Dirtiest Car Ever! First Wash in 20 Years Lost Pontiac Trans Am Rare 455 HO

This has been one of my pet-preservation-projects over the past few months. I wanted to create what I feel would be a fun "TV show for FIstart". This was shot over 9 days, 1200+ individual clips, and obviously a ton of car detailing disaster work. For whatever reason, the idea of rescuing or "preserving" a car for someone else to enjoy and rebuild is incredible satisfying. Anyhow, this is actually one of the dirtiest cars I've ever worked on which created a few interesting paint washing problems. The paint was so rough from sun exposure that the dirt was incredibly challenging to clean or remove from the surface of the paint. Likewise, Joe told me later that he has a few extra body panels in his garage that he and Buddy can use for the rust repair stage of the restoration. This was definitely the first wash in 20 years, but well worth the effort. Hope everyone enjoys! -Larry
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  • Nice job Larry , you have a good soul. You are changing people's lives through these awesome cars. It's nice to see the future generation getting excited about these old classic cars. I see you Larry molding and teaching the next generation of detailers...future YT video..lol ! Keep up the good work .

    Tony BaroneTony Barone18 päivää sitten
    • @Oisin Gilheaney wrf

      Ambrose EstradaAmbrose Estrada2 päivää sitten
    • @Djuztin where the Beamer community at tho

      Ambrose EstradaAmbrose Estrada2 päivää sitten
    • 41

      Garrett HarderGarrett Harder2 päivää sitten
    • you know he doesn't do it for free

      YourOneBreeehYourOneBreeeh12 päivää sitten
    • Are kidding me. A fully restored, matching numbers HO can fetch anywhere between $25-$65k. Larry, you breathe life into less. LoL

      John SpanosJohn Spanos13 päivää sitten
  • 5:00 its a bmw 5 series i think

    Floepie DoepieFloepie Doepie4 tuntia sitten
  • I don’t know why Uhaul doesn’t put a wench on the auto transports

    annoythedonkeyannoythedonkey8 tuntia sitten
  • So this car hasn't been washed longer then I've been alive?

    MASTER-OF- EVILMASTER-OF- EVIL13 tuntia sitten
  • I dont know who gets off by sending and crushing/scrapping vintage machinery and vehicles, It makes me so sad to see amazingly heavy overbuilt machines, tools and classics scrapped like they are a dime a dozen. Even though most of the time, the time and labor that would be involved in refurbishing and restoring these items isnt practical and the money that would have to go into it just doesnt make sense but there is always, ALWAYS someone who will do it. I would say that this car might be a little to far gone because of all the rust in the rear and the dents.

    Andy BrooksAndy Brooks16 tuntia sitten
  • Saving any classic car is never a waste of money.

    1.21 GIGAWATTS!?!1.21 GIGAWATTS!?!22 tuntia sitten
  • Never crush a 455 HO Trans AM

    Jimmy BurnsJimmy Burns23 tuntia sitten
  • Doesnt even need a full restoration. Just patch the seats, few dents and rust and its all good

    chinchy111chinchy111Päivä sitten
  • Whoever says you cant’t polish a turd needs to watch this video 👌

    Daniel HowellsDaniel HowellsPäivä sitten
  • How much does this cost if someone were to do it? Like the whole washing, cleaning and polishing Just like he did? I'm not from the US so I'm just curious

    Mustafa ShahidMustafa ShahidPäivä sitten
  • I still have my high school car I bought in 1980, a 1976 Trans Am 455. It hasn't run since 1985 since it became illegal in California after the emissions law was passed. I had put a carefully rebuilt balanced and blueprinted 1967 GTO 400 engine in it after the 455 had some major issues. That's what made it not be able to pass emissions. I still have the original 455 block and have another with 4 bolt mains. If I get the time one day, I'll restore it.

    Stefan SteinerStefan SteinerPäivä sitten
  • Clickbait. The title should read "Car with some light dust on the bodywork".

    Jolteon52Jolteon52Päivä sitten
  • 8:51 me when I see a girls shoulder

    XefreeXefreePäivä sitten
  • Hope we can see the car when its finished in a future video! 😁🤞

    Brendan OlevnikBrendan OlevnikPäivä sitten
  • 5:40 NOOOOO anyone saying those awful words should be reported

    AldrethAldrethPäivä sitten
  • I do miss the old styling where spoilers and wheel spats were a thing, even if they were just for looks.

    trackerrrrtrackerrrr2 päivää sitten
  • Paint job on rust...

