One glance at this menacing 1969 Pontiac Firebird and you might think it's a drag strip terror that's barely civilized enough to drive. And while it certainly has the horsepower to be such a thing, the truth is, this is an F-body that can do it all, with a potent 455 under the hood, A/C, leather seats, and a fantastic sound system. So if you like your horsepower with a little comfort, this is the right Poncho for you.
Sure, the big thing you're going to notice up front is the towering cowl induction hood, which gives this cool Firebird an entirely new attitude. It's actually kind of neat how well it works with the 'Bird's pointed beak and it certainly attracts attention on the street. The rest of the Arizona-bred bodywork is quite stock and in great shape, proving that when a design is right, big changes aren't necessary. The work was probably done a few years ago, so it's got some very modest signs of use and age, but the brilliant blue paint job shines up extremely well and it's easy to see that they spent plenty of time getting everything lined up just right. Standard Firebird details like the chrome front grille/bumper, the gills in the front fenders, and a Trans Am style rear wing all give this car a performance look that never gets boring. Bright chrome bumpers sparkle against the paint and without stripes or other gimmicks, the car looks quite purposeful.
The black leather bucket seats are from a Nissan Maxima, but they sure look right in this Firebird. Not too modern and with low enough backs to look proper, the interior is transformed. The rear seat is stock and comes with a new seat cover, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel warms things up nicely. Before any of the interior was installed, two layers of Dynamat were laid down, ensuring that the interior remains cool and quiet, which is quite out of character for a car that looks so nasty. There's a big shifter that manages the automatic gearbox underneath and custom white-faced gauges that monitor the engine's vitals better than the original dials did. A custom center stack incorporates vents and controls for the A/C system, as well as the AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, which sounds awesome thanks to all that sound deadening material. The trunk is likewise neatly finished with full Lizardskin on the quarters and matching black carpets.
The thundering 455 cubic inch V8 is totally built for speed. The block has an .030 overbore and was fitted with a stock crank, forged aluminum pistons, and a solid roller camshaft with a staggering .600 inches of lift. The heads were ported and a giant Holley 850 cfm carburetor was bolted on top of an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold. You'll note there's a nitrous system there, but it's not hooked up, and we're guessing that you'll never miss it with this kind of power on tap. It's all dressed up, too, with lots of polished aluminum and chrome, plus the beautifully finished inner fenders to go with it. The transmission is a rugged TH400 3-speed automatic and it's spinning a 10-bolt rear with 3.42 gears inside, so it'll do 70 MPH without any drama. Long-tube headers feed a custom exhaust system with Corsa mufflers and you'd better believe this thing sounds wicked. Some traction aids help hook it up and it sits on Weld Convo-Pros with 235/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFG rubber.
Don't let the big kid specs scare you off, this is a car you can drive regularly with ease. Just be prepared for all the chaos that comes with putting your foot on the floor. Call now!