Thousand Oaks, California
1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
“The Red Dragon”
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe 327/275hp
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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.
My boss retired and was moving to Montana He didnt want to take the car because they salt the roads there and salt would be the end of this car. He wanted to sell it to someone that would take care of it. This Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe has 68,000 miles on it. When I got the car it had a new water pump and shocks, My boss saved the original parts so I had them rebuilt and put them back on the car. Every thing works on this car, even the clock. Drives so nice and interior is better then the out side. I debated to keep it original for months. Before I got the car I planned to put a crate motor in it, disc brakes and 17" Cragers. But it is to sweet of a ride. I have done a few Car Shows and am amazed at the attention the Car gets. Its fun to drive and fun to own a piece of Chevelle history.
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 “Pure68”
Car has A/C, P/S, Powerglide,AM radio and I have all paper work on this car.
Factory Options for “The Red Dragon”
Not much - she's pretty basic. NO A/C!
Factory Options for “Pure68”
327/275hp, Air, PS,
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