It was a sad day for modern muscle car fans when General Motors cancelled their F-body production. There would be no more new Camaros and no more new Firebirds for quite some time, gone was an affordable ticket to 350 HP and truly earth shattering performance. In an attempt to make good the General brought over a rebadged Holden and tried to sell it as the GreaT One. If it hadn’t been for a bit too much weight and the rising prices in go juice, the modern day GTO might have had a chance. Now it is time for the 2010 model year to start making appearances in the street and thankfully the Camaro has been reborn to take on a restyled retro Mustang and true muscle car from Dodge. Sadly Pontiac did not survive 2009 and with its demise the hopes of being able to buy a new Firebird are gone with it.
So what do you do if you don’t like the hand that General Motors has dealt, look into a Trans Am conversion kit and turn a brand new Chevrolet Camaro into the brand new Pontiac Firebird you have always wanted. This particular kit from the radical designer Kevin Morgan who’s screaming chicken, Smokey and the Bandit interpretation is a bit wilder than the last one of these automobile changing body kits. This model was first revealed as a concept, but the Pheonix T/A Camaro Concept will be represented by a road ready production version later on this year.
The Trans Am conversion package will include a ride height lowering Kit, 20 inch wheels, shaker hood scoop, vented fenders, a new rear fascia, rear spoiler and the all important Trans Am graphic package.
Press release and video after the jump.
Like its mythical namesake that rose from the ashes to a new life, the Trans Am of yesteryear has been born again... the Phoenix T/A. If it is true that good things come to those who wait, then we have surely been rewarded for our patience.
Trans Am Depot is pleased to announce our partnership with designer Kevin Morgan in turning a three-year dream into reality. We, like many of you, have lusted over Kevin’s retro interpretation of the ’77 - ’78 Trans Am based on the 2010 Camaro platform. We began early last year discussing the idea of how we might work together to bring this vision to life.
Phoenix T/A Currently, we are completing a one-off Kevin Morgan "Trans Am" Concept, which we intend to unveil at the 2009 Trans Am Nationals. The concept will be followed by the first production conversion later this year. It will vary from the concept car but will be an exact version of the conversion kits we will hope to be offering this fall. We are working closely with a Detroit auto design firm to bring this kit to market. We will be offering everything from the body conversion only to the limited Phoenix Edition. The kits will be available as an installed conversion only. Order details, pricing and delivery information will be coming soon. If you are interested in having a conversion performed on your Camaro or purchasing a turn-key conversion from Trans Am Depot, please fill out the customer form below. The Phoenix conversion will include:
1’ - 1.5’ Lowering Kit w/sway bar handling upgrade
Wheels & Tires
Front: 20x9.5x120 CB-66.9 Gold or Silver Machined Face Snowflake Wheels. PIRELLI PZERO 275/45ZR20
Rear: 20x11.5x120 CB-66.9 Gold or Silver Machined Face Snowflake Wheels. PIRELLI PZERO 305/35ZR20
Exhaust Conversion w/ splitter tips
Rear Fascia Clip w/tail lamp lenses and bulbs
TA Graphic Package
Embroded Head Rest and Console Lid - KM Graphic Punch