133266 / 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty
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If you missed the opportunity to take home our RKM Performance restored SD-455 a few months ago, this badass Cameo Firebird is your second chance to become king of the muscle car hill!
Assembled at GM's Norwood, Ohio manufacturing facility, and delivered to John Kralovetz via Bill Mowbray Motors in Brownsville, Texas, this awesome F2 Trans Am's factory correct appearance is simply spectacular. Thanks to spending most of its life in the warm and dry climate of the Southwestern United States, the car's rounded body was fairly straight when its restoration began; and given that body's distinct lack of rust, it should come as no surprise that panel gaps are excellent and fit feels rock solid. Of course, by the looks of this Pontiac's super smooth finish, someone must've spent weeks alone blocking and sanding every one of its panel in hopes of forming a laser-straight showpiece. And once the car's correct coat of Cameo White urethane was sealed in a glossy clearcoat shell, decorated with correct Trans Am call-outs and crowned with a coveted Screamin' Chicken hood decal, I'd say they definitely accomplished that goal.
This car's highly detailed SD-455, which hangs a correct 490132 casting number and a November (K) 11th (11) of 1972 (2) casting date behind a correct XD engine stamp, has been bored .030 over, completely balanced and fully rebuilt to all its showroom glory. At the top of that big engine, a traditional Trans Am underhood induction system feeds fresh air to a correct 4-barrel carburetor that's bolted to a correct Pontiac intake. That intake sends a high octane air/fuel mixture into unique, high flow cylinder heads which have been equipped with Crane 1.65 roller rockers, high quality ARP rocker studs and traditional stamped steel valve covers. And those heads utilize a nodular iron crankshaft, Clevite main bearings, Clevite rod bearings, ARP Speedpro pistons and rings, and an NOS "Y" camshaft to create rocket-like combustion. Spark for that combustion is provided by a traditional points distributor which shoots fire through correct Packard TV R Suppression wires. Waste from that combustion is handled by fully restored Exhaust manifolds which roar into a stainless true dual Exhaust system. And heat from that combustion is controlled by a leak-free radiator which is hooked to fresh hoses via correct tower clamps and a correct plastic fan shroud.
Behind that monster motor a virtually indestructible GM turbo-Hydramatic 400 transmission, which wears a 1973 (73) Super Duty-specific (P2Q) tag and a correct partial VIN, sends power to a familiar 10 bolt Safe-T-Track rear end that does a great job on both the back roads and the interstate. Below that stellar powertrain a rebuilt Trans Am suspension, which includes 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. At the center of the car, a power Boosting true dual Exhaust system utilizes an X-pipe crossover and welded Magnaflow mufflers to bark out a deep, vintage roar. And all this road ready hardware rolls on a restored set of Pontiac Rally II wheels which spin proven 235/60 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around pristine arrowhead center caps.
In terms of interior décor, Pontiac's 70s team was firing on all eight cylinders. The rebuilt custom bucket seats are supple, firm, and look every bit as nice and rich as their name implies. Below those seats, like-new carpet, which is carefully protected by thick rubber mats, displays no fading or unraveling; and between those seats, a molded black console props an enclosed storage bin behind a chrome shifter and a factory correct 8-track player. At the sides of the car, hard to find door panels hang pristine chrome handles between chrome window cranks and full armrests. And in front of the driver, an optional tilt steering column spins a black Formula steering wheel around an engine turned instrument panel, sliders for the car's climate system and a correct Delco AM radio.
If your definition of classic Detroit muscle is a highly accurate, beautifully presented, meticulously crafted Pontiac, it's your lucky day! Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome Super Duty!
1973 Trans Am Exhaust SD455
1973 Super Duty Trans Am Exhaust, open
hood scoop, Gardner Exhaust, SD455,
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
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
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.
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 455 V8 - Restored by Area 52 Restorations in Troy, IL
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This is the final video covering the restoration of a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
by Area 52 Restorations in Troy, IL. I know that many of you have been
waiting to see it's completion and that day has finally arrived. I'm really
impressed with how the car turned out in the end. Personally, I think it
might be the nicest Trans Am that I've seen. I hope you find it interesting
as well. Thanks for watching and commenting!
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Detroit Speed, Inc. - S.W.'s 1973 Trans Am Project Recap
Check out Detroit Speed's newest video, S.W.'s 1973 Trans Am project recap.
