Deep River, Ontario
1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
“The Red Dragon”
1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza
Head to Head
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 “Canada Vair”
Found this car in a field in 1990. It hadn't been on the road since 1973. I have been working on it for 6 years now performing a complete and extensive ground up restoration
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 “Canada Vair”
110 Hp Air Cooled Six Cylinder with 4 speed manual transmission
Factory Options for “The Red Dragon”
Not much - she's pretty basic. NO A/C!
Factory Options for “Canada Vair”
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 “Canada Vair”
Everything has been replaced or rebuilt.
- Performance Cam
- Electronic Ignition
- Dual Exhaust
- Dual Batteries
- Racing Seats, power windows, door locks and power top, custom centre console
- 9 piece body kit
- 15" Cragar wheels with 225/50 on rear and 205/55 on front
- Dual master cylinder
- Custom Stereo including; 3 amplifiers (800 watts), Digital Capacitor, 9 speakers with 10" sub, 6 disc CD Changer, 6.5" video screen with DVD Player and color night vision camera, with Digital Signal Processor, Analog gauges to monitor Amp temp, signal strength and battery voltage.
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