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I wanted one of these so bad when I was a teenager I could taste it.

I wanted a blue one back in the day, but I could’ve forced myself to accept a black one if someone twisted my arm hard enough. This next is the part that will kill ya.

LOT S132.1 HARRISBURG 2022 JULY 27-30
1977 PONTIAC TRANS AM SE

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Odometer reads 14 miles

Which would certainly help to explain the totally pristine, museum-quality condition of this sweet little creampuff, no?

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Barry

I will never understand buying a car and putting 14 miles on it.

Nice car but I prefer the earlier models, ’67 – ’69 myself.

kennycan

For it’s time the ’77 TA was probably the fastest US production car that year. It certainly was a looker too.

In historical context it was woefully underpowered. As was all the “muscle cars” from about 1973 to the mid 90s.

Since the 1990s the new “muscle” has improved immensely. Give me a new Camaro SS, Mustang or Hellcat over a classic muscle car any day of the week. Unless of course the older car had been seriously upgraded for things like braking and handling and comfort.

Which means you’ll need to spend 150k on a restored and upgraded late 60s early 70s Camaro, Mustang, or Charger at the very least.
I don’t know how much they cost right out of the box these days but I bet it’s still in 5 figures. Meaning you’re saving 70-80k easily.

Barry

Mike,
When you have a chance, the daily has expired.

kennycan

In the old Off Topic you asked why Peelousy was going to Taiwan.

My gut feeling? This is all Theater set up between Biteme/Peelousy and the ChiComs to deflect from the fact that the ChiComs own much, if not most, of DC and especially Biteme.

Also, there’s probably some inside deal for Peelousy that her husband can frontrun inside trade on and make another illicit fortune on.

This way, Biteme and Joetato get to appear to “Stand Up To The ChiComs” and try to pretend they aren’t the bought and paid for Stooges they really are. It’ll fool a lot of gullible and/or willingly ignorant folks.

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Barry

I’ll put my comment in the new off topic.

Barry

Man, I had forgotten how far Detroit fell in the 70’s. The engine is the 6.6 liter / 400 CI, with a 5k redline. Bah. Good looking but anemic car.

kennycan

Horsepower probably in the mid 200 range.

Clogged up exhaust and decompressioned, smaller cams and carbs etc

The Envirowhackos have always hated classic American Cars the most.

Barry

Yea, the classics are hated even more than the dreaded SUV.

kennycan

Still one of the “hot” ones for ’76, but the 455 only put out mid 200s in horsepower. Some have said they dyno tested into the 300s and car companies were known to fudge their HP numbers a little for insurance and then emission reasons.

But that’s also probably why the 455 ended in 1976. They were told not to fudge it any longer and so they dropped it.

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