Some info on this car , I purchased it in Feb 1987 for $7,000. When I purchaed this car the SD455 motor was rarely spoke of even in Pontiac crowds. The car is originaly Brewster Green but was painted white back in the mid to late 70's thats when the large and small birds were added and yes that would be wrong but that is the way the person who painted it wanted it. The condition of the paint today is not great but this car is not a restored trailer queen, nothing wrong with trailered cars, I am not afraid to drive it, I take it to cruise in's, I have done 200mile day trips, I have taken it to the track and it runs consistant 13.10 (best time 12.96 @ 107) enjoy it with the family, not afraid if someone leans on it or touches it, although I try to keep it out of the rain if possible. About the paint, what would be correct for this car would be Brewster Green paint and the small bird on the nose (one option that was not ordered for this car was the large hood bird which was an option in 73). So although not original this is the way this car appeared back in the day. The rest of the body and interior is original, the car is loaded with options that include , CUSTOM CLOTH, PW, PL, A/C, REAR WINDOW DEFROST, LIGHT GROUP, TINTED WINDOWS, REAR CONSOLE, FM STEREO, EXTERIOR MOLDING TRIM PACKAGE, sealed maintenance free battery (it had no fill plugs). RTS (radial tuned suspension) which was an option for the first time in 1973 trans am and formula, this included radial ttires with about a 1/2 white wall stripe and the suspension change which I think was about 1/2 degree negative camber.
As for the motor it was rebuilt back in 1991, .030 overbore, heads milled about .080, 030 SD pistons, match port heads, RA IV hyd cam, roller rockers, 2 1/2 flowmaster with stock style cross over muffler and Griffin radiator for 95 degree florida days, all else stock.
I have considered painting it to get the original color back but I think I would start to baby the car. It's so much fun the way is it now.
1973 Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty
A 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 Super Duty that I shot at the
ScottieDTV Traveling Charity Road Show 2013...This is a one owner car...and
one of only 252 made...This is the quality of car that came out in the rain
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Detroit Speed, Inc. - S.W.'s 1973 Trans Am Project Recap
Check out Detroit Speed's newest video, S.W.'s 1973 Trans Am project recap.
From original vehicle images through the entire build process you'll see
the steps it took to go from a shell of a Trans Am all the way through the
unveiling at the 2011 SEMA show.
1973 FireBird Year One Twin-Turbo LS7 " Brewster McQ"
A 1973 Pontiac FireBird that was at the Year One display during the
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1974 Trans Am Super Duty 455 Four-Speed FUN
This is a very rare 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty. Less than 1,000 of
this 455-powered, specially built monsters were produced from 73-74. Today
they command ever increasing prices approaching six figures.
1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty 455 $165,000 SOLD!
1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty 455
$165,000 SOLD! Including Commission
Gooding Auction Amelia Island 2013
CHASSIS NO. 2V87X3N140028
455 CID OHV Super Duty V-8 Engine
Single Rochester 4-Barrel Carburetor
290 BHP (Estimated 350 BHP) at 4,000 RPM
4-Speed Wide-Ratio Manual Gearbox
Front-Vented Disc Brakes, Rear Drums
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
◾Considered the Last Great American Muscle Car
◾Powerful Competition-Derived Big Block Engine
◾One of Only 72 Four-Speed Trans Am SD 455s Built in 1973
◾Finished in Cameo White with Iconic "Big Bird" Hood Decal
◾Faithfully Restored Example Ideal for Show or Tour
◾Offered with Matching-Numbers Engine Block and Owner's Manuals
◾Fully Documented by PHS Automotive Services, Inc.
Robert Myrick Photography
Hell's TA - 80 Trans Am SE LS9 Super Charged ProTouring - Dyno Session
Final Dyno session
putting down around 409hp to the ground and 630hp to the flywheel, with Exhaust cutouts closed. With them open,
it gains another 10-15hp. This 1980 Special Edition TA, one owner car out
of NY that we are just finishing up for the owner, is sporting full DSE
equipment, Year One 18x12 and 18x10 snoflakes, a new LS9 crate motor,
complete custom KillerPaint.com Mike Lavalle flamed hood bird and accents,
Kenwoods new state of the art Double DIN DVD NAV system. Leather interior,
mini tubbed, full protouring suspension, custom engine covering ,etc. We
will be posting a full video of this car after completed so everyone can
see all the details!
