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1973 Pontiac Trans Am

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Used to have one of these with a 455 SD engine does anyone make a kit? Would like to build a model version some day

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Revell/Monogram does a '70.5 which is the same basic car, but you'll have to modify/update to '73 details to your own satisfaction. 

I have a 1/24 diecast '73 Trans Am (or so it says on the chassis) that's not bad for an inexpensive diecast. No maker marked, but I bought it at Walmart a few years ago. 

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Here's a picture of the most recent reissue of the kit. It's 1/24 scale and has been out under the Monogram name several times though the most recent version is branded as a Revell kit.

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I know your pain on the one were owned and wanting to build a replica of it....I owned a 75 TA...really loved that car...cant find what I need to make one of her in plastic.

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Yup it was the favorite of all the cars I owned. Spun a bearing coming out of work racing a Z at the stop light one day and then a few weeks later picked up a fully rebuilt 455SD bored out with higher compression pistons semi race cam edelbrock manifold holly 780 double pumper headers etc. just sitting in the machine shop all paid for (the payer had gone to jail) added a 4:11 posi 12 bolt rear end had all the decals stripped off and the car repainted with black Imron that looked a mile deep had the turbo 400 rebuilt with a shift kit when I had the new engine installed

And I ended up selling it to my oldest brother whose wife slowly battered it to pieces

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I don't think Ive ever seen a 73 TA kit. ( not something I really look for though either. )

 

If there was Ebay will be your best bet

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Pretty sure no '73 T/As. The MPC annual was a Formula that year. 

I agree that the easiest route would be to get one of the Monogram/Revell '70 T/As and a set of decals from Keith Marks in the color you need.

You'll also need seats. The '70 has the "one year only" lo-back buckets. A set from the Monogram '78 should be pretty close except for the sew pattern.

As for the SD455, The 400 in the kit could easily be painted up to look the part. They were basically the same on the outside. Possibly different exhaust manifolds ??

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Don’t need the decals mine was all black with no trim. Gold snowflake wheels Radial TA tires. I had headers not the stock exhaust and the custom intake manifold. 

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