This 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was first sold by Sam Swope Pontiac, Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky and underwent a four-year refurbishment completed in 2010 before it was acquired by the seller in 2015. Power comes from a numbers-matching 400ci L74 V8 that was factory-equipped with Ram Air III induction and is mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Additional equipment includes a Safe-T-Track differential, a Delco AM/FM radio with four speakers, and lap belts as well as modifications such as Flowmaster mufflers, subframe connectors, and hardened valve seats. This second-generation Trans Am is offered with a window sticker, a copy of its build sheet, refurbishment records, and a clean New Mexico title in the seller’s name.
The car was repainted in Polar White (10) with factory-style Lucerne Blue striping and appliqués during the 2010 refurbishment, and features a shaker hood, fender vents, a rear spoiler, and dual sport mirrors. Imperfections on the driver-side door edge and the nose can be seen up close in the gallery above.
Rally II wheels wear 15″ Goodyear Polyglas GT raised-letter tires. Power-assisted front disc brakes and variable-ratio steering were standard equipment for the 1970 Trans Am.
The interior is said to have been reupholstered in its factory Medium Bright Blue vinyl (TR 201) in 2010 and features matching carpets, door panels, and plastics. Amenities include a Delco AM/FM radio with four speakers, front and rear lap belts, and roll-up windows.
A three-spoke Formula steering wheel frames Rally instrumentation in a turned-aluminum dash panel including a 160-mph speedometer and a tachometer with an integrated clock. Just under 54k miles are shown on the five-digit odometer, 700 of which have been added by the seller. The tachometer needle is said to stick occasionally, and the fuel gauge reading fluctuates.
The numbers-matching 400ci L74 V8 was rated at 345 horsepower when new and features Ram-Air III induction. The engine and Rochester Quadrajet carburetor are said to have been rebuilt in 2010, and hardened valve seats were installed for use of modern fuel. Engine stamping #2ON117510 can be seen in the gallery, with the last six digits matching the VIN tag.
The under-hood cowl tag decodes as follows:
- ST70 2387– Model year 1970 Firebird, two-door hardtop
- NOR – Norwood, Ohio assembly
- TR 201 – Blue Trim
- PNT 10 – Polar White
- 05A – Built first week of May 1970
- WS4 – Trans Am
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission and a Safe-T-Track differential. Flowmaster mufflers and subframe connectors were installed under previous ownership.
The window sticker shows an MSRP of $4,515.88, including $135.88 in options. A copy of the build sheet and binders of refurbishment records can be seen in the gallery, and driving videos are viewable above.