From 1970-81, there were 4 Firebird models. The last three items, however, are not on these cars because they were replaced with special features. The positives are that the door trims, the rear seat and the passenger seat look to be in good condition. This All-Pontiac Road Racer Runs Bottom 9s At Nearly A Buck-Fifty. No way does this car deserve the title of muscle car or sleeper. So, I find that the '70 L65 option Esprit only was 1,143 units. From underneath you can see new ball joints , bushings , etc and other signs he took good care of this Firebird.
He kept many receipts dating as far back as 1979. But in looking on line, while I can find much about Trans Ams, and even Formulas, I see just about nothing on the Esprit 400. Finally someone else sees through the shady, sketchy 13,000 miles with an old oil change receipt from ions ago showing 98,000 miles. Last, but certainly not least was Trans Am with front and rear spoilers, a shaker scoop protruding through the hood, wheel flares, and racing stripes. I was going to bend a piece of aluminum or sheetmetal and use it as a base for the carburetor, but in order to drop it down far enough, it was going to be in the way of the fogger lines, and it was going to be a bizarre bend, not just a 90-degree, but a gradual slope. The rocker panel molding was left off because it would have looked bad with the lower accent paint. A new style and legendary trim name for the 1970s would forever change the Firebird's place in muscle-car history.
The standard engine for Esprit was the 2bbl 350. Wow, a bright red Corvette! Engine choices on the Esprit varied a lot over the years, but they never reached up into Trans Am territory, always stopping an engine or two from the top. There is some work to be done on it if it is to be returned to factory-fresh condition. Shown in the photos are a few of the early registrations, Protct-O-Plate and Original Purchase Documents. The original owner stopped driving the car about 10 years ago, and the car just sat until earlier this year. If you're confused about the Esprit, it's nothing all that special. Most of the parts that we have in stock are already featured on our website.
Whatever the case,its probably coupled with a highway friendly 278 rear gear l Seriously doubt this car would even do a peel out let alone a burnout. A car — well, beater — that got passed from sailor to sailor as they passed through the command. It looks like red primer from a distance, but at 2nd glance a sun faded bronze or copper. Both V8s came standard with a 3-speed manual or optional 3-speed automatic transmission, though the 400 could also get a popular 4-speed manual. The ad does not even state whether engine is a 4 barrel carb or not.
Your number of 18,961 is confirmed and one nice thing, Rotella's book gives optional break downs. I have many more pictures of the vehicle available. I wonder what their survival rate is? We try to add new parts for sale to this page every week. The interior will need a good amount of work also along with the sagging headliner. Also shown in the video pics of receipts showing repairs made at various mileage. Overall the vehicle is a solid project car that needs total restoration. Factory Disc brakes stop great.
While the early 70s Esprit 400 Fender emblems are plentiful, the 74 Esprit 400 ones are unique and difficult to find. Dan dweelizass,this car does not qualify for the title sleeper. The Formula 400 was more muscle than comfort, with its 400-cubic-inch V8 producing 330hp. Topaz to bring continuity to the 75-78 Firebirds as they updated throughout the series. This page is current and up to date. We only washed the floor pans and touched up the paint on the differential and cross member, that is the original floor paint from 1970! Appearances sometimes deceive, and to many eyes the new Firebird, with its reduced-height cowl, looked a lot longer and lower. I'm looking at a second generation Pontiac Firebird that has no engine or transmission and would like to make it as fast as possible, naturally.
Can anyone point to an example of the 1970 L65 Esprit? It fired right up and ran great!! The factory color is Coronado Gold with Sandalwood interior. It appears that before the original owner placed the car into storage, he may have also replaced a number of suspension bushes and components, as apparently many of these look new. A nice file folder is included with registrations, receipts and service records spanning back to the early 1970's. Please ask any questions prior to bidding. Dimensions actually hadn't changed much, but few disputed the car's taut, newly aggressive demeanor. I have a new current California Title in my name and its currently Registered until Sep of 2019. He also has about 40 years of vehicle registration cards including the Original one from 1970! A wraparound rear window was proposed, but delayed.
Hytech in Columbia, Missouri, did up the rear seats to match the sparse Kirkey coverings, and Brett finished off the rest of the dusky interior. That this car might be bronze makes me think of the 1974-1978 Rockford Files Firebirds, which were 400 cars, Formulas, though with the hood swapped to make them appear as base Firebirds or Esprits. Oil change ticket shows 98K miles 28 years ago. To simplify the model lineup Pontiac reduced the available model selection from five to four organized into more discernable functions: the base Firebird was the least expensive entry level model; the Esprit was optioned with additional luxury appointments; the Formula 400 for performance-minded buyers offering muscle car performance at a great price; and the Trans Am for the serious driver, complete with all the high performance options. The latter option available only with the M40 Turbo-400 transmission.
Still following the same platform as the Camaro, with a slightly revised suspension and new rear stabilizer bar, the 1970 Pontiac Firebird was dramatically restyled for its second generation. The body is solid and the only potential rust I found other than surface is in the lower corners of the front windshield. Next came the Formula 400, packing a standard 330 horsepower, 400-cid V-8. The spindles and steering assembly are stock. Drive Train and Chassis Details Factory Pontiac 350 V8 No leaks , Runs great! The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 6. Reduced power ratings for 1971 were offset by availability of Pontiac's enormous 455 in Formula and Trans Am models.