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I’m 75 years old and have been into cars all my life. I’ve had many muscle cars over the years, which are now classics, and wish I had them all back. This Pontiac Trans Am is one I had been looking for a while, and I finally found it abandoned in a storage lot in Show Low, Arizona. I spent nine years building her before she spent eight months in a paint and body shop. I knew this Trans Am had to be perfect, because a while after I bought it, I found out it was a low number car out of 93,300 built. It came with performance suspension, Pontiac 400 horsepower engine, Muncie M-21 4-speed, and 342 Posi-traction rear end which had been special ordered. I ended up naming the car “Baby” while working on it one night until 11 p.m. after putting in a full day’s work at my job. I was REALLY tired and just instinctively said, “Man, Baby, I’ve got to go to bed.” The name stuck.
This car is now new from end to end, top to bottom. It was supposed to be my daily driver, but instead ended up being a show car and has won first place trophies over the last year. It’s been running for four years and only has 130 miles on it. I built the 400 engine and that’s the only thing that isn’t stock.
–Greg K., South Dakota