1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
“The Red Dragon”
1970 Pontiac Firebird Esprit, Flat Black
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About “The Red Dragon”
This is my pride and joy: My 1976 Pontiac Trans Am. My dad bought it as a "Father and Son" project about three years ago.The car has the original "numbers matching" 400 engine & it runs & drives great. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts nicely, the car always starts for me & I feel confident driving it anywhere.
There are no rust or dents, and there have never been any. - It's just a very nice clean car that has been kept as original as possible, except that the interior has been reupholstered, and about 2 years ago my dad and I repainted the car the original color with the help of a friend of his in the restoration business and had a brand new set of decals put on. Also I had a brand new exhaust system put on. My dad and I did a lot of the work on it ourselves, learning as we went along. He surprised me by giving it to me as a college graduation present last spring.
About “In need of name!!!”
It's an Esprit, but its got a formula hood on it and the trans am wheel flares,spoiler and air dam. Just bought it in June of 2010. Right now it's flat black that was painted on with a bunch of rattle cans. Eventually I'll get a real paint job on it.
Specs for “The Red Dragon”
Rebuilt and warmed-over, numbers matching Pontiac 400 engine
0-60 in about 4.5 seconds
About 14 flat in the 1/4 @ 100+/-
Dual exhausts without catalysts (Please don't tell the state about that!)
Specs for “In need of name!!!”
It's got a 1975 Pontiac 350, with 68' 350 heads, roller rocker lifters, headers, i think i little bit of a cam, aluminum edelbrock intake, edelbrock 1406 carb...Turbohydramatic 350 transmission (3-speed auto)
Factory Options for “The Red Dragon”
Not much - she's pretty basic. NO A/C!
Factory Options for “In need of name!!!”
Factory AC, Power steering
Mods for “The Red Dragon”
The usual internal mods in the engine when it was rebuilt and a modern sound system in the original mounting holes - NO CUTTING!
Mods for “In need of name!!!”
I installed a power door-lock system in that also has an alarm, so the whole system includes the two door locks, an alarm system with a shock sensor, and an power trunk opener. I put in a sweet stereo system from Custom Autosound. It's got traction bars, I think it's been lowered (not 100% sure on that).
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