'81 Trans Am Matt Schone Mayville, WI
Growing up on Smokey and the Bandit pretty much sealed Matt Schone's car of choice; it had to be a black Trans Am. He picked up a '78 in 1996 and used it as a daily driver for a few years until mileage and wear started to add up. It ended up sitting until 2006 when Matt pulled it into the garage, ready to begin a redo. Unfortunately the weather hadn't been kind, and the floors and the quarters were rusty. Rather than patch, Matt found a more solid '81 roller with new suspension and combined the two cars putting the '78's front clip on the '81 shell. After three years of work, it's nearly finished, with paint the next item on the list. Matt's actually thinking about satin black with an orange 'bird, à la Project Talladega. We say go for it, there are plenty of stock restored TAs out there.