FULLY RESTORED 1970 OPEL GT – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 741

FULLY RESTORED 1970 OPEL GT – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 741 – Fireball tours Southern California, exploring Car Culture among English Cars, Metropolitans, Concept Cars and more. Visiting Sports Car Classics, he spots a 1970 Opel GT.

The Opel GT is a front-engine, rear-drive two-seat sports car manufactured and marketed by Opel in two generations — separated by a 34-year hiatus.

The first generation Opel GT (1968-1973) debuted as a styling exercise in 1965 at the Paris and Frankfurt motor shows.

The production vehicle used mechanical components from the contemporary Opel Kadett B and two-door hard top bodywork by French contractor Brissonneau & Lotz.

The styling of the 1970 Opel GT was often cited as similar to the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette which went on sale in September 1967.

The Opel GT was equipped with a base 1.1 L OHV straight-4 engine, which produced 67 hp (SAE) at 6,000 rpm.

However, most buyers chose an optional 1.9 L camshaft in head engine, which produced 102 hp (SAE) at 5200 to 5400 rpm. Some of the early 1968 models also came with a slightly higher compression “H” code cylinder head.

In 1971, due to emissions regulations, Opel reduced the compression ratio of the 1.9 L engine used in the US and output fell to 83 hp (SAE). There was also a GT/J model, which was a less expensive version of the 1900-engined GT which was sold only in Europe.

Standard transmission was a manual four-speed. A three-speed automatic was available with the 1.9 L engine. The model run of the Opel GT was from 1968 to 1973. The Opel GT uses a steel unibody and a conventional front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout.

The engine is mounted far back in the chassis to improve weight distribution. Front suspension consists of upper A-arms and a lower transverse leaf spring. A live axle and coil springs are used in the rear.

The power-assisted braking system uses discs in the front, drums in the rear. Steering is unassisted. One unusual feature of the Opel GT is the operation of the pop-up headlights.

They are manually operated, by way of a large lever along the center console next to the shifter. Unlike most pop-up headlights, they both rotate in the same direction (counterclockwise from inside the car) about a longitudinal axis.

One standard joke about GT owners was that you can easily spot them due to the heavy muscles on their right arm built up by using the lever to pop up the headlights. Designed by Opel Stylist Erhard Schnell, the Opel GT is a fastback, that has neither an externally accessible trunk nor a conventional hatchback.

There is a parcel shelf behind the seats that can only be accessed through the main doors. Behind the parcel shelf is a fold-up panel that conceals a spare tire and jack.

The interior of the Opel GT is surprisingly large for a car of its size, owing to its original design process (exterior metal was sculpted around an interior model).

Headroom and legroom are sufficient for those over 6 feet (1.83 m) tall.

During 1968 to 1973, a total of 103,463 cars were sold. The most collectable GTs are probably the first few hundred cars hand-assembled in 1968 and the 1968–1970 models with the 1.1 L engine, which totaled out at 3,573 cars.

Of the later cars 10,760 were the cheaper model (GT/J), which lacked nearly all chrome parts and offered fewer standard features.

In some markets, items like a limited slip differential, front and rear anti-sway bars, heated rear window, and engine bay light were standard, although most cars were shipped without them.

$5M BUGATTI CHIRON HELLBEE AT SUNSET GT HOLLYWOOD – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 735

$5M BUGATTI CHIRON HELLBEE AT SUNSET GT HOLLYWOOD – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 735 – Fireball and Michael Axon (www.theenglishcar) head to Sunset GT in Hollywood, spot this $5M Bugatti Chiron. Fireball interviews owner, Tilly’s CEO Hezy Shaked.

The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined two-seated sports car developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron.

The Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016.

The car was based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car.

The car is named after the Monegasque driver Louis Chiron.

1100hp JAGUAR DRIVE TO EARLY RODDERS LA CANADA – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 711

1100hp JAGUAR DRIVE TO EARLY RODDERS LA CANADA – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 711 – Fireball heads to The English Car Company to grab 2 Jaguar Supercars with Michael Axon (SVR & XKR-S) to take to the Early Rodders La Canada Car Show.

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The redesigned Jaguar XK debuted in 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, styled by Jaguar’s chief designer Ian Callum.

The X150’s grille was also inspired from the famous 1961 Jaguar E-Type.

The standard Jaguar XK model has a limited top speed of 158 mph whilst the XKR a limited top speed of 174 mph.

An even faster variant, the JAGUAR XKR-S model was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012.

The JAGUAR XKR-S gained an additional 40-horsepower over the XKR bringing the 0-60 mph time down to only 4.4 seconds and the top speed up to 300 km/h (186 mph) – making it the fastest Jaguar yet after the Jaguar XJ220.

A convertible version of the JAGUAR XKR-S was released in 2012.

At the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, Jaguar unveiled the JAGUAR F-Type SVR.

It features the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 from the V8 S and R, but with 575 PS and 680 (500 lb·ft), launching the car from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and to a top speed of 200 mph, making it the first Jaguar since the XJ220 to reach 200 mph (320 km/h).

The convertible can only reach 194 mph (312 km/h). It is available in both coupe and convertible versions, but only with all-wheel-drive.

