1974 Pontiac Trans Am
James Garner stars as the offbeat Jim Rockford, an
ex-con-turned-private-investigator who would rather fish than fight
but whose instinct on closed cases is more golden than his classic
Pontiac Firebird. From his mobile home in Malibu, this wisecracking
private eye takes you on the cases of the lost and the
dispossessed, chasing down seemingly long-dead clues in the
sun-baked streets and seamy alleys of Los Angeles.
For consignment a shovel nosed dual grilled, single headlight on
either side, flared fender, hood scooped, tail spoiler, and slotted
taillights Pontiac Firebird right out of 1974. Screaming chicken
attached, and it screams loudly with its 400ci V8 with a 4BBL
Holley Carb. A Buccaneer Red base coat and clear coat, this car is
a screamer in more ways than just one.
Buccaneer Red blazes on with a shiny clear coat all resprayed and
fine from 2017. 5mph bumpers are looking fine with clear rubber
bands around them. The open hood has a scoop protruding from it to
feed the engine plenty of air. The Firebird Phoenix rises from the
hood in sticker form and compliments the red paint. All gaps and
straight steel panels are looking just fine, as well as any badging
adorning this car which shows in a deep yellow contrast. 15-inch
polished torque thrust wheels are all over this car and are wrapped
by 255/60R15's all around.
Menacing black vinyl covers the surfaces of the interior of this
car. Door panels are in excellent original condition with a simple
shiny crank with a black knob, inset door opener, and side view
mirror toggle. Sleek front high back buckets are nice and shiny and
in black vinyl with some tuck and roll panels as inserts. A black 2
plus 2 rear bench is installed and is as shiny as the front
buckets. Racing forward to the dash is a central console with a
glovebox and the shifter, all very clean. Upfront a shiny black
dash with no cracks or faults has a machined circle aluminum panel
insert that runs across the driver's side and houses the
instruments. A rally steering wheel, which was original to this
car, is fronting the clean dash. Black carpet for the floors and a
black headliner is above nice and tight.
A 400ci V8 graces the engine bay which is not original to this car
and runs like a dream. On top is an Edelbrock intake manifold and
atop this, is a 4-barrel Holley carburetor to feed air and fossils
to the 400 cubes. Inside a high-performance camshaft has been
added. Very nicely preserved under this hood with a light blue
block and valve covers, and plenty of shiny black bolt ons, supple
hoses and belts. Certainly no corrosion anywhere. Also seen badged
in name only SD-455 red scoop on top. The rear axle designates at
GY code which translates to a 3.08 Posi-Traction setup.
Slight areas of surface rust on the usual suspects (cast parts) but
otherwise very clean and rust free, also structurally sound. Bottom
end of the engine is totally oil free and a FlowMaster exhaust is
fairly new in appearance. Independent coil springs for the front
and power disc brakes are on. For the back, leaf spring suspension,
and power drum brakes.
A quick starter, and after a warm-up it was off to the test track.
Here it had nice acceleration, straight panic braking, and tight
steering. A/C was inoperable, as was the blower motor on high
speed. Also, I noticed the LF low beam and turn signal were
A 400 4-barrel version with the badged SD-455 shaker hood. Nicely
done with great paint from 2017, and all the right badging, flaring
and some chrome trimmings nice and shiny. Rising from the ashes of
1974 and smoking the tires it can become your next hobby.
T-400ci V8 4bbl
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
162294-Sequential Unit Number
ST 74 2FS87-Firebird 2 Door Coupe
BDY N246057-Norwood Body #
TRIM 576 A51-Black Buckets
PNT 75-Buccaneer Red
06C-3rd Week June Build
BLK-Secondary Interior Color
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.