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1978 Pontiac Trans Am FireAm Fully Restored

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1978 Pontiac Trans Am FireAm Fully Restored

 

The Pontiac Fire-Am’s and Chevrolet Cheverra’s of Herb Adams’ VSE (Very Special Equipment) were pioneer “tuner cars” that deserve recognition for having paved the way for a very specialized automotive segment that followed. They were purpose built machines born out of the developmental project for Pontiac’s WS6 suspension program to which Adams was chief engineer. As a Pontiac special projects engineer, Herb was instrumental in the development of the Trans Am and SD-455 engine packages, among others. He also raced a host of highly competitive Firebirds and Camaros in SCCA events. Herbs race cars were built by himself and engineers Tom Nell and Jeff Young in their spare time sans factory backing. After leaving Pontiac in 1973, Herb continued on his own, creating F-body chassis upgrades to forward his own racing efforts. Herb built a ’76 Fire-Am prototype employing his special chassis components and presented it to Pontiac’s John Schinella and Bill Collins. They approved of the car, and since Pontiac was interested in IROC at the time, he was contracted in late 1976 to build eight Fire-Ams to replace the Camaros in the series.

 


 

1978 Pontiac Trans Am FireAm Fully Restored

 

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12 Comments

  1. Melissa Leabo

    Melissa Leabo

    September 5, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Nice

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  2. Willie Viljoen

    Willie Viljoen

    September 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Awsum

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  3. Matt Former

    Matt Former

    December 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    The red Pontiac. .

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  4. Arno Boots

    Arno Boots

    December 30, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    The bandit.

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  5. Chris Baker

    Chris Baker

    December 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    My dream car

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  6. Richard Jimenez

    Richard Jimenez

    December 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Classic

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  7. Melissa Leabo

    Melissa Leabo

    December 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Sweet

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  8. John Keenan

    John Keenan

    January 8, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Beautiful

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  9. Rufus Stephenson

    Rufus Stephenson

    January 8, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Awesome

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  10. Jim Collins

    Jim Collins

    January 8, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I had the same year in white but my stickers were red/gray and blk. Red interior with a 400 4spd,mild cam,headers,carb and intake. She had balls.

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  11. Timothy Thompson

    Timothy Thompson

    February 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Knight in white satin …

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  12. Mandy Lee

    Mandy Lee

    February 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    It’s love all over again

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