Sun Feb 09 2014 23:36:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Not what you'd expect from a girlie truck calendar, Chrome & Elegance is a class act. Watch the video.
Meet Chrome & Elegance calendar photographer Roger K Snider and models Agnes Olech & Victoria Barabas as they discuss this year's calendar and the adventure behind it!
Wed Nov 13 2013 21:47:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1953 Reo Motors Inc ,2 1/2-ton, Truck, Pipeline Construction, 6x6, with winch. Powered by a 6-cylinder LDT 465 Multifuel engine driving through a five-speed manual transmission and two-speed transfer case. Manufacturer's serial number: 129912. Vehicle equipped with a 10,000-pound, PTO-driven self-recovery winch and rear-mounted, HIAB 1966 hydraulic hoist mounted to bed, Mfg no 3917, speed loader model 177, capacity unknown, with extensions for hoist. Vehicle equipped with hard top cab enclosure. Odometer 18185, hour meter 0560, Vehicle starts and runs, batteries not included in sale. Load outs are Monday thru Wednesday 8am to 12pm by appointment only at least two days in advance. Buyer loads. To schedule an appointment or discuss loading assistance options call Bob at 801-232-2322. **SUBJECT TO SELLER CONFIRMATION**
Tue Oct 01 2013 14:14:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Second Brabus B63S 700 6×6 Could be Yours.
Just two units of the insane Brabus B63S 700 6×6 are pinned for production and that’s a shame. The Brabus B63S takes the already insane Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 and upgrades it thoroughly inside and out. However, despite the rarity, Centurion Cars have managed to acquire the sales rights for the yet-to-be-built second Brabus B63S 700 6×6.
With an asking price of around $813,000, this Brabus B63 700 6×6 costs exactly $300k more than the standard G63 AMG 6×6, but just what do you get for your extra money? Well, the Brabus B63S 700 is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo with Brabus’ 700 engine tuning. It produced 544hp before Brabus performed the modifications, now it has 700 hp and 960 Nm of torque, routed to all six-wheels. The four ton goliath sprints from rest to 100 km/h in just 7.4 seconds. The top speed is limited electronically to 160 km/h (100 mph) due to the 37-inch off-road tires!
Tue Jun 25 2013 16:15:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Hollywood's New Vintage Truck Obsession.
Hollywood's yen for distinctive personal transportation has crowned some unlikely status symbols. When in 2002 Mercedes-Benz first imported the G-500, the carmaker's luxury-spec'd version of the boxy Gelandewagen military truck sold nearly double its allocation thanks to Hollywood's buzz-enhancing embrace: Diane Keaton bought one; Brad Pitt bought two.
Along with the Range Rover and the BMW X5, today the retro G-500 is the dominant status SUV among entertainment names -- Miley Cyrus and Arnold Schwarzenegger drive them -- with a $113,000 sticker and a one-year waiting list. "This is probably the most sought-after Mercedes-Benz right now," says Mark Barsoomian, general sales manager at Mercedes of Beverly Hills.
PHOTOS: Behind the Wheels of Hollywood's Favorite Cars
Now the G-500 is getting competition from U.S.-built luxury SUVs remade from vintage trucks dating to the 1940s. They're turning up at second-home haunts like Ojai and Park City, where their rugged construction offers the reassurance you won't get stuck in the mud or snow. Original mechanical components are swapped with state-of-the-art replacements, leaving the bodacious retro bodies intact.
"A guy in Hollywood will buy them as a complement to a second home," says Winslow Bent, founder of Legacy Classic Trucks in Jackson Hole, Wyo. (legacypowerwagon.com), which, starting at $119,950, converts Dodge Power Wagons manufactured from 1946 to 1968. L.A.-based Icon (icon4x4.com) custom rebuilds SUVs based on the Ford Bronco, Jeep CJ and Toyota Land Cruiser starting at $100,000 -- clients include David Letterman, Aaron Eckhart and Apple design guru Jonathan Ive, for whom a six-figure repurposed truck is all about nonconspicuous consumption. "We offer the chance to get the fit, finish and bespoke craftsmanship of a Bentley without the preconceived notions that come with driving one," says Icon founder Jonathan Ward.
Eckhart owns a rebuilt 1988 Land Cruiser, which upon closer inspection reveals a heavy-duty winch and bespoke interior including soundproofing and secret compartments. "What's good about the car is, it looks innocuous -- it's not going to get ripped off," says the actor, a photographer and surfer in his off-hours. He drives it to his retreats in Santa Barbara and Montana and loves that he can go off the grid at a moment's notice. "I just went up to Sonoma over Christmas break to do some photography and slept in it," he says. "I named it Horse because it carries me where I want to go."
STORY: Designer Jeremy Scott Unveils New Smart Car Creation
The trend has not gone unnoticed in Detroit. Jeep has brought to market limited-edition legacy versions of its iconic four-wheeler and commissioned a concept car of the Forward Control, a cab-forward open-bed truck last made in 1965. "Jeep still has the classic shape it started out with in 1941," says Jeep's Scott Brown. "We're always looking for ways to leverage that heritage."
But the ultimate appeal -- notwithstanding typical SUV mileage of about 15 mpg -- is the status of scarcity. Icon has 20 trucks in production, all of them presold. Each Legacy Classic truck takes more than 1,000 hours to assemble, and no two are alike. "These are always going to be unique pieces," says Bent. "It distinguishes you from everybody out there."
Fri Mar 29 2013 23:34:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
1999 Chevy Tahe LS Sport 4x4 MONSTER TRUCK
This truck is definitely a head turner since it looks like a monster truck. It has the 5.7L 350 motor with an automatic transmission. Custom 22" lift with dual shocks on every corner and 49" Super Swamper IROK tires. The tires only have about 3k miles on them. Dana 60 rear axle with 5.38 gears and a Dana 50 front axle with disc brakes. The front end still needs to be geared and then the front driveshaft would need to be lengthened. The AC is all there it just needs a recharge to blow cold air. The radio head unit is a CD/DVD player that retracts in to look like a basic stereo. It has gray leather interior that is in good shape, the only tear in the leather is in the driver seat on the outside edge from climbing in a truck this big. The Tahoe does have a slight driveline vibration from about 32mph to 38mph but other than that it drives really well for being its size. I've driven it on the highway at 65 to 70 with no issues. Buyer will be responsible for shipping after full payment is received.
Fri Mar 29 2013 23:45:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Stretch Truck Company is a Denver-based customizer that specializes in a unique niche: adding length to Ford trucks. For about $20,000 the company can hook up your truck or SUV with an additional row of seats, like the the F-series pictured above.
Fri Mar 29 2013 23:57:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
2001 Ford 350 CARFAX CERTIFIED 7.3 Diesel with 81,000 original miles.
15 inch lift
Fab Tech Steering stabilizers
Billstein Dual reservoir shocks up front
Billstein shocks in the rear
MBRP Turbo back exhaust
AFE stage 2 intake
22 inch weld racing wheels
Nitto Mud Grappler 40 x 22 x 15.5 with 50% Tread
Smoke LED Cab Lights
LED Strip under tailgate
Recon turn signal mirrors
Snug Top Tonneau cover
Full Kings ranch leather interior with Lariat door panels
Jensen fold out DVD player
Amp Research fold out step bars
This truck is in really good condidtion. The paint is original and there are a few dings and scratches with a small dent under the passenger side taillight. Just had new EBC Yellowstuff brake pads installed and serviced with fresh oil and fuel filter. The undercarriage on this truck looks like new with no rust. 4 wheel drive is not hooked up I am selling locally so I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. Buyer is responsible for shipping.