Frame Off Built West Coast Trans Am 460/450 HP V8 3 Speed Auto 12 Bolt 3.42 A/C

Price: US $1,000.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • SubModel: Trans Am
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 4854
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 400 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

SUMMARY

Restored in 2012
Original 400 cubic inch Ram Air III V8 / 450 horsepower
Modern air conditioning
17-inch aluminum wheels
Correct Lucerne Blue paint
Our sale includes Pontiac Historic Services documentation and restoration receipts
Correct Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.42 gears
Lowered suspension

Because their production was so low to begin with, arly second generation Trans Ams are becoming increasingly hard to purchase. And when you throw in the fact that, or years, irst generation cars got all the glory in the eyes of restorers, t complicates the search even more. Take a stroll through a bit of online inventory and generally you'll find either white glove show queens that command high dollar prices or rusted out basket cases in need of high dollar restorations. Well Pontiac fans, oday is your lucky day! RK Motors Charlotte is happy to feature this killer 1970 Ram Air III, hich combines a striking blue on black color combination with an original 400 cubic inch V8 and correct Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed transmission. Not only does this stunning Poncho have the power to back up its outstanding looks, t's also the beneficiary of a recent ground-up restoration that's so clean you'd think it's hardly been driven. So, f you're a Trans Am enthusiast who's searching for the elusive F2 that you can literally purchase and drive straight to the show, e've got the car for you!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Assembled at GM's fabled Van Nuys manufacturing facility in May of 1970, his awesome 'bird was shipped across the country to Koopman Pontiac in Sheldon, owa where it began a 45 year existence filled with immaculate maintenance and impeccable care. Today, earing a professional restoration that was conducted by the crew at MASCAR Auto Body of Costa Mesa, alifornia, he car displays a glossy coat of correct Lucerne Blue 2-stage. And that cool pigment is complemented by a correct set of "TRANS AM" call-outs which, long with a centered roof stripe and aggressive 'Screaming Chicken' header decal, reate some of the most iconic and desirable war paint in automotive history. By the way, f the name of that shop sounds familiar, t's because, n addition to being featured on Overhaulin', ASCAR has completed many of our world classMustangofferings

ENGINE

Take a look under this Tin Indian's long hood and you'll find an original, 00 cubic inch L74 Ram Air III V8 that, n addition to wearing all the right numbers, as been overbored to produce 450 horsepower and 525 lb./ft. of tire-shredding torque. Those numbers include a correct 9799914 casting, correct "YZ" assembly stamp and a matching partial VIN. And the ported and polished block is founded on an Eagle crank, agle rods, OSS Racing pistons and a rowdy Crane cam. Rochester Quadrajet carburetion combines with an MSD coil, familiar points distributor and high quality Taylor plug wires to kick start combustion. Fuel and air flow in to GM heads, hich hang mirrored valve covers over Crane lifters, mith Brothers pushrods, RW roller rockers, anley valves and Comp Beehive springs. Ram Air Products exhaust manifolds flow much better than stock, hile appearing to be stock. Traditional V-belts spin billet timing components behind a beefy Milodon water pump. And items like a Delco Moraine brake booster, odern air conditioning and a hard working Melling oil pump add proven merit to the car's show stopping style.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

At the bottom of this slick second generation Trans Am, olid floorpans reflect a ground-up restoration while a fully rebuilt suspension tells the story of excellent maintenance and very little road time. Behind the monster motor, rugged Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed, hich wears a correct "70-PQ" assembly tag, pins power to a 12-bolt posi-traction rear end that's fitted with friendly 3.42 gears. Below that stellar drivetrain, lowered Trans Am suspension, hich includes factory power steering, hicker sway bars, etter shocks and stiffer springs, ombines with standard issue power front disc and rear drum brakes to provide quick stops and great handling. At the center of that Satin Black chassis, Pypes stainless exhaust system barks out a deep, intage roar from a transverse Race Pro muffler and polished stainless tips. That roster of proven hardware rolls on 17-inch Pontiac Rally II replicas, hich twist 245/45 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports in front of 255/45 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports. And everything, rom this Pontiac's urethane body bushings to its Drivelines Incorporated driveshaft, ppears to be in good, oad-ready condition.

INTERIOR

Open this coupe's mile-wide doors and you'll find a fully restored interior that blends seamlessly with the car's bright blue paint! Low back bucket seats are supple, irm, nd look every bit as nice and rich as our pictures imply. Between those seats, molded console founds small power window switches behind a chrome shifter and Delco-GM stereo. That dash, eat and console trifecta is framed in fade-free carpet, liable door panels and a tight headliner. In front of the driver, black Formula steering wheel spins around a tilting column and stylish, ngine-turned instrument panel. And behind the passengers, carpeted trunk provides ample cargo space.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

BREAKDOWN OF THIS TRANS AM'S PONTIAC HISTORIC SERVICES PAPERWORK

DRIVETRAIN: L74 Ram Air III V8
EXTERIOR PAINT: Lucerne Blue
INTERIOR: Blue knit vinyl
OPTIONS:
- AM/FM radio that's complete with a windshield antenna ($133.76)
- Dcor Mouldings ($31.60)
- Visor vanity mirror ($2.11)
- Chrome wheel trim rings ($21.06)
- Console ($58.98)
- Tilt steering wheel ($45.29)
- Front mats ($6.85)
- Rear mats ($6.32)
- Soft Ray tint ($32.65)
- Power windows ($105.32)
- Remote control decklid ($14.74)
- Air conditioning ($375.99)
- Convenience lamps ($11.59)
- Door edge guards ($6.32)
- Custom trim ($78.99)
DELIVERED TO: Koopman Pontiac in Sheldon, owa
MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $5,331.53

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

Pontiac Historic Services paperwork
A reproduction window sticker
Restoration receipts
Engine specs
A cam card

Early second generation F-Bodies are becoming increasingly hard to find, nd this highly desirable Trans Am is a pristine example of Pontiac's contribution to Detroit's first golden age of performance. This is the kind of car that you can take to the show on Saturday and drive to work on a sunny Monday morning. And with its correct drivetrain and top-notch restoration, t's set to provide a new lucky owner with years of reliable cruising and great memories. If you're in the market for an old school classic that's the quintessential American muscle car, ere it is. Grab it fast!