1973 FIREBIRD FORMULA 455 RARE 1 OF 503, NUMBERS MATCHING CALIFORNIA CAR

Price: US $31,000.00 Item location: Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: FORMULA
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 97,967
  • VIN: 2U87Y3N105837
  • Color: FLORENTINE RED
  • Engine size: 455
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1973 Pontiac Firebird

I HAVE ADDED 2 PICS, NE OF THE ENGINE CODE AND ONE OF THE ENGINE V.I.N. STAMP. THE V.I.N. STAMP IS HARD TO PHOTOGRAPH SO YOU NEED TO ZOOM IN TO READ IT,(IF YOU CAN'T ZOOM IN ON THE EBAY PHOTO, MAIL ME AND I WILL SEND YOU THE PIC) BUT IT READS AS FOLLOWS: 23N105837 (2 FOR PONTIAC, FOR YEAR(73), FOR NORWOOD PLANT, HEN LAST SIX OF V.I.N.-1058373) VERIFYING THAT THE #'S MATCH.PONTIAC POWER.NET EXPLAINS THE ENGINE CODE AND HAS CHART THAT SHOWS IT IS THE CORRECT MOTOR FOR THE CAR.I PURCHASED THE CAR FROM A RENOWN TRANS AM/FIREBIRD RESTORATION SHOP FOR $30,850 AND HAVE PUT ANOTHER $3500+ INTO IT IN THE LAST YEAR AND HAVE PUT ONLY 600 MILES ON IT SINCE I BOUGHT IT. ALL RECEIPTS AND PHS DOCUMENTATION COMES WITH THE CAR. EMAIL ME FOR A LINK WITH MORE PHOTOS AND A VIDEO.
UP FOR SALE IS MY 73 FORMULA 455. THIS IS A PHS DOCUMENTED NUMBERS MATCHING A/C CAR. 97,967 ORIGINAL MILES. CAR WAS SOLD ORIGINALLY IN RENO, EVADA AND SPENT ITS ENTIRE LIFE IN THEDRY CLIMATE OF THESOUTHWEST . FLOORS, RUNK, RAME RAILS ARE PERFECT INSIDE AND OUT. THIS IS 1 OF 503 FORMULA 455 AUTOMATICS PRODUCED IN 1973. IF YOU DRILL IT DOWN EVEN FURTHER TO COLOR COMBO AND AIR CONDITIONING, HO KNOWS HOW LOW THE PRODUCTION NUMBERS WERE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, T IS RARE AND THERE ARE NOT MANY OF THESE LEFT. 73 WAS A ONE YEAR ONLY BODY STYLE WITH THE FRONT ENDURA NOSE JUST A LITTLE LONGER THAN THE 70-72 MODELS TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEDERAL BUMPER REGULATIONS AND THE ADDITION OF THE VERY RARE BUMPERETTE OPTION ON THE REAR BUMPER. TURBO 400 TRANS SHIFTS PERFECTLY AND IT HAS THE ORIGINAL 308 POSI-TRACK REAR END. THE UNDER CARRIAGE AND ENGINE COMPARTMENT HAVE BEEN PROFESSIONALLY DETAILED. PAINT AND CHROME SHINES BEAUTIFULLY AND IS IN VERY NICE SHAPE WITH ONLY A FEW MINOR IMPERFECTIONS THAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK VERY CLOSELY TO SEE. INTERIOR IS EXCELLENT. NEW SEATS, ARPET, OOR PANELS, EADLINER, ND ALL OTHER INTERIOR PANELS HAVE BEEN REFINISHED. NEW FISHER SILL PLATES. DASH IS PERFECT WITH NO CRACKS. FACTORY AM RADIO. EVERYTHING WORKS, VEN THE TACH, LOCK, ND WINDSHIELD WASHERS. NEW DOOR SEALS, OOF RAIL SEALS, RUNK SEAL, ND WINDOW FELTS. NEW HINGE PINS AND BUSHINGS ON DRIVERS DOOR, O NO SAGGING AND WINDOWS SEAL TIGHT. A/C HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO 134 AND BLOWS ICE COLD. ENGINE RECENTLY TUNED AND RUNS VERY STRONG. IT STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL POINTS DISTRIBUTOR. IT HAS NEW RUBBER BOOTS THAT SEAL THE HOOD SCOOPS TO AIR CLEANER. BRAKES INCLUDING ROTORS AND DRUMS ARE NEW. WHEEL OPENING MOLDINGS AND ROCKER TRIM IS NEW. NEW STAINLESS STEEL GAS TANK AND SENDING UNIT. NEW SHIFT CABLE. ALL LIGHTS, IRECTIONALS, IGH BEAMS, TC. WORK FLAWLESSLY. THIS FORMULA SPORTS FOUR BRAND NEW 255/60/15 BF GOODRICH RADIAL TA'S MOUNTED ON FRESHLY REFINISHED RALLY II RIMS AND I HAD THEM LUGCENTRIC BALANCED. NEW LUG NUTS. THE RIMS ARE NOT THE ORIGINAL AS THE OPTION SHEET SHOWS 14" TIRES. THE CAR DRIVES SMOOTH, ANDLES GREAT AND IS NICE AND TIGHT, O RATTLES. THIS IS A RARE FORMULA BIRD WITH ALL THEPROVENANCE THAT COLLECTORS LOOK FOR. ITS A RUST FREE, ALIFORNIACAR, ND HAS THE BIG BLOCK 455 MOTOR WITH FACTORY AIR. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT GRADE FORMULA 455. I HAVE A CLEAN, LEAR TITLE, ND A COPY OF THE LAST TITLE FROM CALIFORNIA. BODY IS VERY STRAIGHT AND PANELS LINE UP VERY NICE, ETTER THAN MOST. IT IS NOT A CONCOURSE CAR, I WOULD RATE AT A VERY SOLID #2) BUT I HAVE BUILT AND RESTORED AT LEAST A DOZEN 70-81 FIREBIRDS AND TRANS AMS, ND THIS IS THE NICEST ONE I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS AND IT WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM SWEEPING THE TROPHIES AT YOUR LOCAL CAR SHOW. BOTH MECUM AND BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTIONS ARE PREDICTING THE GEN 2 FIREBIRDS TO EXPLODE IN VALUE OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS. JUST WATCH THE AUCTIONS AND YOU WILL SEE HOW RARE THESE EARLY GEN 2 BIRDS ARE. YOU WILL SEE A THOUSAND GTO'S, HEVELLES, ND '67- '69 CAMAROS BEFORE YOU WILL SEE ONE OF THESE CROSS THE BLOCK. THE ONLY THINGS THE CAR NEEDS ARE CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS AND LEAF SPRING BUSHINGS(THEY ARE FUNCTIONAL BUT HAVE STARTED TO DRY ROT AND SHOULD BE REPLACED EVENTUALLY). IT NEEDS AN OIL PAN GASKET, T HAS THE TYPICAL MINOR PONTIAC OIL LEAK LEAVING A SPOT ABOUT THE SIZE OF A QUARTER AFTER DRIVING IT. MOST PEOPLE JUST LIVE WITH IT, S I HAVE, UT I NEED TO DISCLOSE IT. IT HAS AN EDELBROCK CARBURETOR AND INTAKE MANIFOLD, ND HEADERS IN PLACE OF THE ORIGINAL EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. RUBBER INSERT ON BUMPERETTE IS CUT, EE PIC. I HATE TO LET HER GO, UT WE ARE BUYING A NEW HOUSE AND I NEED TO THIN OUT THE TOY COLLECTION. EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE PICTURES OF SOMETHING SPECIFIC.THANKS FOR LOOKING.