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1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Y Code 455. Rebuilt 470 Hp / 580 Ft/lb Torque on 2040-cars

Year:1974 Mileage:48600

Bonita, California, United States

Bonita, California, United States

 This is not your average 455 Trans Am! This is a Torque Monster Beast! 470 HP/ 580 ft/lb Torque. Professional rebuilt engine. Brand New paint. Hotchkis Suspension, Front Clip removed and powder coated. Super clean. Disc Brakes...and much more! Please read all the detail below. This is a very powerful car, strong brakes brakes and amazing suspension upgrades. Sits about 1.5" - 2" lower than stock.

I left off the Trans Am decals as the paint is new and wanted to give new owner option on whether they want decals.

1974 Pontiac Trans Am Buccaneer Red this car was found in Santa Barbara with the second owner who had the car since 1979. The original owner was Barton Oil Company who bought the car from Pontiac City in Spokane Washington on December 28,1973. I have both the new vehicle warranty and the 5 year 50,000 mile warranty with Barton Oil Company listed as the owner.

This block is the original block that came in the car.  Built by Joe Sherman in Los Angeles the engine on the dyno made 585.7 lb-ft at 3700 RPM with 412.6 HP and at 5000 RPM 502.6 lb-ft with 478.9 HP. The engine has less than 200 hundred miles since the rebuild. The block was cleaned and magged then the block was bored .30 over. The block was honed with torque plates, the crank assembly was balanced, the rods were resized mains were aligned and new cam bearings installed. All bearings are Clevitte 77, a Sealed Power Oil pump and all bolts in the engine are ARP. 


 The Edelbrock aluminum heads have had the valve guides replaced a cut back grind on the valves.  The heads were machined for screw in studs the valve seats were machined 3 angle. The heads were also milled, cut for PC seals machined for bigger springs and the valve faces were machined.


Turbo 400 been completely rebuilt with 3000 stall converter. Drive shaft rebuilt by Drive line Service in Ventura.


Sub frame and upper and lower arms have been powder coated.  All bushings have been replaced with new bushings, Body busings have been replaced with Enegry Suspension urethane body bushings.  All tie rods, center link have been replaces with  Hotchkis, Hotchkis 1.5 inch coil drop springs in the front and 2 inch drop leaf springs in the rear.  H.O. Racing Specialties 4 inch diameter sway bar in the front with urethane bushings. Koni shocks on all four corners this car rides like it is on rails.


The front brakes have been replace with SSBC quick change aluminum calipers in the front along with slotted and drilled rotors by SSBC. The rear brakes have been completely rebuilt with all new wheel cylinders, shoes and associated hardware and all new brake lines front and back.


Original rally wheels widened by Stockton Wheels with NOS center caps, New BFG comp Ta tires 215/60/15 in the front and 235/60/15 in the rear.


The interior is all original only the carpet was replace since everything was in excellent shape.  The entire interior of the car has been gone through with dynamat all the way up to the package tray.  New 6x9 speakers have been installed to replace the original ones.  The car has the cloth sports seats, all the gauges work eve the clock, I have installed one oil pressure and water temperature gauges to receive  more accurate  readings.



THIS CAR HAS NO RUST! Brand New Paint. The car was stripped, sealed then primer was applied.  The car was then  hand blocked for many hours and painted the original color Buccaneer Red the car was totally disassembled to paint the hood, fenders, trunk, nose, mirrors and all the little pieces.  


Edelbrock  aluminum intake
Edelbrock 800 CFM carburetor

HEI ignition

New Spectre aluminum 4 core radiator

New heater core

BOP gaskets

Blockers high velocity ram air kit

Heddman Hussler headers heat coated

The exhaust is a work of art built by Ed Hanson Mufflers in Spring Valley California a real  3 inch exhaust all the way back with X pipe and with DynoMax VT mufflers. The sound is one of a kind I have never heard a car sound so sweet!

The A/C has been converted to 134a, Whole A/C system reworked and blows cold.

 All components under the hood are new master cylinder, booster, proportioning valve, alternator, P/S pump, A/C compressor.

 Powder coated hood springs, inner fenders, radiator support, and all brackets. Grade 8 bolts used though out engine.

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