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Automotive Hollywood icons battle it out
We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’. But this week it’s different… very different.
Historic track in Canada gets a new lease on life
There is a racetrack northeast of Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is steeped in history. Formerly known as Mosport (pronounced Mo-sport, not Moss-port), Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) is a rare track in that it’s barely changed in configuration since the first race was held on the 810-acre property in 1961.
Based on a 2010 Chevy Camaro, the Kevin Morgan Designs team morphs it into a Trans Am reminiscent of one from the good ‘ol “Smokey and the Bandit” days. The vehicle up for sale is number-8 from Morgan’s collection and is only the second time that one of these newly-styled and licensed Trans Am are available in the used-car market. Morgan claims that the first one sold in excess of $115,000.
Upgrades to the Trans Am include Eibach lowering springs, staggered 20-inch KM Forged T6 wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires, the full body kit to transform the Camaro body underneath, a custom TA graphics package, embroidered head rests in the interior, and custom aluminum dash and door panel inserts.
Kevin Morgan is also offering optional upgrades to whoever ends up purchasing the Trans Am. Options include Katzkin custom seats, a Hurst Shifter, Procharger Supercharger, Hellion Twin Turbo System, or even an LS7 or LSX 454 engine swap. Pricing wasn’t listed on the auction for the available options, but we’ll assume they’re fair market price – especially if you end up paying upwards of $100,000 for the vehicle alone.
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GALLERY: Kevin Morgan 2010 Chevy Camaro Trans Am
One of only 5,700 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Pace cars is up for sale, in mint condition and clearly a nice collectible. It sports only 11,285-miles on the odometer with an asking price of $29,900 – which is a killer deal for any classic car collector. The Turbo Pace Car was built to commemorate the first time one car paced both the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500 in the same year.
Under the hood is a turbocharged 301 V8 with 236-hp and 345 lb-ft of torque, and like the rest of the car has been untouched. Maintenance was done on the vehicle from 1980 all the way to 2011, with the only major restoration that was done recently was a fresh paint job of GM Cameo White. All body panels are original and straight, and the Oyster interior features optional doeskin vinyl with hobnail cloth inserts, all of which are in excellent condition.
Check out a video showcasing this beauty after the break.
GALLERY: 1980 Trans Am Turbo Pace Car
[Source: RK Motors Charlotte]
Paul Teutul’s Hurst Edition Trans Am is already up for sale with only 100-miles on the odometer with a ridiculous price tag of $125,000. Clearly there’s a price to pay for a vehicle that was once in the hands of a celebrity. The Kevin Morgan-designed Trans Am is a reworked 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS sporting a body transformation and new paint scheme, along with Hurst’s standard conversion modifications.
The extensive list of modifications include an Eibach spring kit and anti-roll kit, 20-inch Forged T6 6061 Hurst Deep Dish wheels on all four corners with Pirelli P-Zero rubber, RTM OE-style Shaker hood, functional air intake Shaker scoop, flanged drop fender extractors, RIM urethane front and rear bumpers, three-piece rear spoiler, new side skirts, Xenon HID quad headlights, new fog lights, front running lights, LED brake and taillights, LED custom turn signals and parking lights, a Hurst shifter, custom sill plates, and hurst decal package. Under the hood is a supercharger for the LS3 V8 while the interior is completely decked out with gold-and-black 1970s-themed interior.
Worth the price tag? We’ll leave that up to you.
GALLERY: 2011 Hurst Edition Pontiac Trans Am – Paul Teutul Collection
The Lingenfelter Trans Am Concept wasn’t the only TA on display at the 2009 SEMA Show, with Kevin Morgan Designs debuting its version of the iconic car. Based on a slightly more modern interpretation of the Trans Am, the Kevin Morgan car takes its cues from the 1977-’78 model and is based on the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.
The car certainly looks aggressive with a low slung front air dam and a massive gold Screamin’ Chicken on the hood. And of course, there’s a big ducktail spoiler and a stylish set of golf mesh wheels.
The team even went so far as to built a classic Pontiac logo into the car’s new front end.
On the whole, we like it more than the Lingenfelter design, although the gold interior accents are definitely excessive.
Kevin Morgan Designs has announced a deal with the Trans Am Depot and is expected to start offering the Phoenix Trans Am conversion in the near future.
GALLERY: Kevin Morgan Designs Trans Am
Somebody call Burt Reynolds… the Trans Am is back! Sort of…
With the Pontiac brand officially scheduled for deletion by the accountants at General Motors, the Trans Am Depot has decided to partner with Kevin Morgan Designs to create a Trans Am conversion kit for the new 2010 Camaro.
Set to be unveiled at this year’s Trans Am Nationals, the kit is inspired by the ’78-’79 Trans Am and will be sold as a complete package. Current the the Trans Am Depot is building a prototype model and intends to offer full packages for both coupes and for the upcoming Camaro convertible.
A special Phoenix Edition will also be offered with a lowered suspension, upgraded sway bars, 20-inch wheels and a full decal package.
Full details after the jump: