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
1973 Super Duty Trans Am
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.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #148: 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - 1973 was past the prime for most Muscle Cars, but this 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455 begs to differ. The Super Duty 455 engine was a special heart for a rare bird, and this car is a great example of one of the last great first generation Muscle Cars from Pontiac.
1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 SD (Super Duty) - My Car Story with Lou Costabile
On "My Car Story" we're in Rosemont IL at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals on 11-24-13. We're looking at a 1973 Pontiac Firebird Formula 455 SD (Super Duty). Usually the 455 SD is in a Trams Am, RARELY seen in a Firebird Formula because ONLY 43 were made in 1973. ENJOY!