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!
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).
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.
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!
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 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty
A 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty that I shot at the
ScottieDTV Traveling Charity Road Show 2013...This is a one owner car...and
one of only 252 made...This is the quality of car that came out in the rain
to this show...very nice.....Check it out!!!...Make sure you follow me so
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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
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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
Custom 1972 Pontiac Firebird - V8 sound!
Jamboolio records a fully restored 1972 Pontiac Firebird with an 350 cid
5.7L V8 engine and a stunning new paint job.
The monstrous hood scoops and huge air vents added to the all black
exterior makes it a very bad-ass looking muscle car beast! The Exhaust sound is pretty awesome too! Enjoy.
Location: 'Helsinki Cruising Night'
Helsinki, Finland 2013
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1973 Pontiac Trans Am Red
Looks like it just came off the assembly line...underhood markings and all!
Great car, great condition! Probably the highlight of the second
generation of Firebirds!
455 c.i. was about as big as they made!
1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty 455 $165,000 SOLD!
1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty 455
$165,000 SOLD! Including Commission
Gooding Auction Amelia Island 2013
CHASSIS NO. 2V87X3N140028
455 CID OHV Super Duty V-8 Engine
Single Rochester 4-Barrel Carburetor
290 BHP (Estimated 350 BHP) at 4,000 RPM
4-Speed Wide-Ratio Manual Gearbox
Front-Vented Disc Brakes, Rear Drums
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
◾Considered the Last Great American Muscle Car
◾Powerful Competition-Derived Big Block Engine
◾One of Only 72 Four-Speed Trans Am SD 455s Built in 1973
◾Finished in Cameo White with Iconic "Big Bird" Hood Decal
◾Faithfully Restored Example Ideal for Show or Tour
◾Offered with Matching-Numbers Engine Block and Owner's Manuals
◾Fully Documented by PHS Automotive Services, Inc.
Robert Myrick Photography