Stock Number: 779
By 1976, all of the Big Displacement engines had disappeared from the option list of the Big Detroit manufacturers with the exception of Pontiac. Somehow they managed to put another notch in Pontiac History with an honest to goodness true 455ci V8. For the small investment of $125 dollars, you would receive a 455ci Torque Monster, a Borg Warner 4spd manual close ratio gear box, a performance rear axle ratio, specifically tuned exhaust system and distinctive 455 designations on both sides of the shaker hood scoop. Only slightly over 15% of the lucky buyers checked the L75 option code and made their Trans AM an instant collectible. Little did they know that this would be the last year of production for this legendary Engine. Think about those words. "Last Year for a Large 455ci engine in a Pontiac Performance Car!" That makes this a Must Have in any well rounded collection.
There are a low 51,085 miles this TA. It was ordered with a nod to performance and options were kept to a minimum. A Center Console, AM\FM Stereo, as well as the Hood Bird were the only real luxuries added to the invoice. This resulted in a Trans AM priced a just a little over $6,000.
This Trans AM moves and runs like a top. We have rebuilt the Transmission, replacing all worn parts and reassembled to spec. It shifts smoothly and accurately through the gears. It is a real pleasure to drive. The paint and decals are all New with a Show Quality Finish applied by RAMC, This Trans AM looks and drives amazing.
A few of the knowledgeable owners knew that with minor modifications, you could really wake up these engines. All you had to do was replace the heads with a set containing larger valves and smaller combustion chambers, a performance cam and tune the car to take advantage of those upgrades. This TA has had those upgrades done to it and feels more like an early 70's TA than a 1976.
New Paint and Decals by RAMC
Numbers Matching Throughout
1 of only 7,099 Built in 1976
Last Year for the Pontiac 455 in Production
Power Steering and Brakes
Autographed by Jim Wagner
- Former Pontiac Executive
Engine Build Details \ Estimated at 375HP
- 76 455 bored .040 over
- 1975 6X cylinder heads, Bigger exhaust valves, 95cc's combustion chambers
- Nunzi's #2042 RA IV grind camshaft
- Recurved Distributor
- 1970 Pontiac factory non EGR 4bbl intake
- A Carburetor reworked by Cliff Ruggles (Cliff's Q Jets)
- 1977 vintage Hooker Super Comp Headers
Pypes 2.5 dual exhaust system with X pipe
73 TA rear axle - 2:73 gears
Rare Two-Tone Black and White Interior
CB Radio Installed - Ready for the Bandit Run
New Wheels and BF Goodrich Tires
Ready to Drive and enjoy
Financing Available - Low Rates \ We take Trades
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