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Elberton, Georgia
United States

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Towanda, Kansas
United States


1980 Pontiac Firebird Sport Coupe


1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am


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About “Transformer”

just got this awesome car in august, had 2 tow it home and my uncle kept locking the brakes on my 77, finally got it home and went 2 town 2 get a new battery, got home put some gas in it and it runs! I was so happy:), got 2 drive with my dad, he was drivin his 72 mustang and i in transformer, people thought we were racing and we got a ton of WAVES out thier windows:)

2nd Generation (1970-81)
With a longer show room life, this generation replaced the 'coke bottle' years with a more flowing design.

1970 : Pontiac decided to change the appearance substantially to help it's declining sales. Among those changes were painting the bumpers the same color as the body. Other handling changes involved a tweaked suspension and the addition of a rear stabilizer.

1971 : Body changes remained nearly un-altered during this year. Making its debut is the 455 V8 engine with 480 lb-ft at 3600 rpm.

1972 - Proven with sales, this year was one of the worst regarding the fate of the Pontiac. Some minor changes were made, but most of the 1971 Firebird was carried over into 1972.

1973 : With decals covering the hood, the 'Screaming Chicken' was born. Adding to the available engâ

About “Major”

I was actually at a family get together after a funeral, and i saw this car across the street with the words "For Sale" in White Shoe Polish across the back glass. I was like no way, they just bought it and haven't scraped it off yet, but i went ahead and knocked on the peoples door and i will be damned if it WAS for sale! The Guy wasn't home but we came back the next day and he walked out and it fired right up! So we left Kayleigh's car there and took it for a test drive, guy even gave us some money to put in the tank. I drove it all over hell's half acre beatin the snot out of it, cause it was gunna be my daily driver, it ran pretty decent, but i did over heat it. I brought it back like 3 hours later.... The guy had called the cops thinking i had stole the car! LOL Needs less to say i barrowed 500 bucks from my GF's mom and said i would be back at the end of the day to pay the other 500 (after cashing a paycheck) and so Me and Kayleigh took to the Highway. Cruising side by side didn't last long, she tried edging ahead and i would nail it pulling away and let off, then she would blow my doors off and it would start again all the way to her mom's house( i had to use the bathroom) and then i was off to work in my "New" Trans Am cruising easy at 75 smiling ear to ear wondering what i would sound like once i cut off the old muffler and welded on a glass pack, but it started knocking at the county line! i was PISSED, so after unsuccessfully trying to flag someone down i walked up to a farm house and barrowed a phone and got kayleigh to come get me. Once she got there i call the guy back and told him i couldn't give him a thousand bucks for the car cause it was knocking and that wouldn't work for my day to day transportation. So after he came out and listened to it, he offered to buy it back for 500 or let me keep it for 500, i Kept it wish hopes of finding another motor soon. No Such luck, fast forward a few years. I find a running old 455/th 400 for sale, i offer to buy just the motor since i didn't have enough for both, but he said he needed to clear out the garage and let me have it all for 200 bucks! i was pumped! but once i got the 400 pulled and started to lower the 455 i noticed the motor mounts weren't the same so i called the guy up and he gave me the mounts as well, so thinkin i was clever i set the motor in there with the mounts on it, marked it off and then cover it up. Shortly there after i deployed to Afghanistan and when i came home the 455 was locked up...... :( so it is now sitting gutted again awaiting a rebuild of the original 400. We started to call it Major cause Kayleigh calls one of her Camaro's LT so me being in the Army i thought it would be fun to give my car more Rank since we've had it longer and i plan to make it Haul Major @ss!


Specs for “Transformer”

400 V8, and automatic trany

Specs for “Major”

400 CID, 220 HP, TH400, Top Speed around 120 MPH (
though i wasn't exactly eyeballin the speedo when i was trying it out.


Factory Options for “Transformer”

All original,
manual windows, automatic trany, posi rear end, its also got the RTS package, Radial Tuned Suspension package

Factory Options for “Major”

Powersteering, powerbrakes, front disk, rear drum, "quad Exhaust tips" Shaker hood Scoop, Trans Am Fender Flares,AC Car, manual windows and locks,


Mods for “Transformer”

custom rims, air shocks, 800 watt amp and subwoofer, custom jvc cd stereo, trans am ground effects, camaro spoiler, louvers, and formula hood, quadrojet carberator, and ill be repainting it the original chevy blue

Mods for “Major”

Nothing yet, it is kinda the back burner project right now


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