Check out what the guys at Heide Performance Products are up to! A new Trans Am conversion based on the ’69. They also are planning a Z28 conversion based on the ’69 – headlight doors and all! More information on Heide Performance Products at www.hppcars.com.
The November 2010 issue of the Eagle’s featured car is the the ‘71 Trans Am of Gary Trombino. Here is his story: I have been a Pontiac guy for as long as I can remember. My Uncle Bernie and his Pontiac racer buddies would take me to the Long Island drag strips when I was a kid. His friends included Harry Wesch, who drove a Mertle Motors sponsored 1968 Firebird. All of my Uncle’s friends raced and won with their Ponchos.
This 1971 Trans Am is my third Pontiac collectable. I’ve had a ’67 GTO, and still have a ’73 TA with a Jim Butler 455 motor. The ’71 was purchased from a guy in Michigan, after having well known Pontiac expert Dan Jensen check out the car. It is a completely restored, PHS documented 40K mile TA with turbo 400, original trim group, Garner exhaust system, and is near 100% original. I hope to make the Dayton Nationals and Saratoga Lawn Show in the coming years.