1970 Pontiac Trans Am SCCA/PHA vintage race car

Price: - Item location: Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Trans AM
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 57451
  • VIN: 228870N107497
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 400 Ram Air IV/Ram Air VII
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1970 Pontiac Trans Am Trans AM

We are pleased to offer up the lost “Time Warp Racer” 1970 ½ Pontiac Trans Am SCCA A-Sedan and Pennsylvania Hill Climb race car bought new by Doug Moorhouse in April of 1970.It was delivered to Chief Pontiac in Little Falls, NJ.He had previously purchased a new 1967 Chevrolet Z28 which he raced thru the 1969 season and sold. This car was also found and can be referenced on the Pennsylvania Hill Climb auto club web site. http://www.pahillclimb.org/phpBB/http://www.pahillclimb.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2513&p=16195&hilit=moorhouse#p16195In the pictures in the auction there is an article from the August of 1992 High Performance Pontiac magazine where Don Keefe did an article on the vehicle when it was owned by the son, Ed Marshall Jr., Doug’s friend who he sold the car to was Edward C. Marshall Sr. The main body work to the tub has been completed, there is no rust in the underside or frame area. It has been finished in the original red oxide primer. The complete from stub including all the brakes and suspension has been restored, many original GM parts were used.The car retains its original TA front fenders, hood, TA scoop (still painted white when it was raced) front Endura bumper, rear bumper and trunk lid. There are extra body parts that were accumulated from its racing days and during the restoration process. We have purchased a complete correct reproduction stripe kit which will be included.The original “COZ” high performance 3.73:1 12 bolt rear axle still sits in its original place under the car. The motor that George DeLorean and Tom Nell based the referenced 455 engine on, is an original 1969 Firebird “WH” coded Ram Air IV 400 block with some rather special appointments. The block which we have researched and have traced two other similar blocks back to Michigan sports a Ram Air V distributor hole size. At first, we thought that this was maybe due to the failed Ram Air V 303 cylinder head program and the smaller distributor gear camshaft. After looking thru more of the parts, talking with other racers, we discovered a 1970 Ram Air IV distributor with a Ram Air V sleeve along with an 80 PSI oil pump. With those parts Tom Nell designed a large twin filter volume oil filter unit for added capacity and better flow. We did some more investigating and found out that the hot setup for road racing back in the day was to use the 80 PSI oil pump and drive the pump with the large diameter Ram Air V distributor gear for stability at high rpm’s and thru the up and down shifts to make the Pontiac motor live. This block also seems to be cast from a different possibly stronger alloy that Mr. Nell was working on back in the day at GM.George and Tom as referenced in the magazine article had created from the stock of high performance Pontiac parts a 455 cubic inch motor within the confines of a 400 Pontiac block with the 3” main size. They did this by utilizing the drag racing related Ram Air VII 4.210” stroke forged crankshaft. We believe this one was sourced by GM from Kellogg Crankshaft as many Ram Air V style forged cranks from Kellogg had a nitride process which gives the dark black color tint to the crankshaft. Currently the completed short block has a set of early SD455 connecting rods in place with forged flat top pistons.They topped the block off with a set of 1970 Ram Air IV casting 614 cylinder heads that are still with the car to this day.Some of the original 1970 Ram Air III engine parts as well as all the mechanical, interior, exterior and accessory pieces are included that came with the vehicle and engine. We filled a 28 foot trailer and a 8 foot pickup box full of parts.There are some original custom fabricated race car parts also included.If you have any questions, please contact us at (414) 530 2704 or email at Jill@luhnperformance.com.We have 100’s of pictures of all the parts that come with the car. We will be posting more to the following link: https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?t=159148&highlight=1970+transThis car is also for sale locally. We reserve the right to end the auction early.Deposit: We require a non-refundable $100 deposit within 48 hours of winning the auction. Please call or email to make arrangements for payment. (414) 530 2704 jill@luhnperformance.comPayment types: Cash in person, Certified bank funds with bank letterAlthough every effort is made to present accurate and reliable information, use of this information is voluntary, and should only be deemed reliable after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to verify the existence of options, accessories and the vehicle condition before time of sale. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to time of sale. No expressed or implied warranties, including the availability or condition of the equipment listed is made.

On Jan-04-21 at 05:48:46 PST, seller added the following information:


  • We are pleased to offer up the lost “Time Warp Racer” 1970 ½ Pontiac Trans Am SCCAA-Sedan and Pennsylvania Hill Climb race car bought new by Doug Moorhouse inApril of 1970.


  • It was delivered to Chief Pontiac in Little Falls, NJ. He had previously purchased a new 1967Chevrolet Z28 which he raced thru the 1969 season and sold. This car was also found and can be referencedon the Pennsylvania Hill Climb auto club web site.
  • http://www.pahillclimb.org/phpBB/
  • http://www.pahillclimb.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2513&p=16195&hilit=moorhouse#p16195


  • In thepictures in the auction there is an article from the August of 1992 HighPerformance Pontiac magazine where Don Keefe did an article on the vehicle whenit was owned by the son, Ed Marshall Jr., Doug’s friend who he sold the car towas Edward C. Marshall Sr.


  • The mainbody work to the tub has been completed, there is no rust in the underside orframe area. It has been finished in theoriginal red oxide primer. The completefront stub frame including all the brakes and suspension has been restored, manyoriginal GM parts were used.


  • The car retainsits original TA front fenders, hood, TA scoop (still painted white when it wasraced) front Endura bumper, rear bumper and trunk lid. There are extra body parts that wereaccumulated from its racing days and during the restoration process. We have purchased a complete correctreproduction stripe kit which will be included.


  • Theoriginal “COZ” high performance 3.73:1 12 bolt rear axle still sits in itsoriginal place under the car.


  • Themotor that George DeLorean and Tom Nell based the referenced 455 engine on, isan original 1969 Firebird “WH” coded Ram Air IV 400 block with some ratherspecial appointments.


  • Theblock which we have researched and have traced two other similar blocks back toMichigan sports a Ram Air V distributor hole size. At first, we thought that this was maybe dueto the failed Ram Air V 303 cylinder head program and the smaller distributorgear camshaft.


  • Afterlooking thru more of the parts, talking with other racers, we discovered a 1970Ram Air IV distributor with a Ram Air V sleeve along with an 80 PSI oil pump. With those parts Tom Nell designed a large twinfilter volume oil filter unit for added capacity and better flow. We did some more investigating and found outthat the hot setup for road racing back in the day was to use the 80 PSI oilpump and drive the pump with the large diameter Ram Air V distributor gear forstability at high rpm’s and thru the up and down shifts to make the Pontiacmotor live.


  • Thisblock also seems to be cast from a different possibly stronger alloy that Mr.Nell was working on back in the day also.


  • Georgeand Tom as referenced in the magazine article had created from the stock of high-performancePontiac parts a 455 cubic inch motor within the confines of a 400 block withthe 3” main size. They did this byutilizing the drag racing related Ram Air VII 4.210” stroke forgedcrankshaft. We believe this one wassourced by GM from Kellogg Crankshaft as many Ram Air V style forged cranksfrom Kellogg had a nitride process which gives the dark black color tint to thecrankshaft. Currently the completedshort block has a set of early SD455 connecting rods in place with forged flattop
  • Theytopped the block off with a set of 1970 Ram Air IV casting 614-cylinder headsthat are still with the car to this day.


  • If youhave any questions, please contact us at (414) 530 2704 or email atJill@luhnperformance.com.


  • Wehave 100’s of pictures of all the parts that come with the car. We will be posting more to the followinglink:
  • https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?t=159148&highlight=1970+trans