1983 Pontiac Trans Am Mecham MSE, #65 of 150
Through family Pontiac dealership connections, Daniel Mecham of Mecham Racing secured a program of delivery of factory 1982 and 1983 Trans Ams to their Arizona Facility, where significant performance and appearance upgrades were installed. These limited production models were then marketed successfully across the country.
The 1983 Mecham Racing MSE Trans Am presented at auction is a true Limited Edition collector car built by MR from a Pontiac Trans Am. This is an authentic high performance option, called “ Motor Sports Edition”. In 1983 Mecham Racing made only 150 MSE TA’s and this is #65. The odometer shows less than 68,000 miles which are believed to be original, but not confirmed. The car was subjected to a high-end repaint to original Meacham specifications. Inside and out the car shows very well.
This car was built for performance and handling, it has a 305 V8 with Cross Fire Ignition with twin carbs and working Ram Air (part of the MSE option). The MSE was equipped with a “Talon” suspension system, featuring Koni struts which tightened up the car and lowered it 1”, droop limit straps, 4 wheel disc brakes and a posi-trac rear end with 3.23:1 gears rounded out the MSE package. These drive train upgrades were designed to allow this machine to handle at speeds in excess of 160mph.
Each MSE was personalized with a Mecham Racing console plaque that bears the car’s serial number. Additionally, Each MSE (aka Macho 5.0) was outfitted with an MR 170mph speedometer, MR Tachometer, MR leather steering wheel, MR Alloy wheels, MR ground effects including the nose/air dam and a custom tail fin and the MR “War Paint” two tone paint. Other factory options on this car include gray interior, T-tops with trunk mounted storage bags, rear hatch privacy pull-down, A/C, Tilt wheel, cruise control, power windows/door locks/steering/mirrors/rear hatch and a surround sound cassette stereo system.