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1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
New pics added 7/31/03. Newest pics first.
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FINALLY!!! It only took 19 1/2 months but the Trans Am is now Brewster Green! Please check out the newest pics. More to come. Thanks to Donny Harrell and Auto Restorations in Pearl River, LA for the paint.
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This car is mostly original. One of 1,420 4-speed equipped cars.
Built the second week of January 1973.
Original numbers-matching 455 cubic inch engine and Muncie M-22 close ratio 4-speed manual transmission, factory Hurst shifter and Safe-T-Trak 3.42:1 ratio posi-traction rear end. The engine has been modified with a high-performance cam, roller rockers and the 4X heads were replaced with later 6X 400 heads. The shaker scoop has been opened. The wheels are the original Rally II wheels.
The seats have been recovered and the carpet replaced; otherwise the standard interior is 100% original.
Pontiac Historic Services documentation shows this car was ordered with no options except the U69 AM-FM radio, WS4 Trans Am package and VJ9 California test. No air conditioning, console, power windows, power door locks or rear window defogger.
The car was shipped January 12, 1973 to Gafford Pontiac GMC Trucks at 7601 Alvarado Road in La Mesa, California. The MSRP was $4545.75 with an as-delivered invoice price of $3821.27.
Yes, the car is fast! It is also incredibly fun to drive.