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Old Today, 04:46 AM   #1
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Trans Amified Camaro vert

Thought this was interesting (see attached pic and link below) - supposedly made for a movie (I have no connection to the seller). Pretty cool but the wheels look hideous IMO and they made no effort to change the tail lights.

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"TRANS AM lovers dream come true! We just got a one of a kind Trams Am in stock folks so yes, the excitement is back! A 2011 convertible V-8 Trans am does not exist elsewhere, but if it did, it would not be priced this low! This is a Clean Florida title, clean Carfax Trans Am that began life as a Chevy camaro 2ss v-8 convertible, and as far as we know, this is The only Trans Am convertible on the market ! Burt Reynolds may be gone but his legacy and excitement live on stronger than ever folks! We have two of these in stock, this one is a 2011, the other is brand new but will cost much more of course, they originally began life as SS Camaro convertible just like at the factory, then a movie studio commissioned them to be altered using original parts from a 1977 Trans Am to be a futuristic version of what the Bandit would have driven in 2018 , and has been recently driven mostly to movie shoots within the southeastern United States. As you can see, the fender inlets or gilles have been altered to blend in with the fenders but these are original 1977, as well as the front bumper cover and hood scoop. They have been altered slightly to adhere to the body of a fifth generation Camaro just like the ill fated GM version in 2010, but better-THESE are original from a 1977 model! this was no small task as you can imagine and took several craftsman nearly a year to accomplish.the car built by the other Trans Am specialists in Florida. This car really does exist, is for sale and no need for an order to be placed. Call it a retro-mod, a movie prop, whatever you want, but one thing is for certain, these cars simply do not exist anywhere and they are only going to significantly increase in value. For about the same price as a decked out camaro, you can drive a true exotic that literally snaps heads backwards and drops jaws everywhere it goes. We took it to lunch today parked right next to a new Lamborghini and were so bombarded with people asking for photos, asking all about the..."

It's obviously not one of these bad boys:

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Old Today, 08:15 AM   #2
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These have been around for years and to justify the price...usually just a simple supercharger install to bump power, and no not a alteration by a movie studio but a aftermarket option just as a retro 60's front end..so not so rare actually, just rarer to find someone so stuck on a Pontiac to buy one...… They were OK for their time, and us old muscle car guys were....MEH...rather build older with more power and less emissions crap. Sort of the same thing for the even newer Buick grand nationals etc.... both rose in value over time, but hey still just a case of they are what they are... screaming chicken.... and yes those supposed throw back Honey comb wheels...MEH.... T tops are fun though used to have some back in the day, and fun replacing the weather stripping....and making sure they are in right....and yes they make t-top versions...now.
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Old Today, 09:12 AM   #3
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The ones produced now [even if its the same company] are miles better than this, I notice this still has rear Camaro lights etc and appears to be a minor conversion in comparison.
If you can't do without one I suppose...……
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I would hate to have to clean those wheels.
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Love these Trans am conversions. To bad they didn’t offer something like this from GM. Way to expensive to transform mine into one of these.
Yes. I am one of those guys still in love with the old Pontiacs. Switched over to a Camaro but prefer all the old birds. I am sure there are more peeps out there that feel the same way.
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I'd prefer 15 inch wheels to those. Just doesn't look quite right to me having such a low profile tire on there, considering what was on the original. My $.02
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