    Snipp CiSnipp Ci2 päivää sitten
  • Yeah no the guy sees the car and he's just like "woah." And same with the rims. I think this guy did not appreciate the hard work.

    MrFilmerMrFilmer2 päivää sitten
  • lol this must be a joke, this guy shines up a turd. You don't paint over rust. Fix it properly. Shines up the wheels but uses the original rusty lug nuts. the back fender is gone. Hopefully you didn't charge these two guys through the nose.

    pattygqpattygq2 päivää sitten
  • I'm working on a 1975 Firebird Formula 400. So awesome to see classic Pontaic Firebirds still around and being restored.

    ChrisLycanChrisLycan2 päivää sitten
  • The purple teller conformably scrub because security previously grin without a grouchy polish. dynamic, incompetent boundary

    Judith QuadeJudith Quade2 päivää sitten
  • SUPER BEST washing job i've ever seen , I Imagine someone like you is in INDONESIA

    Redhi Yudha PerdanaRedhi Yudha Perdana2 päivää sitten
  • Gotta love the pro mechanic, ol "maestro" hollering for a 13mm socket to remove the diagonal fender braces to access the battery for replacement. And seemingly completely oblivious to the fact that there wouldn't have even been a single metric sized fastener, anywhere on that entire, model year 1975, American car.

    anthony cusinatoanthony cusinato2 päivää sitten
  • These videos are awesome. Love the transformation and the attention to detail and the love for cars.

    Mark BarryMark Barry2 päivää sitten
  • Awesome ness

    buddy77587buddy775873 päivää sitten
  • Would love this old pontiac, absolute sacrilege to send this car to the crusher

    Luke HamptonLuke Hampton3 päivää sitten
  • Nice 280 z u got there

    Matlock 2009Matlock 20093 päivää sitten
  • Drop a big fat big block 460 in there and call it good after you clean the intior and under the hood level the rust and tims

    Matlock 2009Matlock 20093 päivää sitten
  • A+ to those with the expertise, passion and $$ to preserve a wonderful piece of automotive history.

    Michael WeaverMichael Weaver3 päivää sitten
  • The cheerful peony sequentially obtain because chicken predominantly repeat regarding a tedious pan. ugly, wholesale flood

    Brittany BakerBrittany Baker3 päivää sitten
  • I hope you had someone in the car with you and your not one of those idiots driving by themselves wearing a mask

    Paul BPaul B3 päivää sitten
  • Part 2

    j0aped 9j0aped 93 päivää sitten
  • I would like to know how you set up you’re shampoor or what chemical you put in it

    James MitchellJames Mitchell4 päivää sitten
  • People that say burn and demolish old cars rather than restore them should never be let near vehicles as they are a gateway to the past and a huge key to unlocking history we never got to see

    BrendenBrenden4 päivää sitten
  • With the STAGED Corona SCAM the governments all over the world are trying to eradicate our FREEDOM. If we don't FIGHT back we will end up as SLAVES

    John StevensJohn Stevens4 päivää sitten
  • 9:26 what's that yellow car in the next bay?

    TheFiremonkeymanTheFiremonkeyman4 päivää sitten
  • nice bro

    Dimas adjaDimas adja4 päivää sitten
  • I think saving it and restoring is better than have it destroyed

    subway train 7,100subway train 7,1004 päivää sitten
  • I usually just take my cars to a 5 dollar car wash on Tuesdays and use their free vacuums for a few minutes then take advantage of the free dash wipes...it all gets dirty like 2 weeks later

    Cajun ManCajun Man4 päivää sitten
  • I seen a trans am in perfect condition from one of my clients. It’s literally under a lot of junk lol but the car is solid.

    Excel DetailExcel Detail4 päivää sitten
  • No matter how much u polish a turd it's still a turd.

    ford nutford nut4 päivää sitten
  • This is badass.

