The 1970s gave us plenty of Detroit muscle, and Pontiac was no exception from this. Mecum will feature a rarity from the Trans Am family when it rolls into Houston this spring. Lot number S115 is the codename for this 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty.
The Super Duty is already a bit of a rarity in itself, because only 7,100 Firebirds and Trans Ams would see the giant 455 big-block, with the motor exiting production in 1976, following more stringent emission standards. The ’74 Tran Am to arrive in Mecum Houston, though, is 1 of 731 believed to be produced with an automatic transmission.
The car has received a moderate restoration process, with the body taken off and the frame cleaned, sanded and painted. The Trans Am itself has also been repainted in Camaro White with a proper Dupont base and clear coat. OEM vinyls have been reapplied, including the famous Firebird engine decal. The car’s transmission has been rebuilt, and only 100 miles have been put on since the restoration. Altogether, the car reads 77,000 miles on the odometer.
Inside the Trans Am, the interior is completely new with time-period correct parts including the optional Pontiac factory gauge package, black Pontiac bucket seats and an 8-track player.
While it’s not the most significant Trans Am ever built, it still commands our attention, and it could be quite a steal at the auction considering their will probably be other examples that outshow this particular Trans Am. Then again, it could be an opportunity to own one bitchin’ ride, man.