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Sports Cars for a Stellar Summer

Sports cars and the people who drive them have taken a bit of a beating in popular culture these last few years. Movie geeks look at a hood scoop and drawl “I live my life a quarter mile at a time” in their deepest Vin Diesel voice. Cynics hear the growl of a high-end exhaust and draw anatomical conclusions about the owner. But all the ribbing doesn’t change one fact: High-performance cars are wicked fun to drive. Big block beast, small block tuner, or high-end euro ride, the power and handling can’t be matched by an efficient Prius or sensible minivan. Here are five local cars for sale that will give you the growl, grip and go that (deep down inside) you really want: 2014 Ford Mustang, $ 26,849: When introduced in the 1960’s, the Ford Mustang changed American car making forever, launching a muscle car revolution that didn’t peter out until the 1980’s. Fast forward to the early years of this century: Ford re-released the Mustang with an updated version of its classic fastback style, launching another round of muscle car interest in the market. The 2014 models are already rolling out to local dealerships.  2013 Chevrolet Camaro, $ 26,849: After Ford successfully restored the Mustang’s classic lines, the car world’s heads whipped in unison toward Chevy, looking for the updated Camaro that was sure to follow. The new-look Camaro made its public bow in the first live-action Transformers movie as…Bumble Bee, an Autobot that heretofore had been a VW Beetle. Confusing, perhaps, but the car dropped jaws. You can get yours at any of several Chevy dealers in the area. 2013 Dodge Challenger, $ 34,860: One of the later retro-styled reboots, the Dodge Challenger is a new favorite among the neo-muscle car set. Who wouldn’t want an updated General Lee in the garage? This striped black model is at Lawless in Woburn. 2009 Porsche Cayman, $ 35,977: No good sports car talk ends without mentioning Porsche. While the 911 remains one of the greatest sports cars of all time, don’t sleep on the Cayman. It’s a smaller roadster with excellent weight balance, giving it a smoother ride to go with its power. Allston Motorsports has an ’09 with 28,532 miles. 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider, $ 159,900: Unless you’re just filthy rich, you aren’t walking into a dealership and buying a brand new Ferrari. The best you could do is fake it, like Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. No, if you’re gonna buy a Ferrari, you’re gonna buy it second hand. Buy hey, don’t beat yourself up; It’s still a Ferrari! This Spider has a mere 5,757 on the odometer.    South End […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

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New Commuter Rail Cars Finally In Service

Passengers aboard three brand new commuter rail cars, which left from North Station Wednesday morning, took a ride that was five years in the making. The MBTA announced Wednesday that three of the 75 new double-decker commuter rail coaches built by Korean company Hyundai-Rotem were in service. The cars left from North Station toward Haverhill at 10:30 a.m. on April 24. “We are constantly working to bring our customers a better experience,” MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said in a statement. “These new coaches will do just that, with a cleaner, more informed and more comfortable trip for all on board.”  The coaches will service the north side of the commuter rail system before operating throughout the system in the coming weeks, according to the statement. The MBTA bought the coaches for $ 190 million in 2008, but a series of production delays held the cars up until now. Aspects of the new coaches, according to the MBTA: 55 percent more seating than single-level coaches Onboard LED displays for station announcements Larger bathrooms Improved air conditioning and air flow systems South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 28, 2013 at 6:45 am

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New Commuter Rail Cars Finally In Service

Passengers aboard three brand new commuter rail cars, which left from North Station Wednesday morning, took a ride that was five years in the making. The MBTA announced Wednesday that three of the 75 new double-decker commuter rail coaches built by Korean company Hyundai-Rotem were in service. The cars left from North Station toward Haverhill at 10:30 a.m. on April 24. “We are constantly working to bring our customers a better experience,” MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said in a statement. “These new coaches will do just that, with a cleaner, more informed and more comfortable trip for all on board.”  The coaches will service the north side of the commuter rail system before operating throughout the system in the coming weeks, according to the statement. The MBTA bought the coaches for $ 190 million in 2008, but a series of production delays held the cars up until now. Aspects of the new coaches, according to the MBTA: 55 percent more seating than single-level coaches Onboard LED displays for station announcements  Larger bathrooms Improved air conditioning and air flow systems South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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Old School! 5 Antique and Classic Cars for Sale