    Aaron LorenteAaron Lorente4 päivää sitten
  • The handsome bird initially program because stepmother technologically camp among a black-and-white discussion. husky, possible clock

    Brittany BakerBrittany Baker4 päivää sitten
  • I had a orange 1976 Trans Am with a 455 love to have it now

    T59T595 päivää sitten
  • Who has the soul to scrap a classic car, in a quite good condition like that? Once we have found a '92 Mini, but police was involved. We stepped on their toes day after day, for 6 years. We visited this car like the cemetery, and one day, we found it vandalized. After 10(!) years, the owner of the property called, that the police closed the case. (post office robbery, arrested them in 2 hours after back in the day) We visited the Mini once again. Because of the broken windows, head/tail lights, violated hood, the cars bottom was one big complete hole. So save as much cars as You can. They have historic value, and will make so much people smile, and pop up some memories...

    VadkaniVadkani5 päivää sitten
  • From someone that restores old muscle cars for a living that car is not in that bad of shape

    Pitbull Gamer81Pitbull Gamer815 päivää sitten
  • Pays 5,000 for the makeover on a car that needs triple that in repairs. Yeah makes sense.

    Harrison NelsonHarrison Nelson5 päivää sitten
  • Hey Larry, what kind of seal or cover is that? The one for your hose. At 6:19.

    Tee SimonTee Simon5 päivää sitten
  • Mask in a car. Smart 😂

    Kyle BakerKyle Baker5 päivää sitten
  • I'm MERAJ my cantaree is Pakistan and weery god car thek u so much

    Meraj KhanMeraj Khan6 päivää sitten
  • We're gonna need updates on this restoration !

    Donald L. ShermanDonald L. Sherman6 päivää sitten
  • Great Work on the HO

    cartee86cartee866 päivää sitten
  • Make more like this video sir👍

    RajaDepartment StoresRajaDepartment Stores6 päivää sitten
  • Why would someone take this Beautiful car to the crusher?

    ShrekShrek6 päivää sitten
  • Bla bla bla bla

    Max RguezMax Rguez6 päivää sitten
  • Nice work dude👍

    x-no 127x-no 1276 päivää sitten
  • @Ammo you're out of control bro. (In a good way) You really go out your way to inspire ppl with your work.

    BRAT PACKBRAT PACK6 päivää sitten
  • When it's all set and done Larry needs to go into someone's automotive hall of fame.

    Black GODBlack GOD6 päivää sitten
  • That is a beautiful car

    Anthony RogersonAnthony Rogerson6 päivää sitten
  • Q bosta,,,,,,

    Marcelo antonioMarcelo antonio7 päivää sitten
  • 10k car as-is

    Mark RondsonMark Rondson7 päivää sitten
  • Driving with a mask,hahaha beta

    Eugene DennyEugene Denny7 päivää sitten
  • You did a really nice job.but in the video you was doing one wheel at a time. Why is this you could of done all 4 at the same time is there a reason why you did not do this

    James HuffmanJames Huffman7 päivää sitten
  • Hey Larry, Great video, as usual. BTY, what ever happened to that huge barn full of cars. I joined the website, even emailed with them, then nothing. Could you provide additional commentary? Thank you.

    John GriffinJohn Griffin7 päivää sitten
  • I recently watched a video on DRY ICE BLASTING. I think it will be a good investment and will surely make your life easier.

    bb bbb b7 päivää sitten
  • Nice vintage car

    Mas BejoMas Bejo7 päivää sitten
  • His door handles are pistons. I didnt think this man could get any cooler!

    Showtime0212Showtime02127 päivää sitten
  • I noticed you left the seat bolts rusty, seems a strange thing to do when you did everything else.

    BlutoandCoBlutoandCo7 päivää sitten
  • Wheres the link above for the wheel restoration?

    Mopar Tom's GarageMopar Tom's Garage7 päivää sitten
  • That's an awesome transformation! And that character looks just like Al Pacino, only shorter! :D

    RoadRealityRoadReality7 päivää sitten
  • U got a mil views. U couldn’t spring for a new seat and some body work? I seen whistlin diesel destroy 100k truck for a mil views. Joker

    john arosejohn arose7 päivää sitten
  • That mechanic dude would have a great youtube channel.

