Pontiac Trans Am (1974)
Price: US $9,999.99
Price: US $9,999.99
This 1974 Trans Am is a legitimate, numbers matching Super Duty 455 with avery rare red/black interior and just over 47, 000 original miles. The exhausts have been upgraded with headers, which means a lot to anyone who has studied the SD 455, the fastest engineproduced in Detroit until the 1989 Corvette. (It took 15 years for Detroit to find a way to combine EPA regulationsand technology to outperform the last true muscle car, which Pontiac engineerssneaked in under the radar after EPA and insurance issues choked the horsepowerout of its competitors.) These cars werepulling sub-14 quarter mile times when all other “muscle cars” being producedwere running in the high teens. There are only 387 Model Year 1974 SD 455’s onthe SD 455 registry ( here ), and this car is one ofthem. There are more 426 Hemis on theroad than SD 455’s.
Muscle car fans already know this is something special. Pontiac only got tosneak a few big power machines out the door for two short years, and as aresult, there were only about 1, 000 Super Duty Firebirds built in 1974. Thisrarity and desirability is also why they made sure to make proper investmentsin this restoration. The Buccaneer Red has a fantastic smooth and shinyappearance that further highlights the straightness of the sheet metal. Theimpression is full-on aggressive when combined with the Trans Am's deep chinspoiler, shaker hood, air extractors on the front fenders, flared body kit, anda full-width spoiler. And that famous scramming hood bird makes for a terrificcoordinating package as the orange flames match the Trans Am lettering on thecar, and the black bird coordinates with the crisp black bumpers. This sportylook is finished off with those iconic honeycomb wheels.
The 455 cubic-inch V8 under the hood fills the engine bay with Americanmuscle, and everyone gets drawn in by the shaker-style cover. But what willreally bring the crowds is that you're looking at an original numbers-matchingSuper Duty 455 cubic-inch V8. These SDs were a seriously beefed-up package fromPontiac. There were other 455 motors on the books, but this one is a specialcompetition-style package, right down to the castings. That's what makes theserare power juggernauts continually in-demand today. This original motor iscorrect right down to the extra-large Rochester four-barrel carburetor. And asyou look at the undercarriage photos, you're going to recognize a sweet upgradethat few people will see, but they'll surely hear. The Hooker long tube headersreally allow this might motor unleash its power and fury. You'll love thispackage on the road, as a tip of the throttle will feel like diving into a wellof bottomless torque. And keeping this under control is well in-hand thanks tothe stout and original TH400 three-speed automatic transmission. Plus, you havea limited-slip rear end, power brakes w/discs up front, and sway bars front& rear.
Complete with Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) copies, registry info, andowner's manual, this is the ultra-rare and ultra-powerful Pontiac you've beenwaiting for.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||2V87X4N137890||Mileage:||47000|
|Number of Cylinders:||8||Body Type:||Coupe|
|Exterior Color:||Red||Vehicle Title:||Clean|