While you won’t find an Intimidator Camaro at Classic Chevy, you can be well on your way to creating one like it with the newest Camaro on the lot. Only 10 black-on-black Camaro Intimidators were built; the car commemorated Dale Earnhardt’s fifth NASCAR Winston Cup championship in 1991.
One of the 2011 Intimidator Camaro models was recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction. At a$196,000 bid, it was the top sale on the final day of the auction. The Camaro features a V8 engine that makes 704 horsepower – with the help of a supercharger. The car also features – according FoxSports.com – suspension, chassis, fuel, brake and exhaust systems that were “highly modified.”
The interior features a racing Intimidator shift made from a solid piece of aluminum. The shifter is grooved for a better grip and has an anodized “3” on the top. The Intimidator logo follows the shaft. Allegedly, this was the only car signed by Earnhardt’s wife and all four of his children.
You can pick up a 2014 coupe or convertible at Classic Chevrolet now. You can leave it stock or modify it. The stock version features a 6.2-liter V8 engine that puts out 426 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 420 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. Not too bad for something right off the showroom floor.
The engine is backed by a six-speed manual transmission. The rear features a 3.45 gear and a limited slip chunk. This particular model comes with a performance suspension, four-wheel antilock disc Brembo brakes. The front and rear features four-piston calipers for better stopping power.
Safety and security features include plenty of airbags, StabiliTrak, OnStar, daytime running lamps, rear park assist, a rearview camera with a display that is integrated into the Color Touch Radio and more.
The Camaro is loaded with convenience features including heated front seats, a head-up display with color digital readouts, a color driver information center, remote keyless entry, cruise control, the PASS-Key III theft deterrent system, a three-channel programmable universal home remote and tons more.
To test drive the new Camaro, stop by Classic Chevrolet today. Ask your sales person about all of the standard features and available options to make this hot rod uniquely yours.
The Chevy Reaper – Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Raptor – is going to be available at Classic Chevrolet. The Silverado-based Reaper was announced at the National Automotive Dealers Association in late January 2014. Ken Lingenfelter, a noted tuner who worked with Southern Comfort Automotive, designed the package.
The 2014 Reaper converts an average Silverado by adding a supercharger, giving the Reaper 550 horsepower. That gives the Reaper 139 more horsepower to Ford’s version, the Ford Raptor. Additionally, the Chevrolet Reaper features 20-inch beadlock wheels, a high-clearance bumper, a Fox Racing suspension, an integrated floodlight system and a reinforced skidplate.
Furthermore, the front of the Silverado has been redesigned, plus some graphics across the back have been added. The Chevrolet Reaper is expected to sell for $50,000 and up. Keep your eye on this space for more information about the Reaper conversion kit, which will be available at select Chevy dealers, including Classic Chevy.
Standard equipment on a 2014 Chevrolet Tuscany model includes a 5.3-liter FlexFuel engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine puts out 355 horsepower if run on E85 and the transmission features a tow/haul mode, overdrive, cruise grade braking and powertrain grade braking.
Entertainment features include Chevrolet’s MyLink audio system, an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen with AM/FM radio, SiriusXM/HD, an SD card slot and USB ports. The Silverado also feature Bluetooth, smartphone integration, a CD/MP3 player and a rear seat DVD/Blu-Ray entertainment package.
Safety features include daytime running lamps, several airbags, OnStar, a rear vision camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. OnStar also comes with six months of Directions and Connections, automatic crash response, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance and Turn-by-Turn navigation.
The interior features a 40/20/40 leather-appointed split bench seat, heated seat cushions, 10-way power driver and passenger seats and a 60/40 folding rear seat. The tilt steering wheel is wrapped in leather and features cruise and audio controls. The driver information center features a 4.2-inch diagonal color display that shows you warning messages and vehicle information.
The Silverado also features remote keyless entry and comes with two transmitters, remote vehicle start and a universal home remote.
For a complete list of safety, security, convenience and entertainment features, stop by Classic Chevy today and test drive the new Silverado. Ask your salesperson about adding the Reaper Kit.
When you purchase a new vehicle, theft is always a concern. A brand new car, whether a sedan, coupe, SUV or truck, is always a target for criminals. When you visit Classic Chevrolet in the first quarter of 2014, you’ll notice that auto manufacturers have been working on that problem when you test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The LT and LTZ trim levels will have a new theft protection package. The inside of the vehicle contains motion detectors that sense window break-ins and the level of tilt of a vehicle. The sensors also sense when someone is trying to sneak into a vehicle.
