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Appreciate This 1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455, Hitting Mecum Auction Block

The Drive logoThe Drive 2/16/2017 Max Goldberg
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Buying a Pontiac Trans AM in the '70s meant you were automatically cooler than you started off. It was the pre-Disco years equivalent of buying street cred.

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The Mecum Auction in Los Angeles this weekend is giving you, the guy with the silver pony tail, the opportunity to return to your glory days with a cherry 1974 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty. Boasting a 455-CI 7.5-liter V-8, this red three-speed Trans Am is something you can boogie to.

The beefed-up 455-SD made a hefty 310 horsepower (290 horsepower after emissions regulations...) and 390lb-ft of torque. That was enough for the sporty muscle car to shoot through the quarter mile in 13.751 at 103.56mph. Pretty impressive numbers for the 3,600-lb naturally aspirated coupe.

1974 Pontiac Trans Am 455 SD Could Go For More Than $100k

The particular car being auctioned off was originally purchased by John Woolfe Racing in England as a promotional car and has just 72,896 miles on it. No major modifications or rebuilds have been documented, however, minor restoration occurred at 62,000 miles.

We look forward to see how much this mint Trans Am goes for since the last time a 1974 Pontiac Trans AM 455 Super Duty was auction off it went for $111,100 even though it was originally sold for $4,929.

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