Video: Trans Am Prototype Resurfaces At Car Show

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, IL attracts some jaw-droppers. One past participant brought his Trans Am prototype and it stole the show. What’s so special about this ’69 Trans Am? It’s one of two Trans Am prototypes ever made, and the only one that’s survived to date.

At the 2014 show, Curt Richards brought his car to share with the world. Curt has owned this unique Trans Am for about five years (at the time of the show), and had it restored to its original condition. This Trans Am prototype is now a one of a kind, as its brother car was destroyed (RIP), and was developed during a Pontiac Motor Division collaboration with automotive designer Gene Winfield.

Even extending into the 1969 production year, this Trans Am is unlike the rest. The 697 production Trans Ams made in 1969 were all white with blue stripes, and this car is clearly not going to blend in with those.

Curt Richards found his rare gem on eBay in 2009, and the owner at the time didn’t really understand what the car represented. After becoming Curt’s Trans Am, he spent the following 2-3 years discovering the car and what it really is.

In 2011, the Trans Am went in for professional restoration, where it was transformed into the flawless beauty it is today. Every inch of this car has been cared for and restored. A major stand-apart feature about this particular Trans Am is the hood is a one-off (like the car itself, almost) creation made with a fiberglass skin and unique scoops.

The three year restoration was not wasted on this stunner. The show in Rosemont, IL in 2014 was the first time the public got a look at the Pontiac. This gorgeous Trans Am is a pristine part of automotive history.


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