This stunning black and red Macho Trans Am is just an
amazing TA and could possibly be only one of only four Machos with this paint
scheme. The car was recently sold to a new owner and while I have
contacted him he hasn't yet agreed to provide his name or new pics.
In fact just recently he put this Macho and '79 #24 up for sale as a
pair. He runs a website that features those two Machos and a couple
of others he's working. You can see it at
requested permission to post his name here for the Machos that he
owns and for pics of all 4 or 5 that he owns. Hopefully he'll agree.
The information below was provided be the previous owner:
"The Macho came with major original receipts, some
previous owner notes, custom car cover, and DKM Macho racing jacket
dating back to 1978. It is 1978 Macho Trans Am #140 with a W72 T/A
400 motor, a Borg Warner 4-spd transmission with a DKM Hurst
competition shifter, 4:10 gears in the rear end, WS6 suspension, and
15x8 aluminum snowflake wheels.
It is Starlight Black with Mayan Red body accents and Carmine
interior, one of only three that my research has identified with
this paint scheme (#118, #140 and #173). It is a numbers matching original vehicle (with the
exceptions of (1) front seat covers, headliner, Holley street
dominator aluminum intake manifold, 4.10 rear end gears, mufflers
instead of catalytic converters, oil filter relocation kit, and
radio) with other major work being the correct paint (including
colors and schema) and T/A emblems that were redone 5 years ago. The DKM #140 car began life in Arizona and has had 5 owners. It was
originally purchased from Larry Miller Pontiac in July 1978. At
21,000 miles on the odometer, it was repossessed in February 1982,
and sat until June 1984. Duane Bautch, of Phoenix, Az then
purchased the car after his DKM #151 was totaled in an accident.
Duane drove the car regularly until July 1988, after which it was
stored for 11 years. At 48,900 miles, Duane then sold the car to
Paul Raffaelli, who transported it to Weston, FL in March of 1999.
At 51, 345 miles, it was then resold to Tracy Pruitt, who
transported it to Tampa, FL in June of 2002. At 52, 285 miles, I
then purchased the car in November of 2002. At its current 54, 685
miles, it still has a totally rust free body and, as observable from
the pictures, is still in awesome shape. Mechanically, it runs very
strong with that heavy, big-block sound. It stops people and turns
heads everywhere it is driven. The paperwork has been augmented with
the full data package from the Pontiac Historical Society, including
a laminated copy of the window sticker."
Webmasters note: It is interesting to note that Paul calls out
TAs including his that should have this paint scheme for the '78 model
year. Since Paul provided me this information a total of 5 '78s have
surfaced with this paint scheme and all 5 are located here on the
site. Currently the Machos wearing this paint scheme are #104, #118,
#140, #173 and #193.