1970 Pontiac Trans Am. Little did Pontiac know when they created the Trans Am in 1969 they would be creating one of those cars that would set people's hearts racing for several decades until Pontiacs demise. 1970 was a banner year for Pontiac Trans Am with the all-new body style. The 1970 Pontiac Trans Am's standard engine, the 345-horsepower Ram Air 400-cid V-8, furnished low-14-second elapsed times at the dragstrip. All these engines breathed through a new rear-facing shaker scoop designed to capture cool ambient air flowing over the hood. The 1970 Pontiac Trans Am's road manners received much attention. The padded Formula steering wheel directed quick 12.1:1 variable-ratio power steering. Stiffer springs and heavy-duty front and rear sway bars teamed with Polyglas F60X15 tires on Kelsey Hayes Rally II wheels. Standard 10.9-inch power front disc brakes and 9.5-inch rear drums did the stopping. This car is a full rotisserie restoration and features detailed original number matching Ram Air 3 400 V8 with 4V (code YZ) optional 3 speed Automatic Turbo 400 Transmission, 3.55 Posi Rear End with sway bars. Effortless Power Steering, with Tilt Leather Wrapped Wheel, and Dual Sport Mirrors Performance Tuned Dual Exhaust with correct Quad tips. Functional Shaker Hood with Screaming Eagle Decal Finished in Freshly Buffed and Waxed Mirror Gloss White Correct factory Blue Vinyl Interior Trim Package Full factory Gauge Dash, Distinctive Single Headlight Front End Iconic Pontiac Rally II wheels with GoodYear Raised White Letter Bias Ply tires. Original AM/FM radio in the dash Factory Fiberglass Rear Deck Spoiler and Body Side Aero Flares Clean and Solid Trunk with jack and weatherstripping. Pontiac Historical paperwork is included. Critics of this car were impressed in the day. Even with 57 percent of the weight on the front wheels, Sport Car Graphic said, "Overall handling feel -- for a production car -- was as near to a front engine race car as we have ever driven." And Car and Driver called the 1970 Pontiac Trans Am "a hard muscled, lightning-flexed commando of a car, the likes of which doesn't exist anywhere in the world, even for twice the price."
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