I wasn't expecting this guy to drive up as I was shooting other cars at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, but I'm glad he did, and I'm glad he left the engine on long enough to capture that 303 Exhaust note.
This is the original Trans Am, before the second generation went all flaps and vents and giant spoilers and shaker hoods and screaming chickens and "Smokey and the Bandit".
White with blue stripes and blue interior. Pure and simple.
You can see more pictures of it on my Flickr page:
1969 Trans Am Barn Find - Part 2
This is the follow up to the 1969 Trans Am Barn Find Video. Here is the car
after a cleanup and complete going through. I now drive the car as much as
possible. UPDATE: The car has been sold and now lives with its new owner in
1969 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible. 1 of 8 In the world (Read Description!)
Yes! This is only One of eight! No typo! $1 MILLION + worth. For this
PROOF ITS 1 of 8:
THIS SITE USED FOR DATA! NOT MY WORDS!
"FACT: The '69 Trans Am was introduced to the press on December 8th, 1968
at Riverside Raceway in Riverside, CA. One of the cars given to the press
to test was the pre production T/A that was painted Pallidium Silver (no
stripes). Look closely at the pictures of the silver T/A and you will
notice the hood and air extractors have very sharp, hard lines, more in
line with the original design sketches. The March 1969 issue of Hot Rod
Magazine stated the hood on this silver car was fiberglass. Note: The
silver T/A was also a RA IV car. (source for the above date was Jim
Wangers' book Glory Days)
FACT: Pontiac made a total of 697 '69 Trans Ams (coupes and convertibles)
FACT: 8 of those were convertibles, 689 were coupes. (As a side note that
really has nothing to do with this, there was also a '69 Firebird
convertible used on the television program "I Dream Of Genie" that had what
appeared to be a variation of the '69 T/A hood, side air extractors mounted
on the quarter panels and a T/A style rear spoiler. The car was bright
green. I don't believe this to be a real T/A but found it interesting that
PMD would send out a Firebird mocked up similar to a T/A for a TV show.
Maybe they didn't. Maybe it was customized elsewhere.).
FACT: All 8 convertibles were RA III cars.
FACT: Of the 8 convertibles, 4 were automatics, and 4 were manuals
transmission cars. (Side Note: It has been documented that of the 8
convertible Trans Ams made, 7 are known to exist, most of those in good
condition. The 8th is still a mystery. While I have read that the 8th has
been located many different times, that seems to just be a rumor at this
point. There was a blurb in Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine several years ago
that they believed they had found this 8th convertible T/A in Western
Canada and that they'd have more info at a later date. However, I have
never heard any more about that. So until the 8th shows up in pictures
somewhere and is proved documented to be the 8th, I would assume the
location of the 8th is still unknown.)
FACT: Trans Ams were built at two different assembly plants: Norwood, Ohio
(N) and Van Nuys, California (L) (coded L for Los Angeles). The number of
Trans Ams built by each assembly plant and block code are as follows:
WQ: 506 (14 3-speeds, 492 4-speeds, including 4 convertibles)
YW: 117 ( including 4 convertibles)
WQ: 14 (1 3-speed, 13 4-speeds)
(information from the book "Pontiac Muscle Car Performance, 1955-1979, by
FACT: The original design for the Trans Am was actually proposed by the
famous auto customizer, Gene Winfield. Working with artist Harry B.
Bradley, they approached Pontiac in the fall of 1967 with sketches (I hope
to have these sketches posted here soon). Since he consulted for the model
company AMT, Winnfield knew 18 months ahead of time what the 1969 Firebirds
would look like. He and Bradley proposed the hood, scoops, air extractors
and deck lid spoiler that pretty much ended up on the Trans Am (other than
a few minor alterations). Winfield called his car the "Can Am" (is this
where Pontiac later got the name Can Am from?) and his proposed color
scheme was chartreuse and gold instead of white and blue. All of the items
Winfield and Bradley proposed were bolt-on and functional. (Info from the
book The Fabulous Firebird by Michael Lamm)
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM Clone For Sale
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This car has under gone a very high level restoration and has been cloned
to a Trans Am. PHS documents are included in the sale.