Additionally, a new key control system comes with the Tahoe. Only the authorized key will start the vehicle. The owner can also active a new steering column lock that renders the Tahoe immovable so a carjacker can’t push a vehicle away from a parking area. Furthermore, the Tahoe features a hidden compartment under the dash to stash a smartphone.
The Tahoe still features OnStar technology such as stolen vehicle slowdown, stolen vehicle location and remote ignition bock to help law enforcement recover the vehicle. With those features, the police can contact OnStar and ask the company to make it impossible to start the vehicle or to slow it down.
The Tahoe features a 5.3-liter V-8 engine with overhead valves. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.
Additional safety and security features include four-wheel ABS ventilated disc brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, several airbags including front, rear and third row head airbags, a remote anti-theft alarm system, child seat anchors and rear door child safety locks, auto delay off headlights, front fog/driving lights, daytime running lights, dusk-sensing headlights and tire pressure monitoring.
Additional safety and security features include stability control, traction control, front and rear adjustable headrests, turn signals in the mirrors and a post-collision safety system.
According to a salesperson at Classic Chevy, the 2105 Chevrolet Tahoe models should be arriving within the next few days, so stop by the dealership to test drive one and to learn more about the vehicle’s entertainment, safety, security and convenience features.
It’s truck month at Classic Chevrolet and that means you can get some deals on your favorite truck. You can get $750 cash back or 3.9 percent APR financing on select Chevrolet 1500 trucks. Stop by Classic Chevy today to learn more about financing specials. While you’re there, test drive the Silverado Badlander.
The Badlander standard package features include a 6-inch ProComp suspension lift kit and heavy duty Pro-Comp performance shocks to help with off-road driving. The 20-inch Tuscany Crusher wheels are fitted with 325 BF Goodrich all-terrain tires for grip no matter where you go.
When you order a truck with the Badlander Package, the front end is aligned and the tire sensors, speedometer an odometer are recalibrated to adjust for the change in the suspension and tire size. Of course, because the truck is lifted, it is harder to climb into so the Badlander Package comes with three-step wheel-to-wheel bars to make life easier for you.
Additional features include OEM real chrome mirror caps, OEM chrome door handles, a billet aluminum grille, “Badlander by Tuscany” graphics, painted bow ties body color, color-keyed fender flares, Tuscany Logo headrests and custom-tuned stainless steel dual exhaust. This model also features a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
Additionally, you can add an interior trim package with your choice of carbon fiber or burl wood trim, a premium leather package with high grade/baseball stitching seat inserts, a full LED roof light bar or a stainless steel bull bar with KC lights, Tuscany custom paint, window tint and a color-keyed low-profile tonneau cover.
Standard features on the Silverado 1500 include a 5.3-liter FlexFuel EcoTec3 V-8 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine features active fuel management, direct injection and variable valve timing. The aluminum block construction can run on unleaded fuel or E85. The transmission is electronically controlled and features overdrive and a tow/haul mode. It also features powertrain grade braking and cruise grade braking.
This combination puts out 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm when running on ethanol. The truck is also four-wheel drive and features four-wheel antilock disc brakes and Duralife rotors.
Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the Silverado 1500 Badlander model and to get more information on the safety, security, convenience and entertainment features.
It’s time to start thinking of doing something special for your loved one for Valentine’s Day. While going out is fun, make it better by surprising your loved one with a new Chevy from Classic Chevrolet – even the ladies like to drive a hot car or a big truck. You have your choice of Camaro models, Corvette models, Impala models or even several trucks or SUVs, including the 1500 to choose from.
After you surprise your loved one with a new “toy,” take him or her out for an evening in your new Chevy. The House of Blues is hosting a Valentine’s Dinner in Crossroads at House of Blues Dallas on February 14, 2014. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m. Prices for dinner and the show are $45 per person or $85 per couple.
For dinner, you will be served an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. For appetizers, choose a Texas Chop Salad, Roasted Beet Salad or Cream of Tomato Basil Soup. You can choose from three different entrees: Steak Frittes served with herbed potato wedges and brocolini, Rosemary Chicken served over diavolo or Parmesan Crusted Halibut served over confetti rice with roasted asparagus.
For the best part – the dessert, choose from White Chocolate Treasure, Red Velvet Molten Cake or Tuxedo Strawberries.
The House of Blues Dallas is located at the White Swan Building, 2200 N. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75202. Contact the venue at (214) 978-4800 for reservations and tickets.