Let’s face it: Classic cars are cool. Nothing turns heads quite like a pristine American classic, or an antique that makes you think, “How is that thing still running and looking brand new?” According to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, if you want to apply for an antique license plate, an “antique motor car” is any motor vehicle over 25byears old maintained solely for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades, and other functions of public interest. The Classic Car Club of America says that “antique” is a general description of any car that is 25 years old or more, and that all “Full Classics” are antiques, but not all antiques are “Full Classics” as defined by the club (which are only specific important marques built largely between 1925 and 1948). However you want to define it, here are five classic cars currently for sale in the area: 1. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, $ 77,995 This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS has a 4-speed transmission and an 8-engine. The exterior color is black with red racing stripes on the hood and the interior color is black. The car has 18,500 miles. It’s being sold by Bossi’s Automotive in Winchester, according to cars.com. 2. 1969 Jaguar, $ 79,995 This 1969 Jaguar has a 4-speed transmission and a 6-engine. The exterior color is green and the interior color is black. The car has 68,100 miles. It’s being sold by Bossi’s Automotive in Winchester, according to cars.com. 3. 1964 Ford Mustang 289 4-Barrel, $ 26,750 This 1964 Ford Mustang 289 4-Barrel has a manual transmission with a V8 engine. The exterior color is Wimbledon White and the interior color is red. The car has 30,951 miles. It’s being sold by Cambridge Honda, according to cars.com. 4. 1955 Oldsmobile, $ 24,995 This 1955 Oldsmobile has an automatic transmission with an 8-engine. The exterior color is blue and the interior color is blue. The car has 5,144 miles. It’s being sold by The Highline Group in Lowell, according to cars.com. 5. 1929 Ford Model A, $ 18,000 This 1929 Ford Model A has a three-speed transmission and a 4-cylinder engine. The exterior color is black with wood paneling, and the interior color is black. The car has 671 miles. It’s being sold by Cohasset Imports, according to cars.com. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

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Wait Continues for ‘Severely Late’ Commuter Rail Cars

In 2008, the MBTA bought 75 new commuter rail cars from Korean-based Hyundai Rotem, in 2013, the MBTA is still waiting for the cars to be delivered. Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard Davey said at a statehouse oversight committee hearing Tuesday the state is still waiting on 75 double-decker coaches for the commuter rail. The MBTA bought the coaches in 2008 from Korean company Hyundai Rotem. “They are late, severely late,” Davey said. He added, however, that MBTA engineers are satisfied with the quality of the cars. Philadelphia and Los Angeles are in front of Boston in terms of waiting for the cars, but transit engineers in both cities are satisfied with the cars as well, Davey said. “At this point while we’re very concerned about the delay,” he said. “The good news is these are not going to be lemons. If we were unhappy with the quality, we would not have tolerated the type of delay we’ve been watching. These types of cars don’t grow on trees.” SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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Five Dream Cars You Would Love to Drive

There are thousands of cars available in the countless dealerships that dot the highways of Eastern Massachusetts, but there aren’t a lot of cars like these vehicles. Here are five dream cars that you would love to have in your garage, but they will cost you a lot of money (in some cases, as much as a house): 1. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT, $ 220,055 The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is a 7-speed automatic with auto-shift transmission with a 6.2L V8 32V MPFI DOHC engine. The exterior color is obsidian black and the interior color black. The car has 25 miles on it. Mercedes Benz of Boston in Somerville is selling the vehicle, according to cars.com. 2. 2010 Ferrari California, $ 199,900 The Ferrari California convertible is a 7-speed automatic with auto-shift transmission with a 4.3L V8 engine. The exterior color is rosso corsa and interior color is beige. The car has 7,650 miles. It’s being sold by Ferrari-Maserati of New England in Norwood, according to cars.com. 3. 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Base, $ 507,800 The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is an 8-speed automatic transmission with a 6.8L V12 48V GDI DOHC engine. The exterior color is midnight sapphire and the interior color is seashell. The car has 23 miles. It’s being sold by Herb Chambers Rolls Royce Motor Cars of New England in Wayland, according to cars.com. 4. 2008 Bentley Continental GTC, $ 129,700 The Bentley Continental is an automatic transmission with a 12-cylinder engine. The car has 30,005 miles. The car is being sold by Lawless Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Woburn, according to AOL Autos. 5. 2012 Audi R8 4.2 quattro, $ 149,174 The Audi is a six-speed manual transmission with a 4.2L V8 32V GDI DOHC engine. The exterior color is ibis white and the interior color is black. Tracy Audi VW in Hyannis is selling the vehicle, according to cars.com. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

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