For Sale: 1973 Pontiac Firebird in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

In 1973, the Trans Am added two new colors, Buccaneer Red and Brewster Green. Other exterior upgrades included the updated more modern nose bird. The new hood bird was option "RPO WW7 Hood Decal", a $55 option exclusive to Trans Am. The "Trans Am" decals were larger than previous versions and shared the same accent color schemes as the hood bird. The 1973 Trans Am engine displaced 455 cubic inches in the base L75 and the Super Duty LS2 option. The base 455 produced 40 fewer horsepower than the round port Super Duty 455 250hp and 290hp respectively. The 1973 Trans Am introduced "Radial Tuned Suspension". When ordered, it included 15-inch radial tires. This delivered a more comfortable ride while also providing better cornering.

For consignment and your eye enjoyment, a 1973 Trans Am coupe. Fully restored with some extras thrown in, and now looking very racy. This excellent driver is also an excellent shower with over 18 trophies won and the February 2021 calendar car for The Eastwood Company. Purchased by our consignor from an old timer who had the car for 39 years then tucked it away on blankets in a garage. Our consignor drove it for a few years before being restored to the low mile, 68,250, show winner before you.

Exterior
The first thing noticed about the Firebird is the front end, with its "Endura" plastic bumper that encases the grille and headlights. Since the bumper is the color of the car, it gives a unique bumper-less appearance. Our consignor states this was a mostly rust-free car with only the rear window area being replaced during the redux, all else is original metal. Buccaneer Red is the color, and it is looking great from the respray. The original shaker hood is on with its larger than life bird decal around it and the grille is an iconic split design with the Pontiac beak and deeply inset black egg crate grilles. Moving rearward, the car does not have much trimming save for around the glass and spats in front of both wheels which are all in excellent condition. A beautiful sloping rear glass and small trunk deck leads into the 3-piece Trans Am rear spoiler. This frames "bird beak" shaped taillights and there is a lower chrome bumper below. 15-inch Rally 2 wheels with polished trim rings are wrapped by like new raised white letter BF Goodrich radial tires. A side view of this car shows a great stance.

Interior
A swing of the Dark Saddle vinyl and plastic covered paneled doors which are excellent, shows off the interior which looks like new. Dark Saddle vinyl in shiny condition covers the front buckets and rear bench and was all replaced during the restoration. The center console, also in saddle, is excellent. Up front the correct Trans Am machine turned swirl pattern dash is present and it houses all original gauges and 2 add-on gauges for oil pressure and engine vacuum. This is fronted by a like new 3-spoke optional Formula steering wheel. Also within the dash is the original AM/FM radio with the optional 8 track player mounted integrally into the console. Low pile Saddle carpeting covers all the floors and is like new thanks to the tan embroidered floor mats, and a tight perforated vinyl saddle headliner is above. Original options like power steering, power front disc brakes, power windows, drivers remote mirror toggle and courtesy lights are all on and working.

Drivetrain
Under the long shaker hood is a pristine engine bay which includes a rebuilt YC stamped 455 V8 circa 1973. This engine has been bored .030 over, forged pistons installed, has roller rockers, a Comp cam, MSD ignition, and casting number 66 cylinder heads. Up top under the mean red shaker assembly is a Holley 750cfm 4bbl carburetor, but have no fear, the original carb is included. On the back of the mill is a correct TH400 3-speed automatic and a 10-bolt 3.08 positraction rear axle is now installed. Noted are Hooker headers on the engine to assist with the exhale.

Undercarriage
All is looking good underneath with very little surface rust even seen anywhere. Just rebuilt independent coil spring suspension is on the front with leaf spring suspension on the rear. We note the factory installed F41 suspension package down here. Upgraded power disc brakes with cross drilled rotors are in front and power drums for the rear. We also see like new dual exhaust with turbo mufflers and a new fuel tank. I'll give it an A grade for the undercarriage restoration and detailing.

Drive-Ability
A quick light of the 8 fires and off to the test track I was. Here the performance shone brightly, and handling was excellent as well. Solid braking, and all was working just swimmingly.

The culmination of an owner who really cared about his car and upgraded it to the potential it should have had from the factory, all the while keeping the factory new appearance. Great paint, a like new interior and factory fresh all around for this beefed up not often seen 1973 TA. Maybe you will be the one collecting more trophies?

VIN DECODE
2V87Y3N132748
2-Pontiac
V-Trans Am
87-2 Door Coupe
Y-455ci V8 4bbl 250hp
3-1973
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
132748-Sequential Unit Number
2V87Y3N132748

TRIM TAG
ST 73 2FS87-1973 Firebird Coupe
BDY N127245-Norwood Body #
TR 243 A51-Saddle Vinyl Buckets
PNT 75-Buccaneer Red
04C-3rd Week April Build
WS4-Trans Am

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Pontiac Firebird
  • Listing ID: CC-1594180
  • Price: $56,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird
  • Exterior Color:Buccaneer Red
  • Interior Color:Dark Saddle
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:68250
  • Stock Number:3585
  • VIN:2V87Y3N132748

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