The Pontiac Firebird was introduced in February, 1967, 5 months after its Chevrolet Camaro corporate twin was introduced. The Firebird, along with the Camaro, was GM’s answer to the astoundingly successful Ford Mustang, and were known as F-bodies. The Firebird would ultimately be offered in a few different variants, not the least of which was the successful and iconic Trans Am model.
The 455 engine available in the second generation Firebird Trans Am was arguably the last high-performance engine of the original muscle car generation. The 455 cu in (7.5 L) engine made its first appearance in the Firebird in 1971 as the 455-HO, which continued through the 1972 model year. The 455 engine was a game changer for Nascar, it was the seed for the motor used in the Nascar Pontiac motor division of which 180 race prepared engines were made.
This top of the range variant of the Pontiac Firebird, provided with the 7.5L 455 engine, was delivered new to Belgium. Presented in its very rare colour scheme the car includes the original non-eagle bonnet which was original to the European specification models. The Trans Am on offer has come from single ownership for many years and has been maintained and used regularly. Presented in good all-round condition the example on offer still maintains its striking and aggressive looks, the car is as at home on the streets of London as it is on the start-line of Santa Pod.