- Engine Size
- 400 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1970 Pontiac Firebird Coupe
1970 Pontiac Firebird Coupe
Are the Firebird and Trans Am the same? The truthful answer is yes and no. While all Trans Am's are Pontiac Firebirds, not all Firebirds are Trans Am's. This is due to Trans Am's being a type of Pontiac Firebird started as a specialty package in 1969. The Trans Am essentially took the Firebird's performance to the next level. Compared to their Firebird counterparts, Trans Am's offered upgraded horsepower, handling and suspension. Through all four generations, you could purchase a Trans Am instead of the base Firebird if you wanted to take your performance to another level.
For consignment and your eye enjoyment, a 1970 Firebird coupe. Fully restored with some extras thrown in, and now looking very racy. This excellent driver utilizes a Formula fiberglass hood and a Trans-Am rear spoiler. GM provides the Bermuda Blue paint, and Rally 2 wheels now in menacing black. Always garaged, never raced, and well maintained.
The first thing noticed about the Firebird is the front end, with its “Endura” plastic bumper that encases the grille and headlights. Since the bumper is the color of the car, it gives a unique bumper-less appearance. Consigner states the paint has a flex agent in it to prevent cracking of the Endura material covering. Bermuda Blue is the color and it is looking great from the 2006 respray. The headlights have been upgraded to halogen and these have clear LED halos. A dual scooped Formula fiberglass hood is on and the grille is an iconic split design with the Pontiac beak. Moving rearward, the car does not have much trimming save for the rocker and around the glass, and it's all in excellent condition. A beautiful sloping rear glass and small trunk deck leads into a Firebird rear spoiler. This frames “bird beak” shaped taillights and there is a lower chrome bumper below. 15 inch Rally 2 wheels in black coating are wrapped by like new blackwall tires. A side view of this car shows a great stance.
A swing of the black vinyl covered paneled doors which are excellent, shows off the interior which looks like new. Black vinyl in shiny condition covers the front buckets and rear bench. The center console also in black is also excellent. Up front the machine turned swirl pattern dash has been added, and it houses all original gauges. This is fronted by a new Formula steering wheel. Also within the dash is a modern Bluetooth capable Kenwood AM/FM/CD/MP3 player. 4 speakers throughout the cabin belt out the tunes for those longer cruises. A/C was originally installed, however due to the headers being put on it has gone by the wayside. Black carpeting covers all the floors, and a tight black headliner is above. Original options like power steering, power front disc brakes, a rear window defroster, drivers remote mirror toggle and an electric trunk release are on and working.
Under the dual scooped hood, is a pristine engine bay which includes a rebuilt 400ci V8 from 1976. This engine has roller rockers, a performance cam and performance reworked 6X heads. On back is a performance heavy duty TH350 all rebuilt and purposed for track use, but never raced. There is a 2500 stall converter kit, and this has less than 6K miles since its rebuild. A Rochester carburetor in 4-barrel format is atop, and a 10-bolt 3.42 positraction rear axle is now installed. Noted are headers, 3-inch exhaust with a H pipes and Flowmaster mufflers.
All is looking good underneath with very little surface rust even seen anywhere. Suspension and axles were replaced by the car's prior owner, and now there are air shocks on the rear. Power disc brakes are in front and power drums for the rear. I'll give it an A grade for the undercarriage restoration.
A quick light of the 8 fires and off to the test track I was. Here performance shone brightly, and handling was excellent as well. Solid braking, and all was working just swimmingly.
The culmination of 2 owners who really cared and upgraded the car and now a stunning example of a Firebird coupe turned high performance potential racer. All is there to do it, just never has its legs stretched. Maybe you will be the one to do so?
87-2 Door Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
128690-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 22387-1970 Firebird Coupe
BDY N746353-Norwood Body #
TR 208-Black Vinyl
PNT 75-Cardinal Red
06D-4th Week June Build
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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