1971 Pontiac Firebird 455 Trans Am tribute

1971 Pontiac Firebird

Technical specifications of Pontiac Firebird 1971

Price: -
Item location: Rochester, New York, United States
Make: Pontiac
Model: Firebird
Type: Coupe
Year: 1971
Mileage: 01260
Color: White
Engine size: 455
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Options: Cassette Player
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1971 Pontiac Firebird 455 Trans Am Tribute

You are viewing a dry rust free 1971 Firebird that has been meticulously transformed into a beautiful Trans Am tribute . I am a serious Pontiac enthusiast / collector / restorer and am representing this classic Pontiac for a close friend / fellow Pontiac enthusiast. I have been performing restoration and performance building of traditional Pontiacs for 45+ years. I performed the engine build on this Firebird and witnessed all other aspects of its creation. Spending most of its life in dry New Mexico it carries all of its original panels except those replaced to “create” this T/A tribute. Floors and trunk are clean and rust free. It even carries all original brake and fuel lines! Stripped and refinished in correct Cameo white single stage urethane. Correct Phoenix graphix decals applied. Body is straight and smooth. Only visible flaw is a couple of hairline cracks in paint on front original urethane bumper as shown in photo. Only noticed on close inspection. This car is a real head turner! All new weather stripping. Complete correct T/A blue “Legendary” interior. Seat upholstery, headliner, door panels console and carpet. Dash pad is crack free. Instruments tastefully upgraded to Auto Meter “Pro-Comp” gauges. A B&M “Quick Silver” shifter was also added. A Pioineer AM/FM/ Casette unit was added above the original factory 8 track player.

Now for the real fun! A 1973 455 block was thermo-cleaned, bored .030, decked and line bored. An all standard nodular crank was chamfered and superfinished. Eagle “H” beam connecting rod, TRW forged flat topped pistons, Sealed power bearings and “Moly” rings. Entire assembly balanced. Melling oil pump, Cloyes “tru-roller” timing set. A Comp Cams XE 274H was used. In. dura.230 @ .050, ex. Dura. 236 @.050 .488 in. lift, .491 ex. Lift, 110 degree lobe separation. This is one of the best street 455 Pontiac cams I have found. Pulls like a freight train with good street manners. The block is topped with “Kauffman” D-port aluminum heads. Harlan Sharp roller rockers and Comp pushrods. A polished Edelbrock Torker intake and 800 CFM Holley double pumper round out the engine. An MSD Pro billet “all in one distributor “ is used. Fuel system consists of a Holley HP 150 Pump and regulator with gauge. Summit 4 tube headers and 2 ½ exhaust run all the way back behind the rear wheels.

The engine is backed by a fresh performance built Turbo 350 trans with shift kit and 2800 RPM stall speed converter. 8.5” 10 bolt posi-traction rear end with Richmond 3.73 gears. This all rides on new 8” X 15” Pontiac Rally wheels and raised white letter radial tires. I have driven this car on several occasions and it is a BALL to drive. Runs down the road straigh, turns and stops smooth and sure. And goes like a “bat out of hell”!

It has been driven a mere 1260 miles since completion as the speedo indicates. Total true mileage is unknown.The owner loves this car but does not have the time to enjoy it. Also his wife will not allow his kids to ride in it!

Here is an opportunity to own an exact replication of a piece of collectible Pontiac history at a fraction of the cost of a “real” one. The beauty of this car is that you can drive and enjoy it. AND in case you haven’t noticed, with the value of “real” T/A’s skyrocketing, well executed “re-creations” or “tribute” cars are rising as well. Soon they will become out of reach to the average enthusiast. The sellers reserve is WAY below the amount invested, not only in $$$ but in time and commitment!

The only thing this particular car could use is a small amount of final detailing under the hood and inside the trunk. But all the real $$$ has been spent! This is an excellent driver/ cruise night car with show winning potential! You will not be disappointed! It will put a big smile on your face as you get the “Thumbs-Up” everywhere you drive. Don’t hesitat, this is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful solid turn key T/A (tribute) ! Ask all questions prior to bidding and I will answer quickly.


Serious bidders only! If you have any questions, PLEASE ask BEFORE you bid! I promise a quick response. I am representing this vehicle for the owner. The final transaction will be handledwith him. He has a clear title in hand. I hav efull knowledge of this ca and authority to answer all questions.

A bid on this auction constitutes a binding legally enforceable contract. Bid only if you intend to purchase. Please have your funds available before bidding. Make sure that you have the "Green" light from your spouse, parent, etc. If you are the high bidder and the reserve is met, YOU OWN THIS VEHICLE ! Interested parties are welcome to view this vehicle in person, or have a third party view it for them prior to the auction ending. Being the high bidder does not buy you the right to look at the car and decide if it is what you want, or to negotiate the price! Be certain before bidding, NO EXCUSES!

Interested partieswith less than a positive feedback rating of 1, or any negative feedback must E-mail prior to bidding. If you do not follow this rule I will cancel your bid. I want to be 100% certain that you understand the terms of this auction as set forth here. NO bid retractions, be sure before you enter your bid!Non-paying bidders, or anyone interfering with this auction in any way will be reported to ebay safe-harbor and dealt with by all legal means available. Pleas, let’s keep it professional. These auctions take time and money to prepare, and I do not like to waste either. I run honest and fair auctions, I would appreciate the same courtesy from bidders.

The successful high bidder will e-mail me within 24 hours of auction end. I require a $500.00 non-refundable deposit via PayPal within 24 hours of auction end and full payment within 3 days of auction end. Please have your funds arranged BEFORE bidding. If you want to propose any other payment arrangements you must contact me BEFORE bidding. NO EXCEPTIONS! Payment to be made by certified funds or wire transfer or cash in person. Upon receipt of full payment I will Fed/Ex overnight all documents and ownership to this vehicle. I have clear title in hand.

All shipping and transportation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. I will assist with your arrangements in any way that I can. If needed I can recommended a professional shipper. I prefer that the vehicle be picked up within 7 days of auction end. If more time will be needed, please notify me prior to the auction end and I will do my best to accommodate you. My space is limited.If you choose to fly in and drive home, I will be happy to pick you up at the Greater Rochester International Airport. This car can be comfortably and confidently driven anywhere. Please notify me of your arrangements in advance so that I can arrange my schedule accordingly.

I have described this vehicle honestly to the best of my knowledge, however it is a 48 year old used vehicle and therefore sold AS-IS with no warranty expressed or implied. Please check my 100% positive feedback and bid with confidence. This car is “The Real Deal” !

I reserve the right to end this auction at any time as the vehicle is for sale locally. Please do not ask me to reveal my reserve. I run honest and fair auctions. If you want the car, continue to bid. I have set a VERY reasonable reserve for a vehicle of this nature, and list to sell! And once again, if you have any questions, PLEASE ASK BEFORE YOU BID!


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