Name: Gordon Elder
Car: 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
How long have you owned it: 14 Years
What made you buy it?: I grew up watching Smokey and the Bandit, A-team etc. Then had a holiday in Florida, age 12, my uncle took me out in his and I was hooked.
Any modifications?: Engine is Pontiac 400ci bored 30 thou over.
Flat top pistons.
Comp cam 268 hydraulic.
Holley 750 carburettor.
2.5″ stainless exhausts with 3″ tailpipes.
Front..QA1 adjustable springs at dampers.
Recaro front seats, all retrimmed last year with “Bandit ” logos on headrests
and door cards.
1978 Nose cone fitted
Body and paint restored over the winter of 2016 by the genius that is Gary
Codling at Legend Autobody in Bonnybridge.
I really can’t speak highly enough of his work.
Car is painted in House of Kolor black cherry kandy with all stripes and logos
Wheel centres also painted.
What’s next: Tidy up the engine bay and use the car as much as possible. Going to be doing the NC500 in it this year.