132078 / 1973 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty 455
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This 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD455 is ready to show and compete at any level
and has already earned a second place at the Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk.
As one of only 252 Super Duties built in '73, it features a matching
numbers drive train and PHS documentation package. If you're looking for
your next investment or you want what might be the most accurate Super Duty
on earth, look no further.
133266 / 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Super Duty
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If you missed the opportunity to take home our RKM Performance restored
SD-455 a few months ago, this badass Cameo Firebird is your second chance
to become king of the muscle car hill!
Assembled at GM's Norwood, Ohio manufacturing facility, and delivered to
John Kralovetz via Bill Mowbray Motors in Brownsville, Texas, this awesome
F2 Trans Am's factory correct appearance is simply spectacular. Thanks to
spending most of its life in the warm and dry climate of the Southwestern
United States, the car's rounded body was fairly straight when its
restoration began; and given that body's distinct lack of rust, it should
come as no surprise that panel gaps are excellent and fit feels rock solid.
Of course, by the looks of this Pontiac's super smooth finish, someone
must've spent weeks alone blocking and sanding every one of its panel in
hopes of forming a laser-straight showpiece. And once the car's correct
coat of Cameo White urethane was sealed in a glossy clearcoat shell,
decorated with correct Trans Am call-outs and crowned with a coveted
Screamin' Chicken hood decal, I'd say they definitely accomplished that
This car's highly detailed SD-455, which hangs a correct 490132 casting
number and a November (K) 11th (11) of 1972 (2) casting date behind a
correct XD engine stamp, has been bored .030 over, completely balanced and
fully rebuilt to all its showroom glory. At the top of that big engine, a
traditional Trans Am underhood induction system feeds fresh air to a
correct 4-barrel carburetor that's bolted to a correct Pontiac intake. That
intake sends a high octane air/fuel mixture into unique, high flow cylinder
heads which have been equipped with Crane 1.65 roller rockers, high quality
ARP rocker studs and traditional stamped steel valve covers. And those
heads utilize a nodular iron crankshaft, Clevite main bearings, Clevite rod
bearings, ARP Speedpro pistons and rings, and an NOS "Y" camshaft to create
rocket-like combustion. Spark for that combustion is provided by a
traditional points distributor which shoots fire through correct Packard TV
R Suppression wires. Waste from that combustion is handled by fully
restored Exhaust manifolds which roar
into a stainless true dual Exhaust
system. And heat from that combustion is controlled by a leak-free radiator
which is hooked to fresh hoses via correct tower clamps and a correct
plastic fan shroud.
Behind that monster motor a virtually indestructible GM turbo-Hydramatic 400 transmission, which wears a
1973 (73) Super Duty-specific (P2Q) tag and a correct partial VIN, sends
power to a familiar 10 bolt Safe-T-Track rear end that does a great job on
both the back roads and the interstate. Below that stellar powertrain a
rebuilt Trans Am suspension, which includes 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 the car, a power Boosting true dual Exhaust system utilizes an X-pipe crossover and
welded Magnaflow mufflers to bark out a deep, vintage roar. And all this
road ready hardware rolls on a restored set of Pontiac Rally II wheels
which spin proven 235/60 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around pristine arrowhead
In terms of interior décor, Pontiac's 70s team was firing on all eight
cylinders. The rebuilt custom bucket seats are supple, firm, and look every
bit as nice and rich as their name implies. Below those seats, like-new
carpet, which is carefully protected by thick rubber mats, displays no
fading or unraveling; and between those seats, a molded black console props
an enclosed storage bin behind a chrome shifter and a factory correct
8-track player. At the sides of the car, hard to find door panels hang
pristine chrome handles between chrome window cranks and full armrests. And
in front of the driver, an optional tilt steering column spins a black
Formula steering wheel around an engine turned instrument panel, sliders
for the car's climate system and a correct Delco AM radio.
