Muscle Car Of The Week Video #3: 1970 1/2 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV
This week's Muscle Car Of The Week from The Brothers Collection is a
super-rare 1970 1/2 Pontiac Trans Am, complete with the Ram Air IV 400 cube
V8 and Muncie 4-speed transmission!
1970 marked the second generation for GM's F body platform, and the company
made substantial improvements to the car over the '67-'69 versions. The
1970 1/2 models were longer and more spacious inside, and generally drove
more comfortably than the earlier cars. 1970 also marked the peak in
performance Muscle Cars, and the 1970 1/2 Trans Am was one of the top
performers. The Pontiac Trans Am came loaded with numerous performance
add-ons, such as upgraded suspension, brakes, Exhaust, and distinctive styling.
This particular Polar White Trans Am is among the most sought-after of all,
as it features the 370 HP Ram Air IV V8 engine and a Muncie 4-speed
transmission. The Ram Air IV engine was assembled with very tight
tolerances from the factory, making it as close to a hand-built racing
engine as you could buy from GM. The RAIV package started with a 4-bolt
main block, forged crank and pistons, and a high performance oil pump, but
the big difference was in the top half of the engine. The Ram Air IV heads
boasted 67cc chambers, 2.11" swirl-polished intake valves and 1.77" Exhaust valves, and large round Exhaust ports. The .520" lift RAIV cam had a
long 308 degree intake / 320 degree Exhaust duration and pulled air through an
aluminum dual-plane intake manifold. These parts sounded more like they
were hand-picked by a race engine builder than a factory offering, but
that's what makes the RAIV so special. They only made 88 of these cars,
59 were manuals and the other 29 came with automatics. It's one of the
few cars where both transmissions were offered and the manual outsold the
auto. Watch the video to learn more about this Pontiac Historical
Society documented correct '70 1/2 and its unique details like the original
2-tone blue seat covers, 1-year only Rally II wheels, and distinctive
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132152 / 1970 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV
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This spectacular, 100% numbers matching 1970½ Trans Am Ram Air IV is one
of only 59 built with a 4-speed, and fully documented with a build sheet. A
life-long west coast car, this was one of only 24 RA IV cars built at the
Van Nuys assembly plant.
Gaps are exemplary, panel fit is very good, and this might be the most well
assembled early F-body I've ever seen. The Polar White paint matches the
factory finish exactly, and the decals are reproductions. Out back, the
ducktail spoiler fits beautifully and carries the correct TRANS AM
Simply selecting RPO 342 got you the famed 370-horsepower round-port Ram
Air IV engine, which delivered much more than simply an advertised 25 hp
over the standard D-port Ram Air III engine. Atop that intake and under the
solenoid-operated scoop, the Rochester Quadrajet carburetor makes its home.
The cylinder heads are 614 castings, the block is a correct WW unit, the
intake is a correct 97999 casting, and the unique Ram Air IV Exhaust manifolds have been beautifully
The Muncie M20 4-speed manual is the original, matching numbers piece,
while out back, the RA IV was the only Firebird to receive a 12-bolt rear
end as standard equipment (this one is packed with 3.73 gears and a Posi
for explosive acceleration). The heavy-duty power disc brakes have been
fully rebuilt, and correct F41-spec shocks are at all four corners. It's
finished off with a set of original date-coded Rally II wheels and
Firestone Wide Ovals.
This one sports its original code 211 Medium Bright Blue Vinyl interior.
The seats and door panels have been reconditioned and re-dyed, but the
carpets are spectacularly original, as is the headliner. The trunk features
that fitted floor mat, as well as a full-sized spare tire with complete
One of the rarest Pontiacs ever built, with low original miles, 100%
matching numbers, and a ton of documentation. Call now!
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Custom 1972 Pontiac Firebird - V8 sound!
Jamboolio records a fully restored 1972 Pontiac Firebird with the 350 cid
5.7L V8 engine and a stunning new paint job.
The monstrous hood scoops and huge air vents added to the all black
exterior makes it a very bad-ass looking muscle car beast! The Exhaust sound is pretty awesome too! Enjoy.
Location: 'Helsinki Cruising Night'
Helsinki, Finland 2013
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1970 Trans Am RAIII 4-Speed Ride Along
Go for a ride in an immaculate 57k all original survivor 1970 RAIII 400
4-Speed Pontiac Trans Am. Factory stock numbers matching 400, Muncie wide
ratio, 3.73 rear gear. See our other test drive video for more 4-speed
1970 white Trans Am Ram Air III For Sale
1970 Trans Am Ram Air III
400 4speed manual
40k original miles (not sure on exact mileage)
All original panels, rust free car!
Mostly original paint, cracking in several areas.
Runs and drives like new!
Bright Blue deluxe interior
No cracks in the dash, seats in good shape, but need covers or some patch
Original factory Pontiac Rally II 15" wheels Refinished, with new tires
All gauges working, new sending unit in gas tank, new fuel pump installed
recently, mostly all original components.
Full numbers matching from carb to rear axle, extremely low mileage car!
70 Trans Am Ram Air III, 4 Speed, original, restored.
70 Trans Am Ram Air III, 4 Speed. Came in only White with Blue stripe, or
Blue with a White stripe. The Blue interior was standard, and really
looked good with the White car and Blue stripe. The Ram Air III motor
didn't need any improvements. This one is numbers matching and went
through a 2.5 year total restoration, completely taken apart and rebuilt to
$ 45,000. Mike 248-249-0627
My Sons First Project Car - 1987 Pontiac Trans Am
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I've been looking for a car for my son for a while now. He wanted
something that he could fix up and keep for years. His dream car was a
third generation trans am and that's exactly what we found. It's going to
be a bit of a project, but that's what we wanted anyway. We plan to restore
and modify the car and film videos of the progress along the way. The car
is a 1987 Pontiac Trans Am with the LG9 5.0 TPI V8. The previous owner
already added headers, a cold air induction setup, aftermarket distributor
and coil, 2500 stall converter, TCI servos in the tranny, drag shocks,
subframe connectors, boxed control arms, and more. Overall, we think it's a
great base to start with. I hope you find it interesting...thanks for