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 |  Dec 11 2011, 9:00 AM


In a follow-up to the world’s cleanest retro Camaro we’ve ever seen, up for sale is the world’s cleanest Pontiac Trans Am. This 1978 Trans Am is a Gold Special Edition model, restored from the frame up and has only 11,237 miles on it. Asking price? A rather steep $45,900 – but as you can tell, a lot of work has gone into this restoration.

In 2009, the vehicle was sold to its second owner, who commissioned Tom Fischer of Muscle Car Alley to do a complete frame-off rotisserie restoration. Paired with its straight, original body, the only new parts added at that time was a new tail panel and new quarter panel. Once the bodywork was completed, the vehicle was sprayed GM’s Solar Gold making it as beautiful as ever.

Under the hood of the Gold Special Edition Trans Am is the original 400-cubic inch V8, upgraded with a mild cam swap helping it make 300-hp. As expected, everything under the hood is immaculate and pristine, including the GM satin black paint found in the bay. The interior matches the rest of the package, with a uniquely retro blend of Camel Tan upholstery with Special Edition Trans Am gold trim.

Each corner features a restored 15-inch Special Edition wheel finished in an exclusive gold snowflake. A huge collection of documents will come with the vehicle’s sale including the car’s original build sheet, an original order acknowledgement sheet, a two page original window sticker, original purchase invoice, original owner’s manual and warranty book, maintenance records, ownership history, restoration photos and a stack of restoration receipts.

GALLERY: 1978 Pontiac Trans Am Gold Special Edition


[Source: RK Motors]

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 |  Nov 13 2011, 10:00 AM


One of only 5,700 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Pace cars is up for sale, in mint condition and clearly a nice collectible. It sports only 11,285-miles on the odometer with an asking price of $29,900 – which is a killer deal for any classic car collector. The Turbo Pace Car was built to commemorate the first time one car paced both the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500 in the same year.

Under the hood is a turbocharged 301 V8 with 236-hp and 345 lb-ft of torque, and like the rest of the car has been untouched. Maintenance was done on the vehicle from 1980 all the way to 2011, with the only major restoration that was done recently was a fresh paint job of GM Cameo White. All body panels are original and straight, and the Oyster interior features optional doeskin vinyl with hobnail cloth inserts, all of which are in excellent condition.

Check out a video showcasing this beauty after the break.

GALLERY: 1980 Trans Am Turbo Pace Car


[Source: RK Motors Charlotte]

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 |  Sep 22 2011, 12:45 PM


Paul Teutul’s Hurst Edition Trans Am is already up for sale with only 100-miles on the odometer with a ridiculous price tag of $125,000. Clearly there’s a price to pay for a vehicle that was once in the hands of a celebrity. The Kevin Morgan-designed Trans Am is a reworked 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS sporting a body transformation and new paint scheme, along with Hurst’s standard conversion modifications.

The extensive list of modifications include an Eibach spring kit and anti-roll kit, 20-inch Forged T6 6061 Hurst Deep Dish wheels on all four corners with Pirelli P-Zero rubber, RTM OE-style Shaker hood, functional air intake Shaker scoop, flanged drop fender extractors, RIM urethane front and rear bumpers, three-piece rear spoiler, new side skirts, Xenon HID quad headlights, new fog lights, front running lights, LED brake and taillights, LED custom turn signals and parking lights, a Hurst shifter, custom sill plates, and hurst decal package. Under the hood is a supercharger for the LS3 V8 while the interior is completely decked out with gold-and-black 1970s-themed interior.

Worth the price tag? We’ll leave that up to you.

[Source: eBay via Autoblog]

GALLERY: 2011 Hurst Edition Pontiac Trans Am – Paul Teutul Collection

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