From original vehicle images through the entire build process you'll see
the steps it took to go from a shell of a Trans Am all the way through the
unveiling at the 2011 SEMA show.
1968 Pontiac Firebird Pro Touring
A 1968 Pontiac Firebird Pro Touring car I shot while at the Shades of the
Past Rod Run 2013...This was a five year build....and it shows...very nice
car...Check it out!!!...Make sure you follow me so that you don't miss any
of the other awesome cars I shot at this show!!
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1973 Trans Am Pro-Touring
This was the first (okay the first video of) the start up on a 1973 Trans
Am that GTS Customs is building. These guys are amazing at what they do.
They have/ can do everything from full built customs, frame off
restorations, AWESOME paint and body work, fabrication and more. Thev'e
worked on rare originals, customs, and have built and prepped circle track
and road race cars. So awesome to hear a custom built car breath its first
GTS Customs is in Baldwin GA
*1973 Trans Am
*LS3 with upgraded valve springs and a GMPP "ASA" Camshaft (525hp)
*Modified "pipes" stainless dual Exhaust with an x pipe and electric cutouts
*Tremec 5 speed manual
*Full Detroit Speed Front subframe with coil overs and upgraded steering
*Detroit Speed Leafs Springs and Konis out back
*Baer 14in front brakes w 6 piston calipers
*Baer 12in rear brakes w 4 piston calipers
*Strange engineering ford 9in rear w detroit Tru Track and 35 spline axles
*"Tiger Cage" 6 point stainless steel roll cage
*Pilot Super Sports, 335 out back and 265 in front
Recaro Seats, custom made stereo enclosure, custom dash, custom headliner
and door panels..
much more. its too much to list everything.
1973 Trans Am cruising
1973 Trans Am driving around, Super Duty 455
Note: self filmed, I could not go hog wild
1977 Pontiac Trans Am SE FOR SALE by RAMC
Pontiac 400 with over 450+ HP, 4 wheel disc brakes, Billet 18" snowflake
wheels. Documented Y82 Special Edition Trans Am, Smokey and the Bandit!
PONTIAC - stock Pontiac Super Duty 421v8/405hp vs stock Chevy 409v8/409hp on DYNO
WATCH THE VID TO SEE HOW CLOSE THEY Dyno TO THEIR FACTORY
405hp/409hp ratings. Growing up.....Pontiac/Oldsmobile old timers/EXPERTS
who taught me most of what I know, often told me Chevy rated their horsepower in a more
optimistic way than say Oldsmobile or Pontiac. I've even heard Pontiac
rated/tested their engines in a 100 degree room, compared to Chevy in a 60
degree room. These Dyno results seem to reflect
that some of what I heard was true. Both of these engines are great, but
the results do seem to show that Pontiac was not rating their horsepower worrying if it
would cause "songs to be written" about their engines .... like the great
song "She's real fine my 409"--(Chevy).
1989 Pontiac Trans-Am GTA- #42 NDY- Gateway Classic Cars Indianapolis
1989 Pontiac Trans-Am GTA for sale in our Indianapolis Showroom. This '89
GTA is powered by the optional 350 cubic inch fuel-injected 5.7 Liter
motor, backed by an optional 4 speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
This factory setup produces an impressive 235 HP and 340 lbs. of torque!
The 1989 Trans-Am GTA is offered for sale with only 37,600 actual miles.
Options on this 1989 Trans-Am GTA for sale include: A/C, AM/FM radio,
cassette player, T-Tops, cruise control, tachometer, lumbar support, power
brakes, power steering, power locks, power seats, power windows, tilt
wheel, seat belts, leather interior and Pontiac GTA Wheels. The '89 T/A GTA
comes with a clean CarFax showing no accidents. The Trans-Am market is
gaining value every day and highly optioned examples are becoming very
collectable. This 1989 Trans-Am GTA also comes with the optional WS6
performance suspension package and optional V.A.T.S anti-theft system. Are
you ready to remove the T-Tops and enjoy the power and ride of this GTA
with performance and luxury options galore? This 1989 Pontiac Trans Am GTA
for sale is located in our Indianapolis Showroom and can be seen at
www.GatewayClassicCars.com, or call (317)688-1100 for additional
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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!
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).