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Old 08-16-2019, 01:37 AM
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Default napa68 (Tim Schuetz) 1976 Trans Am!

Bruce,

This is a car I recently acquired.........

76 Trans Am I purchased from the original owner. He special ordered the car from Foster Pontiac in Milwaukee, WI.

47,000 original miles. 455 4 speed, 3.23 positraction, AC, power steering, power brakes, power locks, rear window defog, power trunk release, tinted windows, hood decal,console, etc.The car had been in heated storage since day one. It is speculated the back seat has not ever been sat in!


Original paint, original interior, original drive train, original window glass, space saver spare (and associated items). The original tail pipes and intermediate pipe have been retained. Even has the original pads, calipers, rotors, brake shoes and drums.

The car has most every piece of GM paperwork, insurance renewals, registration renewals, speeding tickets, emissions inspections. and receipts for additional parts and services performed through the years.



The car was parked in 1995 due to a double amputation of the

owners legs (diabetes). All the while, it was in climate controlled storage. The car was recently recommissioned by the original owner's nephew to prepare the car for sale.

The car has some Day 2 mods such as headers (still attached to the original converter) opening of the hood shaker, bigger sway bars, and upgraded stereo.


I finished the Day 2 theme with a set of American Racing 200S's that I have had since I was 15 years old.

Hope everyone enjoys!
Tim
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:26 AM
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Very kool!!!
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:17 AM
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Looks very clean, neat car.

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Old 08-16-2019, 11:35 AM
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Looks great Tim - another nice addition.
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Very nice!!

I like the message on the factory paperwork about the spare tire...I remember that very well. I ordered a new 76 Malibu Classic and the car came with an 'IOU" for the spare tire. Must have been a strike or production issue back then that caused the problem.

Good luck with this great car.

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Very nice. You outta stop on my forum sometime. We’re all Bird nuts. Lol
BTW, I make a cat test pipe if you ever want to “test” your Cat on there.
Heading to the trans am Natz next week, looks like a few bits are missing, 2 big parters are there, if you need anything send me a PM.
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Wow, that's really cool. My neighbor had the plain Firebird version of this Trans Am down the to the orange paint and white interior, but with a lo-po smogged 350. I bet that exhaust really cut down the improvement of those headers unfortunately. Congrats on getting such a beautiful survivor.
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Love it I have 76 455 4 speed in black I put mr gasket traction bars, western 200s wheels and full chrome hooker side pipes on mine. These car look awesome with those wheels..
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great car and amazing condition. its pretty funny the guy would go to the trouble to put headers on it and then leave the catalytic convertor and single exhaust on it.
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great car and amazing condition. its pretty funny the guy would go to the trouble to put headers on it and then leave the catalytic convertor and single exhaust on it.
The receipt for the headers are from 1980. If memory serves me correct, the Wisconsin Vehicle Emissions program started in the early 90's. In order to renew your registration, a sniffer test along with a visual inspection was necessary. I remember them sliding a big mirror on wheels under the car to verify the converter was there.

Moving forward, I think I am going to have some pipes bent up for a true dual exhaust. I have found a good Day 2 muffler for the car. I just have to decide if I am going to keep the headers, or add the Ram Air exhaust manifolds. While the headers are a part of the history of the car, I dislike headers as a rule.
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