? Probably not, and you probably think that even the idea that one of these exists is ridiculous. After all, the Camaro is known for its speed, handling, and race track performance, whereas a limo is known for driving bachelorettes around the city slowly and awkwardly. But we’re here to tell you that such a car is in existence, and was recently listed on eBay for a cool $47,000. Intrigued? Let us tell you more.
The Chevy Camaro limo in question was a 2011 model, being sold as-is. With a laughable 33,000 miles, this Camaro was in the prime of its life, with many fun and festive miles left on its odometer. Its 3.6-liter V6 engine was reported to be in tip-top shape, although the car was not without issues. The new owner will need to address the Chevy Camaro limo’s malfunctioning air conditioning, an airbag light that refuses to go off, and some minor cosmetic dings that would need to be fixed before loading it up with high school prom-goers or 21st birthday parties.
Now we know that such a vehicle exists, we’re wondering if it would be possible to make any vehicle into a limo. Just imagine the Chevy Silverado limo, or even a limo-motorcycle. The possibilities are endless!
Fifty years ago, nobody had heard of the Chevy Malibu. Then, one day in 1964, Chevy introduced the car as the Chevelle Malibu. This car was the top-of-the-line trim for the well-loved Chevelle. Quickly, it gained popularity, and eventually went on to completely replace the Chevelle in 1978. Since then, the Chevy Malibu has come to represent value, style, and reliability, and the 2014 Malibu is the embodiment of all that and more. This year, we’re happy to celebrate 50 years of the Chevy Malibu.
The 2014 Malibu has been given a slight makeover from its 2013 counterpart. Although it’s not a complete overhaul, there are some significant changes that make the 2014 stand out from its predecessor. A new Text-to-Voice feature allows the car’s infotainment system to read text messages over the audio system, and allows the driver to respond via MyLink, without ever taking his or her hands off the wheel. The 2014 Malibu also boasts a standard 2.5-liter EcoTec engine with stop/start technology—a first for this segment.
So whether you remember the original 1964 Malibu or not, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate 50 years of the Chevy Malibu. Stop by Gjovik and see the latest model in person!
When Consumer Reports speaks, the industry listens. In a recent road test performed by Consumer Reports, the Chevrolet Silverado came out on top with a winning score of 81 out of 100 points. It impressed the testers with its utility, handling, and great fuel economy.
The pickup truck segment is currently one of the fastest and most competitive in the automotive market, making this recognition extremely important. The consumer advocacy magazine is one of the most popular sources of automotive information for many consumers.
Impressive features on the Chevrolet Silverado include a large bed, 2,007-pound payload capacity, and a best-in-class trailering capability of up to 11,500 pounds. The Silverado gives customers the option to customize their truck with a vast array of options, including three different engines. These include a 4.3-liter V6 with Active Fuel Management, a 5.3-liter V8 that deliver 355 horsepower, and a 6.2-liter V8 available later this fall.
Stop by Gjovik Auto and take a look at our large inventory of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks. We’re certain you’ll fall in love with this rugged pickup, which is not only Consumer Reports’ top pick, but also increasingly the top pick of drivers across the country.
Looking for a full-size sedan for your family? The sheer number of sedans available out there can be overwhelming, making it difficult to know which one is best for your needs. Luckily, the experts at Cars.com decided to make it easier with the $38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge. The automotive website took seven popular full-size sedans, and pitted them against each other in an attempt to see just which one ruled the segment.
The seven cars competing for the title of best full-size sedan included the all-new 2014 Chevy Impala, 2014 Ford Taurus, 2013 Dodge Charger, 2013 Chrysler 300, 2013 Toyota Avalon, 2013 Nissan Maxima, and 2013 Hyundai Azera. Each car was tested by three experts from Cars.com, one automotive editor at USA Today, a producer from “MotorWeek,” and a coffee shop owner from Illinois who would typically purchase this type of car. Tests included a 200-mile road trip to test fuel economy, and back-to-back testing by each member of the panel to compare braking, handling, ride comfort, and more. And guess which car came out on top? The 2014 Chevrolet Impala, of course!
The panel loved the Impala’s brand spanking new looks—both inside and out. The experts also praised the Impala’s ride comfort, ease of driving, plentiful cargo space, and interior features that appeal to families and individuals alike.
Stop by Gjovik’s to see the 2014 Chevy Impala in person. We’re certain you’ll agree that it’s the best full-size sedan money can buy!
If you’ve noticed a great deal of hype lately about diesel engines, you’re not the only one. With Chevy releasing a diesel version of its Cruze sedan, it seems that the old stigma about noisy, expensive, smelly diesel engines is a thing of the past. Today’s diesel engines are much cleaner, and offer excellent fuel economy to drivers who are continuing to demand more eco- and wallet-friendly vehicles. And GM is continuing to embrace this trend by offering diesel-powered versions of its upcoming Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks.
According to insiders, GM plans to launch the trucks with a version of either its 2.5-liter or 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine. These engines are already fitted in the current Colorado, which has taken a one-year hiatus from the U.S., and will return as a redesigned 2014 model, along with its GMC Canyon counterpart. However, the diesel engines likely won’t be available until 2015. This gives GM time to reintroduce its smaller pickup trucks to the market before launching a version offering alternative fuel.
Gjovik Auto looks forward to the return of the Colorado and Canyon. If you’re interesting in switching to a diesel-powered car, check out the diesel versions of the Chevy Cruze and Silverado, as well as the GMC Sierra, available now at our Sandwich, Illinois GM dealer.