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  1. #1
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    **New Price: $26.5k - 1975 Trans Am 462 5 speed MT Red on Red

    EDIT: new price, and added in some information about the age of the paint and gear ratios.

    1975 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
    New Price: $26,500
    Car is located in Ojai, CA (93022)

    Numbers matching, resto mod Trans Am. 3,000 miles since complete engine rebuild by Kauffman (480 HP / 540 TQ), new ridetech suspension and Wilwood brakes, and new American Powertrain 5 speed manual transmission.

    A/C, sound insulation, and a 5-speed for cruising, and coilovers and 4 wheel disc brakes for canyon carving and autocross.

    You can't exactly call a red T/A a sleeper, but we chose 17" Rally II replica wheels, hid the stereo, kept the stock interior and dash, and painted the motor in the original color to keep everything looking stock.

    Mechanically it's a 9.5/10. I would say the body is a 7/10 (some stone chips, some of the fits aren't perfect). No rust or body issues. I've owned the car about 12 years, and I got in touch with the 2nd owner, who had painted it a couple years prior, so paint is about 14 years old. It wasn't a body-off or a glass-out paint job. The paint is pretty decent, with no real orange peal but a couple of minor flaws. The glass is just ok - some minor scratches on the door glass from warn out guides (one of the first things I replaced), and the window trim is a bit dull and spotted.

    Partial build list:

    Kauffman rebuilt numbers matching motor (stroked to 462, zero decked and balanced)
    Kauffman D-Port heads
    TKO 600 5 Speed Manual transmission from American Powertrain
    (ratios: 2.87, 1.89, 1.28, 1:1, .64)
    Science Friction Clutch and pressure plate
    New wiring harness
    Retrosound Bluetooth Head Unit
    Sound insulation in floors and doors
    Custom Stereo (Focal)
    Vintage Air air conditioning
    Griffin 4 row Aluminum Radiator
    MSD 6A Digital Ignition
    Holley EFI
    Pro-Touring F-Body 800 steering box
    ridetech stage 2 coil overs, with new upper and lower control arms
    Ridetech front sway bar
    Wilwood 4 wheel disc
    17" Year One Rally II Wheels 17 x 9
    Falken RT615K 275/40 R17 tires
    Refurbished Dash Bezel by Randy Combs
    Rebuilt 10 bolt rear (3:08 gears)
    New Upper and Lower door pads
    New Fuel Lines
    New Brake Lines
    Global West Frame Connectors



    Comes with the original Rally II wheels, Super T-10 transmission, and original 5c heads if you ever wanted to put it back to stock.

    I'll even throw in a Kiss Destroyer 8-track.

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    Last edited by roebling; 10-14-2019 at 12:36 PM. Reason: New price


  2. #2
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    Nice car. Good luck with the sale.

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    Nice T/A! I think the Kiss Destroyer 8 Track should seal the Deal!

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    Right?! It's a classic. I draw that line at my Rush Hemispheres 8 track though - that one stays.

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    Added a few more photos, including some under-chassis photos, at people's request:

    https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGERHkx

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    Lots of interest but still for sale. I've turned down a couple of offers the low and mid-twenties, but I'm open to hearing reasonable offers. PM me if you're interested, or post questions here.

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    1975 Trans Am 462 5 speed MT Red on Red

    Do you have smog where you are in CA? Wondering if it will pass a smog test.

    Love the car btw
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    Great question. The car is smog exempt in CA. Everything 1975 and older (ie. including the 1975 model year) doesn't need to be smog tested.

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    Editing to lower the price, and add in some answers to the common questions I've been getting, like the condition of the paint and the gear ratios of the TKO600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roebling View Post
    Great question. The car is smog exempt in CA. Everything 1975 and older (ie. including the 1975 model year) doesn't need to be smog tested.
    Oh perfect. For some reason I thought it was 1974 as the cutoff. Thanks
    1971 Camaro - 406 / T56
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    Did Kauffman dyno your engine when they built it? Very cool car with nice upgrades and parts!
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    Thanks! Yes they did. It made 540 lb-ft @ 4500 and 480 hp @ 5300 on their engine dyno. More importantly, it makes over 512 lb-ft from 3400 where their dyno starts recording, so it's making a ton of torque down low.

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    Lowering price. Lots of interest but nothing firm yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roebling View Post
    Lowering price. Lots of interest but nothing firm yet.
    Are you interested in trades?

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    Not really interested in trades. I’m trying to slim down the fleet a little. Thanks for asking tho.

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    Still available?

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    Love this car. Are '70-73 bumpers a direct swap?
    The difference between an environmentalist and a developer is that a developer wants to build a house in the woods, an environmentalist already has one.

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    still for sale?
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    Sold! Thank you everyone.

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    Congrats. Where’s it headed ?
    1971 Camaro - 406 / T56
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