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 GRlifes". 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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  1. Tony Barone

    Tony BaroneΠριν μήνα

    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 .

  2. Grant and his Dad Fix Stuff

    Grant and his Dad Fix StuffΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Yes you are good man

  3. random

    randomΠριν 18 ημέρες

    16 year old with a 55 Chevy bel air wagon here. I prefer it a lot over a new econobox. Bought it for 600$ 5 years ago and now I have it running and driving decently. I’m now repairing the stuff I did when I was 12 and first bought the car. I’m glad with the current state of it now, probably will need to be re sprayed sometime.

  4. Matt H.

    Matt H.Πριν 20 ημέρες

    I remember when Larry got that first Porsche dream car, then he got the Audi, now he's got the shop and driving a brand new Porsche around town. I'm so happy for his success, well deserved. The only guy I'm legit jealous of, he's got my dream life!

  5. Gabriel Klein

    Gabriel KleinΠριν 22 ημέρες

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son JESUS CHRIST FOR OUR SINS so whoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life Amen Amen Amen

  6. Ambrose Estrada

    Ambrose EstradaΠριν μήνα

    @Oisin Gilheaney wrf

  7. Danny Wanny

    Danny WannyΠριν ημέρα

    Just hope they don’t leave it outside. The salt and sun and maybe the snow will keep on ruining out the rust

  8. Sergi Martínez

    Sergi MartínezΠριν 3 ημέρες

    An amazing job dudes! Btw I can't find the link to the step by step for the wheels. Can you share it please? Thanks!


    HARP OCCURRENCEΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Why the hell didn't u washing it outside lol jezz lol get big chunks off outside 😂

  10. AMMO NYC

    AMMO NYCΠριν 3 ημέρες

    It’s was freezing and its loud and I have neighbors


    HARP OCCURRENCEΠριν 3 ημέρες

    An original 455 ho trans am and you think most people would say junk this, that's idiotic. Sentimental value isn't needed here.

  12. Nickolas Djukich

    Nickolas DjukichΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Ammo is more than a detailer

  13. Michael Wagner

    Michael WagnerΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Larry, why are you wearing a mask in your car?

  14. xTheCommodore

    xTheCommodoreΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Great video Larry! Hope these guys are able to restore the Trans Am to it's former glory. I recently bought a Pontiac Fiero and wish my dad was still around to work on it with me. He passed away when I was a teenager and I don't think he could have ever pictured me buying a classic car, let alone learning how to work on it!

  15. overdriven77

    overdriven77Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Please, what's the music used in this video?

  16. Tanveer Ahmed

    Tanveer AhmedΠριν 6 ημέρες

    One of the best video. The car is the star.restore it and enjoy it wow .👍👍👍

  17. james Branner

    james BrannerΠριν 7 ημέρες

    That car is not bad for how rare it is! I've seen far worse restored!

  18. Joseph Yumul

    Joseph YumulΠριν 7 ημέρες


  19. Au/Ag 999

    Au/Ag 999Πριν 7 ημέρες

    0:40 using a mask 🤡 😷🤪💀 Covid cult

  20. Just Nerp

    Just NerpΠριν 7 ημέρες

    I would cry if I saw that car get crushed

  21. cat dude

    cat dudeΠριν 7 ημέρες

    That car is beautiful I would never crush it I've always been into older car even though I'm only 12

  22. Muhammed Shamir

    Muhammed ShamirΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Never crush it bro

  23. Balistic 120

    Balistic 120Πριν 9 ημέρες

    That leaf tho

  24. Josh Samorodin

    Josh SamorodinΠριν 9 ημέρες

    I wish my bird was in this great of condition when I got it

  25. hotdognobun

    hotdognobunΠριν 9 ημέρες

    That mechanic looks like Les Baer Sr

  26. Dan Shepherd

    Dan ShepherdΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Would love to see a follow up video on this in a few months time 👍

  27. Darren Riley

    Darren RileyΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Do the interior getting it running right but leave the body a little ratty

  28. Dzonza _

    Dzonza _Πριν 11 ημέρες

    A trans pontiac

  29. Powdah

    PowdahΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Buddy has the most New York accent I love it

  30. Joe Minoso

    Joe MinosoΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Saving it was a good idea 😃...father and son project priceless....

