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 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.
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.
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
1972 Pontiac Trans Am 455 HO Four-Speed Muscle Car
I thought you'd like a look at this 1972 Pontiac Trans Am 455 HO. It's
equipped with a 455 V8 that's pumping out 300 horsepower and 415 LbFt of
torque. All that power is funneled back through a four-speed manual trans
to a posi rear end. This really is one of the last great cars of the muscle
car era. Thanks for watching and commenting, I appreciate it!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, Missouri
Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available
under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1973 Trans Am For Sale = $35,000
1973 455, 4-speed Pontiac Trans Am with matching numbers and factory AC.
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134070 / 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30
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If you're in the market for a great alternative to GM's traditional stars,
there are few cooler cars than this Saturn Gold Oldsmobile!
Assembled in Lansing, Michigan during the second week of February, 1971,
this spectacular Oldsmobile is one of only 810 442 W-30 hardtops produced
for the 1971 model year. Impeccably maintained throughout its entire life,
the car has never undergone a complete, frame-off restoration, and has
managed to maintain a great presentation with the help of as-needed
refurbishing. Today, 42 years after rolling out of the showroom, it's one
head turning GM muscle car that intimidates like a cruise missile and
shines like the family's best gold. And yes, that IS a correct combination
of GM code 53 Saturn Gold and GM code 19 Ebony Black paint you're currently
Twist this awesome 442's hood locks and you'll find a correct 455 cubic
inch Rocket V8 that's branded with a familiar 396021F casting number.
Unfortunately, this block's partial VIN was completely milled off during a
rebuild, so we can't authenticate its status as a numbers matching piece.
But we can definitely tell you the big engine, which creates 350 horsepower in factory guise,
is mechanically sound and ready to hit the road. Stomp the throttle and a
Rochester Quadrajet carburetor mixes juice from leak-free fuel lines with
wind from a correct low-restriction air cleaner, and shoves it into a
correct aluminum intake. Behind that intake, a traditional points
distributor feeds fire through fresh AC Delco Packard TV R Suppression
wires that are loomed around correct "H" branded heads and clean blue valve
covers. And below those valve covers, correct cast iron Exhaust manifolds shoot charred dinosaurs into
big, true dual pipes.
Standard fare for the 442 trim was a factory heavy duty suspension which is
augmented with beefy front control arms, better front shocks, thicker coil
springs, boxed rear control arms, a standard rear sway bar and, in this
car's case, rear air shocks. Behind the wicked 455, the car's original
Muncie M22 4-speed, which wears a correct 3925661 casting number, a
matching partial VIN and a Muncie (P) M22 (C) assembled on December (T)
17th (17) of 1970 (1) build stamp, sends power to stout 10 bolt rear end
that's equipped with easy living gears. And at the corners of the car,
chrome Magnum 500s spin fresh F70-14 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around rocket
branded center caps.
Inside this old school Olds, you'll find a high quality Sienna interior
that appears to be mostly untouched original equipment. At the center of
the car, rebuilt bucket and bench seats ride on clean brown carpet that's
protected by color-keyed mats. In front of those seats, a warp-free dash
hangs familiar 442 wood around correct Rally gauges and an original AM/FM
stereo. And in front of the driver, a custom sport steering wheel is
centered on a striking rocket horn button.
Tired of the same old Chevelles and GTOs you can find anywhere, anytime?
Then take a close look at this phenomenal 442! Call, click or visit
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Cold but clear drive in one of Pontiac's rarest birds, a '73 Firebird
Formula Super Duty 455. One of 43.
133268 / 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T
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If you're in the market for a solid, highly original muscle car that will
provide years of great weekend memories, this expertly restored Coronet is
the perfect choice. In fact, we would go so far as to say this is the flat
out nicest restored 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T we've ever seen and, as the
single largest retailer of classic Mopar muscle for six years running, that
says a lot!
Fresh out of a full redesign, the 1968 Coronet wore bulging fenders, faux
scoops and generally cleaner line work than its predecessor. This R/T wears
those design cues well, dressed in an even coat of Burgundy Metallic paint.