FIREBALL DRIVES WORLD’S FASTEST JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 663

WORLD’S FASTEST PRODUCTION JAGUAR F TYPE SVR – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 663 – Thanks to the English Car Company, Fireball drives the World’s Fastest Production Jaguar SVR with 600hp… Off to Supercar Sunday, Ferrari Westlake and a visit by the COPS!

From WIKI… At the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, Jaguar unveiled the F-Type SVR.

It features the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 from the V8 S and R, but with 575 PS (567 bhp) and 680 N·m (500 lb·ft), launching the car from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and to a top speed of (200 mph).

Making it the first Jaguar since the XJ220 to reach 200 mph. The convertible can only reach 194mph. It is available in both Coupe and Convertible versions, but only with all-wheel-drive.

The F-Type uses an all-aluminium chassis, sound and vibration insulation is provided by the addition of a special underbody tray and engine mounts, and a double bulkhead between the engine bay and passenger compartment.

The convertible roof is an electrically operated retractable fabric hood. Jaguar says by eschewing metal it can keep the car’s centre of gravity low, while a Thinsulate layer means thermal and sound insulation is akin to a solid roof.

In 2015, the F Type now introduced the ZF six-speed manual.

This transmission is only available for the V6 models. There is a mechanical limited-slip differential on the V6 S and an electronic limited-slip differential on the V8.

BRITISH INVASION CAR SHOW! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 623

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BRITISH INVASION CAR SHOW! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 623 – Fireball grabs a McLaren from The English Car Company and heads to the Automobile Driving Museum for a British Invasion Car Show!

Some cool English Car info from WIKI… The McLaren MP4-12C, later known simply as the McLaren 12C, is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren since the McLaren F1, which ended production in 1998.

The car’s final design was unveiled in September 2009, and was launched in mid-2011.

The MP4-12C features a carbon fibre composite chassis, and is powered by a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine developing approximately 592 hp (441 kW; 600 PS) and around 443 lb·ft (601 N·m) of torque.

The car makes use of Formula 1-sourced technologies such as “brake steer”, where the inside rear wheel is braked during fast cornering to reduce understeer. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a seven-speed seamless shift dual-clutch gearbox.

A convertible version of the car called the MP4-12C Spider, renamed the 12C Spider in 2012, is also available. In February 2014, McLaren announced the related 650S, with revised bodywork, upgraded engine and other technical improvements. In April 2014, McLaren announced the end of production of the 12C.

The Jaguar C-Type (also called the Jaguar XK120-C) is a racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. The “C” stands for “competition”.

The car used the running gear (Moss gearbox) of the contemporary road proven XK120 in a lightweight tubular frame (devised by William Heynes) and aerodynamic aluminium body designed by Malcolm Sayer.

A total of 53 C-Types were built, 43 of which were sold to private owners mainly in the US.

The road-going XK120’s 3.4-litre twin-cam, straight-6 engine produces between 160 and 180 bhp (134 kW). The C-Type version was originally tuned to around 205 bhp (153 kW).

The early C-Types were fitted with SU carburetors and drum brakes. Later C-Types (mid 1953) are more powerful, using triple twin-choke Weber carburettors and high-lift camshafts. They are also lighter, and from mid 1953 braking performance was improved by disc brakes on all four wheels.

The lightweight, multi-tubular, triangulated frame was designed by William Heynes. Malcolm Sayer designed the aerodynamic body.

MONSTER 565BHP JAGUAR XKRS launches on FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 552!

MONSTER 565BHP JAGUAR XKRS! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 552 – Fireball heads to the Magnuson Superchargers Shop (Trackmaster Products) in a #JAGUAR F-Type from The English Car Company. Spots an amazing Rocket Car, Hot Rods, T-Buckets and more… then heads back in a 565BHP JAG XK-RS! Whew!!

About Jaguar… Jaguar is the luxury vehicle brand of Jaguar Land Rover,[5] a British multinational car manufacturer with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, England, owned by the Indian company Tata Motors since 2008.[6]

Jaguar’s business was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing bodies for passenger cars. Under the ownership of S. S. Cars Limited the business extended to complete cars made in association with Standard Motor Co many bearing Jaguar as a model name. The company’s name was changed from S. S. Cars to Jaguar Cars in 1945. A merger with the British Motor Corporation followed in 1966,[7] the resulting enlarged company now being renamed as British Motor Holdings (BMH), which in 1968 merged with Leyland Motor Corporation and became British Leyland, itself to be nationalised in 1975.

Jaguar was de-merged from British Leyland and was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984, becoming a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index until it was acquired by Ford in 1990.[8] Jaguar has, in recent years, manufactured cars for the British Prime Minister, the most recent delivery being an XJ in May 2010.[9] The company also holds royal warrants from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.[10]

Jaguar cars today are designed in Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering centres at the Whitley plant in Coventry and at their Gaydon site in Warwickshire, and are assembled in their plants at Castle Bromwich and Solihull.

In September 2013 Jaguar Land Rover announced plans to open a 100 million GBP (160 million USD) research and development centre in the University of Warwick, Coventry to create a new generation of vehicle technologies. The carmaker said around 1,000 academics and engineers would work there and that construction would start in 2014.

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