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Pontiac Trans Am 'Celestial' in the workshop

Here's something you don't see every day, Ian Etheridge's 'Celestial', a 1973 Pontiac Trans Am he built in the late 70s. I recommend googling it, there's a great article to be found from the April 1980 edition of Street Machine, it made the cover. To fire up your interest here are the basics: a year of work with 7 months on bodywork alone; all over metal flake paint job representing the colours of nature (really, and I can't wait to see it when the sun comes out on Friday); 455ci V8 bored out to 500ci (8.2 litres); 4-speed manual gearbox; full Dralon interior; custom lighting; computerised dash (in the loosest possible sense); 3mpg, although that might at the strip. Anyway, it's come in because it has a tendency to stick in first gear and won't maintain an idle of more than a few minutes, not ideal if you're cruising up and down Morecambe promenade. The owner hinted that he might be thinking about selling it, how would price a work of art like this?


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