ABOUT THIS MODEL CAR:

The 1977 Trans-Am Special Edition became famous after being featured in the movie Smokey and the Bandit.

A distinctive, slant-nose facelift occurred in 1977. Pontiac offered the T/A 6.6 Litre 400 (RPO W72) rated at 200 hp (150 kW), as opposed to the regular 6.6 Litre 400 (RPO L78) rated at 180 hp (130 kW). The T/A 6.6 equipped engines had chrome valve covers, while the base 400 engines had painted valve covers. In addition, California and high-altitude cars received the Olds 403 engine, which offered a slightly higher compression ratio and a more usable torque band than the Pontiac engines of 1977.



BEFORE...

Initially it was purchased by the current owner’s father as a gift to her when she was in high school over 30 plus years ago.  She wanted her car back and started on a mission to get it back a couple of years ago and unbelievably has found her baby.  

We are excited to have a part in helping to restoring this vehicle.  Currently the car is gutted except for the engine and transmission. The vehicle is being rewired and we are redoing the interior.  

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DURING...

We have started the tear down process.

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Got some of the upholstery put back in this today. Got the padding, speakers and mesh on the rear seat shelf. The rear seats are back in, it is starting to come back together again. Headliner is back on the roof and just needs a little more work until that is all finished up also.

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Got the dash bezel and the gauges wired in. The gear shift is in and all ready to go.

Got the door panels done and working. 

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The block and the head have been vatted. The cylinders have been honed out and the cam bearings have been replaced.

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Piston rods and rings have all been installed in the block.

We got the heads attached to the block, we also got it all painted.

The intake has been added to the engine and painted.


AFTEr...

The engine has been painted and ready to go.