Author Topic: Hot Rod Magazine Article - Tony Schumacher’s 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Project  (Read 466 times)

Steve B

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Gene-73

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Good article and beautiful car.  But I had to laugh at the end because he still didn't need any tools since it sounds like he job'ed it out.  :)
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roadking77

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Nice car.
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Lost me at "big-block Chevy".

sCI

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Lost me at "big-block Chevy".
I felt the same way. And after I also realized he job'd it out.


Just another overbuilt "muscle" car. Looks nice, great paint job.


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Not disagreeing but if someone has the means to sub it out and can't do the work himself, that's the only remaining option... but why go with a Chevy?

Anyways nice looking car, typically I don't like big wheels on second gens but that looks good.




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skisix38off

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but why go with a Chevy?


The engine was donated...   

roadking77

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I saw quite a few "red flags" IMO. It is a very nice car, I love the suspension they put into it.  Im not a Pontiac snob but felt the same way about the motor. Pretty sure they could have built a poncho that would provide more than enough HP. Didn't care much for the hood bird, they had racing seats and a roll bar, but unless I missed something looked like lap belts only! Also had 78 grills which isn't a big deal, but when youre building a high dollar 77 car, at least use the right parts! I have no fault for the guy jobbing it out, if I had the money I would do the same (maybe). And its not the cars fault but at least the magazine could have spelled Ames correct.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Aus78Formula

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found a time capsule....like it matters when customising it into something it wasn't.

76455sd

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found a time capsule....like it matters when customising it into something it wasn't.

the article is pretty clear that he saved the "time capsule" and found another car that was "rough, but the body and the floors were perfect" to modify. 

I think it looks great and it must perform like a beast.  Anyone care to hazard a guess what it's worth?  My uninformed opinion is that it's a $100,000 car at least.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 10:10:06 AM by 76455sd »
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Aus78Formula

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Worth or cost? Very different things.

76455sd

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Worth or cost? Very different things.
Valid point.  Cost is somewhat fixed and worth is dependent on what a buyer is willing to pay.  IMHO I don't think it's be hard to find a $100k buyer for it and if one adds the cost of the parts and the professional labor involved here I bet the cost exceeds $100k
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Aus78Formula

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True, wasn't debating that. Although I've used several professionals and had to redo their work. It's not my profession. Good to see some still take pride in their work.

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Re: Hot Rod Magazine Article - Tony Schumacher’s 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Project
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2018, 09:09:47 AM »
For all the money sunk into it I'm surprised there's a Chevy instead of a Butler motor under the hood.

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Re: Hot Rod Magazine Article - Tony Schumacher’s 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Project
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2018, 04:43:37 PM »
If that car's really a 77, then somebody swapped roofs. It has Fisher tops, which didn't come out until the 2nd half of the 78 model year.
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Re: Hot Rod Magazine Article - Tony Schumacher’s 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Project
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2018, 04:43:37 PM »