Burt Reynolds may have been the star, but it was the black 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that stole the show. There's nothing like seeing that Starlight Black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am emerge from the back of the Bandit's truck.
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
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The Houston showroom of Gateway Classic Cars is proud to present this beautiful & very original 1974 Pontiac Trans Am. This is a 1 owner car for 43 years until its current owner purchased it & is now putting it on the market for sale. This car is 100% original including all numbers matching, all original body panels, all original glass, & the original wheels & tires. This car is fully documented with original bill of sale, original custom factory order RPO build sheet, original paint, all original customer ordered interior, original spare tire with jack, & with only 19950 original miles. This car is in great condition from bumper to bumper, you just do not come across cars like this every day. This sweet TA is outfitting with the true Pontiac 400 CID 4-barrel carburetor V8 from the factory. The well balanced & healthy V8 is strong throughout the power band. The engine bay is very clean and shows very little signs of wear on even the smallest of components. All of the wiring is very healthy and in excellent condition so electrical issues would not be a bother on this one. The (WX3) custom ordered shaker hood air cleaner is on firmly with all weather stripping in great shape. The barely broken in 400 is paired to a (M20) Muncie 4-speed manual transmission that shifts firmly but smoothly through each gear shifting both up & down through the gears. The transmission is linked to the Posi traction rear end that contains the custom ordered super duty 3.42 gear set in the rear differential. It also features the upgraded custom factory ordered (V01) heavy duty radiator to keep the car cool in all driving conditions. The exterior condition of the car is in excellent condition. The longtime owner has kept the car indoors in his private underground car basement the entire life of the car. It is rumored rain has never met this car. The beautiful Buccaneer Red paint is just as good as it was in 74 . Free from any dings, dents, scratches, or abrasions. The owner tells us that the color of the car deepens as the afternoon sunlight sets in. The bumpers, trim, emblems, light lenses, grill, spoilers, air ducts, & the original glass is in excellent condition. The underside of the front bumper does not even contain any scratches from being bottomed out like almost all long nose cars. It even has the custom factory ordered (75A) orange decal on the hood. It features the SD-455 decal on the hood as well but that is just to keep them guessing :) Stepping down to sit in the car you will first notice the custom ordered (D55) factory red interior that looks like it was just installed yesterday. It really pulls the looks of this car together. It features the factory ordered (U63) upgraded P/B radio with (U57) 8-track player that only a few select TA s received. Every piece of the interior is in excellent shape from the fire red carpet, custom ordered console & dash, to the black vinyl seats, this one is the one to have. It also has a few nice features such as the old school CompuCruise engine management computer mounted to the center console that also has a VDO water temp gauge, the WORKING CB radio, the WORKING 8-track player, & even an altimeter in case you take off into the clouds from all power that 400 is putting down! This car as true of a survivor as they come. It is a time capsule car that has been meticulously maintained & cared for over the last 40+ years. You need to see this car to appreciate how hard it must have been for the original owner not to drive this beautiful machine every day he had it. This car is represented as a true #2 on the Hagerty quality of excellence scale. Don t miss out on your opportunity to have a piece of history like this. For more information on this 1974 Pontiac Trans Am, including extra pictures and videos, copy and got to this direct link: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/HOU/999/1974-Pontiac-Trans-Am. If youd like to see it in person, come to our Houston showroom at 1910 Cypress Station Dr., Bldg 200, Houston, TX 77090, or call the showroom at (832)243-6220, or email the showroom at Houston@gatewayclassiccars.com
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400 CID V8
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