You can also choose to have a quiet dinner at your favorite restaurant and surprise your loved one with America’s new favorite country singer, Scotty McCreary at the S. E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center at LeTourneau University. Scotty has over 1.6 million album sales that includes a platinum-selling debut album, several new artist awards and has performed in the Macy’s Day Parade, for President Obama and has sung the national anthem at the World Series.
Make it a night listening to his deep voice after dinner at a favorite restaurant. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. The performance center is located at 2100 Mobberly Ave., Longview, TX 75607 and can be contacted by calling (903) 233-3080. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., so plan ahead.
Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy to pick up that Valentine’s Day present before you head out. You will make this year’s Valentine’s Day a very special day for your loved one.
Against what most people would consider insurmountable odds, Classic Chevrolet pulled off the impossible on the final sales day for 2013. For seven straight years, Classic has been the #1 Volume Chevy dealer in the nation. But 2013 presented a host of challenges that put the 8th year in jeopardy. With the DFW Connector built right through the dealership property, blocked exits and ever changing detours made even getting to the dealership a nightmare. But despite the construction and repeated D.O.T. shutdowns of the main highways on key sales weekends, the team at Classic Chevrolet never lost focus.
“We knew going into December that we were down by 397 units by a very formidable competitor in New York,” explains Eric Bryant, General Sales Manager for Classic Chevrolet. And for most dealerships, outselling your competitor by almost 400 units in one month would be considered unattainable. But the team at Classic is not your typical sales force. Optimism remained high and the focus on the goal remained razor sharp. Acting as one cohesive unit with nothing but sheer will to fuel them, Classic’s team methodically chipped away at the lead by selling an average of 50 cars a day in the final week of December. But with the sales close looming on January 2nd, nothing short of a herculean effort was required to hit the goal. When the bell rang, Classic had sold 140 new Chevys in a single day to finish out 2013. And when the final national sales results came out, the margin could not have been slimmer. They needed 398 units to beat Bob Johnson Chevrolet. They did it by 399. One unit to spare.
“We never really thought that it couldn’t be done,” said Bryant. “Anyone that knows this team knows that failure is never an option. We counted on each other, and we just never lost faith. I’ll tell you what, it was quite a close.”
At the end of the day, Classic sold 683 new Chevrolets in December for a 2013 calendar total of 4734. The #2 dealership came in at 4732. “We applaud our competitor,” said Bryant. “They gave us a fight, but nothing can stop our team when we set our mind to a goal. Our owner Tom Durant has a very simple mission statement for the organization and that is “to be the best at everything we do.” His leadership inspires each and everyone one of us, and more importantly, he allows us all to do just that…be the best at everything we do.”
If you are in the market for a utility vehicle – one that is good for work and for hauling the family around – stop by Classic Chevrolet to check out the Suburban and Tahoe inventory. Both SUVs have plenty of space for people and work tools.
2014 Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2014 Tahoe features a Vortec 5.3-liter V8 engine with FlexFuel and Active Fuel Management. It can run on unleaded fuel or fuel that is up to 85 percent ethanol. When running on unleaded gas the engine makes 320 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 335 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. You get a bit more bang for your buck if you run the engine on E85 ethanol: 326 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 348 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm.
The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that is electronically controlled. The transmission features a tow/haul mode and overdrive. The rear axle ratio is 3.08 and the Tahoe features a heavy-duty locking rear differential. The four-wheel drive transfer case features active two-speed electronic Autotrac and a neutral position for dinghy towing.
The trailering package include a hitch platform, a seven-wire harness and a 2-inch trailering receiver. Four-wheel drive models also include recovery hooks. The Tahoe also features four-wheel antilock disc brakes, VAC power and powertrain grade braking.
2014 Chevrolet Suburban
The Suburban has the same engine and transmission set up as the Tahoe. Safety features for the Suburban include Chevrolet’s StabiliTrak stability control system with electronic trailer sway control, traction control and hill start assist. Several air bags including dual-stage frontal bags, head curtain side impact bags and first, second and third row airbags keep everyone safe. The first and second row airbags have a rollover sensor.
The Suburban also features OnStar plus six months of Directions and Connections, a rear vision camera, rear parking assist and the LATCH child safety seat system. A tire pressure monitor system shows the tire pressure in the Driver Information Center.
Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the Suburban or the Tahoe and to get a full list of features for all of the trim levels.
This summer, Chevrolet is adding 4G-LTE connectivity to the Impala, Corvette, Malibu, and the Volt. This is an added option.
By the time the 2015 lineup starts arriving at Classic Chevrolet, you’ll see additional vehicles with this option including the Equinox, Spark, Spark EV, Silverado HD and the Silverado.
