Pontiac managed to assemble 943 of them in 1974 and of that number only 212 were fitted with the full fat, 455 cubic-inch Super Duty engine and four-speed manual transmission. This is one of them, and it could be yours if you play your cards right at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction (September 24-26).
Its three previous owners kept it in immaculate condition, logging just 9,500 miles between them.
It wears an original interior and bodywork and a numbers-matching drivetrain that’s never been disassembled, plus it comes with all the sought-after paper work like a Pontiac Division Build Sheet, original manual, warranty booklet, and a copy of the Window Sticker from Pontiac Historical Services.
It’s also loaded with a smattering of goodies like power steering, brakes, windows and locks, AM/FM stereo, tilt wheel, defogger, and deluxe upholstery.
Yet it’s what’s under the hood of the 1974 Pontiac Super Duty that makes it truly special: most are unaware all 455 Super Duty V8s were hand-built race engines, put together off the assembly line.
It’s likely this is one of the finest, most original 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty performance cars in existence and, with no reserve price, one lucky bidder is guaranteed to take home this potent Poncho next month.
Let the paddles wave where they may.