We got it first! A Chevy insider recently attended the launch party for the 2011 Camaro Convertible and sent us the first picture!
Now we’re sharing it with you!
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Due out Spring 2011, The Camaro Convertible is the ultimate open-air driving experience. From chiseled lines to exhilarating performance to impressive efficiency, this Camaro leaves nothing behind but the top.
Performance and Efficiency- The 2011 Camaro Convertible packs a powerful 312 horsepower Direct Injection V6 while still offering up to an impressive 29 MPG highway(6). If you want even more wind in your hair, the legendary SS boasts a 6.2L V8 for an outstanding 426 horsepower an EPA-estimated 24 MPG highway. The available automatic transmission version of SS features Active Fuel Management and offers 25 MPG highway(5) while delivering 400 horsepower.
A True Sports Car Driving Experience- Any car can go fast. The Camaro Convertible goes well. With a heat-treated aluminum tower-to-tower brace, we’ve managed to raise rigidity and exhilaration. Like it’s sister, the Coupe, this convertible performs at a professional level; so you can get more than a wind-in-your-hair drive. Read More . . .
Here are some tips and advice when shopping for that all American car, the Corvette.
When test driving a used Corvette you should be looking for signs on how the car has been treated during it’s life. Is it clean in and out, does it drive and steer like a new or well kept used car? Corvettes don’t get driven much so they should have comparatively low mileage. As a sports car it should have been very well treated and not used as a daily driving car. As the owner to take you for a ride before you test drive the car. The reason for this is to see if the owner likes to burn off the tires or hammer the clutch and shifter. If they did it for you, they’ve probably done it every time that car’s been taken out for a spin. Also ask to see the maintenance paperwork. Any Corvette owner should have meticulous maintenance and repair records.
If you’re looking at a Corvette that you really want, yet needs extensive work should you buy it? Some owners love to fix up cars and a car needing work would be a great project. But there’s one thing about Corvettes that will give anyone good at fixing cars pause, the body is fiberglass. Working with fiberglass is a specialized skill and most amateur restorers are not good enough and shouldn’t do it. It takes years of practice to get it just right. The perfect fixer Corvette would be one that needs engine and suspension work but perfect paint and interior. You need though to know what you can and cannot handle plus restoring cars yourself always takes much longer and costs much more than you expect.
Another thing to have your mechanic check for is to see if the used Corvette has been used for racing. A pre purchase inspection should cover the engine health, scanning engine codes, and evaluation of the clutch, brakes and tires. You’ll find out if the engine has been replaced because modern engines have serial numbers which often match the VIN of the car. During your test drive listen for clunks, squeaks, rattles and other signs that the car has been driven hard.
Corvette Cruisers of Atlanta and Maxie Price Chevrolet
The 3rd Annual Fall Bow Tie Festival and Car Show
on Saturday September 25
(rain date- Sunday Sept. 26)