Party Details for the Camaro’s 50th Birthday!

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Chevrolet is getting ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Camaro with a special edition that will be called the 50th Anniversary Edition, soon to be available at Classic Chevy. It will be available as a coupe and a convertible; and will feature a nightfall gray metallic paint job. Orange and black stripes will accent the paint – they will run down the hood and trunk lid.

The Camaro will also feature 20-inch alloy wheels, a new front splitter, “Fifty” emblems on the front fenders, and the RS package including HID headlights, a trunk-mounted spoiler and LED taillights. The interior features black leather upholstery, 50th Anniversary badges on the seat backs, steering wheel and instrument panels, orange contrast stitching on the dashboard and seats and illuminated door sills.

The 50th Anniversary Edition will come in two trim levels: the 2LT and the 2SS. According to Randy Fox, a Chevrolet spokesperson, the 50th Anniversary Edition will give buyers a choice of a four-cylinder engine, six-cylinder engine and an eight-cylinder engine. All of the engines come with a standard six-speed manual transmission, though buyers can opt for the optional eight-speed automatic transmission.

Birthday Bash

Chevrolet will be organizing a birthday bash for when the Camaro blows out the 50th candle on September 26, 2016. Keep your eye on this space for more information on the Camaro as it becomes available and about the Chevrolet Camaro birthday bash that Chevy may be planning for this fall.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro later this summer when it goes on sale and to learn more about this new model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features. We’ll post more specs on the Camaro as they become available, so keep your eyes on this space.

Another One: 2016 Colorado Wins Daily News Auto Award

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When you stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new truck or two, be sure the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is on the list. This truck, which was up against some heavy-duty competition including the Silverado, the GMC Sierra and the GMC Canyon, was chosen for the Daily News Award’s Truck of the Year.

The Colorado was chosen because of its refined power options, fit and finish and extremely reasonable pricing. Choose from a single cab to a crew cab and something in between and an extended or short bed. The Colorado is available with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission and three engines: the 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 3.6-liter V-6, or the optional 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine. The 2.8-liter Duramax engine makes the best-in-class towing capacity, torque and fuel economy.

The Colorado starts out at just over $20,000 and ranges up to about $45,000 for some of the higher trim levels. Keep the options you need or want. The Colorado can be a glorified luxury vehicle or a work truck for when you need it. This well-built truck was chosen for the Truck of the Year because it allows you to choose what you need, is well-built and allows you to work or play.

More About the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

The LT trim level with a two-wheel drive drivetrain features several safety features including StabiliTrak, electronic traction control, OnStar Guidance for six months, OnStar Basic for five years, daytime running lights, a rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines, dual stage front and side impact airbags, driver and front passenger head curtain and seat-mounted side impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions, a passenger-sensing system for the airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The interior features a four-way power driver’s seat, folding rear bench seat in the crew cab models, a front floor console, two USB charging ports, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a multi-color driver instrument information display, power express up and down windows, automatic electronic cruise control, remote keyless entry, engine immobilization, unauthorized entry theft deterrent system, overhead console and illuminated sliding vanity mirrors.

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The Camaro 1LE Performance Package Returns For 2017

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When you test drive a Camaro at Classic Chevrolet, you’ll have a choice of a 1LE package on the 2017 model year. This package, which was originally developed in 1988, made the Camaro more competitive in the Showroom Stock road racing series. Four of these models were built in 1988 and 111 models were built in 1989. The 1LE package was also available on models through 1999 and again on the 2013 fifth generation model.

The 2017 model year’s 1LE package is expected to set new benchmarks at the track. Using knowledge gained from previous 1LE packages, Chevrolet added better handling and track performance for this trim level. You’ll be able to pick up a 1LE Camaro with a V-6 or a V-8 engine. The models will feature unique wheels and a satin black hood, among other exterior features, so that others are able to tell that you are driving a 1LE.

This is the first time that the 1LE package will be offered on the 1LT and 2LT coupes with the V-6 engine. The package features standard Brembo brakes, an aggressive suspension and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. This allows the Camaro to hit 0.97G while cornering. Optional equipment includes Recaro seats and a performance data recorder.