400ci Pontiac XH Engine (Casting # 9790071)
4-Speed Muncie Transmission
10 Bolt Open Rear End with 3:23 Gear Ratio
Power Front Disc Brakes
Intake Casting #9796614
Pypes Single Stainless Steel Muffler
Stainless Steel Exhaust Tips
Chrome Valve Covers
Stainless Brake Lines
Rebuilt Rear Springs
New Front Springs
Rear Shocks Look Great
New Fuel Lines
Brand New Gas Tank with New Straps
Beautiful Special Tyrol Blue Striped Cameo White paint
"TRANS AM" Identification Decals on Front Fenders and Rear Spoiler
Chrome Bumpers are in Excellent Condition
Fiberglass Ram Air Hood
Doors Fit and Operate Properly
Door Lips and Jambs Are Clean and Solid
Headlight Bezels are Beautiful
Emblems are in Great Shape
Rear Wing Pedestals Mount Spoiler
Undercarriage and Engine Compartment have Chalk Marks
Original Floorboards are Solid and Clean
Frame is Clean and Solid
Rockers are Clean and Straight, Visible Spot Welds
Rocker Molding is Beautiful
Beautiful PMD 5 Spoke Wheels
Firestone Wide Oval Tires - 70/14 Front and Rear
Solid Trunk with Nice Paint and Mat
Space Saver Spare Tire and Jack
Bucket Seats and Console
Upholstered in a Cloth/Vinyl Combination
Wood Grain Console and Dash
Door Panels are in Excellent Condition
PMD Steering Wheel
Dash Pad is in Great Shape
Headliner Fits Tight Across
Seatbelts Front and Back
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1969 Pontiac Trans Am FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
Professional frame off photo documented restoration, matching #'s Pontiac
V-8 w/ Ram Air III spec cam & intake, turbo Hydramatic trans, mirror finish Cameo Ivory
paint w/ Tyrol blue stripes, new blue bucket seat interior, factory console
w/ gauges, Ram Air hood w/ Ram Air system, hood tach, front + rear
spoilers, all new chrome & stainless, ceramic coated dual Exhaust, 15" Rally wheels w/ BFG radial T/A's,
power disc brakes + steering, highly detailed engine + trunk compartments,
detailed chalk marks + decals, detailed Exhaust, detailed springs + shocks, looks to be
around $80K spent - yes, it's that kind of car, show or drive this great
1969 Trans Am 1 owner barn find
I recently purchased this 1 owner 1969 Trans Am. It was parked in 1982 when
the owner was transferred out of state. It is a Ram Air III 4 speed car.
Other than some surface rust it really has no real rust to speak of.
UPDATE: The car has been sold and now lives with its new owner in the
1969 Ram Air IV Trans Am (Part 2)
This is a short clip of my RA IV TA running! It is a real deal RA IV TA.
One of 55 built in 1969. Factory born-with motor, trans, rear, body
panels, hood and a bunch more.
Gotta luv that nasty 041 lope at idle! ☺
BTW, I've also uploaded a sister clip to this one. To view it,
search for: 1969 Ram Air IV Trans Am (Part 1) .
If you have a question or comment feel free to drop me an email at
Sorry about the hiatus. Thanks for all the nice comments. :) I'm adding
a link to my TA Photobucket page. It includes an undercarriage video, pix
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have questions or
I'm also including links for my other brute below. A real-deal (1 of 110
made) '68 1/2 RA II Firebird! This will be on YouTube soon as well.
69 RA IV TA
'68 1/2 RA II Firebird
Test Driving 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 V8 Four-Speed
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I thought you'd like a look at this nicely restored 1969 Pontiac Firebird.
It's powered by the 400 V8 4 bbl, backed by a four-speed manual trans. It
really looks slick inside and out. It's equipped with the dual hood
scoops, hood mounted tach, rally wheels, and very nice blue metallic paint.
The interior has been completely restored and looks nearly new. These are
excellent driving and handling cars. I hope you find it
interesting...thanks for watching!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, Missouri.
