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1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

“The Red Dragon”

1979 Pontiac Trans Am SE


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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 “trigger”

Sat in a barn for ten years , took seven months to restore to this point .in the second bandit movie burt call new car son of trigger so the first bandit must have been named trigger that is where I got the name.


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 “trigger”

motor is a 403 all new full roller heads machined screw in studs common shaft removed edelbrock manafold carb valve covers headers 3inch mac exhaust.


Factory Options for “The Red Dragon”

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

Factory Options for “trigger”

just about every option except hidden wipers


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 “trigger”

Droped two inches year one snowflakes 275 40 17 tires three and a half inch duel tip tail pipes .


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