When you purchase the 1LE package on the 1SS model, you’ll add magnetic ride control, FE4 suspension tuning and an electronic limited slip differential. You’ll be able to achieve lateral acceleration of over 1G.

The Camaro 1LE features a stiff yet lightweight structure, more suspension damping and stiffness, better brakes, higher downforce and aggressive tires, all to help keep it on the road in fast cornering. The new 2017 V-6 models had lap times that were comparable with the previous generation’s V-8, which means the V-8 should be out of this world fast.

The SS 1LE features a 455-horse V-8 and six-speed manual transmission, a 3.73 gear ratio on a limited slip differential, forged aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, transmission cooler, differential cooler and engine oil cooler, dual mode exhaust system, a shorter throw shifter and more.

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Chevy Wins Two Engine Awards

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle and you’d like something that looks great, gets decent gas mileage and has one of the best engines out there, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. And, if you want something great for commuting, has an engine that is great enough to win awards and gets excellent gas mileage, visit our showroom to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Volt.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro features a brand new 3.6-liter V-6 engine; and this engine made WardsAuto’s “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” list. The company reviewed engines and compared them with data for engines that are similar to the winners. WardsAuto looked at 31 engines across 11 different auto manufacturers for new technology, fuel efficiency, power and refinement.

The V-6 features advanced technology including cylinder deactivation, which increases fuel efficiency. This engine makes 335 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque; and these are the highest power ratings for a naturally aspirated V-6 engine in this segment. The active fuel management system cuts out two cylinders when you don’t need them to increase fuel economy. Furthermore, the Camaro features noise-reducing features including a new cam drive system.

2016 Chevrolet Volt

The new Volt features a Voltec propulsion system with zero range anxiety. The system features a range-extending engine, the drive unit, a battery and power electronics. You’ll be able to drive about 53 miles on electric power only and have a total driving range of over 420 miles, giving you over 1,000 miles between the times you have to visit the gas station.

This year’s drive unit is about 12 percent more efficient and it dropped 100 pounds when compared to the first generation. Because the Volt uses both motors, it has a 19 percent improvement in acceleration when under electric power. It takes 2.6 seconds to go from zero to 30 mph; and it shows a 7 percent improvement in acceleration from zero to 60 mph, which takes 8.4 seconds.

The gas engine is a 1.5-liter engine with direct injection and it runs on regular unleaded fuel. The battery is an 18.4 kWh battery with revised cell chemistry; and it features 192 cells instead of the 288 cells in the previous year’s model. Though the cells were decreased, saving 21 pounds, storage capacity increased.

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10 Reasons Why the New Chevy Silverado Trounces the Competition

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Chevrolet manufacturers some of the highest ranked vehicles in the industry. The Silverado is no different. According to J.D. Power and Associates, this responsive, heavy duty truck is the highest ranked heavy duty pickup in initial quality. That means you get more bang for your buck when choosing Silverado.

If you’re still up in the air about finding the perfect pickup for your needs, these 10 reasons why the Silverado is superior to its competitors will make you want to cruise over to Classic Chevrolet and purchase your new heavy duty truck today.

1. They’re built just right.

According to J.D. Power and Associates, the Chevy Silverado HD received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among large, heavy-duty pickups in the 2013 Initial Quality Study.

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2. The 2015 Silverado 1500 is the fastest growing pickup brand of 2015.

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3. The 2015 Silverado tows better than its competitors.

Drivers can choose an available 12,000-pounds of V8 towing capacity — the best in the Silverado’s class.

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4. It’s a super safe truck.

The new Silverado 1500 received the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety in 2015.

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5. The Silverado has unrivaled fuel economy.

The 2015 Silverado 1500 crew cab short box pickup gets superior V8 fuel economy to the 2015 Ram 1500 crew cab short box and the 2015 Ford F-150 super crew short box.

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6. You can take all of your toys with you.

The 2015 Silverado 1500 can tow nearly 1,000 pounds more than the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150.

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7. Want to take the internet with you? Now you can.

The 2015 Silverado 1500 is equipped with available built-in 4G LTE WiFi, a feature that is not available in the 2015 Ford F-150 or the 2015 Ram 1500.

