Gastonia, North Carolina
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS Supercharged
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
“See Ya WS6/W72”
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About “WILDER Cherry!”
I was cruising eBay a couple of weeks ago and saw this car advertised at a Chevy agency about 100 miles from home. I showed it to my wife and asked if maybe we could go take a look at it over the weekend. Gypsy said, "Sure, but we're not buying it!" Saturday came and we headed north to check out the car. It hadn't sold on eBay and, being a leftover they wanted to move it. To make a long story short, they made me an offer I couldn't refuse! (I DID NOT PAY FULL STICKER!!!!!)
About “See Ya WS6/W72”
The car is finally complete after a year and half of restoring. See album for more pictures!
This is number 3 of owning a Trans Am.
Just picked up this baby two weeks ago (11/2009). Found the original owners spec sheet and maintence book where it quotes: "Top speed--131.3, 1/4 mile--14.2. When that was quoted, the car was straight out of the factory with no modifications. Car also has the orginal radio with it. All numbers match except for a few modifications that I didn't do.
As some of you might know, Frank and I have had some issues with this car. Being we are orginally from Long Island NY, I never had a problem with finding mechanics to work on my Trans Am's that I owned in the past.
Living here in NC, we are having a heck of time finding someone that actually knows what they are doing!
Just an update.......Thank you Chumbrother/Mark, for all the tips, and being on "stand by" with our car.
Air shocks where put in (trying not to dip into the Run Fun's and this is just a temporary fix till we get back from the Bandit Run and then leaf springs will go in), shift cable was finally corrected after the 2nd shop majorly screwed that one up, front sway bar bushings and clamps were replaced. Frank finally had a weekend off to do the work, and the weather actually was very beautiful to work in.
I have to say..........I took her out ont he interstate last night, and she ran GREAT! Stomped on it, and the power behind this car actually pinned us in our seats! I was VERY impressed and was shaken up a wee bit because I forgot how powerful these cars can be.
Specs for “WILDER Cherry!”
This is what the dealer posted about the car on eBay:
Brand NEW 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS
ALL Factory controls for HVAC, Heated Seats, Steering Wheel Controls, USB Port, BlueTooth, DVD, and In-Dash Touch Screen Navigation
THIS IS WHAT GM SHOULD HAVE DONE!
600HP WITH NAV, Warranteed for 5years 100k
** Automatic SUPERCHARGED
** THE FIRST Retro Chrome Package, which includes:
**'68/'69 Style Retro Chrome rear bumper, Side slats, Rocker trim, Dual Hood Vents
** Exclusive CHROME MAGIC 600HP SuperCharged Camaro SS/RS
** Lowered with Performance Suspension Level 1
** Borla Type-S Exhaust curls your toes
** Hyper Chrome OEM 20 Wheels make this a dream ride (factory wheels are just high polished aluminum, need care, whereas this PVD coating needs no elbow grease, and its coated inside to resist brake dust.)
** The almost 600HP and close to 500 at the rear wheels is totally street legal and the SuperCharger is warrantied 5years 100k miles.
Total List price $59,544
** PLUS this radical Camaro is fully equipped with fantastic Boston Acoustics surround sound, In-Dash Navigation, XM Radio and OnStar, BLUETOOTH enabled for phone, plus heated and power full leather seating, and a Factory Sunroof. Plus, it also comes with a Genuine GM Parts Car Cover. The professional installation by our GM technicians enables a full warranty and Federal Emissions compliance good in All 50 States. Some other tuners do not meet CARB standards nor GM warranty
Specs for “See Ya WS6/W72”
1978 Platinum WS6/W72 package, 400 6.6 HO. No A/C = more power!! ;-)
Factory Options for “WILDER Cherry!”
**3 Point Rear Seatbelts
**3 Point Seatbelts
**Adjustable Head Rests
**Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
**Auto Express Down Window
**Auxiliary Audio Input
**Beverage Holder (s)
**Color Coded Mirrors
**Daytime Running Lights
**Dual Air Bags
**Emergency Trunk Release
**Folding Rear Seats
**Heated Outside Mirror(s)
**Multi-Function Steering Wheel
**OnStar Communication System
**Outside Temperature Gauge
**Power Door Locks
**Power Driver's Seat
**Power Passenger Seat
**Rear Center Armrest
**Rear Window Defroster
**Side Air Bag System
**Tire Pressure Monitor
**Traction Control System
**Universal Garage Door Opener
**Vehicle Stability Assist
Factory Options for “See Ya WS6/W72”
Special handling package, Special performace package
400 6.6 HO motor, 3.23 posi rear
Mods for “WILDER Cherry!”
**The full Edelbrock "E-FORCE" Supercharger package.
** "Retro Chrome" Appearance Package.
Mods for “See Ya WS6/W72”
New Leaf Springs, new wire wraps, new water pump, complete rear brake system including lines. New/rebuilt rear end with new gears...Thanks Chumbrother!! Added new trans cooler. New schocks, rebuilt Q-Jet to be put back on when car is repainted.
To come soon:
New Paint Job
Have the following waiting to be put on after paint job:
correct decals, new weather stripping, new front grilles, new window moldings (chrome), new door hindges, repolished kick plate (thanks Frank), new paint for rims. LED lights if Restore A Muscle car can get the manufacture to send them :-(
Engine was rebuilt and currently has 3500 miles on it. And let me tell you, out of my other 2 TA's that I have owned, this one by far is the fastest. Maybe too fast for me! Not!
edlebrock carb, accel distributor and headers with 3 inch exhaust pipes
I didn't do this, this was done by the previous owner.
Yes, the current shaker scoop is attached. This was not done by us. I have an extra hood and shaker that is being repainted along with the car and will be put on when the painting is finished.
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