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WTB: 76 TA 455
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:16:25 PM »
Hey Cats & Kittens!

I am in the market for a 76 455 TA.  I have lusted over these cars since I was in high school.  I am 50 now & it is time to scratch this off my "bucket list"  In a perfect world this is what I would like ...

Biggest requirement would be the less rusty the better. Original paint a plus.

Least desirable color would be black.  Most would be white.  I wouldn't kick it out of bed if it was silver, red or blue...

Options...  More is always better for this category!

Matching numbers is VERY desirable!

Looking for a driver that may or may not need paint.  Not looking for a 100 point ride. More like a nice driver that needs some love. The more complete the better.  Heck I can media blast, paint & polish.  But if the right shiny one came available at the right price I could be swayed!

Looking to stay around 8K for this TA.  More for the right car.  The price is not set in stone.  I can tell you I will not be spending 15K on this machine.  Unless you have a 50th Anny laying around that needs a new home...

As you can see nothing is set in stone.  I will know of the right one when I see or hear about it.

Give me a PM, a call or send a note by pigeon.  I am a motivated buyer.

BTW:  Just talked to Hammer (Mike).  He said he is going to be looking over my shoulder as I buy this car.  I have to make him proud.  I don't want the Hammer coming down on me!  LOL

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Stan
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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 10:27:41 PM »
Stan, Welcome to 78ta.  I know were there is a #'s correct 76LE , but has no title, but CHEAP!!  and needs restored.  but its a LE and #'s correct.  and its a 400 not a 455.

there is another her too. I'll find it.
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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 10:31:54 PM »
Thanks Mike!

I commented on that post also. 

I am getting such a warm fuzzy about this forum already!

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Stan
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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 10:35:05 PM »
here it is, this is one to have for a nice driver.  just not sure if it for sale or sold..

http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=27209.0
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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 10:36:26 PM »
Stan, Welcome to 78ta.  I know were there is a #'s correct 76LE , but has no title, but CHEAP!!  and needs restored.  but its a LE and #'s correct.  and its a 400 not a 455.

there is another her too. I'll find it.

Thanks for the reply 4SPEED!

I REALLY want a 455 manual.

But like I said earlier nothing is set in stone.

That is one cherry low mile ride.  I would consider it, but it is apparently not in my price range.  Although the price has not been set from what I can tell.  Now if it was a 455 I would be all over that car like a cover...

Should of also said I would travel for the right car.  Within a semi-reasonable distance from North-central West Virginia.

The quest continues...

Stan

WV
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 10:45:26 PM by TransAm_Stan »
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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 10:41:13 PM »
I will keep my eye out, I search ALOT.

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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 10:42:17 PM »
OK thanks Mike..    Brother Stan,  your looking for a tuff one.  but I like your style  ;)   . I'll keep an eye open.

you here in Ohio?
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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010, 10:49:32 PM »
Oh sorry, Welcome to the forum.  And good luck to you!

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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2010, 10:56:50 PM »
OK thanks Mike..    Brother Stan,  your looking for a tuff one.  but I like your style  ;)   . I'll keep an eye open.

you here in Ohio?

Not in OH.  But close.  WV.   Although I did go to OSUATI in Wooster.  That count?

Thanks for helping me look.  The more eyes the better.  

I am all over Craigslist and fleabay as well as select forums.

I will find something.  Hopefully sooner than later!

Stan

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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010, 10:58:35 PM »
Let me know of any cheap 76's if you would like.  ;D

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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 11:06:29 PM »
I am in the market for a 76 455 TA.  I have lusted over these cars since I was in high school.  I am 50 now & it is time to scratch this off my "bucket list"  In a perfect world this is what I would like ...

Hi and welcome to the forum. If you don't mind me asking why just a 76? What makes it so special to you? Is it the last year for a 455, one year only nose, options, honeycombs??? Previous ownership?

Perhaps none of my business but usually a man stuck on one year has an important reason.
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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2010, 11:13:50 PM »
I like the 76 because I feel it was the last muscle car look for the t/a.  77-81 is more of a sporty look to me

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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2010, 11:43:20 PM »
I have to agree with 4SPEED on this one.  

I do not have a good reason for wanting a 76.  I just do.

I might consider a 77, but IMHO it is more show than go.  For my first muscle car I want go!  LOL

I also realize that with only 200 hp, the 455 is Not true muscle car status for most people.  I will leave that to the SS Chevelles, hemi equipped cars & the hot Mustangs.  I dont know, I just like the looks of the 76.  And I am sure if I don't like the HP of said 455, I am fairly certain it can be breathed on to produce what many would agree to be true muscle HP.  I dont think I will need the extra hp, I like torque.  But I reserve the right to change my mind after I live with the 455 for a while!

The 455 IS the last muscle car produced.  One can argue that the later models wore that badge as well. And I would agree that considering what was being produced by the other mfg's the later model gen 2 offering from Pontiac WAS a muscle car.  Although they arent a 455, just like a 455 isn't a 454, 428 or a 426 as far as HP #'s are concerned.

Another driving force behind my 76 choice is I knew a hot chick back in high school.  She drove a Carousel red 76 TA.  I could never figure out which was hotter.  I called it a tie.  ;)

The real reason is not complicated..  I just like the looks of the car.  It really is that simple.  

Ok, I am rambling.  My apologies.

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« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 11:48:26 PM by TransAm_Stan »
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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2010, 11:51:40 PM »
So it's the hot chic in HS. You can be honest here. LOL
I'm a 76'er to the end. No others! Maybe, if you rolled a 74 up into a ball and threw it on me...maybe. I don't know why either. My first was a 1979 black and silver formula with a sick 301. The 76's just speak to me. I'd save every single one that I could. I bet I've bought, sold and owned 15 76's alone.
Anywho... Not to steal your post but welcome to the forum and the ever so elite 76 club. Maybe Hitman will give us our own room. LOL
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Re: WTB: 76 TA 455
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2010, 12:01:55 AM »
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