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8. Go green while going big.

The new Silverado 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine is the most fuel-efficient Gas V8 pickup engine ever.

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9. Handles like a dream.

The 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V-6 engine offers the most torque of any standard V6 in the Silverado’s class.

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10. It has a killer sound system.

The 2015 Silverado offers one of the quietest interiors in the industry, so you can hear the Bose premium audio system more clearly and enjoy every riding experience more than ever.

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New 2016 Camaro Lost Weight, Gained Performance

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The new 2016 Camaro, soon to be available at Classic Chevrolet, went on a diet and gained some horsepower. Chevrolet shaved up to 390 pounds of the Camaro, which makes the coupe quite a bit quicker. The new 455-horsepower engine in the SS coupe reaches 60 mph in 4 seconds and has a 12.3 quarter mile when it is backed by the new eight-speed paddle shifted automatic transmission.

Additional Models Are Also Faster

The 2.0L Turbo model features a 275-horsepower engine and a six-speed manual transmission. This setup gives you a 14-second quarter mile; and it hits 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. Choose the 3.6-liter V-6, which puts out 335 horsepower, and back it with an eight-speed automatic transmission to get a 13.5-second quarter mile. This combination gets to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

Agility and Braking

With the weight loss, not only is the Camaro faster, but it handles a lot better. The SS features .97 g cornering; and according to Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser, the SS model is “one of the most capable 2+2 coupes on the market.” And, the lighter weight means faster stopping times and faster acceleration. No matter which trim level and engine/transmission combination you choose, you’ll find that the vehicle is lighter, has more power and handles much better.

Stronger Body

You may be worried that with pounds shaved, the Camaro is not as strong and sturdy as previous models. However, Chevrolet used computer-aided engineering to determine the best design with the best materials to decrease weight and increase performance while keeping the Camaro solid as a rock. The 1SS model is 223 pounds lighter and it gained 29 horsepower, giving it a 14 percent power-to-weight ratio improvement.

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2016 Chevy Silverado Unveiled at Texas State Fair

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If you have been waiting for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, your wait is almost over. The new model year of this popular truck was unveiled at the Texas State Fair this year; and we have several on the way to our showroom. When you stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new 2016 Silverado, you’ll notice that it has a more muscular look to go with this truck’s dependability and strength, more options with eight-speed transmissions and available support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additional new features include LED lighting accents, sculpted hoods and more safety technologies.

Different Looks for Different Trim Levels

The advanced lighting technology allowed Chevrolet to change the look of each trim level. The WT features black grille inserts, chromed horizontal grille elements and more compact high-intensity discharge headlights. The LTZ and the LT models feature chrome bumpers and grille elements; and the Z71 features a monochromatic appearance. The High Country features unique grille inserts, body-colored bumpers and chrome horizontal bars.

All of the trim levels feature LED park and turn lights, LED daytime running lights; and on the LT Z71, LED fog lights. The LED fog lights are an available option on the LT trim level. The LTZ and the LTZ Z71 also feature LED headlights and taillights.

More Safety and Convenience Features

The 2016 model year Silverado 1500 also features new safety features including lane keeping assist, forward collision alert and IntelliBeam high beam assist. And you can opt for a locking tailgate, wireless phone charging, and bucket seats on certain trim levels. The High Country will also feature optional articulating running running boards – these extend to make cab access easier and swing to the rear to make access to the bed easier.

The Silverado will feature three different EcoTec3 engines; and all of them are based on the legendary Chevrolet small block truck engine. These engines will feature continuously variable valve timing, direct fuel injection and cylinder deactivation, all for better gas mileage while improving power.

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Looking Ahead to 2016

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If you are considering a new vehicle but are not quite ready to buy something yet, look forward to the 2016 models. Several models have new features for the 2016 model year. And, if you are ready to purchase or lease a new vehicle, but are waiting for the 2016 model years, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive any of the new models we already have in stock.

2016 Chevrolet Spark

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has several new features for the 2016 model year. This model is redesigned and offers more safety, efficiency and connectivity than the 2015 model year; and the new 1.4-liter engine has increased its horsepower by 16 percent. Additionally, the new Spark features an enhanced version of Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. And, now the Spark has lane departure warning and forward collision alert available.

