Russo and Steele Classic Car Auction in Scottsdale Arizona

1966 Classic Car RestorationScottsdale Muffler and Automotive attended the Russo and Steele Classic Car Auction this weekend. Building on 13 years of experience, Russo and Steele’s show highlights classic cars at its finest. There has been a recent bullish trend in the classic car market as of late and this event proved no exception.

Scottsdale Muffler and Automotive, a family owned and operated business with 20 years of experience, helped with the restoration of  a gorgeous classic 1966 Chevy Corvette which sold for a mere $160,000 at the auction, an event which presented the unique opportunity to see, let alone purchase, such an american classic. Only 27,700 1966 Corvettes were produced making it a rare and unique find.

A beautiful, vintage black Corvette Coupe classically restored by SEMA Award winning builder, Nick Ellis, who has been working on everything from Model A’s to Flathead Ford engines since he was a teenager. His most recent masterpiece looked like it came right off a 1960’s showroom floor. The interior featured exquisite german carpeting with elegant Daytona style leather seats, dash, doors and headliner. One can imagine climbing into the front seat and being instantly transported back in time to a day when waitresses wore roller skates and drive in movies still littered the landscape.

Scottsdale Muffler Car RestorationUnder the hood consists of a LS7, 7 liter, all aluminum 427 with 500 plus horse power. Some 66′ Chevy Corvettes featured a 327 engine but the builder opted for power over size. It also featured a 6 speed (You read that right) Tremec transmission with hydraulic clutch and 12 piston Wilwood disc brakes all on a beautiful Art Morrison 2×4 steel chassis. However, despite all of this classic splendor this beauty came with many modern conveniences such as a 2012 Chevy Corvette Rack and Pinion front suspension highlighting the latest in technology. All computers and wires were hidden giving the vehicle a clean almost zen like quality. The dry sump oil system allows the car to be driven virtually anywhere including hugging its way across any high banked race track. The brakes and fuel are all feed by stainless steel hard lines so finely polished it screams of a degree of quality that is hard to find in our contemporary culture of cheap polymers and plastic. Russo and Steele is a premiere venue for Classic Car fans everywhere. The variety of vintage, iconic automobiles ranged anywhere from sporty European collectibles to American muscle classics, hot rods to custom jobs all vying for the attention of classic car enthusiasts from around the world. Classic cars are more than just a means of transportation, more than a mere hobby… they are an investment. Something Russo and Steele and the mechanics at Scottsdale Muffler know a little bit about.

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Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive
1710 E Curry Rd
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Office: 480-994-4741

Posted: January 23, 2013
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