Trans Am Depot introduces SE Bandit Edition

Any Trans Am fans out there?

Everyone remembers the classic Trans Am that Burt Reynolds drove around in “Smokey and the Bandit.” Now you can get a new vehicle inspired by that classic Pontiac from the movie as Trans Am Depot introduced its SE Bandit Edition at the New York Auto Show. The car is a converted new Chevrolet Camaro with details from the classic Trans Am Bandit car, including t-tops and white-letter tires.

Check out the video above and see if the new one matches the classic design of the original.

  

5 American Sports Cars That Illustrated the Times

The styling and performance of American cars have always historically reflected the feelings of the times that they were made in. Just like the land yachts of the 1950s with their elevated tail fins were a symbol of post-WWII prosperity, the powerful muscle cars of the 1960s illustrated the fascination America was developing with pure performance and speed. Courtesy of Browns Jeep Chrysler, we survey some examples American Sports cars that perfectly represented the feelings of the times.

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The Top Ten American Muscle Cars and What They Are Worth

A new breed of automobiles called Muscle Cars emerged from Detroit in the 1960s. This was during an era when drag racing was highly publicized and winning race cars sold briskly at car dealerships. In general, muscle cars were simple to build. They had large-displacement engines and drivetrains optimized for maximum acceleration. Back in the day, genuine factory-built muscle cars were relatively affordable but today command considerable prices in the collector car marketplace. Here are ten models that command some major money when they are offered to the public via auction or private sale.

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What’s the story behind the DeLorean automobile?

The DeLorean DMC-12 was made famous by the 1985 Bob Zemeckis movie: Back to the Future. In the movie, the car is turned into a time machine by one of the main film characters, Dr. Emmett Brown, and it plays a central role in the film. Besides the starring role in Back to the Future, few know that there is a fascinating history behind the Delorean DMC-12 and, as you might imagine, it revolves around its creator: John Z. DeLorean. Here’s the story:

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New 2015 Corvette ZO6 is a beast

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Detroit Auto Show has had plenty of cars generating buzz, but the all-new 2015 Corvette ZO6 is getting plenty of well-deserved attention. The new Corvette Stingray is impressive on its own, particularly with the ZR1 package. But now track afficionados will have even more performance with the new ZO6. This is now a well-established tradition with Corvette and it’s a natural addition to the new C7 lineup. For the money, you won’t get better performance anywhere in comparison to the Corvette lineup of cars. The ZO6 starts to rival some of the supercars out there.

Many of the modifications might appear to be subtle but they help to create incremental improvements in performance. You’ll see some minor changes to the exterior of the Corvette, including a wider back side. But it looks very similar to the Stingray.

If you love sports cars, see this one in person and then set up an appointment to drive the ZO6 along with the Stingrays. You’ll come away impressed.

  

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