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Cars > Challenges > “The Red Dragon” Vs “COOL RIDE”

 

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1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

“The Red Dragon”

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

“COOL RIDE”

 
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Photo of: 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
 

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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 “COOL RIDE”

No about text available for “COOL RIDE”

 

Specs for “The Red Dragon”

Rebuilt and warmed-over, numbers matching Pontiac 400 engine
4-speed stick
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 “COOL RIDE”

1979 TRANS AM

 

Factory Options for “The Red Dragon”

Not much - she's pretty basic. NO A/C!

Factory Options for “COOL RIDE”

TH-350 AUTO TRANS 4 WHEEL DISC BRAKES POWER STEERING POSI TRAC REAR AC 403 6.6

 

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 “COOL RIDE”

DUAL EXHUST

 

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