This week's Muscle Car Of The Week from The Brothers Collection is a super-rare 1970 1/2 Pontiac Trans Am, complete with the Ram Air IV 400 cube V8 and Muncie 4-speed transmission!
It was revealed in the fall that Mercedes Benz would debut their first pickup truck. Named the X-Class it was unraveled as a concept car. A year later and the day all Mercedes enthusiasts have been waiting for has arrived.
The X-Class has officially made its debut. The new X-Class series has a domineering 1920mm x 5340mm body using an all-wheel drive (AWD) system. The vehicle has four engine offerings: two four-cylinder diesels, a four-cylinder gas engine, and a V6 diesel. It’ll also be offered in both rear and all-wheel drive with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic, respectively.
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be available in three variants: The PURE basic variant for classic robust use, PROGRESSIVE for a higher quality feel and comfort, and POWER as the high-end variant for urban lifestyles. The vehicle is also capable of carrying cargo up to 1.1 tons with a drag force of 3.5 tons. The X-Class has a more luxurious interior compared to its G-Class wagon, flaunting a wide and open feel, including a freestanding central 8.4-inch display, in conjunction with the command online multimedia system. For more check out the website to see more pictures and to hear from what Mercedes has to say.
Most people believe that the acid in bird droppings cause the unsightly blemishes and patches on their car's paintwork. However, recent studies suggest that this is not entirely accurate. The acidity of bird droppings does not have anything to do with the resulting damage.
You may think that your car is completely protected from dents, dings and scratches while parked inside your garage, but in reality it is not. Your car is still prone to damage even when it is parked indoors. This is why you need to use a high quality indoor car cover to reduce the risk of incurring damages due to dust, condensation and garage clutter.
You may not be aware of it but excessive exposure to UV rays can cause irreversible damage to your car’s paint over time. Leaving your car exposed to the baking summer sun for hours on end can cause your car’s paint to oxidize and fade prematurely. You would not want to drive around in a car that has flaking, peeling paint, would you?
Just because you are not taking your classic car out for a spin every day doesn't mean that you can expect it to be safe from the damaging effects of the elements. Without the right protection, classic cars may quickly deteriorate over a short period of time. To prevent this from happening, here are some classic car storage tips that will help you keep your baby in top condition.