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1976 Pontiac Trans Am SCCA solo


 This is a very significant SCCA Spec racer "Barn find" that was found a few years ago that was in the middle of a restoration from a SCCA solo 2 racer to a higher level. It was campaigned by Chris Buckman of Palmyra, New York. Buckman's family ran Buckman Pontiac in Palymyra, a suburb of Rochester, until the early 90's. Chris and family dealership modified it to a solo 2 and competed at tracks as close as Watkins Glen, New York and as far away as Huntington Kansas, where he ran the car after driving it to the race (without an interior) and sleeping in the car along the way. Buckman was quite the fan and friend of HERB ADAMS and as a result has many Herb Adams VSE components including the roll cage and many other parts. The car is completely rust free with 17,000 original miles. After acquiring the car I have located the missing parts and completed the once started restoration from 30 plus years ago. It still needs a few minor touches to complete for vintage racing but runs and looks good. The engine is a very beefed up 400 with roller rockers with no miles but needs tuned up for the track. Car is completely original as found in a garage except for the front fenders, bumper and a few parts needed to complete it. I have Chris' old log book, papers, pictures, race results, and notes on the rebuild. I also have the original race tires that will go with if wanted ( has all new rubber now). HIGH PERFORMANCE PONTIAC did an article on the car when it was found (Aug 2006) and states in the article that they are going to feature the car in the magazine again when the restoration is completed.

 

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