Vintage Trans Am: A Classic Muscle Car Treasure

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Vintage Trans Am: A Classic Muscle Car Treasure

If you’re in the market for a vintage Trans Am, a nice, clean second-generation model will always hit the spot. These were some of the best-looking Firebirds ever made, and we believe we just found one that might be worth the new 2024 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Jailbreak money.

Pontiac managed to do wonders with the Firebird nameplate. Despite being essentially rebadged and slightly restyled Camaros, they never felt like lesser versions of their Chevy counterparts.

Consider the Ford Mustang and Mercury Cougar. While the latter struggled to keep up and lacked intrigue beyond specific specs like the Eliminator, it attempted to pivot towards a more upmarket appeal after the first generation, resembling more of an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme rival.

Vintage Trans Am: A Classic Muscle Car Treasure

The Firebird, however, kept pace with the Camaro every step of the way, maintaining its allure until the early 2000s. It’s conceivable that if Pontiac were still in the picture today, the Firebird would continue to be a formidable muscle car. However, GM’s decision to shut down Pontiac for good during the 2008 financial crisis was understandable.

Turning back to the second-generation Firebird, we’ve got an impressive 1970 model-year Trans Am to showcase. It’s coated in Polar White with a complementary blue gradient stripe, boasting iconic features like the shaker hood, front air dam, spoiler, and Rally II 15-inch wheels with F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GT tires.

The interior sports black custom knit vinyl seats, engine-turned metal trim accents, a Hurst shifter, and a Formula steering wheel. Though not flawless, with noticeable imperfections especially on the driver’s seat, the overall presentation is striking, with only 19,000 miles on the odometer.

Underneath the hood lies an L74 Ram Air III 400 ci V8 engine with a rebuilt four-barrel carburetor, delivering a factory-rated 335 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Power is channeled to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and a Safe-T-Track limited-slip differential.

With the auction still ongoing, the highest bid for this gem stands at $75,000, a substantial figure that could climb even higher before the gavel falls.


By Annie Linardos

I'm a journalist student and completed my masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. With a strong track record as an intern at Mathrubhumi News and The New Indian Express as a reporter and content writer, I'm creative, motivated, and have a keen eye for the truth and attempting to use the expertise and talents to contribute to the emerging field of journalism. I have also been working as a freelance writer and have the capability of producing interesting and bold articles.

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