1976 Pontiac Trans Am 455 4 speed
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132712 / 1976 Pontiac Trans Am
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/6vqc8lm Fresh out of a first rate frame-off restoration where it was topped with a correct and highly desirable color combination, this numbers matching 1976 455 H.O. Trans Am is one of the last big block, 4-speed F-bodies ever built! According to the Pontiac Historical Services documentation included with this awesome big block Trans Am, it was assembled at GM's Norwood Ohio manufacturing facility in October of 1976 and delivered to Galen Boyer Motors of Independence, Missouri. In 2009, the car underwent a complete top-notch frame off restoration during which high quality quarter panels were seamlessly welded to mostly original sheet metal, and a slick new layer of correct GM code 78 Carousel Red basecoat was sealed under a glossy and durable clearcoat shell. Once the bright new paint was completely dry, a full set of gold decals was applied along with a great looking tri-color 'screaming chicken' hood piece and the car was buffed to an incredible shine. Under the hood you'll find this Trans Ams all original L75 big block V8 which, at 455 cubic inches was the largest muscle car engine you could buy in 1976. The "455 H.O.", as it was branded, utilized Pontiacs 6H head design, a cast iron WX block, a nodular iron crank, arma steel rods and aluminum pistons to provide enough low end grunt to make this Trans Am one of the fastest pony cars on the market. At the top of the motor, a correct Rochester Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor sits in front of an HEI distributor which shoots fire through MSD heli-core solid suppression wires. Below that carburetor, the monster block has been sprayed in new for 1976 GM corporate blue paint, as original, and fitted with a nice set of long tube headers which hurl spent gases into an upgraded Exhaust system. All the hard parts around the motor, from the belt driven accessories to the brake Booster hanging on the fire wall have been restored to factory original condition; and as expected, decals and markings are exactly where they should be from the warning stickers on the radiator to the satin black painted cowl tag. Take a look underneath this Trans Am and you'll find a super solid 36 year old undercarriage which has been fully restored and marked to its factory correct appearance and bolted to rock solid satin black floor pans. Behind the motor, the cars original factory mandated Borg Warner T10 4-speed transmission sends power to what appears to be an original GM 10 bolt rear end. That solid drivetrain is centered in the cars original front double A-arm and rear leaf spring suspension which includes Trans Am spec shocks, springs and sway bars that combine with standard power steering and standard power front disc and rear drum brakes to provide excellent stopping and handling. Power flows to the pavement through modern 225/70 BF Goodrich Radial T/As which are wrapped around correct 15 inch cast aluminum honey comb wheels, stainless trim rings and Pontiac branded center caps. Inside the car you'll find a fully restored black vinyl interior which is ready to hit the show field. The cars correct bucket seats are comfortably firm and, carrying new for 1976 horizontally stitched vinyl covers, look like they should be in something much more expensive than a pony car. Between the seats a like-new black console houses a storage bin behind the cars chrome Hurst shifter; and in front of the seats, an excellent looking engine turned dash houses crystal clear Rally gauges above controls for the heater and the cars correct Delco stereo radio. At the sides of the seats, hard to find two piece door panels anchor like-new pull straps behind chrome handles for the doors handles and windows. And in front of the driver, a correct black Formula steering wheel is sandwiched between a vivid 'screaming chicken' horn button and a tilt steering column. With a numbers matching powertrain, a squeaky clean restoration and a killer color combination, this Trans Am is set to provide a new lucky owner with years of reliable cruising and great memories. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!