Firebird Resurgence: Unearthing Automotive History for Restoration

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In the automotive landscape of 1971, one significant development unfolded within the Firebird lineup. To comply with new compression regulations, Pontiac upgraded the 400 engine to a robust 455, delivering formidable power tailored for the Trans Am.

Joining the series was the 455 HO, augmenting a lineup that included Chevrolet’s straight-six unit as standard and a 350 two-barrel option. The Formula model offered a four-barrel 440 unit, contributing to a production total of over 53,000 Firebirds for the year.

Recently unearthed from a decade-long slumber in a barn, a Firebird is now seeking a new home due to its owner’s relocation.

Despite its storage stint, the vehicle appears solid, with intact components and minimal deterioration. Interested buyers are advised to conduct a thorough inspection to assess the vehicle’s condition and potential for restoration.

Listed on eBay for a no-reserve auction, the Firebird has garnered significant attention, reflecting its appeal as a restoration project. With bidding underway, enthusiasts are eager to secure this piece of automotive history, recognizing its potential with proper care and attention.

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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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