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transamfan1981

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Winslow, New Jersey
United States

 
 

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transamfan1981
Nov 25, 2009 at 7:04 pm
No, this car has been in New Jersey it's whole life. Shipped from the Van Nuys plant straight to a dealer in North Jersey, and over the years moved it's way to south Jersey, with me now. Also, the hood bird is still a decal.

Steve B.
 
 
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mmfryar
Nov 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm
this car looks so much like a friend of mine I had in the 80's.
is there any chance this one could have been in Chattanooga years ago. A guy named Terry R. owned a paint shop and did customized paint for cars, motorcycles and vans. He later went on to own Choo Choo custom vans. He had a black TA he painted a bird that looked just like this!
 
 

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1981 Pontiac Firebird trans am (BAN-81)

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Here is what I know on the car; It was in Kenvil, NJ for a while. It was sitting in the a fellows yard and the fellow I bought it from picked it up. He could not get it to run and sold it to me. My intent was to fix it and sell it to fund one of my other T/A's. I fixed the starter and did a service job on the car and made it road worthy. I did some other things but don't recall. maybe I did the brakes? I dunno, that was 10 T/A's ago for me. the exhaust was rusty in the rear over the axles. I drove it a little but not much. It did have an issue with the carb that once warmed up, went away. The engine was very smooth and quiet. It was thought to be a reman from jasper but I have no info other than word of mouth. In 2003 I sold it to a fellow not far from me in Hackettstown who was going to rebuild the car. It seems his plans fell through and in about 2 yrs was on a road by his townhouse for sale. Last year a friend that works in Boonton told me about a T/A by his shop. I went to look at it and it happened to be this car in about the same condition that I sold it. It was on a bend before the Canal House in some guys driveway that seemed to be for a house and a body shop. Now you have it. So you would be at least the 6th actual owner of the car. Not sure if the titles has been changed through the owners. I never changed it. I hope you intend to use it as it seems to keep on fighting to stay alive.
This was told to me by a previous owner who recognized the car on another forum.

Specs

1974 Pontiac 350 BB with 1969 Pontiac 400 heads topped with a Rochester 2bbl carb. EST 230-240 horse

Factory Options

4 wheel disc brakes with hydra booster
power steering
posi trac rear with 3.08 gears
air conditioning
rear defroster
dealer installed turbo wheels. The first buyer of the car ordered it with rally wheels but changed his mind when he went to pick it up at the dealer.
tilt steering wheel
sway bars
deluxe interior, cameltan/brown and cloth seats

I'm going to stop listing, cuase according to the build sheet the car has about 50 options

Mods

The motor
Futura GLS raised white letter tires
Lakewood traction bars
Hurst dual gate shifter
Black deluxe interior with vinyl seat upholstery
Thats it so far

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