Lot 305 - 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 400 (6.6 litre)
|Odometer reading||800 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,240|
Although Pontiac marketers deemed the sleek 1970 Firebird, 'The Beginning of Tomorrow', no-one could have imagined the basic car would be produced for a further twelve years. The five original 1970 Firebird models were all coupés and more than ever, most were sports cars at heart. Reduced power ratings for 1971 were offset by availability of Pontiac's enormous 455 engine in Formula and Trans Am models. Mid-1976 brought a Limited Edition Trans Am which set the style for the incredibly popular Trans Ams to follow. The big 455-cid, V8 disappeared after 1976 and 1979 saw the final Pontiac 400 V8s. Although less powerful and much more common than earlier high-performance Firebirds, late 70s Trans Ams are enjoying renewed popularity today with fond memories of the movie 'Smokey and the Bandit' in which Burt Reynolds speeds across state borders in a 1977 model; the police and state troopers in hot pursuit.
Offered in the traditional black with gold decals, this t-top bandit has a fully rebuilt and upgraded 6.6 litre engine, covering just 800 miles since. The engine and upgrades are extensive and comprise 455 Ram Jet heads, alloy roller rockers, TRW forged pistons, Manley stainless valves, sealed power piston rings, Chevette bearings, a competition cam, Eldelbrock RPM intake and a 750 CFM double pump Holley carburetor. The transmission is a TH350 automatic gearbox whilst the running gear includes a ten bolt rear axle and power disc brakes all sitting on new 15x8 snowflake wheels and tyres. MoT tested until May 2016 and supplied with old MoT test certificates dating back to the 90s plus receipts for the recent upgrades and parts, why not indulge in an iconic Trans-Am. Cowboy hat & boots not included.
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