  31. Adonis Taveras

    Adonis TaverasΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Amazing story

  32. Mr Salty

    Mr SaltyΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Throw all the money you want at a car It’ll never compare to pouring your love into it

  33. SkurrrBango

    SkurrrBangoΠριν 12 ημέρες

    I want to see this car being refurbed plz give us news

  34. matthew droz

    matthew drozΠριν 13 ημέρες

    What's your favorite power washer brand/model to use? My girlfriend loves her electric one for mobile details. Just looking for input! :)

  35. jkno lamo

    jkno lamoΠριν 14 ημέρες

    For the people saying get rid of it or trash it,,they don't know anything about cars!

  36. Ian

    IanΠριν 15 ημέρες

    They got a leaf in the carb now

  37. Kevin Woodring

    Kevin WoodringΠριν 16 ημέρες

    i had to pause. if you think this trans am would be better off being crushed you shoiuldnt be watching it. all it ever comes down to is money. but that is all.

  38. L3x Crew

    L3x CrewΠριν 16 ημέρες

    How is the song called at 13:15?

  39. Brad Morgan

    Brad MorganΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Nice one, Larry! When I first saw Buddy, I thought Robert De Niro was making a guest appearance :)

  40. MotoBian

    MotoBianΠριν 17 ημέρες

    I don't even own a car, but damn Larry's passion for his craft is contagious. New subscriber here!

  41. Sam Scrapla

    Sam ScraplaΠριν 17 ημέρες

    It's just really hard to try and explain to non car people why these things are worth saving.

  42. JDMlatino

    JDMlatinoΠριν 18 ημέρες

    5:37 thats straight cappin. We would never say that about a trans am

  43. Maula Drs

    Maula DrsΠριν 18 ημέρες

    ramudeng bosone bro

  44. Jesse Fig

    Jesse FigΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Bravo! Magic Fingers lol

  45. Sandros Games City

    Sandros Games CityΠριν 20 ημέρες

    9:13 you should've started foaming from the top

  46. Jay Guerrero

    Jay GuerreroΠριν 21 ημέρα


  47. Armored117

    Armored117Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Shoulda started a go fund me for these guys to help them accomplish their goal.

  48. Tallishyeti27

    Tallishyeti27Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Where did the briklin sv-1 come from? That looks like one I’ve seen in north Texas.

  49. Austin Koeppen

    Austin KoeppenΠριν 22 ημέρες

    What crevice tool do you use on your vacuum?

  50. PA Fishing

    PA FishingΠριν 22 ημέρες

    Why do they have masks on😂😂🤡❄️

  51. Adventures With Sean

    Adventures With SeanΠριν 22 ημέρες

    Commenting to help the algorithm

  52. Noah Barnes

    Noah BarnesΠριν 22 ημέρες

    Bless you for doing that !

  53. Elle Sea

    Elle SeaΠριν 22 ημέρες

    It's an old American car in America, he'll probably be fine.

  54. Halo reach gamer

    Halo reach gamerΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Man I love this car and great work✌🏻❤️

  55. Static_VIP_Camry

    Static_VIP_CamryΠριν 23 ημέρες

    The money he's planning on spending to do a full restoration can get him one that's already running in like new condition. Restoring a car like it just came off the Dealership lot, starts from $10,000-$30,000

  56. wobiwo

    wobiwoΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Buddy really reminds me of Robert downey jr

  57. Spencer Schuckman

    Spencer SchuckmanΠριν 23 ημέρες

    These videos are like Hallmark movies for car people.

  58. luke ,

    luke ,Πριν 23 ημέρες

    Lucky kid.

  59. Micah Frye

    Micah FryeΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Why would anyone crush it? Its beautiful car and in great shape. People who say that just dont like cars

  60. Jose Angel Monterroza

    Jose Angel MonterrozaΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Why this feels like history channel?

  61. Thanutporn L

    Thanutporn LΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Not Cardinal Red (70 gto color) its code 75 Bucanneer Red.

