We have long sung the praises of the legendary Pontiac 455 engine that was quite literally the last true hurrah of the original muscle car era. The machines were produced in low volume in 1973 and 1974 and as we all know the guys behind the program were people like Herb Adams and a band of hardcore engineering who fought to their last professional breath on it. If there was some “secret sauce” to the Super Duty, it was the cylinder heads. Despite the huge chambers and low combustion the heads moved a bunch of air and allowed all 455ci beneath them to really do the job they were designed to do. The engineers also knew that some owners would take the initiative and go the extra mile, adding more camshaft and compression and really waking up the inner beast lurking within the motor.
As Super Duty production numbers were low, actual factory Super Duty parts are not all that common to see for sale and they are not inexpensive. This set of heads (which will ship complete per some buyer input) are ready to be bought for $6,500. As we so often argue here, if you have a Super Duty with no engine and can spend the money to put a real Super Duty 455 in it, the value will skyrocket to the point that buying a set of iron Pontiac heads for six and a half grand would actually make sense.
The cool thing is that these heads, while shown bare are being shipped complete with fresh stainless valves, a light valve job, springs, and all the stuff you’d need to bolt them on and make them happy!