Pontiac abandoned their 2-seat sports car in 1966. General Manager John Delorean assembled a dynamic group of designers and engineers to create a replacement. In 1970, the Trans Am was introduced, and due to the late introduction of the model, only 3,196 of the 1970 models were produced. Power was from a 400 cubic-inch Ram Air HO V8 engine offering 335 horsepower. The car weighed 4305 pounds. They had heavy-duty shock absorbers and springs, front and rear stabilizers, and power brakes and steering. Inside there were Rally gauge cluster, bucket seats, vinyl upholstery, and carpeting. There were front and rear spoilers, shaker hood, side air extractors, and aerodynamically styled outside mirrors. The standard transmission was a wide-ratio four-speed manual unit with Hurst floor shift controls. 1,769 examples had a manual gearbox and 1,398 were automatics. The Trans Am cars had white or blue finish with contrasting racing stripes.
The owner of this example acquired the car in central Georgia in remarkable condition.