National Award Winning 1 of 212 Trans Am Super Duty 455 SD V8 4 Speed

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • SubModel: Super Duty
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 15401
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 455 Super Duty V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Pontiac Firebird 1974 Description


Fully documented 3-owner car / Concours restoration completed by Super Duty expert Steve Schappaugh
Awarded Concours Gold at the 2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals / Awarded Class Winner at the 2013 Trans Am Nationals
Original 455 cubic inch Super Duty V8 / Balanced, lueprinted and rebuilt in 2015
Correct Borg Warner 4-speed manual transmission / Rebuilt in 2015
Correct Cameo White paint
Correct Deluxe Blue interior
Correct WS4 Trans Am suspension
Sale includes: PHS paperwork / Certificate and judging sheets from the 2013 MCACN / 2013 TA Nationals documentation
Factory power steering / Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
15-inch Rally II wheels

By now you've probably realized that RK Motors Charlotte employs quite a few diehard Pontiac fans. I mean, fter all, KMC does attract people who bleed 100 octane racing fuel; and Pontiac, t its core, as completely dedicated to selling outrageous metal to serious gearheads. So naturally, e can't help but melt like a hot tire in a staging lane when we find a car like this investment grade Trans Am Super Duty. A concours-restored national award winner, his numbers-matching Poncho is 1 of only 212 1974 Super Duty coupes equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission. And if you're a Firebird enthusiast who's searching for an exclusive F2 that you can literally purchase and haul straight to the show, t's your chance to become king of the muscle car hill!


Sold new at Mall Pontiac in Dayton, hio, nd claiming a mere 15,401 original miles, his restoration-fresh Trans Am is simply spectacular. With a 3-owner body that seems to have been fairly straight when the restoration began, t should come as no surprise that panel gaps are excellent and fit feels rock-solid. By the looks of that body's smooth finish, uper Duty expert Steve Schappaugh probably spent weeks blocking and sanding every one of its panel in hopes of forming a laser-straight showpiece. And once those panels' correct coat of Cameo White two-stage was decorated with standard Trans Am call-outs, e definitely accomplished that goal. Today, ith unique visual sizzle that's as classy as it is aggressive, his top notch Super Duty is a highly desirable example of a major milestone in Pontiac history!

1974 was a defining year for the Firebird. Sales were brisk and new 'low speed' crash mandates required that the car either be completely redesigned or jump on the bandwagon of hideous and hastily done nose jobs that were creeping into every automaker's showroom. Instead of bowing to cost, ontiac assembled a talented engineering staff, hich managed to blend both functionality and style into the well-integrated profile you see here. At the front of that profile, 'black bar' nose hangs a standard screamin' chicken emblem between clean headlights, lear parking lamps, amiliar Pontiac grilles and a road-hugging spoiler. At the top of that nose, screamin' chicken hood centers an "SD-455" branded shaker in front of pristine greenhouse glass that's framed in bright stainless trim. At the sides of that hood, onservative door handles and small sport mirrors reflect traditional fender vents and correct fender flares. And at the back of the car, subtle spoiler highlights clean taillights, hrome exhaust tips and a second 'black bar' bumper.


The heart of any muscle car is its engine, nd this Poncho's brawny Super Duty moniker is no misnomer. The largely hand-built SD-455, hich features significantly reinforced components, hares little more than a displacement number with its more common brethren. And this car's highly detailed mill, alanced, lueprinted and completely rebuilt in June of 2015 by Ken Maisano Race Engines, omplements a correct 490132 casting number with a January (A) 09th (09), 974 (4) casting date, orrect "W8" assembly stamp and matching partial VIN. At the top of the big engine, raditional Trans Am induction funnels fresh wind into a big Rochester carburetor and correct Pontiac intake. That intake sends a high-octane air/fuel mixture into unique, igh-flow cylinder heads that are equipped with familiar, tamped steel valve covers. And those heads utilize a roster of high performance internals to create rocket-like acceleration. That acceleration is sparked by a traditional points distributor, hich sequences fire through fresh Packard TV R Suppression cables. Spent gases are handled by fully restored exhaust manifolds, hich roar into correct, rue-dual tail pipes. And heat from that combustion is controlled by a leak-free radiator, hich services fresh hoses via new tower clamps and a familiar plastic shroud. Aesthetically, his Trans Am's first class engine bay is 100% ready for show. The mighty mill displays a slick coat of correct Pontiac Turquoise all the way from its intake to its oil pan. The car's fenders, irewall and hood are covered in a smooth layer of GM Satin Black. And niceties such as new decals, ew stamps, Delco battery and a fresh Delco Moraine brake booster can be found in all the right places.


