1973 Super Duty Trans Am Exhaust, open hood scoop, Gardner Exhaust, SD455, idling
Here is an excerpt from Popular Hot Rodding Magazine (September 1982) full page write-up about the 73-74 Super Duty Trans Am.
The first and last paragraphs:
"Probably one of the most awesome engines ever produced by Pontiac was the Super Duty which was built in two versions, 1961-1963 and 1973-1974. The Super Duty engine was ahead of its time churning out great doses of torque and horsepower. When combined with the Trans Am body style it made for an unbeatable combination of power and handling.
All Super Duty Trans Ams came with the 8 1/2-inch 10-bolt rear end, and with the optional 3.42 to 1 rear gearing were capable of running 13.90-second quarter mile times. If you're interested in picking up a Super Duty T/A today, they run between $5,000 and $10,000 depending on condition. If you can't afford one, pretend you can and take a test ride. Once you've been in one, you won't forget what they look, sound, and feel like."
1973 Super Duty Trans Am
Some info on this car , I purchased it in Feb 1987 for $7,000. When I purchaed this car the SD455 motor was rarely spoke of even in Pontiac crowds. The car is originaly Brewster Green but was painted white back in the mid to late 70's thats when the large and small birds were added and yes that would be wrong but that is the way the person who painted it wanted it. The condition of the paint today is not great but this car is not a restored trailer queen, nothing wrong with trailered cars, I am not afraid to drive it, I take it to cruise in's, I have done 200mile day trips, I have taken it to the track and it runs consistant 13.10 (best time 12.96 @ 107) enjoy it with the family, not afraid if someone leans on it or touches it, although I try to keep it out of the rain if possible. About the paint, what would be correct for this car would be Brewster Green paint and the small bird on the nose (one option that was not ordered for this car was the large hood bird which was an option in 73). So although not original this is the way this car appeared back in the day. The rest of the body and interior is original, the car is loaded with options that include , CUSTOM CLOTH, PW, PL, A/C, REAR WINDOW DEFROST, LIGHT GROUP, TINTED WINDOWS, REAR CONSOLE, FM STEREO, EXTERIOR MOLDING TRIM PACKAGE, sealed maintenance free battery (it had no fill plugs). RTS (radial tuned suspension) which was an option for the first time in 1973 trans am and formula, this included radial ttires with about a 1/2 white wall stripe and the suspension change which I think was about 1/2 degree negative camber.
As for the motor it was rebuilt back in 1991, .030 overbore, heads milled about .080, 030 SD pistons, match port heads, RA IV hyd cam, roller rockers, 2 1/2 flowmaster with stock style cross over muffler and Griffin radiator for 95 degree florida days, all else stock.
I have considered painting it to get the original color back but I think I would start to baby the car. It's so much fun the way is it now.
132078 / 1973 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty 455
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This 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD455 is ready to show and compete at any level and has already earned a second place at the Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk. As one of only 252 Super Duties built in '73, it features a matching numbers drive train and PHS documentation package. If you're looking for your next investment or you want what might be the most accurate Super Duty on earth, look no further.
1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400
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This is 1 of only 4167 cars built. Fully restored 1972 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400. A very rare car because of the UAW strike in 1972.
photos of restoration at www.HoggyStyle.com
1973 Trans Am Pro Touring - Dyno/Tuning Session
One of our recent builds just finished getting Dynoed and Tuned at "The Shop" in Lincoln, NE. This is a clients car from Colorado that has a Butler Designed 455 engine that on the stand will produce around 700HP.
We have full DSE suspension in this car from front to Rear, with Wilwood Brakes and Hydrotech Braking systems. A complete YearOne BRE rear speaker Shelf with full Kicker Sound system. Ram Air Restorations 3.5" Dual Spintech mufflers, and the new Dougs Headers.
On the MustangDyno this car was pulling just shy of 500hp to the rear wheels and 650 HP to the flywheel (based on current conditions, Hot & Humid).
1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD 455 Muscle Car - Low Mileage Original
I thought you would like a look at this all original 1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455 equipped with it's 455c.i. 4BBL (#s Matching) Super Duty V8, Automatic (#s Matching) turbo 400 Transmission, 10 Bolt Rear w/ 3.07 Limited Slip, P. Steering, P. Disc Brakes, P. Windows, Tilt Wheel, Dual Sport Mirrors, Buckets/Console, Factory Air Conditioning, AM/FM/8-Track, Previous Owner Owned Since 1979! Shaker Hood, Rear Window Defogger, Space Saver Spare, Jack, & Tool, Factory Honeycomb Wheels w/ BFGoodrich T/A Radial Tires, Cameo White Exterior (Paint Code-11-11), Original Saddle Cloth Custom Interior (Trim Code-583), PHS Docs, Title History, Window Sticker, Owners Manuals, Only 29,xxx Actual Miles! 3 Owner Car! Very Fine Example of Pontiac Muscle!! 1 of Only 731 S.D. 455 V8 Automatics Produced in 1974!! One of the Most Original Documented Low Mile Super Duty's In Existence!!! Thanks for watching and commenting, we appreciate it!
1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD455 FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
Freshly rebuilt Legendary Super Duty 455cid V-8 @ 400hp, turbo400 HD auto trans, mirror finish Cameo white paint w/ blue Trans Am callouts, white bucket seat interior, factory 3 spoke sport wheel, full factory gauges w/ 8K tach and 160mph speedo, optional fast ratio power steering, optional power disc brakes, front and rear spoilers, factory 15" Honeycomb wheels w/ Goodyear Eagle's, great driving big block muscle car, professionally reproduced Super Duty SD455.
1978 Trans Am new dual exhaust sound
WWW.TRANSAMFLORIDA.COM this 78 TA W72 ENGINE WE ARE FINISHING FOR FRITZ, THIS VIDEO TO SHOW NEW MUSCLE SOUND WITH TRUE DUAL Exhaust, MORE INFO GO TO OUR WEB SITE UNDER RESTORATIONS LOOK FRO "FRITSZ1978"