Mecum Kissimmee is quickly approaching and from January 17th to 26th, many a beautiful Pontiac will be up for new ownership. On Friday, January 24th at 5:55 p.m., the Lucerne Blue 1970 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV pictured here will cross the block.

This Trans Am is especially rare as it is one of only 29 to be built utilizing a powerful Ram Air IV 400 cubic-inch motor with an output rated at 370 horsepower. A Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission puts all of that power to the wheels, and this car in particular underwent a restoration in the ‘90s but retained the original matching numbers drivetrain and blue interior.

When the 1970 F-body concept came to light, it was obvious that Pontiac had gone for a more outwardly aggressive appearance than Chevrolet had. The Camaro’s design showed restraint in the use of front and rear spoilers while Pontiac’s stylists and aerodynamicists added aero spats along the leading edges of wheel arches. If you really look at the front and rear of a 1970 Trans Am, you will notice that they resemble those of a mid-sized GTO, made especially obvious in the Endura front bumper with the Firebird’s twin grilles and integrated headlights. Add the “screaming chicken” hood decal, and the resulting visual impact matches its outgoing personality.

The pony car segment’s performance was taken to a whole new level with the release of the 1970 Trans Am as the suspension and steering were upgraded and a new standard was set.

To learn more about this Trans Am or to find out how you can bid, visit www.mecum.com.