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:
Brian's Pro Street 1969 Firebird
A quick walk around plus a few other clips about a 1969 Pontiac Firebird
brought up to Canada a few years back. The car is from Louisiana, built to
its present state by the owner down in that state. It takes a lot of
concentration and constant attention to drive this car as it is quite
powerful, and the tires are not conductive to the most straight of
traction. The rear tires,especially, being wide and very soft in rubber
texture, and having very 'wrinkly' sidewalls, can make for a vehicle which
feels very twitchy on the road. So much to the fact hitting the
accelerator at the wrong time could very easily put the car sideways. Even
when you are going in a straight line. Driving with prudence is so
important. The paint was anything but shiny as you see in the clip when
the car was first brought home. It needed a lot of wet sanding and
polishing to come out looking as it does now. The engine is a very much
modified Pontiac 400- cubic inch V-8 hooked up to a fully manual turbo 350 with a 'reverse type' valve body. This
means there is no automatic shifting feature in the unit. and '1' is right
after neutral, then '2nd ' is the next notch back, and finally '3rd'. This
is done for drag racing purposes to ensure you do not run the chance of
grabbing neutral in a race. Stock automatics run the shift lever the
opposite way after neutral. This Pro-Street designed car has all the nice
stuff in it including a roll cage ( the side bars beside the passenger and
driver are removed for street driving), a fuel tank in the trunk, and
4-wheel disc brakes. The rear axle assembly is some reinforced and built-
up unit with a cast aluminum cover sporting a center section girdle to help
keep the rear end in one piece.
The Award Winning TV Pilot "Auto Archaeology" explores how classic
automobiles decaying in the backyard of communities all across the country
need to be restored or recycled. By combining historical, environmental,
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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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
Don't Miss Out! Call Tom 7 Days a Week, Including Holidays!
132913 / 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/7gnuc8u
As one of only 46 4-speed Ram Air IV Trans Ams produced for the 1969 model
year, this fully restored, 51,445 mile time capsule features all original
west coast sheetmetal, a complete numbers matching drivetrain, a highly
original interior and full documentation that dates all the way back to the
its dealership checklist.
According to the Pontiac Historical Services documentation included with
the sale of this badass tin indian pony car, it was assembled at GM's
Norwood Ohio manufacturing facility in June of 1969 and shipped to Bud
Meadows Pontiac in Seattle, Washington on July 21st of that same year.
After serving as top-notch showroom eye candy for exactly two months, its
papers were signed by Seattle resident Carlos Palencia and it began a 36
year run as an immaculately maintained, one owner west coast muscle car.
When the second and current owner, an avid Firebird collector, took its
keys in the summer of 2005, he inherited a 95% complete survivor that was
probably one of the most authentic Trans Am Ram Air IVs in the world. So,
instead of polishing the car into an over-restored beauty queen, he
documented every square inch of its body and initiated a highly accurate 18
month rotisserie restoration which used as many original parts as possible.
When the first Ram Air IV rolled out of the factory, Pontiac brass could
hardly keep a straight face as they announced it would produce 'only' 345
rightfully so, because after this car's current owner had its original
engine blue printed and rebuilt to AMA specifications by highly regarded
Pontiac expert Dan Jensen, it hit the Dyno with a whopping 438 horsepower and 452 lb./ft.
of torque! At the top of the engine, a fully functional induction system
feeds roughly 50 degree air into a correct Rochester Quadrajet 4-barrel
carburetor which is bolted to an original Winter aluminum intake. That
intake sends a high octane air/fuel mixture into original round port
cylinder heads which, with the help of high performance rocker arms, a
bigger cam, modern scat connecting rods and an Arma-steel crankshaft,
provide the kind of combustion that makes this Trans Am one of the nastiest
muscle cars on the road. Spark for that combustion is provided by a factory
points distributor which sends power from a modern Crane coil and ignition
module to date-coded Packard TV R Suppression wires. Exhaust from that combustion is handled by
original long branch 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 reproduction GM hoses
via original tower clamps and an original plastic fan shroud that features
original factory grease marks.
Behind the high revving motor, an original Muncie M-21 close ratio 4-speed
transmission sends power to an original 10 bolt rear end that's still
equipped with an unmolested Safe-T-Track differential and mountain climbing
3.90 gears. That solid drivetrain is centered in the cars original front
double A-arm and rear leaf spring suspension which, thanks to the standard
Y96 ride and handling package, includes stiffer shocks, better springs and
a heavy duty front stabilizer bar. And at the corners, power flows to the
pavement through original 14 inch GM Rally II wheels which spin familiar
Goodyear Polyglas F70-14 white letter tires around pristine stainless trim
rings and awesome "PMD" branded center caps.
