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Jon Mello

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Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« Reply #165 on: December 27, 2014, 01:42:24 AM »
I wasn't aware of this Blood, Sweat and Gears book.  Thanks for your post letting us know about it.
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Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« Reply #166 on: December 30, 2014, 02:05:09 AM »
New Yahoo article that I thought may interest T/A fans. https://autos.yahoo.com/news/daytona-winning-firebird-actually-camaro-153039013.html
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Re: Firebird and the Trans-Am series
« Reply #167 on: January 21, 2017, 03:38:09 AM »
I cannot verify the information to be true or documented officially, but there was recently a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am(VIN 228870N108148) that had some interesting history(allegedly) connecting it to Terry Godsall of T/G Racing. Very reasonable price for a 39k mile numbers matching early T/A. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Pontiac-Trans-Am-Ram-Air-III-/282312026404?forcerrptr=true&hash=item41bb1ba924%3Ag%3AjAoAAOSwo4pYaoUU&item=282312026404&nma=true&si=pWgZyu5kZLNNZuPnJ2co2Ai3x20%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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The car was delivered new from the US to General Motors engineering of Canada in Oshawa Ontario on April1 1970. The car was used as a “test mule” for the next year while in the hands of GM engineering.

During this time, a prototype sunroof was installed to GM factory production standards but was never available as an option as Pontiac went with the T-tops. It works great and does not leak. The other notable change during this time was a Pontiac aluminum intake was installed possibly to mimic the Ram Air IV motor. It retains the quad 4-bbl with a manual choke.

 

In 1971 it was transferred to Terry Godsall of the Titus Godsall Trans Am Racing Team who sold it to the longtime owner in 1972. The car was never raced and was believed to be used for promotional purposes. It has never been plated/registered for legal road use.


I thought for future reference it'd be nice to have this down on this site.
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