Fully loaded, factory X-code Super Duty with 455ci V8 engine and Automatic transmission! Options include air conditioning, power steering & brakes, power windows, Rally II style wheels with raised white letter tires, tinted glass, 8-track Stereo tape player, and more! Only 943 Super Duty’s were built for 1974, making this a rare piece for any…
Fully loaded, factory X-code Super Duty with 455ci V8 engine and Automatic transmission! Options include air conditioning, power steering & brakes, power windows, Rally II style wheels with raised white letter tires, tinted glass, 8-track Stereo tape player, and more! Only 943 Super Duty’s were built for 1974, making this a rare piece for any astute Muscle Car collector!
The new 2nd generation of Pontiac Firebird was introduced late in the production calendar debuting in February 1970, largely in part due to late production tooling changes at the manufacturing plants. It would now only be offered in coupe form, in various trim models of course, carrying the design until 1981. The Trans Am would continue to reign supreme as the top model, and in 1971, Pontiac offered their sports car model with a stout 455ci V8 for the first time, with the Trans Am receiving a HO (High-Output) version through 1972. By 1973 & 1974, the Trans Am would be offered in a special 455 version called the Super Duty 455, or SD-455. Even with the federal emission standards at an all-time high, Pontiac managed to muster a stout 290 SAE horsepower output, compared to the Corvette’s only 275 advertised horsepower! It would only be available from Pontiac for these two production years, with just 252 in 1973, and 943 examples in 1974, making them exceptionally rare considering they represent only 1% of all Firebird & Trans Am production those same two years!
Offered here is a beautifully restored 1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455 finished in factory code correct CC- Cameo White over 811- Blue Vinyl interior! Under the hood lies a 455ci-4bbl V8 mated to a 3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission and standard limited-slip rear differential. Options include factory air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, 15” Rally II Wheels, electric rear window defrost, all Soft-Ray tinted glass, windshield washers, AM/FM radio with Stereo 8-track player, full interior Lamp Group, front & rear rubber floor mats, and more! A remarkably well equipped Trans Am example having an original MSRP of $6,281.75.
Beginning life selling through Porter Pontiac-GMC in Lebanon, Tennessee, it seems to have stayed close to home most of its life. While maintaining true driver quality confidence, its overall condition is quite remarkable! The body was refinished in base coat/clear coat paint for added endurance over time, and new blue Trans Am decals applied along with fresh weather stripping. The engine block bears a proper 485528 casting code, but is not original to this example bearing an earlier 1972 casting date and fitted with date matching 114cc (7M5) heads. Though, its appearance under the hood remains in stunning factory presentation! And inside, the interior is an all new code correct blue vinyl with matching carpets, headliner, and seatbelts. More recently housed in the Nashville, TN Belle Meade Collection, the cosmetic & mechanical restoration has been professionally maintained superbly! We invite questions and chances to review this Super Duty in person! Act quickly, they never last long on the market!!
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