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."
1974 Trans Am Super Duty 455 Four-Speed FUN
This is a very rare 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty. Less than 1,000 of
this 455-powered, specially built monsters were produced from 73-74. Today
they command ever increasing prices approaching six figures.
1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD455 Tony Flemings Ultimate Garage reviews horsepower ripoff complaints video
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.
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.
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
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1973 Pontiac Trans Am STK 163-ATL.mpg
For those of you who like the second generation Trans Ams or just want a
piece of classic American automotive muscle, here's a fantastic 1973
Pontiac Trans Am that's in excellent condition. Featuring the numbers
matching 455ci V8 that's mounted to the original automatic transmission,
this beauty shows 96,877 miles on the odometer and is classic American iron
at its best. This '73 Trans Am is also well documented with window sticker
and a PHS sheet to show all of its options when purchased new. How many
'73 Trans Ams can you find with this much original paperwork? Not many!
This baby is a true southern car and still retains all of its original
sheet metal. Always a rust free car, the floor pans and trunk are also in
Lifting the hood reveals the original 455ci V8 that starts up and idles
beautifully every time. Numbers match from the carb down to the original
automatic transmission. Dual Exhaust
with chrome tips that exit out under the rear bumper, give this piece of
muscle an awesome, aggressive sound that is sure to turn heads with every
stomp of the accelerator pedal. Power steering, power disc brakes,
Safe-T-Trac rear differential, and the factory installed handling package
which consists of the larger 15" rally (Honeycomb) wheels which are wrapped
in near new radial tires and stiffer front and rear shocks. The suspension
and all bushings were replaced using only OEM parts and they help give this
bad boy one great feeling ride. The air conditioning is even original and
has not been converted, yet it still blows cold. Walking around this
gorgeous beast shows you the fantastic paint work with its base coat being
a color of Cherry Red with multiple clear coats that really highlight the 5
shades of Gold Trans Am decals and Phoenix Bird on the hood.
Opening the door reveals a near flawless interior which sports front bucket
seats and center console. Wrapped in black vinyl and with the front
driver's seat being the only part that has been recovered, this interior
really shows how well this baby has been taken care of. The original in
dash AM/FM radio still works along with the original 8-track player. In the
back seat you'll discover a case holding some of the best and most desired
8-track cassettes. An interior lamp group was installed at the factory and
consists of luggage, glove box and instrument panel courtesy lamps.
Sporting the original Formula sport steering wheel along with the Rally
gauges which consist of an in dash tach and working clock, this '73 Trans
Am has all the options everyone wants in a classic muscle car. So come on
in to our huge indoor climate controlled showroom and grace your eyes upon
this pristine 1973 Pontiac Trans Am and when you do, you'll be hard pressed
to go back home without it.
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.
1973 Pontiac Trans Am (SD 455)
The 1973 Pontiac Trans Am is the finest TransAm that Pontiac ever built.
The 1973 Trans Am is a Second Generation Firebird (2nd gen is from 1970 to
1981). Of the less than 5,000 that were built, the 455 SD (Super Duty) with
a 4-speed manual transmission is one of the rarest birds out there as only
72 were produced. This is the American muscle car dream!