1973 Pontiac Trans Am
I have been commissioned to sell 'Celestial', a 1973 Pontiac Trans Am customised by Ian Etheridge in the late 1970s. It spent quite a few years in Holker Hall museum, when they closed down the current owner took the opportunity to make a long term dream come true and bought it. It required some recommissioning of course but that was 15 years ago and it has proved to be pretty reliable since. It recently came in to my workshop to have a couple of small jobs looked at and I have had the opportunity to look it over quite closely, it really is quite a statement and it can truly be said that they don't make like this any more. Some of the information below is taken from the April 1980 edition of Street Machine, it was the cover car.
Engine and drivetrain: 455ci V8 bored out to 500ci; recently fitted Holley carburettor; 4 speed Muncie gearbox with Hurst Shifter.
Bodywork: totally custom front end, bonnet, wheel arches, rear spoiler & tail fin (7 months of bodywork by more than one person and not 9-5, much more than that); 2000 hours of paintwork depicting the colours of nature, apparently, and whilst the paint isn't perfect now that 40 years have passed it is actually in very good condition; mirror glass 2 panel sunroof; shaved door handles & hidden entry.
Interior: full custom buttoned Dralon interior to seats, door cards & headlining & centre console; dash built to represent a computer with random flashing lights and everything.
This car really does have to be seen to be believed, the photos really don't do it justice. I see it as a piece of rolling art, and not just rolling, with over 300 hp and over 400 ft lb or torque it can really tear it up. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of UK custom car history.
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