Swing open this Trans Am's solid white doors and you'll find a correct GM
code 200 blue vinyl interior that's a nice mix of both top notch factory
equipment and high quality reproduction pieces. The original standard
bucket seats, which we're simply re-covered during the restoration, provide
comfortably firm support and display no fading or tears. Between those
seats, a familiar Hurst shifter still features its factory optioned 'wood'
shift knob. At the front of the car, an excellent looking original dash
hangs a rare 'stacked' gauge pod, which was added during the restoration,
above controls for the heater and an original Delco AM radio. And behind
the cockpit, the car's fully restored trunk props an original spare tire
and jack assembly on a correct houndstooth mat.
If you're looking for the ultimate, investment grade Pontiac muscle car,
here it is! Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more
information on this awesome car!
1969 Firebird 400 Ram Air III red convertible
My Fiero mechanic Dave Armstrong's other '69 Firebird 400 is this Ram Air
III convertible, also restored by him.
I've seen the build book for this car, and it was a WRECK. That Dave was
able to restore it to an award-winning, numbers-matching showpiece like
this is a further testament to his skill. To those who will inevitably ask,
Matador Red was the factory correct color for this car in '69.
The new Camaro,
Challenger and Mustang are
nice, but I'm always drawn to cars like this. Maybe because I can remember
when they were daily drivers.
This one has definitely had an easier life than it did with the previous
owner; Dave trailers this car to shows. Period. The top has never been
And no, it is NOT for sale.
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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'67 Crusher Camaro vs '70 Super Bee 1,500-Mile Burnout-Fest! - Roadkill Episode 19
On this episode of Roadkill, it's Freiburger in the Super Bee versus
Finnegan in the '67 Camaro as the guys make the trip
from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City and back to go race at the Midnight
Drags at Rocky Mountain Raceways in hopes of running the Bee on Nitrous for the first time since the Hemi was
installed. Which car will work best over 1,500 miles of mayem in three
The 700hp, blown Crusher Camaro is HOT ROD's longest-term
project car, surviving 20 years at the magazine. David Freiburger's 675hp
Hemi 1970 Dodge Super Bee is his first car, having been with him 30 years.
Both cars suffer from magazine-project-car syndrome: getting brief spurts
of attention followed by long periods of neglect. For the first time in
years, both cars were running and driving at the same time.
The Crusher Camaro is a
'67 model that was purchased for $700 in 1994 during California's
car-crushing program; it was rescued from the parking lot of a junkyard
where it was about to be handed in for crushing. It's been through a number
of engines in its time at HOT ROD magazine, and the most recent is a 489ci
bi-block (4.280 bore, 4.250 stroke) with 9.3:1 compression. It has a small,
224-at-0.050 Comp hydraulic roller cam, Holley oval-port heads, and a
Weiand 8-71 Supercharger with two Holley
850HP carbs. The engine makes 700 hp and 720 lb-ft on 5 psi Boost, but is tame enough to drive anywhere.
The transmission is a Gearstar 4L85E that's really awesome, and the Ford
9-inch is loaded with 3.50 gears. The car is styled with Center Line Auto
Drags and a nose-high stance to look like a street machine of the early
¹80s. It has run 10.60 at 125 in the quarter-mile in the same trim seen in
Freiburger's ¹70 Dodge Super Bee is powered by a 10:0:1-compression, 484ci
Hemi with ported iron cylinder heads and a Comp solid roller camshaft. It
also uses a Holley Dominator carb on a custom dual-plane intake manifold by
Dick Landy, whose shop built the long-block in 1995. It made 675 hp on the
engine Dyno, but in
the car is has smaller headers, fairly restrictive Exhaust, and a mechanical fan that pull it down
to around 600. The trans is a Gearstar 727 Torqueflite backed by a Gear
Vendors under/overdrive, and the Strange 60 rearend has 3.73 gears (a
little too high for the
natuarally aspirated combo). The car weights 4,050 pounds with the driver,
and has run 11.80 at 118 mph on the motor.
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Pontiac Trans Am (1407 PS) - GRIP - Folge 115 - RTL2
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