1976 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Four Speed Manual on 2040-cars
Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Red
Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Trans Am
Drive Type: manual four speed
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Red
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
Up for sale is my 1976 Pontiac Trans Am 455. PHS documented. This Trans Am has a Firethorn red exterior with a Firethorn red interior. Factory options include 455 engine, hood decal, custom trim group, front console, and radio stereo (long gone) The drivetrain is complete matching numbers ie engine, tranny, and rear end. Original 455 engine has been tastefully modified internally including crower cam, rhoades lifters, ram air exhaust manifolds, MSD ignition, chromoly pushrods, double rolling timing chain. high volume oil pump etc. Factory cast iron heads with aluminum intake. This was was not an amatuer engine build engine runs and sounds nice. Trans Am purists know that 1976 was the last year of round headlights, last year for the 455 manual four speed option, and the only year Firethorn red was offered for the Trans Am model. This car was rustproofed and undercoated when sold. As a result, the tail pan, floor pans, and frame rails are rust free. The body is very straight with original fit and finish you would expect from an original car. The base clear paint shows well despite it being over twenty years old ( rear wheel flares have minor paints chips here and there tough not bad). This car is part of my personal collection and I have decided to sell it to help fund the purchase of a vacation home. This Trans Am was owned by a deceased brother of mine and has great sentimental value to me. My brother purchased this car locally in 2004 from a gentleman who owned it for nearly 27 years. A name and phone number will be provided to the new owner upon sale. With this being said, please do not waste my time with ridiculous offers, emails, or phone calls. I am very aware of the Collector Car market specifically the value of 70s Trans Ams. My feedback speaks for itself. I have personally owned approximately 50 second generation Trans Ams and consider myself both truthful as well as knowledgeable when it comes to these cars. This car IS NOT a restored car, it has patina and value that most restored Trans Ams on the market do not have. If you have been in the market for one of these cars call me for a detailed owner history as well as description. Collector cars such as mine continue to be shipped out of this country everyday, don't let this car leave the states Thank You John Casey 978-994-6884.
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No, you didn't read our title wrong. This is a 2013 model year Trans Am, and yes, that is a Pontiac logo affixed to the front of the car. But don't bother dialing up your local General Motors dealership just yet. This is the new Hurst Edition Trans Am created by the Trans Am Depot located in Tallahassee, FL. Having spent a number of years restoring early Trans Am models, the crew at Trans Am Depot finally did what many Pontiac enthusiasts wish GM would have done - create a modern Trans Am using the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro.
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As the former owner of a 1977 model, I've been wanting to check out Trans Am Depot ever since I first saw the company have American Choppers build a trio of motorcycles inspired by its Pontiac remakes. So I jumped at the chance to head to Florida's capital city to visit the shop and drive its latest creation, the new Hurst Edition Trans Am. As a collaboration with Hurst, this car made its debut at the 2012 SEMA Show and then popped up again on our radar with a cheesy yet perfectly fitting video back in March.
How many people think Buick or GMC should have gotten the axe instead of Pontiac? You can't see it, but I'm raising my hand. Autoweek reports that former Vice Chairman of GM, Bob Lutz, has indicated that things didn't have to end up the way they did.
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"The Feds said, 'Yeah, how much money have you made on Pontiac in the last 10 years?' and the answer was, 'Nothing.'"
In a talk given at the Petersen Automotive Museum for the Inside the MotoMan Studio series, Lutz says "The Feds said, 'Yeah, how much money have you made on Pontiac in the last 10 years?' and the answer was, 'Nothing.' So, it goes. And when the guy who is handing you the check for $53 billion says, 'I don't want Pontiac, drop Pontiac or you don't get the money,' it doesn't take you very long to make up your mind." Lutz even added that the next-generation Pontiac G6 would have benefitted from the rear-wheel-drive platform of the Cadillac ATS. How awesome would that have been?
Every few a decades, the folks running General Motors lose their minds briefly try to market a car that public doesn't see coming and often aren't ready for. In the '60s there was the rear-engine, air-cooled Chevrolet Corvair, then the mid-engine Pontiac Fiero in the '80s and the completely bizarre Chevy SSR in the 2000s. What all of these had in common was that they bucked the trend for American models of their era, for better or worse. The latest episode of Generation Gap tasked the hosts with finding two cult classic vehicles to choose between; they came come up with two of these quirky products from The General.
On the classic side, there's a 1967 Chevy Corvair Monza convertible. Being from later in the production run, it wears slightly more aerodynamic styling than the earlier, boxier examples. Hanging out back is an air-cooled, 2.7-liter flat-six pumping out a robust 95 horsepower. In the other corner is the somewhat more modern 1986 Pontiac Fiero SE with a mid-mounted, 2.5-liter "Iron Duke" four-cylinder, an engine nearly ubiquitous in GM cars of the '80s.
Judging by when they were new, the Corvair was far more successful than the Fiero with over 1.8 million sold. Of course, Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed kind of poisoned the well, even if the poor safety reputation wasn't entirely deserved. The Fiero on the other hand only lasted for a few model years before shuffling off, but it eventually got its own performance boost with the V6 version and rather attractive GT models. Check them both out in the video and tell us in Comments which you want in your garage.