    Bad XergeBad Xerge7 päivää sitten
  • Cool channel, Bro! One of my Subscribers helped me find your channel. I am a newbie at Car detailing and I hope to learn a lot from your channel. ⭐️

    Jason DornstarJason Dornstar7 päivää sitten
    • What's up Jason? You'll thrive in this field especially with detailing/shining. Didn't expect I'd you see here. Shinatown!

      Joshua RoyJoshua Roy3 päivää sitten
  • This is an infomercial,nobody is gonna send an SD to the crusher,even in this "bad shape" it is worth big money, actually you cannot even buy a car like this on the cheap or waste time cleaning,those things go straight to frame-off resto,this video is bull,btw replacing the original trim rings with Walmart ones devaluate the car big time

    peter455sdpeter455sd7 päivää sitten
  • Firebirds are the best

    XxAngetubexX 65XxAngetubexX 657 päivää sitten
  • Driving with your mask on 🤦‍♂️, please stop the insanity

    michael troutmichael trout7 päivää sitten
  • Yea Larry no one would say crush this car. Restore this beauty ASAP.

    StreetKing ProductionsStreetKing Productions7 päivää sitten
  • "High output" 😆 The real horsepower ended a few years earlier 😕

    GrabasandwichGrabasandwich7 päivää sitten
  • Nothing like a firebird

  • He has a shop but couldn't attach a lisence plate to the front of a car

    Space CryptidSpace Cryptid8 päivää sitten
    • Totally. Even the stock picture shows a license plate holder attached at 1:30 fistart.info/tv/videot/3KOtxYGWecuDmN0.html

      Cat WashingtonCat Washington7 päivää sitten
  • May i know the all bgm ? Thanks

    大肥猫大肥猫8 päivää sitten
  • What kind of power washer do you use?

    Downeast BBQDowneast BBQ8 päivää sitten
  • Mannn please upload more often!!!

    Always SmileAlways Smile8 päivää sitten
    • Argghhhh!!

      Always SmileAlways Smile8 päivää sitten
  • What's up with that bricklin!

    Anthony MartinAnthony Martin8 päivää sitten
  • What’s the song at 9:12 I like it

    S197LandoS197Lando8 päivää sitten
  • I love Trans AM cars next to Corvette's. I hope it everything on that Trans am gets fix. It's a classic.

    RaymondRaymond8 päivää sitten
  • I love it good job guys

    Mohamad BazziMohamad Bazzi8 päivää sitten
  • I didn’t really think the car was worth the effort. Like putting lipstick on a pig. There is a lot of money involved in restoring that T/A. New quarter panels, front fenders, interior, paint, not to mention the engine, transmission and brakes. If the owner spent $25k the job still wouldn’t be done. I don’t know what the value of that car would be when finished but suspect the restoration cost would exceed the value.

    RogerRoger8 päivää sitten
  • Well done guys! 🔥🦅

    James LucopJames Lucop8 päivää sitten
  • When I see him brushing the dirt on the paint.... and then powerwashing. Feels like first time

    hades zeushades zeus8 päivää sitten
  • Everything about this vid was perfect Larry's kind Heart his childlike nerdy passion bleeding through as he starts the process the walk through talk through another Ammo masterclass

    allan burdgeallan burdge8 päivää sitten
  • There is like no space in New York everything is so tight

    Dretty DreDretty Dre8 päivää sitten
  • Yea... don't rip up that carpet...it's holding up the floor pan 🤣🤣🤣.

    Curtis SherwoodCurtis Sherwood8 päivää sitten
  • Yooooo! I Need That Kind Of Help On My FoxBody Mustang !

    Juan RamirezJuan Ramirez8 päivää sitten
  • Such an amazing video and definitely gonna try your products.

    Paintwork by JrPaintwork by Jr8 päivää sitten
  • Imagine if they just let it sit again lol

    Salamat Po!Salamat Po!8 päivää sitten
  • Power washed. How much psi? Thanks.

    Jon WeaverJon Weaver8 päivää sitten
  • My Father and his Son Jesus Christ are the greatest restorers EVER!

    A Big Red GA Big Red G8 päivää sitten
  • Amazing video 💯✅🙏 Love it Larry. Keep up the great work.

    Alpha QueAlpha Que8 päivää sitten
  • Something like this has to cost like $5k

    MOBB DEEPMOBB DEEP9 päivää sitten