If your definition of classic Detroit muscle is a highly accurate,
beautifully presented, meticulously crafted Pontiac, it's your lucky day!
Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on
this awesome Super Duty!
132856 / 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/cty9h5l
This fully sorted 1973 Firebird Trans Am is one of those cars that everyone
has asked us to find for the last three years. It's a documented, early F2
'bird which features all original California sheetmetal, a tough 4-speed
transmission and, best of all, a highly desirable, numbers matching 455 V8.
Assembled at GM's famous Norwood manufacturing facility in November of
1972, this awesome 'big block bird' was shipped across the country to Corey
Pontiac in Salinas, California where it began a 35 year existence filled
with immaculate maintenance and impeccable care. Today, still wearing all
of its original, rust-free body panels, it displays a nice looking coat of
GM code 11 Cameo White paint on top of smooth and solid surfaces that have
never been damaged in any significant way.
Take a look under this Trans Am's new-for-1973 black and blue "Screaming
Chicken" hood decal and you'll find an original 455 cubic inch L-75 V8
which wears a correct 485428 casting number, a September (I) 11th (11) of
1972 (2) casting date, a correct 102185 partial VIN and a "ZC" California
engine stamp. At 455 cubic inches, the L-75 was already one of the largest
engines you could buy in 1973; and by utilizing an undersquare bore and new
"4X" heads, it managed to meet ever increasing emissions standards while
still turning a solid 8 to 1 compression ratio into 260 horsepower and a stump
pulling 370 lb./ft. of torque! At the top of the motor, a reliable 4-barrel
carburetor sucks air through pliable piping that scavenges a cool breeze
from the car's left front fender. Below that carburetor, correct Pontiac
turquoise paint coats the entire engine block, a correct points distributor
sends fire through high quality Belden high temperature plug wires; and
original Exhaust manifolds send spent
gases into a high performance aftermarket Exhaust system.
At the bottom of this slick second generation Trans Am, solid floorpans
reflect years of sunny California living; and a fully sorted suspension
tells the story of excellent maintenance and very little storage time.
Behind the monster motor, a virtually indestructible Borg Warner 4-speed
transmission sends power to a correct 10 bolt Posi-traction rear end which
does a great job on both the back roads and the interstate. Below that
stellar powertrain, a rebuilt Trans Am suspension, which includes power
steering, thicker sway bars, better shocks and stiffer springs, combines
with standard issue power front disc brakes and rear drums to provide quick
stops and great handling. All this road ready hardware rolls on a rare set
of Pontiac honeycomb wheels which spin 235/60 BF Goodrich Radial T/As
around pristine arrowhead center caps.
Open this Pontiac's straight white doors and you'll find a fully restored
blue interior which does an excellent job of complementing the car's bright
blue Trans Am call outs! The rebuilt Morrokide vinyl bucket seats are
supple, firm, and look every bit as nice and rich as their exotic name
implies. Below those seats, like-new blue carpet, which is carefully
protected by factory replacement floor mats, displays no fading or
unraveling; and between the seats, a molded blue console props an enclosed
storage bin behind a chrome Hurst shifter. At the top of the car, a
stain-free headliner is stretched tight from the front window to the back
window. And at the sides of the car, standard blue door panels hang
pristine chrome door handles between chrome window cranks and vinyl
armrests. In front of the driver, an excellent looking engine turned dash
houses crystal clear gauges, controls for heater, and a modern Sony CD
player behind a black Formula steering wheel that's complete with a blue
horn button. And behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk hangs correct
decklid decals above a new houndstooth mat.
If you're in the market for an old school Trans Am that is the
quintessential American muscle car; here it is. Call, click or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
"How To" Install a dash bezel in a 1970 - 1981 Trans Am
This video shows how to remove and replace a dash bezel on a 1970 - 1981
Trans Am and Firebird. You will also see the high quality dash bezel
restoration service completed by Randy Combs as we install a fully resoted
bezel on this 1981 Trans Am.
1973 Pontiac Trans Am Red
Looks like it just came off the assembly line...underhood markings and all!
Great car, great condition! Probably the highlight of the second
generation of Firebirds!
455 c.i. was about as big as they made!