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1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Frame Off Built West Coast Trans Am 460/450 HP V8 3 Speed Auto 12 Bolt 3.42 A/C
Stock #
135191
Body Style
Hardtop
Engine
400 V8
Exterior Color
Lucerne Blue
Interior Color
Black
Miles
4854

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1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Blue For Sale
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  • Original 400 cubic inch Ram Air III V8 / 450 horsepower
  • Lowered Trans Am suspension
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Sale includes restoration receipts and Pontiac Historic Services documents
  • Correct Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Power steering
  • Correct Lucerne Blue paint
  • 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.42 gears
  • Power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Air conditioning

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, early second generation Trans Ams are becoming increasingly hard to purchase. And when you throw in the fact that, for years, first generation cars got all the glory in the eyes of restorers, it 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, today is your lucky day! RK Motors Charlotte is happy to feature this killer 1970 Ram Air III, which 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, it’s also the beneficiary of a recent ground-up restoration that’s so clean you’d think it’s hardly been driven. So, if you’re a Trans Am enthusiast who’s searching for the elusive F2 that you can literally purchase and drive straight to the show, we’ve got the car for you!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Assembled at GM’s fabled Van Nuys manufacturing facility in May of 1970, this awesome ‘bird was shipped across the country to Koopman Pontiac in Sheldon, Iowa where it began a 45 year existence filled with immaculate maintenance and impeccable care. Today, wearing a professional restoration that was conducted by the crew at MASCAR Auto Body of Costa Mesa, California, the 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, along with a centered roof stripe and aggressive ‘Screaming Chicken’ header decal, create some of the most iconic and desirable war paint in automotive history. By the way, if the name of that shop sounds familiar, it’s because, in addition to being featured on Overhaulin’, MASCAR has completed many of our world classMustangofferings

ENGINE

Take a look under this Tin Indian’s long hood and you’ll find an original, 400 cubic inch L74 Ram Air III V8 that, in addition to wearing all the right numbers, has been overbored to produce 450 horsepower and 525 lb./ft. of tire-shredding torque. Those numbers include a correct 9799914 casting, a correct “YZ” assembly stamp and a matching partial VIN. And the ported and polished block is founded on an Eagle crank, Eagle rods, ROSS Racing pistons and a rowdy Crane cam. Rochester Quadrajet carburetion combines with an MSD coil, a familiar points distributor and high quality Taylor plug wires to kick start combustion. Fuel and air flow in to GM heads, which hang mirrored valve covers over Crane lifters, Smith Brothers pushrods, PRW roller rockers, Manley valves and Comp Beehive springs. Ram Air Products exhaust manifolds flow much better than stock, while 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, modern 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, solid 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, a rugged Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed, which wears a correct “70-PQ” assembly tag, spins power to a 12-bolt posi-traction rear end that’s fitted with friendly 3.42 gears. Below that stellar drivetrain, a lowered Trans Am suspension, which includes factory power steering, thicker sway bars, better shocks and stiffer springs, combines 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, a Pypes stainless exhaust system barks out a deep, vintage roar from a transverse Race Pro muffler and polished stainless tips. That roster of proven hardware rolls on 17-inch Pontiac Rally II replicas, which twist 245/45 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports in front of 255/45 BF Goodrich g-Force Sports. And everything, from this Pontiac’s urethane body bushings to its Drivelines Incorporated driveshaft, appears to be in good, road-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, firm, and look every bit as nice and rich as our pictures imply. Between those seats, a molded console founds small power window switches behind a chrome shifter and Delco-GM stereo. That dash, seat and console trifecta is framed in fade-free carpet, pliable door panels and a tight headliner. In front of the driver, a black Formula steering wheel spins around a tilting column and stylish, engine-turned instrument panel. And behind the passengers, a 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)
  • - Décor 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, Iowa
  • 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, and 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, it’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, here it is. Grab it fast!

Basic

Year
1970
Make
Pontiac
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Firebird
Secondary Model
Trans Am
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
4854

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
400 V8
Engine Number
9799914
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
Turbohydramatic 400
Transmission Number
70-PQ

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Lucerne Blue
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
12 Bolt 3.42 Posi
Front Wheel Specification
17"
Rear Wheel Specification
17"
Front Tire Specification
225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Specification
255/45ZR17
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
n/a

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
4392
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Pontiac Historic Services paperwork. * Reproduction window sticker. * Restoration receipts. * Engine specs. * Cam card.

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