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
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
133042 / 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/dymdj9h
One of just 689 Trans Am coupes built In 1969, this extensively restored
Ram Air III model shows just 44,000 original miles. With a classic look and
all the right options, this is one of the finest Ram Air III T/A's on the
Born at the Norwood, Ohio manufacturing facility on September 17th, 1969,
this T/A lead a pampered life. Over 21 years of its existence were spent in
a private storage facility safe from the elements. Today, with an all
original body that's dressed in a glossy layer of correct GM code 50 Cameo
White basecoat, correctly re-stenciled Tyrol Blue racing stripes and
correctly placed Trans Am call-outs, it stands proud as a highly desirable
example of a milestone in Pontiac performance history.
All the correct parts are present including the new-for-'69 Endura nose
piece, twin scoop hood, simulated side vents and rear spoiler. All chrome
and stainless look factory fresh as does the glass work.
Lift that ducted hood and you'll find the original Pontiac 400 V8. Wearing
the correct casting number, date code and partial VIN, this real deal 400
has been rebuilt to factory specs with the exception of the compression
ratio which has been lowered to accommodate lower octane gasoline. The
block is painted a proper coat of turquoise and topped with a Rochester
Quadrajet carburetor, Winters aluminum intake, and original "D" Exhaust port heads. The bay is 100% show ready
with correct finishes, reproduction hoses and a tagged Delco Energizer
Underneath the car, an immaculately restored undercarriage houses the
original Muncie M-20 four-speed manual transmission that sends power to the
original 10-bolt Safe-T-Trak rear end equipped with 3.55 gears. Suspension
retains its original double A-arm setup out front while rear leafs keep the
rear end planted. At the front, N41 power steering provides easy turns
while the JL2 power front disc and rear drum brakes provide modern stopping
power. At the corners, 14 inch GM Rally II wheels are wrapped in Goodyear
Inside, a correct GM code 200 blue vinyl interior contrasts well against
the white exterior. Re-covered bucket seats sit atop fresh carpet
underneath a flawless headliner. In the back, a rare folding rear seat
offers trunk access. From the driver's seat, the original steering wheel
sits in front of a clean original dash that features a speedometer as well
as an inclusive gauge that monitors fuel levels, oil pressure, generator
output and temperature. A wood applique delete sits where the factory clock
or optional stacked gauges would go. To the right, the Hurst shifter is
topped with a factory optioned 'wood' shift knob.
This T/A is backed by extensive documentation including owner history,
Pontiac Historical Society information, pictures of the car before
restoration and paperwork that covers most of the work performed on the
If you've ever dreamed of owning one of Pontiac's hottest creations, don't
miss your change to take home this investment grade 1969 Trans Am. Call,
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Project B Rod or Custom part2
A 1969 Firebird Street Machine that B Rod or Custom is building...I am
shooting a series on this build so make sure you follow me so that you
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1969 Pontiac Firebird
The Pontiac Firebird was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors
between 1967 and 2002. The Firebird was introduced the same year as the
automaker's platform-sharing model, the Chevrolet Camaro.
The first generation Firebirds had a characteristic Coke bottle styling.
Unlike its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro, its bumpers were
integrated into the design of the front end and its rear "slit" taillights
were inspired by the Pontiac GTO. Both a two-door hardtop and a convertible
were offered through the 1969 model year.
The 1969 model received a major facelift with a new front end design made
of an Endura bumper housing the headlights and grilles. The instrument
panel and steering wheel were revised. The ignition switch was moved from
the dashboard to the steering column with the introduction of GM's new
locking ignition switch/steering wheel.
This beautiful Firebird runs nice and strong. It came out of Michigan and
has had a body off rebuild. The car has never been races, but is a very fun
driver that gets the looks! It has won several 1st place trophies and
awards in its class at local car shows.