Underneath that paint, the arrow straight body is 100% Chrysler metal
reassembled with considerably more attention to detail than the assembly
With a such a great shell, finishing it with anything less than
show-quality would have been questionable at best. That's why you'll find a
healthy list of original and NOS pieces capping off this slick B-body. From
the black-out grille to the segmented taillights, every piece is show
quality and better than new.
Under the hood, the original 440 is still in place, cranking out 375hp
according to Dodge. The motor starts easily, idles well and sounds great
through a factory-style Exhaust
system. The bay retains an authentic look to go with its original block.
From the wrinkle finish air cleaner to the correct ballast resistor, every
piece is here and showroom fresh.
Underneath, a nicely detailed undercarriage with glossy Burgundy Metallic
floorpans comes into view. In the center, an era-correct Torqueflite
three-speed automatic applies power to the ground through an 8 ¾"
differential filled with highway-friendly 3.23 gears. The suspension
remains in its original configuration with torsion bars up front and leaf
springs out back. The chassis connects to the road through a set of fifteen
inch Chrysler wheels wrapped in a combination of BF Goodrich rubber.
Open the elongated doors and you'll be greeted by a showroom fresh white
vinyl interior. In the 1960s, Chrysler was still in their luxury phase and
it shows in the design of this cabin. While the fender tag calls for red
vinyl, it's hard to argue with the decision to swap it for a full white
interior. The bucket seats are firm and supportive and the AM radio still
pulls signal loud and clear.
With a great look, excellent execution and attention to detail, and the
original engine between the frame rails, this is one to hold on to, whether
you're into cruising or investing. If a Mopar B-body has been on your
wishlist, don't miss the chance to take home this awesome '68 Coronet R/T.
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134057 / 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne
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When it comes to factory power, durability and sheer intimidation,
ex-police cars are about as good as it gets. While modern variations are
more focused on items like power steering coolers and electronics, there is
no shortage of automotive mythology based around the law enforcement
support of yesteryear. If you've ever heard tales of hopped-up cruisers
going head-to-head with the hottest cars of their day, vehicles like this
'59 Biscayne are likely the basis of those legends.
This sinister pursuit vehicle started life at GM's Oakland, California
assembly plant where it left with a rich coat of dark blue to correspond
with the requirements of the Oregon State Patrol. Today, the car wears that
very same color sprayed over a laser straight body massaged to perfection
during the three-year restoration process. The paintwork presents well and
gives the car an intimidating looking most Chevrolets of this vintage
struggle to pull off.
What truly sets this car apart from its siblings is the Duntov-spec 348cid
V8 planted between the fenders. While most associate Zora Arkus-Duntov with
the Corvette, his knack for warming up mild mannered cars translated across
the GM catalog. The mill utilizes solid lifters, a one-off cam,
high-compression pistons and a unique intake manifold to produce 305 horsepower. Freshly
painted, date-code correct and showroom clean, this 348 fires to life with
ease, emitting a sedate rumble through a factory dual Exhaust system.
Behind the 348, a date-code correct Saginaw three-speed manual offers full
control while a factory rear end packed with 3.36 gears puts the power to
the pavement. The ground-pounding stance is provided by the police-package
heavy duty suspension which utilizes heavier springs, upgraded shocks, and
stronger rubber bushings. Steering is a manual effort as are the four-wheel
drum brakes. At the corners, body-matched steel wheels topped with dog dish
hubcaps and modern Good year rubber connect the chassis to the road.
Inside the Biscayne, law enforcement received little in the way of
amenities but GM styling more than made up for it. Seating is provided by a
standard bench seat wrapped in a mixture of light blue and gray vinyl while
a light blue steel dash hosts little more than gauges. Below, a
period-correct Motorola CB adds some authentic police flair to the package.
This was a one-year design for Chevrolet that collectors have grown to
treasure over the years. Factor in the 1 of 40 powerplant, quality
restoration and sinister look and this Biscayne starts to look like a very
good idea. If you're ready to hit the road with Duntov engineering, call,
click or visit: http://rkmotorscharlotte.com for more information on this
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!
1979 Pontiac Trans Am 455 V8 - Restored by Area 52 Restorations in Troy, IL
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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