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My 1978 Macho TA
« on: July 13, 2014, 02:47:41 PM »
I thought I would post a few pics and a little background on one of my cars, my-one of one- Macho Ta #106, aka "Bruise". Car number 106 is the only 1978 documented Black/Blue Macho T/A known to exist and is fully authenticated with a signed letter from Dennis, from DKM personally, PHS documentation, factory original build sheet, copies of all original invoices and work orders from DKM performance and a binder of original documentation, literature, and even the note pad with maintenance notes from one of the previous owners in California that was a pit crew member of the Flowmaster racing team. The original Mecham Pontiac keychain and keys are with the car as well. The complete owner history is know back to 1978 and even includes the waiver signed by the first owner acknowledging the purchase as a used car due to the fact that DKM could not deliver the new warmed up Macho's as new cars with out an MSO.

Uniquely, car #106 was one of the very few Macho's delivered to California with the 400, 6.6 litre package which was outlawed due to emissions laws in CA in lieu of the 403 Olds motor. Due to the unique color combination Dennis Mecham nicknamed this car “Bruise” when he built it because of its black and blue color scheme. You can learn more about DKM, the cars they built, My Macho Ta #106 and My Macho Z28 Prototype here: http://machoz28prototype.wix.com/dkm-cars

Here are a few pics as well:























Offline JupiterBandit

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Re: My 1978 Macho TA
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 04:00:52 PM »
That looks awesome. Love the color combo

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Re: My 1978 Macho TA
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 05:54:41 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: My 1978 Macho TA
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 12:49:26 AM »
nice car, great history. kinda surprised DKM didn't upgrade tires back then. I guess 225/70 was good enough in '78
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Re: My 1978 Macho TA
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 09:29:38 PM »
Wow what a beauty! Looks brand new!!
Gone but not forgotten - 1979 Formula, 1980 Esprit.

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Re: My 1978 Macho TA
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 12:17:18 AM »
Thanks!