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

The new model year for the Equinox features new trim levels: L, LS, LT and LTZ trim levels are now available. The 1LT and 2LT trims have been discontinued. The front fascia is new, as is the dual-port grille design; and the LT and LTZ trim levels have specific chrome trim.

All trim levels now feature new premium projector beam headlights; the LT and LTZ trim levels features new LED daytime running lights; and the L and LS have new reflector-style lights. And, the LTZ got new fog lights.

Additionally, all trim levels have Chevy-signature dual-element taillights, a revised lower rear fascia and revised license late applique. The LTZ now features chrome trim on the lower fascia.

The LT features new 17-inch aluminum wheels while the LTZ got new 18-inch aluminum wheels. The LS model has a new 17-inch wheel option.

The Equinox has several additional new features. Visit Classic Chevrolet to learn more about all the new features included on the Equinox.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is lighter and larger; and it features a new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection for better fuel mileage. It also features new stop/start technology for better efficiency. The Cruze also features a new version of the Chevrolet MyLink for smart phone integration; and now features side blind zone alert, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert and forward collision alert.

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Choose Chevy, the Truck of Steel

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When you are in the market for a new truck for work, whether you have a farm with cows and horses or you work in a profession that requires a truck to haul tools and other materials you need for work, you want a truck of steel – a Chevy. The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD with a double cab, long box and four-wheel drive is perfect for any heavy duty work you do – and it’s available at Classic Chevrolet.

Mechanical Features

The 2015 3500HD features a Vortec 6.0-liter engine with variable valve timing and FlexFuel capability backed by a heavy duty six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and tow/haul. The transmission is electronically controlled and includes powertrain grade braking and cruise grade braking. This combination makes 360 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm with the pickup box.

Additional features include a 4.10 ratio rear axle, suspension package, a high-capacity air cleaner, transfer case with floor-mounted shifter, heavy-duty locking rear differential, four-wheel drive, trailering hitch platform, seven-wire harness, external engine oil and transmission oil coolers, trailer brake controller and four-wheel ABS disc brakes.

Safety Features

The 2015 Silverado 3500HD’s safety features include StabiliTrak with proactive roll avoidance, traction control, hill start assist, electronic trailer sway control, daytime running lights, single stage frontal and thorax side impact, driver and front passenger airbags, head curtain airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions, front airbags, an airbag deactivation switch for the front airbag on the passenger side and OnStar.

Interior Features

The Silverado’s interior features include a rear full folding bench seat with a child seat top tether anchor, tilt steering, driver information center, express up and down driver window and express down on all other windows, power door locks, air conditioning and cruise control mounted on the steering wheel.

Entertainment features include a 4.2-inch diagonal color display, AM/FM stereo, auxiliary jack, USB port, SD card slot, XM satellite radio and six speakers.

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What Makes a Chevy Better Than a Ford

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When you are trying to determine whether you are going to buy a Chevy or a Ford, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the Silverado – and you’ll see that there are many things that make a Chevy better than a Ford.

Power and Body

The Ford F-150 creates 202 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque with 4.6-liter V-8 engine while the Silverado creates 195 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque with a smaller engine – a 4.3-liter V-6 engine.

Dimensions

When compared to the F-150, the Silverado is lighter, shorter and wider than the Ford. This is even more impressive when you compare the power that the smaller V-6 engine puts out compared to the larger V-8 engine in the Ford. While the Ford has a stiffer suspension for towing, the Chevy outdoes it because of the horsepower difference.

Features

Both trucks offer a regular cab, crew cab and extended cab. Both also offer driver and front passenger airbags, air conditioning and a sound system with MP3 player/decoders. However, when it comes to standard features, the Chevy has more than the Ford, including theft prevention, foldaway mirrors, keyless entry, power locks and privacy glass.

Cost

When it comes down to the nitty gritty, the Chevy costs less than the Ford, especially when you consider the standard features available with the Silverado that don’t come with the Ford. Furthermore, Chevrolet parts and accessories are generally less expensive than Ford parts and accessories.

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