1974 Pontiac Firebird TransAm
– One Owner Car Since New
- Complete Frame-off Restoration
– 455 V-8 Engine
– TH400 Automatic Transmission
– Restored to Absolute Original Specifications
- Highly Documented Car
The second generation Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams are coming into their own in the collector car market. The 1974 Pontiac Trans Am continued a strong tradition of strength in the muscle car market and featured a redesigned "shovel-nose" front end and new wide "slotted" taillights. The car was featured as the ride of choice for James Garner as Jim Rockford in the pilot movie and first season of the Rockford Files. For the 1974 model year, over 73,000 Pontiac Firebirds were produced, with only 4648 produced as a Trans Am with the 455ci 8-cylinder engine.
The Trans Am presented at auction is a documented one-owner car complete with all paperwork from when the car was new. The build sheet verifies the original build of this car and that is exactly how it shows today. The car was purchased in Utah and remained a life-long dry climate car. Over 20 years ago, the car was put in climate controlled storage where it resided untouched for 17 years. When brought out of storage the car showed only 53,000 miles and was in good original condition. The owners, showing great pride in ownership, undertook a complete frame-off restoration of this Trans Am.
Over $48,000 was invested in the build with everything completed to an original, very high standard. The engine was removed and broken down. The block showed no wear, was re-ringed and new bearings installed, and retains the original 455 ci. The transmission also was broken down but merely needed new seals installed. All drive and suspension components were replaced to OE standards.
The car was completely disassembled with all original sheet metal retained and used in the rebuild. The body presents lazer straight and the reassembled car is 100% correct according to the build sheet, using only OE parts. The 2 1/2 year restoration produced an astounding "new" 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.