At the bottom of this slick, econd generation Firebird, olid floorpans reflect years of easy living. Behind the mega mill, correct Borg Warner T10 4-speed hangs a familiar 1304065903 casting number below a correct partial VIN. That transmission, ully rebuilt in April of 2015 by Westminster, alifornia's Westminster Transmission, ends power to a sturdy 10-bolt rear end. Below that stellar drivetrain, rebuilt Trans Am suspension, hich includes correct power steering, hicker sway bars, etter shocks and stiffer springs, ombines with standard issue power front disc and rear drum brakes. And at the center of the car, Gardner true-dual exhaust system barks out a deep, intage roar. All this road ready hardware rolls on an attractive set of Pontiac Rally IIs, hich spin GR70x15 Goodyear Steegard Radials. And everything under this killer classic is restored, lean and ready to roll.


When it comes to interior dcor, ontiac's 70s team was firing on all eight cylinders. While this coupe's insignia may be considered overkill, nd its horsepower rating might seem relatively modest compared to earlier muscle cars, here's no disputing the beauty of its design. The rebuilt custom bucket seats are supple, irm, nd look every bit as nice and rich as their name implies. Below those seats, ike-new carpet is protected by color-keyed floor mats. And between those seats, molded console props an enclosed storage bin behind a chrome Hurst shifter and correct Delco radio. At the top of the car, stain-free headliner stretches tightly between fresh shoulder belts. At the sides of the car, ard to find door panels hang pristine chrome handles between chrome window cranks and full armrests. In front of the driver, fixed steering column spins a black Formula wheel around an engine-turned instrument panel. And behind the passengers, fully restored trunk hangs a fresh decklid decal above a full-size spare tire.


Here's a detailed look at this hot coupe's VIN and cowl tag.


2: Pontiac
V: Trans Am
87: Sport coupe
X: 455 cubic inch Super Duty V8
4: 1974 model year
N: Assembled at GM's Norwood, hio manufacturing facility
XXXXXX: Production sequence number


74 - 1974 model year
2FS87 - 2: Pontiac FS: Firebird 87: Two-door coupe
N - Assembled at GM's Norwood, hio manufacturing facility
187788 - Fisher body unit number
581 (ERROR, er PHS) - Deluxe Blue vinyl interior
A51 - Bucket seats
11 - Cameo White lower body
11 - Cameo White upper body
04A - Assembled during the first (A) week of April, 974
WS4 - Trans Am
BUE - Blue secondary interior color
700001 - Fisher time date code


Not surprisingly, ignificant honors back up this F2's "award-winning" claim. Here's a short list of the car's national accolades:

Concours Gold at the 2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (scoring 990 out of 1000 points)
Class Winner at the 2013 Trans Am Nationals


A vintage Owner's Manual
Pontiac Historic Services documentation
A Pontiac Historic Services window sticker
A certificate from the car's win at the 2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals
Judging sheets from the car's win at the 2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals
A flyer documenting the car's win at the 2013 Trans Am Nationals

If your definition of classic Detroit muscle is a highly accurate, eautifully presented, eticulously crafted Pontiac, t's your lucky day! This Trans Am is fast, are, mpressive and very desirable. So, hat are you waiting for? Don't miss your chance to take home a world class, nvestment grade Super Duty!

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