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Found in piles of rubble to emerge as a fully restored early 70's Muscle Car!
The Award Winning TV Pilot "Auto Archaeology" explores how classic automobiles decaying in the backyard of communities all across the country need to be restored or recycled. By combining historical, environmental, and financial facts with a comedic sensibility, car lovers, history buffs and eco-conscious viewers of all ages are in for a treat. Hosted/Created/Produced by J. Paris "Auto Archaeology" won the BEST TV PILOT award at the 2009 Cinema City International Film Festival in Los Angeles.
68 Pontiac GTO Restoration
5 YR. Pontiac GTO ,restoration/restorod, project. All done at home shop.
135003 / 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/nfgzffx Pontiac fans, today is your lucky day! RK Motors Charlotte is happy to feature this killer 1970 Ram Air III, which combines a striking blue on black color combination with an original 400 cubic inch V8 and correct turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed transmission. If you're a Trans Am enthusiast who's searching for the elusive F2 that you can literally purchase and drive straight to the show, we've got the car for you! BODYWORK/TRIM Assembled at GM's fabled Van Nuys manufacturing facility in May of 1970, this awesome 'bird was shipped across the country to Koopman Pontiac in Sheldon, Iowa where it began a 45 year existence filled with immaculate maintenance and impeccable care. Today, wearing a professional restoration that was conducted by the crew at MASCAR Auto Body of Costa Mesa, California, the car displays a glossy coat of correct Lucerne Blue 2-stage. And that cool pigment is complemented by a correct set of Hw TRANS AMHw call-outs which, along with a centered roof stripe and aggressive 'Screaming Chicken' header decal, create some of the most iconic and desirable war paint in automotive history. ENGINE Take a look under this Tin Indian's long hood and you'll find an original, 400 cubic inch L74 Ram Air III V8 that, in addition to wearing all the right numbers, has been overbored to produce 450 horsepower and 525 lb./ft. of tire-shredding torque. Those numbers include a correct 9799914 casting, a correct Hw YZHw assembly stamp and a matching partial VIN. And the ported and polished block is founded on an Eagle crank, Eagle rods, ROSS Racing pistons and a rowdy Crane cam. Rochester Quadrajet carburetion combines with an MSD coil, a familiar points distributor and high quality Taylor plug wires to kick start combustion. Fuel and air flow in to GM heads, which hang mirrored valve covers over Crane lifters, Smith Brothers pushrods, PRW roller rockers, Manley valves and Comp Beehive springs. Ram Air Products Exhaust manifolds flow much better than stock, while appearing to be stock. And traditional V-belts spin billet timing components behind a beefy Milodon water pump. DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION Behind that monster motor, a rugged turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed, which wears a correct Hw 70-PQHw assembly tag, spins power to a 12-bolt posi-traction rear end that's fitted with friendly 3.42 gears. Below that stellar drivetrain, a lowered Trans Am suspension, which includes factory power steering, thicker sway bars, better shocks and stiffer springs, combines with standard issue power front disc and rear drum brakes to provide quick stops and great handling. And that roster of proven hardware rolls on 17-inch Pontiac Rally II replicas, which twist 245/45 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports in front of 255/45 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports. INTERIOR Open this coupe's mile-wide doors and you'll find a fully restored interior that blends seamlessly with the car's bright blue paint! Low back bucket seats are supple, firm, and look every bit as nice and rich as our pictures imply. Between those seats, a molded console founds small power window switches behind a chrome shifter and Delco-GM stereo. And in front of the driver, a black Formula steering wheel spins around a tilting column and stylish, engine-turned instrument panel. If you're in the market for an old school classic that's the quintessential American muscle car, here it is! Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information.