If you opt to purchase that option, your vehicle will be a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot – your passengers will be able to connect tablets, smartphones and laptops to the Internet. The option is perfect for families who take long trips or for those who use their vehicle for business. Furthermore, it opens the door for future apps for the vehicle.
Since Chevrolet is partnering with AT&T for this option, current subscribers simply add the vehicle to a sharable data bucket. Non-subscribers just purchase data as a standalone option. As of now, Chevrolet has not released pricing for the new option.
The new 4G-LTE option will also affect Chevrolet’s MyLink. Some 2015 models will be able to download apps from the AppShop including vehicle data, music, weather, news and travel information. Some of the apps include Priceline, Slacker Radio, iHeartRadio and The Weather Channel.
Check out the newly redesigned Chevrolet Impala when you visit Classic Chevrolet.
The rolling hotspot isn’t altogether new technology – other manufacturers have a 3G connection in their vehicles, however, Chevrolet is the first to use the 4G-LTE connection, which is quicker than a 3G connection. Consumers will have to purchase yet another data plan in addition to the data plan on their smartphones.
If you are in the market for a new vehicle and are interested in having the 4G-LTE hookup, keep your eye on this space or stop by Classic Chevrolet for more information. If you are in the market for a new vehicle and need something now, stop by the dealership to test drive any of the new models. Several, including the Impala have been updated or redesigned for the current year.
Chevrolet is working on a serious machine for 2015. The 2015 Corvette Z06 is still in its initial stages of development. As of Jan. 2014, it has been out on the track once – and it broke the track record set by the ZR1. As of this time, Chevrolet has not released any specifications including weight, performance and price, though the auto manufacturer says it has a minimum of 625 horsepower, so you’ll have to keep your eye out on our blog or visit Classic Chevrolet to learn more as the information becomes available.
The suspension is the only thing that is not new for this vehicle. The 2015 Z06 has bigger brakes, wheels, tires and steel rotors. It also features an electronic differential and an expanded performance envelope.
It also has a different look including a new grille texture that allows more air to help cool the engine with the grille in place and ductwork on the sides to help cool the front brakes. The Z06 also has a new custom hood for more airflow to the engine.
Because the downforce in the front has to be counteracted, the rear features large spoilers that are manually adjustable so that the driver can adjust them for the driving experience he or she likes best.
The engine is a supercharged LT4. The supercharger is smaller but has more force. The engine also has variable valve timing, direct injection and cylinder deactivation. This is the first time that a supercharger has been paired with cylinder deactivation.
Something has to get all that power to the rear wheels – Chevrolet will give you a choice of a seven-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission specifically designed for the 2015 Z06.
The Z06 debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and it was there that Tadge Juechter, Corvette’s chief engineer, stated that the Z06 had “at least” 625 horsepower. Autoblog also got some great pictures of the new Z06 and it looks fast just sitting there.
Keep your eye on this space or visit Classic Chevrolet for more information about the 2015 Corvette Z06 as it becomes available. If you feel the need for speed and don’t want to wait until the 2015 is available, stop by the dealership to test drive the Stingray.
If you are in the market for a convertible, you might want to hold off until this spring – Corvette is releasing its new Stingray convertible, which will be available at Classic Chevrolet. The hardtop, which was released earlier this year, comes with a removable roof, but there is nothing better than driving with the top down.
When Chevrolet created the new Stingray, it designed the body as a convertible. Thus, unlike previous convertible models, there won’t be any retrofitting. The Stingray – hardtop or convertible – has an extra stiff frame and won’t need a lot of back bracing added. According to Tadge Juechter, Corvette’s chief engineer, the new Stingray and Stingray convertible models are 60 percent stiffer than last generation’s models.
You don’t even have to stop to put the top down – though you do have to slow down to at least 35 mph. Just press a button – there are no roof latches to mess with. Because the Stingray was originally designed to be a convertible, there are no compromises from the coupe. The frame is lightweight aluminum; carbon-fiber and carbon-nano-composite is also used, thus significantly lightening the convertible.
The Stingray features the LT1 engine backed by a seven-speed transmission with Active Rev Matching plus five different driver modes. The combination puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. It reaches 1.03 g in corners if you are going fast enough. The Stingray goes from 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds. Speed lovers just have to have this year’s Stingray!
The Stingray gets 29 mpg* on the highway. Good fuel economy and fast cars don’t usually go hand in hand, but Chevrolet outdid itself with the new model.
Keep your eye on this space for more information about the Stingray convertible or stop by Classic Chevrolet for more information, including release dates, security and safety features, entertainment features, convenience features and upgrade options.