Pontiac’s 1969 Firebird Trans Am established the template for the most enduring entry in the first muscle car era. The Trans Am was introduced in virtual obscurity, and Pontiac sold only 697 in that first year, but that number included one of the most potent engines ever dropped into a production Pontiac. Dubbed the Ram Air IV, it was essentially a marginally detuned racing engine using 4-bolt mains, high compression pistons, round port heads with redesigned combustion chambers and large valves, a radical cam and an aluminum intake manifold.
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Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, will stage its premiere event in Denver June 26-27 at the Colorado Convention Center with 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block from an estimated 15 surrounding states.
Among the main attractions consigned for the Mecum Denver Auction is a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV (Lot S114), one of just nine such automatic coupes produced and one of only two built with the rare column shifter. Originally sold new from Dodge City in Denver, a locally rooted and unrestored 1969 Dodge Super Bee 440 Six Pack (Lot S119) with 23,000 original miles, is also set to headline the auction. According to Muscle Car Enthusiast Magazine, this Butterscotch beauty with Black Bumblebee Stripe
- 400 HO YS block rebuilt to a 468 CI by Butler Performance
- 525 HP, 478 ft/lbs of torque
- Automatic transmission
- 3.73 PowerTrax no-slip rear end
- 770 Holley carburetor
- Edelbrock manifold
- MSD distributor, super coil ignition
- Be Cool twin fan radiator
This particular 1979 Trans Am Anniversary Edition represents a rare matching-numbers treasured classic with it’s significant historical value as (believed to be) being one of only 60 Anniversary Trans Am’s involved in the “Dealer drive away program” through Nascar that year and as you can see, Musclevehicles.com strives to provide you with unique and interesting muscle cars.
What a difference a decade can make. In 1969, the Trans Am was a sharp-looking option package that sold in relatively small numbers. In 1979, the Trans Am was a car that everyone wanted. Immortalized in movies, the Trans Am had emerged as a major contributor to Pontiac’s purse. Not everyone was going to drive off in a Trans Am from the Pontiac lot, as there were plenty of other Firebird models that could feed the sporty car habit. After all, it wasn’t every car that could sick around for 10 years racking up increasing sales. Read more for images!
Forza Motorsport 4 – American Muscle Car Pack Trailer
1965 Pontiac GTO,
1968 Pontiac Firebird,
1970 Buick GSX,
1970 Dodge Cornet Super Bee,
1966 Chevrolet Nova SS,
1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ,
1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi,
1967 Dodge Cornet W023,
1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock,
1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
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St Louis Car museum & sales is offering this xxceptionally restored gto convertible. Car was recently found after 30 years in storage and received a proper frame-off restoration. Rare factory color combination and number’s matching drive train.
This gorgeous 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible is fresh from a complete nut-and-bolt, body off the frame restoration with outstanding results! Finished in rare, factory correct Mariner Turquoise over Parchment interior and upgraded White convertible top. This complete number’s matching vehicle is heavily equipped with options that include 400ci V8 producing a stout 335 horsepower, M20 Muncie 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission, 3.55 Safe-T-Track rear end, buckets seats with optional headrests, center console, power disc brakes, power steering, rally gauge package with hood tachometer and working dash clock, Safeguard speedometer, 14” Rally I wheel wrapped in factory correct Firestone white Wide Oval tires, AM/FM radio with factory power antenna, Ride and Handling package (springs, shock, & stabilizer bar), Grant custom wood steering wheel, luggage lamp, and more! Read more and see the gallery!
Check out the new custom Trans Am mod.
Standard: LS3 426 HP
Optional: Twin Turbo 6.2 ltr LS9 900 HP +
Custom suspensions available
Lowered 1″ in the front and 2″ in the rear
6 speed transmission with hardened gears and drive axle
22″ custom wheels (snowflake available)
Functional fender vents for brake heat reduction
Gold interior accents
The price is not published, but you can contact Gearhead Performance Group and ask everything you need.