Thanks to barnfinds.com, some rare mid-’70s Trans Ams might be finding their way back onto the road after spending decades in a Minnesota warehouse.
The treasure trove of nine Pontiacs includes four 1974 SD 455 Trans Ams, a drag car owned by Pontiac legend Jim Wangers, and a 1975 Trans Am project that so far has a high bid of $1000 with only three days left.
The design of the 1974 and ’75 Trans Am falls between the bumperless split-grille models of 1970–73 and the Bandit-style 1977–78 models, so they don’t have quite the widespread appeal, although they do pack quite a bit of muscle, as the majority of the muscle car market was decimated by emissions regulations while Pontiac managed to soldier on. The SD 455 was a holdover—indebted to the low-powered Pontiac 455s in full-size cars for its continued existence in an otherwise emissions-choked era. The 455 managed 290 horsepower for 1974, its final year of production.
If you’ve got a spot in your driveway or garage for one of the last performance 455s ever built, head to barnfinds.com and make an offer.
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1974 Pontiac Formula SD-455