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ClassicsCheck Out This Incredibly Rare Macho Trans Am

23:15  08 april  2019
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This 1300-HP Twin Turbo Trans Am Is the Ultimate Resto-Mod

This 1300-HP Twin Turbo Trans Am Is the Ultimate Resto-Mod The 1981 Trans Am Turbo wasn't our favorite Firebird when it was stock. This changes our opinion drastically. The second-generation Pontiac Trans Am is one of the coolest-looking American performance cars of its era, but its drivetrain is a bit dated. This no-expenses-spared pro-touring restomod solves that problem with a twin-turbo LS9 V8 and plenty of other upgrades. The best part? It's for sale right now on eBay Motors. You should buy it. Welcome to You Must Buy, our daily look at the cars you really should be buying instead of that boring commuter sedan.

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In 1977, brothers Dennis and Kyle Mecham began giving the “Yenko” treatment to Trans Ams under the name DKM. The offspring of a Phoenix-area Pontiac dealer, they had access to brand new Trans Ams without issue. Boasting enough performance knowledge to reinstate the power lost due to growing emissions equipment on the factory cars, they began adding turbochargers and, by the next year, had evolved to completely rebuilding the powertrain.

In 1978 an official DKM brochure read, “If you insist on viewing the rear of a Macho T/A we welcome you to buy your Corvette, Camaro, or Porsche” That year only 204 of these rare Trans Ams were available. Production number 90 of the 204 made is now available in fully restored form through Streetside Classics.

Just Put That Hammer Down And Give It Hell In This ‘76 Trans Am

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Check Out This Incredibly Rare Macho Trans Am© Check Out This Incredibly Rare Macho Trans Am

The Macho T/As 400 cubic inch engine has been freshened up with new components and long tube headers. However, what’s believed to be the original Hooker headers installed by DKM are included with the car. This car features a four-speed manual transmission and WS6 suspension, with power steering and front disc brakes. The black and gold themed exterior is in excellent condition and all of the original DKM Macho T/A badging is complete.

The interior has been kept fresh by the addition of new carpeting and correct color seat covers. It features a retro style stereo with AM/FM/cassette with a digital tuner, A/C, DKM roll bar, and Pontiacs three spoke sport steering wheel with a DKM center cap. This is an incredibly rare car in very good condition with only 21,953 miles on the clock. At the listed sale price of $36,995 it is sure to be the centerpiece of a Pontiac enthusiasts dream collection.

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Driving such a beast doesn’t get much easier. Old muscle cars are a blast to drive, but for some they’re also a chore. If you want to make the experience less labor-intensive, perhaps the best way is to find something with an automatic transmission. While that might sound downright blasphemous, this 1971 Pontiac Trans Am is cool enough to look past that and realize everyone deserves a shot at enjoying classic muscle. Thanks to a recent restoration, this Trans Am has been returned to its previous splendor. That means the white paint job looks great, even under close examination.

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