1975 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Arguably the best-looking F-body of the '70s, this clean example in Sterling Silver certainly is hard to ignore. Professionally done paint, Rally wheels, black buckets, a 4-speed transmission, dry climate ownership, and matching numbers make this low owner T/A one to take home. Sterling Silver is a great color with an even better name. Silver 'Birds are especially cool thanks to their contrasting decals-that bright red and black screaming chicken on the hood just stands out in a sea of red, white, and especially black cars. With its red accents it looks exactly as Pontiac intended: halfway between full 1970's funky and demonically possessed. The bumpers, so frequently twisted and warped by time and heat, are in great shape here. The original tinted glass is clean, as are the taillights and trim. Panel gaps are better than average, and the bodywork was done to a high standard within the last few months. There are new door and trunk seals as well as new window felts, so it seals up well and doesn't rattle down the road like some of its siblings. Standing back and taking the car in as a whole is an easy way to see why Pontiac moved more than 27,000 Trans Ams in 1975, nearly a threefold increase over 1974. Pontiac's pony car was on its stratospheric rise to 1970's royalty. Inside, the correct red vinyl interior is in excellent shape and looks like a million bucks. New seat covers from Legendary are supported by fresh foam padding underneath. Full instrumentation was standard on Trans Ams, and the dials look great set in to the engine-turned instrument panel. The dash pad is in great shape as is the center console, both of which appear to be original. There's a Formula steering wheel in your hands, power windows at your disposal and a new Retrosound AM/FM stereo radio in the dash. And yes, that's a manual transmission, which is always a welcome sight in a car that presumes to be a performance machine. Trans Ams have a comfortable ride and some of the best handling of their era, and a car like this is pleasure to drive. You even get a good-sized trunk, which is in excellent condition and only in need of a new mat. Under the hood is the original, numbers-matching 400 cubic inch V8. It's not just the block that matches, because this one was fully rebuilt to stock specs and runs great. You'll see a very nicely detailed engine bay that looks pretty much the way Pontiac did it in 1975. That means corporate turquoise paint on the block, standard steel valve covers, and that big hood scoop up top. The original cowl tag is in place and confirms the car's options, and the finishes are nicely done and correct throughout. The chassis was cleaned and detailed but remains largely original, including the red oxide primer on the floors. A new dual exhaust system sounds suitably burly and there's a new gas tank hanging out back. Restored Pontiac Rally II wheels wearing 225/70/15 BFGoodrich tires are at all four corners, and fill the wheel arches perfectly. This car was in the original owner's family until a few years ago, and spent its entire life in Arizona before coming to Texas. If you want a clean mid-70s Trans Am, they really don't come much nicer than this. Call today!