  62. Dark Gaming

    Dark GamingΠριν 24 ημέρες

    too much words than actions 🤧

  63. wb5mgr

    wb5mgrΠριν 24 ημέρες

    First off that was a really cool thing to do and I think you made the best out of the canvas that you were given to paint. On another subject having watched a few recent videos of you in your new shop, Have you ever considered getting one of those plastic floors that you can drive the car up on like I see them using in these videos on GRlifes where they’re washing rugs so that the dirt that’s coming off the vehicle is being captured into a basin that can be drained? Seems like it would be a lot easier than having it all over the floor which looks really nasty.


    HAKEEM ZAHiD ONLINEΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Good working

  65. AMMO NYC

    AMMO NYCΠριν 24 ημέρες


  66. Eric Chan

    Eric ChanΠριν 24 ημέρες

    is this Dwight Shrute's car?

  67. Francisco Barcelo

    Francisco BarceloΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Very cool what u did for these guys

  68. mustangscotty24

    mustangscotty24Πριν 25 ημέρες

    As always love your videos. The T/A was my favorite car ever. I'm 52 and my first car was a 1980 Indy Pace Car T/A and then I had a 79 Bandit. I'm always on the lookout for these cars and the other day I was driving in my neighborhood and I caught a glimpse of a T/A out of the corner of my eye, I pull over and see it is a 1979 10th Anniversary outside with a 1993 T/A inside (not a big fan of that style) I wait and then I walk down the driveway and call out and the owner comes out and I ask if he wants to sell, he does but as the conversation gets deeper I can see he wants more money than I want. He tells me the 10th WS6 4-speed car has a real history of pacing the actual race. The car was sitting in the garage since 94 and this was the first sun it has seen since, it was in very good condition 4 spd with CAITNOP in the windshield, as an avid car maniac myself owning around 18 Mustangs, Foxes, Shelby's, GT350, Cobras, Hellcat, Scat packs, 7 SRT GC's and currently a 21 Mach 1 on order to be built in a couple weeks. I'm also a firefighter that when I was working 24 hrs and it was slow I was known to detail my cars for 20 of those hours, lol. Anyway, I told him since I love these cars and I am good with eBay I would help him take pics and list for him but DO NOT WASH the "barn find" dirt as a selling point OR the only other guy I know who can clean this car is AMMO. I'm going to stop by this weekend to give your info, I hope he calls.

  69. Carter S

    Carter SΠριν 25 ημέρες

    When is car detailing simulator coming out?

  70. Lukey

    LukeyΠριν 25 ημέρες

    who's joe?


    2STEPSAWAYΠριν 25 ημέρες

    Where do I get the ClO2 system from?

  72. Reiioo Senpai

    Reiioo SenpaiΠριν 25 ημέρες

    I love watching your vids bro

  73. Samyak Jain

    Samyak JainΠριν 25 ημέρες

    I really wanna see how the vehicle turned out..does the owner have any socials where i can see it?

  74. Fed Kohl

    Fed KohlΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Buddy looks a lot like Al Pacino

  75. Zac Reyes

    Zac ReyesΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Yes that car is barely being held together, lets do paint correction. ??

  76. Alexmumfat

    AlexmumfatΠριν 26 ημέρες

    I wouldn’t get rid of any trans am I love them

  77. Stephen Gordon

    Stephen GordonΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Why wouldn't you restore this car ! Its gonna be worth it when its done and besides the son is gonna get it so why not put the work into it !

  78. Jeromy Thompson

    Jeromy ThompsonΠριν 26 ημέρες

    I know I'm still a young pup started helping my grandpa restor classics when I was about 4 im 30 now but me and my family restored way worse than this I'm talking full placement on the floor pans entire quarter panels being replaced full replacement of the frame removing entire roof structures and welding on new ones this car is a cake walk compared to some of the restorations me and my grandad have pulled off over the years and done right I might add no cutting corners

  79. Altt

    AlttΠριν 27 ημέρες

    .................... .............

  80. narwhal

    narwhalΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Why would you paint over rust?

