#'S MATCH 455 V8, 475HP, 5SPD TREMEC, PWR STEER & BRAKE, CLEAN IN/OUT, VRY NICE!
- Location: Local pick-up only
- Condition: Used
- Make: Pontiac
- Model: Trans Am
- Type: Coupe
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 5,566
- VIN: 2W87W6N565912
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 455 V8
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Other
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1976 Pontiac Trans Am description
The 1976 Pontiac Trans Am is one of those perfect year cars. A very well integrated design met with the still beating heart of an American muscle legend. This one turns that legacy up a notch with a 475 hp performance build on the original engine. And if that wasn't already enough, the bright paint, beefed up suspension, T-tops, and upgraded five-speed stick-shift will surely seal the deal on this speedy classic.
The silver paint really does make this coupe look like precious metal. This is part of a multi-year restoration (2005-2009) that focused on building one impressive street machine. Since there's less than 5,600 miles on this since completion, it retains the kind of luster that lives up to how you always dreamed classic muscle should be. Even the upgraded 17-inch Boyd Coddington wheels add to the shine of this machine. Plus, you get all the great Trans Am touches from the factory body kit, to the "screaming bird" on the hood. There's even the shaker hood, fender vents, and full-length rear spoiler. But beyond getting all the iconic components right, there is something extra special about buying a coupe where all the hard work has already been done. It's a turn-key custom classic where someone else stressed the details to make sure the body panels are straight and doors can be closed with confidence.
Black interiors always look great on these T/As, but when the textured vinyl on the bucket seats look this nice, they just seem extra inviting. When you sit down, you also see that this is a nice blending of the vintage and new worlds. For example, the machine-turned metal dash panel is iconic, and below it you have a new AM/FM/CD stereo. Plus, while the three-spoke sports steering wheel should be quite familiar to Pontiac fans, you'll notice there is a much larger AutoMeter AutoGauge tach mounted on the tilt steering column. This T/A has all the right features like power windows, power locks, power steering, and provisions for air conditioning. But the option we know you'll love the best are the T-tops. After all, there's nothing better than taking out the panels and letting the wind whip thought the cabin as you rip through the gear of the Hurst shifter.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching 455 cubic-inch V8. While that's usually plenty of power for most people, it's just the beginning for this build. The original motor has been fortified and enhanced. It starts with a bored .60 over kit to 468ci total. Plus, it has forged pistons with 9.25:1 compression, SD Performance iron heads, CompCams XE274 camshaft, Harlan-Sharp roller rockers, HEI ignition, MSD 6AL box w/selectable RPM limiter, Milodon 6.5qt racing oil pan, and dual remote oil filters. It inhales deeply with a big Edelbrock 825 CFM four-barrel carburetor and a Edelbrock port-matched Performer intake. And it exhales with authority as Hedman ceramic coated headers feed a rumbling X-pipe MagnaFlow exhaust. The consignor says the package is rated at 475 horsepower, and the thunderous sound this one produces will make sure everyone knows it, too. With this much power, they also made sure you could take full advantage of it with an upgrade to a Tremec TKO600 five-speed manual transmission. This feeds Eaton limited slip rear with Richmond gears and Moser axles for stout and secure takeoffs. You even get good control with front disc brakes, sway bars front & rear, and the modern grip of Nitto Xtreme ZR tires.
This started out life as a 455/4-speed car, making it one of less than 800 produced. So this is a rare speed machine that has been turned to the extreme (and we have the restoration photos to prove it.) Something this well-built and ready-to-roll rarely comes around. So don't miss out, call today!