Video: YearOne’s Twin-Turbo LS7 “Brewster McQ” Trans Am

YearOne’s Ghost Works Garage has produced some truly amazing project cars over the last few years, and their latest 1973 Trans Am project is no exception to that trend. We recently found this video on YouTube that gives us an up-close look what YearOne calls the “Brewster McQ” Trans Am.

The name comes from the Brewster Green paint job, which was only available on 1973 models. The build also pays homage to the Brewster Trans Am in the 1974 cop action movie McQ, driven by none other than The Duke himself – John Wayne. The movie was never quite as popular as Bullitt or Dirty Harry, but was notable because it was the first time Wayne played a cop, as well as for the great car chases featuring the T/A. Also, it was the first movie to ever use an air cannon to launch a stunt car into a roll-over.

The die-hard Poncho fans will lament the fact that the YearOne’s McQ Trans Am isn’t powered by a Pontiac mill, but all of you LS-heads and general power junkies will love the LS7 under the hood. The engine was specifically built to handle boost and is accompanied by two big Turbonetics turbos. Besides the big rollers inspired by the car’s original wheels, the Brewster McQ Trans Am is a relatively simple car. YearOne added some nice custom touches without being too over the top. It’s really is a great example of thoughtful planning and execution in a project car.

For more info, check out head over to Ghost Works or YearOne’s website.       

 

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Clifton Klaverweiden

Clifton has been a car fanatic since his late teens, when he started the restoration of his '67 Camaro. He considers himself a student of automotive science and technology, and particularly loves all things LSX. And, although he has an appreciation for everything, from imports to exotics, his true passion will always be for GM musclecars.
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