  81. jlopez1017d

    jlopez1017dΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Thank you for helping out regular folks who dream of restoring classics. It’s been a very rough year for many Americans and restoring a car is even harder now than before because so many people lost jobs, money, and loved ones. Currently my dad and I are getting ready to replace the engine in our project car and we’re very excited as we’ve had the car for 3 years and we haven’t really been able to drop money in it

  82. علي العبودي

    علي العبوديΠριν 27 ημέρες


  83. Apex Animations

    Apex AnimationsΠριν 27 ημέρες


  84. Panjang Tipper Channel

    Panjang Tipper ChannelΠριν 27 ημέρες


  85. DriveAndMaintain

    DriveAndMaintainΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Keep the original patina. As soon as it's fully restored you'll be too scared to drive it.

  86. Billy Hook

    Billy HookΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Hey guys Giovanni Salvatore from Philly. I'm glad your gonna keep the car I project at a time wow 455 engine build it alittle bit at a time nice job


    ARCH JOLTZΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Slap a motor in it and drive it!

  88. randoff32

    randoff32Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Yesterday, I was washing the car with my son. He said: ‘dad, can’t you just use a sponge?’

  89. Denny

    DennyΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Ammo I bet if you came out with your own brand of ceramic coating you would make some big money $$$$

  90. Sergio Ramirez

    Sergio RamirezΠριν 28 ημέρες

    2:08 to fu**

  91. Elivim !

    Elivim !Πριν 28 ημέρες

    such a cool car {:

  92. Davi joe

    Davi joeΠριν 28 ημέρες

    i want the world to know about you Dr Astrol Goodest for the great work you have done for me i know i was not suppose to say this here i plead, Dr Astrol Goodest is a great man who helped me got back my lover in just 24 hours after me doing what he asked me to do,am sorry Dr Astrol Goodest i onced doubted you i never knew you were this real Dr Astrol Goodest i don't have much to say but a very big thank you from my heart i promise to be loyal to you,and for you reading me now if you need his help too worry no more your solution has come i will advise you also to contact Dr Astrol Goodest via his email [drastrolgoodest@gmail.com] or via his cell phone contact Whatsapp hm +2349135520987 will help you too and promise to thank me later,STAY SAFE AND STAY CLEAN j0

  93. Motheo Lebelo

    Motheo LebeloΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Wow Ammo What a nice save and wash. Car came out nicely after the wash polish, interior clean and the wheels. I am loving the wheels😊😊😊

  94. Les Dijoux

    Les DijouxΠριν 28 ημέρες

    omg the patina is so good on this car at first when it wasn't washed, it was like the transformers 1 camaro 😍😍

  95. ShinyFenders

    ShinyFendersΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Larry, you are a stand up guy !

  96. Floepie Doepie

    Floepie DoepieΠριν 29 ημέρες

    5:00 its a bmw 5 series i think

  97. annoythedonkey

    annoythedonkeyΠριν 29 ημέρες

    I don’t know why Uhaul doesn’t put a wench on the auto transports


    MASTER-OF- EVILΠριν 29 ημέρες

    So this car hasn't been washed longer then I've been alive?

  99. Andy Brooks

    Andy BrooksΠριν 29 ημέρες

    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.

  100. 1.21 GIGAWATTS!?!

    1.21 GIGAWATTS!?!Πριν μήνα

    Saving any classic car is never a waste of money.

  101. Jimmy Burns

    Jimmy BurnsΠριν μήνα

    Never crush a 455 HO Trans AM

  102. chinchy111

    chinchy111Πριν μήνα

    Doesnt even need a full restoration. Just patch the seats, few dents and rust and its all good

  103. Daniel Howells

    Daniel HowellsΠριν μήνα

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

  104. Mustafa Shahid

    Mustafa ShahidΠριν μήνα

    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

  105. Stefan Steiner

    Stefan SteinerΠριν μήνα

    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.

  106. Jolteon52

    Jolteon52Πριν μήνα

    Clickbait. The title should read "Car with some light dust on the bodywork".

  107. Xefree

    XefreeΠριν μήνα

    8:51 me when I see a girls shoulder