• Aug 12, 2009
Kevin Morgan Pontiac Trans Am Renderings - Click above for high-res image gallery

So... as of January 1, 2010, Pontiac is dead. Buried. Gone forever. No more. Obviously, something as pesky as death ain't going to stop hard core Trans Am fanatics from driving an (almost) honest to goodness 2010 Pontiac Trans Am and/or Firebird. Why? If you have to ask... you bring up a good point. Especially because when you get right down to it, the Trans Am was rarely anything other than a Chevy Camaro with different sheet metal.

Keeping that in mind, Trans Am Depot will be offering body kits that will transform (lowly) Camaros into full-on screamin' chicken Trans Ams! Based off Kevin Morgan's original design(s), the Phoenix Trans Am kits will be unveiled at the 2009 Trans Am Nationals. And then you'll have the chance to own a Trans Am that costs more than a Camaro but is just as fast. Hey – just sayin'. Fully detailed press release after the jump.



[Source: Trans Am Depot | Kevin Morgan Designs via Jalopnik]




Press Release

Phoenix T/A


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:

Exterior

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
Hood
Shaker Scoop
Fender Extractors
Exhaust Conversion w/ splitter tips
Rear Fascia Clip w/tail lamp lenses and bulbs
Rear Spoiler
TA Graphic Package


Interior

Embroded Head Rest and Console Lid - KM Graphic Punch
Turned Aluminum Door Panel
Turned Aluminum Dash Inserts
Turned Aluminum Instrument Cluster
Door Panel Badges
T/A SN Badge and Designation



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      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ewww! Why would somebody do this? It looks horrible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You got to be kidding ... go on kick the dead horse !!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      mullets everywhere celebrate
      Bassracerx
      • 3 Years Ago
      Local dodge dealership had a calibur srt4 that they mopared up to 600hp and did a lot of suspension work such as tower bars beefyer roll bars lowered adjustable shocks that was selling for just over 30 grand last year. It looked nice bet it hauled ass too
      • 5 Years Ago
      i know nothing about this, when you buy the kit would you be able to still get a lot of the money from the camaro parts its replacing? how much do you think the kit will be around? right now im workin 2 days a week making 7.25 an hour and yet i know somehow someday i well own this. I like a 77 TA more than a 73 style but kit wise I want the 73 looking one, with the honeycomb wheels and wish it would somehow be able to get T-Tops and the old ram air style hood GR GR GRRRR
      • 5 Years Ago
      these renderings stir up urges in me...strange, new...mullet-sporting urges.

      WANT.
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL!

        I felt the same urges...mullet loving, buweiser drinking, double wide, trans am loving urges

        DONT FIGHT IT BROWTHER!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just like the Challenger / Cuda. Raise the dead!
        • 5 Years Ago
        background music while you look at the cars.

        (not a rickroll)

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzkxCWFPh7U

        • 5 Years Ago
        Now if only someone would make a Mustang II to Mercury Carpri Conversion kit we'd have a complete resurrection.

        The thing that sucks is even though I'd try to be last in line for the conversion kit, I'd probably be first!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Long live the Fire Chicken! Woooooo!!

        Mullet and porn mustache NOT INCLUDED!
      • 5 Years Ago
      QUICK! Someone call Burt!
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      I heard it's the next Chevron toy car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Until GM decided that Pontiac couldn't support manufacture of its own V8 engines, there were quite a few under hood differences between a Trans-Am and a Camaro. Think back to '69 or early 70s - lots of Ram Air and Super Duty engines that did more than hold their own against Chevy's competition. The interior designs were often superior as well (no transmission tunnel gauge locations in the TA).

      That being said, this seems to just come down to another body kit. Hopefully done with some taste and quality control.
      • 5 Years Ago
      *sigh* .......I love the Trans Am. My dad has an 81, and it is gorgeous, but this!?! This is absolutely tacky. It is just like turning your Chevy/GMC into a "Caddy" truck or your Ford into a Lincoln. It is pathetic.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hate to break it to you but your '81 Tran Am that you're thinking about was also a conversion. It's just that GM did it and not a 3rd party. Camaro & Firebirds are all the same.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is it any different than turning a Holden into a Pontiac? Or from reverting the Pontiac to a Holden?
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