Freshly Rebuilt 350ci Motor
New Rings, Bearings and Cam Bearings
476 Lift Comp Thumper Cam
Cam Lifters, Pushrods, Roller Rockers
New Heads, Professionally Reworked
Edelbrock Dual Plane Intake
Polished Aluminum Holley Ultra 750 Carb
Chrome Alternator, Chrome Pulleys
400 turbo Automatic Transmission with
2800/3200 Stall Converter
Completely Reworked Rear End, All New Seals and Bearings
Posi-Traction 10 Bolt Rear End with 3:73 Gears
Competition Engineering Slide-a-Links
Shorty Flowmaster Mufflers
New Power Front Disc Brakes
Holley Blue Fuel Pump
Holley Line Lock
Painless Bump Switch
MSD 6AL Box, MSD Wires, Blaster Coil, MSD Distributor
New Chrome Oil Pan
Close Out Panel Will Be Installed
9" Torque Converter
Rebuilt Stock Starter
Radiator in Good Shape
Chrome Overflow Tank
Beautiful Professionally Done Red Paint
Chrysler Inferno Red Paint, Code PEL
New Quarters, New Inner Fenders, New Floors
BF Goodrich Radial T/A's 225/60/14 Front, 245/60/15 Rear
2" Drop Spindles
Nice Paint on Underside of Trunk Lid
Solid Trunk with Mat
New Gas Tank
Very Nice Interior
Console and Bucket Seats
Sun Tach with Shift Light
Grant Steering Wheel
Dash in Great Shape
Fuel and Fan Switch
Line Lock Switch
Aftermarket Gauges under Dash
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Custom 1972 Pontiac Firebird - V8 sound!
Jamboolio records a fully restored 1972 Pontiac Firebird with the 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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133014 / 1933 Ford Speedstar
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If you're looking for a world class street rod, look no further than this
'33 SpeedStar Vicky. A former Street Rodder cover and Good Guys award
winner, this rod features a Rat's Glass SpeedStar Vicky body with a full
custom Paul Atkins interior. Assembled by the team at Alloway's Hot Rod
Shop, this is truly one of the finest street rods on the market today.
With a shape that would turn heads in primer, what better to do than spray
it with the brightest color available? Dupont's Fly Yellow was chosen for
the job and performs its task remarkably well. Joshua Shaw was called in to
add some finishing touches including a green and purple triple pinstripe
and tasteful custom graphics above the grille and under the rear window.
Up front, a sweeping custom grille by Jim Rench of Rench's Hot Rod Stuff
sits between a pair of King Bee headlights. Out back, Alloway taillights
hide out underneath the lip of the body. Naturally, all wiring has been
masterfully tucked away.
Open the side tile hood and you'll be greeted by a purely modern GM LS1
featuring a polished Weiand intake, Alloway EFI and K&N air filter. Other
noteworthy features include a custom copper radiator by Steve Long, a
Powermaster alternator and Taylor ignition wires. The setup breathes
through Sanderson headers that exhale through 2 ¼ inch pipes with glass
Backing that LS1 is a Borings-prepped 700R4 automatic transmission with a
B&M torque converter and a Lokar Performance Parts shifter that make
driving this rod simple. A custom driveshaft by Sonny's connects the
transmission the Winter's quick-change rear end residing in a fully
polished independent rear suspension. Up front, you'll find a fully
independent stainless Heidt's front complete with Aldan coilovers, and a
Sweet rack and pinion steering setup. Braking is handled by a Wilwood
four-wheel disc setup with a Ford Racing master cylinder.
Interior master Paul Atkins covered the entire cabin in a mix of rich tan
leather and Ostrich. The reclining front buckets are extremely supportive
and look great sitting atop the tan wool carpet. Steering controls are
provided by an Ididit tilt column with a Billet Specialties steering wheel
wrapped in Ostrich. Instrumentation comes courtesy of modified Classic
Industries gauges placed in a Carriage Works insert that looks at home in
the SpeedStar dash. A Sony head unit is mounted in the headliner, well
within reach of the driver. The pedals and shifter are both Lokar pieces.
This is a truly world class car built by some of the best in the business.
Cars like this usually leave our showroom in a hurry so, if you're in the
market for a full show car that is an absolute blast to drive and own,
don't miss out on this '33 Vicky. Call, click or visit