1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
The 1970 Pontiac Firebird received a complete restyling. To many
Pontiac fans this was the sign of changing times. The newly styled
car was a beatiful shape that would be with Pontiac for the next
On the outside this car featured bulging curves and a sloping rear
window that made the car appear extremely sporty and aggresive.
The Trans Am model included large front and rear spoilers and a
fender vents. Combined with an aggressive handling and drivetrain
package, this created a memorable and powerful muscle car.
Under the hood of the Firebird were several optional 400cid motors
with a base level of 345hp. However, an available 370hp motor was
a simple upgrade. All Trans Am's included a rear facing scoop which
directed cool air directly into the tuned port motors. Available
transmissions included the 3 speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic for
four speed with the Hurst shifter.
The suspension on Trans Am's was upgraded to include massive torsion
bars, heavy duty disc/drum brakes, and quick ratio steering.
On the inside, the Firebird was all business. This featured the
famous diamond finished dash and racing steering wheel. The seats
were heavily supported and the door panels featured rich stitching.
Still available was the Firebird 400 model which carried a twin
scoop hood treatment and a 335hp motor arrangement.
Firebird 400: 7,000
Trans Am: 3,200
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