Engine:5.0L 305Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Drive Type: RWD
Trim: 2 door
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Romulus, Michigan, United States
A Solid Car for Michigan Standards, this car must have been garaged or from another state. The trans is toast but I can put another one in. The 5.0 V8 engine is tired but runs. The door mechanisms need work. THIS CAR WILL HAVE TO BE TOWED OR LOADED BY WINCH. $800 ABOVE WINNING BID WILL GET ANOTHER TRANS PUT IN TO MAKE THE CAR DRIVEABLE. WE HAVE CLEANED THIS CAR UP AND THOSE PICTURES DO NOT DO JUSTICE. I WILL GET NEW PICS SOON. THE HEADLINER IS VINYL AND HAS A CHEVY EMBLEM IN WHITE BUTTONS. ONLY STOCK STEEL WHEELS ARE ON THIS CAR. THE HEADREST SAY CAPRICE CLASSIC AND THE BACK SIDE WINDOWS HAVE IT ETCHED IN THE WINDOWS. THE TRUNK HAS A MURAL. NEEDS NEW TIRES.
I WILL IN STALL A GOOD TRANSMISSION FOR $800 MORE THAN THE WINNING BID IF YOU WANT ME TOO.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:31:00 EST
The Poncho is dead. Long live the Poncho. Like certain other reoccurring personal maladies, the aftermarket community simply can't let the Trans Am go without another flare up. The guys at Trans Am Depot have worked up a quick commercial for their newest creation: The 2013 Trans Am Hurst Edition, and it watches pretty much like you'd expect it to. The footage is comprised of just about every TA male fantasy you can conceive of, from Daisy Dukes and white tank tops to tramp stamps, bikinis and ice cream cones. There simply aren't words for what you'll see below.
Of course, we like our T-Tops as much as the next guy. If you like what you see in the videos, you can pick up your very own TA by heading over to the Trans Am Depot site. The guys even have Chevrolet Camaro-based versions of the Pontiac GTO if the '77 TA treatment is too much for your tastes. Enjoy, but don't say we didn't warn you.
We've been on the fence with NASCAR for some time now. On one hand, it's some of the closest racing anywhere in motorsports, with actual passing and door-handle-to-door-handle action as a matter of course. But on the other, it's become template racing - a personality-driven sport more about the drivers than any sort of loyalty to a particular automaker. The Car Of Tomorrow format really rammed that message home, with a racecar's identity coming down to little more than headlamp stickers slapped on the nose. That's not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself, but we've wondered for some time what's in it for the automakers, who pay big money to stay in a series that has had little increasingly little do with street car sales, let alone innovation.
Apparently General Motors was beginning to wonder the same thing. In a new ESPN report, Rick Hendrick, team owner of Hendrick Motorsports, suggests that GM would have seriously considered leaving NASCAR if it wasn't for the move away from the COT to the new Gen 6 racer. According to Hendrick, GM North America boss Mark Reuss spearheaded the charge away from the 2007 COT and toward a racecar with clearer automaker ties - cars like the new Chevrolet SS racer shown above. Learn more about the fight for a closer-to-production look in the ESPN story at the link.
Now, if we could just get more rear-wheel drive V8 coupes into showrooms....
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