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crossboss

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Re: First Pontiac Trans Am Made
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2022, 07:52:32 PM »
In the March 2022 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines, the first 1969 Pontiac Trans Am was displayed at MCACN 2021 and it was reported that the car was a "company car" and wasn't sold to the public until July 20, 1970.



Mark,
I also read that article in Muscle Machines. I once owned a Pontiac 'brass hat' car--a 1990 Turbo Grand Prix that came out of the Thousand Oaks GM regional office. They do carry a neat little history, as most ex employee, brass hat or corporate cars do.
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Re: First Pontiac Trans Am Made
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2022, 10:37:50 PM »
Scott - Perhaps your 1990 Grand Prix was a company car for Hank Haga, who liked Pontiacs.  When Hank worked on the RS Camaro and visited Van Nuys, he would always drive over in a Pontiac Trans Am. - Mark 

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Re: First Pontiac Trans Am Made
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2022, 06:30:59 PM »
The special Pontiac's that do it for me:
Firebirds:
1969 Trans Am, 4 speed Ram Air IV. Would be really really neat with the prototype 303 Tunnel Port.
1973 SD 455, 4 speed.
1979 400, 4 speed. Not with the 'disco' hood flaming chicken.
1989 Turbo T/A 3.8L
Honestly, never really cared for the 'Disco' Birds from 1974-1978 aka 'Bandit' era.
GTO:
All years. Really like the iconic '66-'67, and '70 Judge.
1962 Catalina, SD 421.
Grand Prix:
1990-1996 (2 door) Turbo, SE, GT, and GTP models.
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1969 Mustang Fastback w a Can-Am 494 (Boss 429)

 

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