1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

The 1974 Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am Super Duties were the very last of the high-performance cars from the ’70s. A total of 943 were produced for the 1974 model year. Of that number, only 212 were equipped with the 455 Super Duty and manual transmission, and this is one of them with less than 9,500 actual miles.

This three-owner car has been professionally restored and is in show condition with fresh paint to factory code and all-original sheet metal. The original interior still appears as-new. The matching-numbers drivetrain has never been apart and is fully decoded.

The history of the Super Duty is legendary. However, a little-known fact is that all the 455 Super Duty engines were literally hand-built race engines, as an off-assembly line operation. This was unheard of for a production vehicle, especially during the time of detuning and emissions regulations. Included in this car is a copy of the Pontiac Division Build Sheet, original owner’s manual, warranty booklet, a copy of the window sticker from Pontiac Historical Services and a copy of the original title from the original owner, dated August 1974.