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Old 06-22-2019, 06:44 AM
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This car is going to a car show today in Richmond sponsored by the AACA. I don't think is has been shown since MCCN show several years ago. I am going to bring it to Cars and Coffee next weekend if the weather is nice.

(Under the hood, the 1969 Trans Am came standard with the engine known officially as the 400 Ram Air or 400 H.O., though today more commonly known as the Ram Air III. The 335hp V-8 featured the same 10.75:1 compression ratio and four-barrel Quadrajet carburetor as the standard 400, though with a different camshaft, functional ram air and improved, header-like cast exhaust manifolds, the Ram Air III was rated for five more peak horsepower at a slightly higher RPM, a figure generally believed to be quite conservative. Likewise, peak torque remained the same, but also arrived a skosh up the rev range. Although available as an option, the 345hp, round-port Ram Air IV 400 found few takers with Trans Am buyers–only 55 were so equipped, none of them convertibles.

Officially, Pontiac offered a three-speed manual as the standard transmission for Trans Am, but very few three-speeds were ordered with the $1,083 Trans Am package (as with early and later GTOs, 1969 Trans Ams were optioned Firebirds and not yet their own separate model range). The vast majority of hardtops came equipped with the Muncie M-20 wide-ratio four-speed transmission, though the four-speed connected to the Ram Air IV engine was solely the close-ratio M-21. Pontiac also offered an automatic with either engine choice. The eight convertibles were split evenly between four four-speed and four automatic cars.

Like most Pontiacs of the era, the 1969 Firebird options list was quite long.)
This car was ordered with ZERO Options.

They made 697 Trans Ams.






(Most have the notion that the 1969 Trans Am came standard with just about every option on the Firebird option list, nothing could be further from the truth. The Trans Am may have had a flashy exterior but if a buyer didn't check off any options on the order sheet that buyer would have a stripped down car. For instance the Trans Am came standard with taxi cab style 14 inch painted steel wheels with poverty caps. Fortunately most Trans Ams were ordered with the optional very attractive 14 inch Rally II wheels with trim rings. The Trans Am was also standard with a floor mounted 3-speed manual transmission - not exactly what you would expect of a

high-performance muscle car in the late-1960s. Most buyers who preferred to shift their gears manually, fortunately opted instead for the optional 4-speed manual. A 3-speed automatic transmission was also on the option list.)

This car has Parchment color interior. It is almost translucent?
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base model first-yr Trans Am...very nice !
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love it, keep the 3 spd, unique. Bet many dont know that was the base stick not the 4 spd. Rare car, hardly saw any in the 80s!
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Beautiful. There is one at for sale through streetside classics. I've been tempted but timing isn't right. Maybe one day. Definitely one of my ultimate dream cars.
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