This 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455 is finished in Admiralty Blue over White vinyl custom interior and was ordered new at Carson Pontiac in Kirkwood Missouri. The car has been amazingly preserved by its 6 previous owners and has never been cosmetically or mechanically restored and remains as original! Power is supplied by the original, legendary Super Duty 455ci LS2 V8 paired with a three-speed automatic transmission and a positraction limited-slip differential.
Features include power-assisted front disc brakes, honeycomb wheels, air conditioning, power windows, front console, and a Delco AM/FM radio with 8 track player and every other option with the exception of a rear center console!
The body is spectacular with paint meter readings showing almost entirely original paint! Equipment includes a shaker hood, fender vents, and polished exhaust tips as well as tri-tone graphics that include a hood decal. Silver 15″ Honeycomb wheels wear Pontiac center caps and are still fitted with the original Firestone steel radial 500’s white-letter tires. The car is equipped with power-assisted front disc brakes and rear drums and has every factory option with exception of the rear center console.The original interior is White vinyl Custom upholstery is accompanied by Black carpeting. Equipment includes bucket seats, Cruise control, power windows, tilt steering wheel, lamp group, door handle decor, roof, door, beltline molding, and the trunk mat with space-saver spare.
Gauges including a 160-mph speedometer and a tachometer are housed in an engine-turned instrument bezel. The five-digit odometer indicates 19k original miles!
The Super Duty 455ci V8 was rated at 290 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 395 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm when new. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a three-speed automatic transmission, 3.08 Positraction rear end. The car is reported to be one of 731 examples built with this powertrain combination for 1974.
The car is documented with its original sales invoice including the deposit receipt, window sticker, build sheets, warranty booklets, and factory letters as well as all of the original owner’s manuals and dealer jacket!
Out of the 731 delivered how many could have possibly survived the past 48 years and remained original?
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