1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
In the year 1967, General Motors manufactured the first model of the Pontiac Firebird. The first generation Firebird doubled as a convertible and coupe. Firebirds came with different kinds of engines. The Trans Am model of the Pontiac was released in 1969. The Trans Am was much powerful and better than earlier versions. The ninteeb seventy three Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was a favorite for many because it had an engine equivalent to that of a racing car. However, it was the special edition Trans Am that became the best of all the Pontiac models. In the year 1977, the special edition Trans Am's popularity doubled when it was featured in the famous film," Smokey and the Bandit". The third generation fire bird went from the year 1982 to the year 1992 while the fourth/last generation ran from the year 1993 to the year 2002.
The 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am consisted of an engine on the front, a bird design on its hood and an egg crate looking grill. There are four different engines used in any given Firebird. These engines are namely; 350, 400, 455 and 455-SD. All these are V8 type engines with a horse power rating of 150, 230, 250 and 290 respectively. The torque rating for the 350 engine is 325ft-lb while that for 455 is 370 ft-lb. The super duty engine has a torque rating of 390ft-lb.
The 455-SD Firebird was undisputedly the best firebird model. It consisted of an 800cfm carburetor, 455 cubic inches of power, cylinder heads with big valves and huge intake runners. This vehicle also had a strong horse power mechanism. The super duty fire bird was one of the fastest and most expensive muscle cars to be ever manufactured.
The speed for the 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am depends on the engine of the car. The 455-SD has the highest speed. With a quarter mile of 14.7 seconds, it can spin from zero to 60 in seven seconds. The highest speed of the 455-SD is a hundred and fourteen miles per hour.
The ninteen seventy three Pontiac Firebird Trans Am came with two different kinds of transmissions: the four speed standard manual transmission and the turbo-hydramatic transmission. While all the Firebirds came with a standard manual transmission, one could opt for the automatic transmission.
The '73 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am came with a wide variety of colors. The color of the car depended on the transmission chosen. Automatic transmission firebirds had white, buccaneer red, Florentine red, ascot silver, blue, orange, green, brown and gold. The automatic transmission cars did not have porcelain blue. The manual transmission vehicles had all the colors featured in the automatic version including porcelain blue. The interior came in custom white, white, saddle standard, burgundy and black.
For those few individuals with the 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, there a lots of options when it comes to maintenance and repair. There are various kinds of firebird kits. You can use firebird body kits to keep your Trans Am looking new, stylish and distinct. Firebird kits are further categorized according to the material used in their design. Fire kits can be made of polyurethane, metal, carbon fiber and metal.
It then follows that after choosing the appropriate fire kit for your vehicle, you have to seek expert services. Firebird kits alter the appearance of the vehicle while also modifying contours along with other faults. However, the person who installs the kit has a great influence on the general look of your car. Hire professional car designers to give your car an exclusive look.
Collectors, antique car aficionados and those who appreciate vintage designs usually express much interest in the 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. This muscle car model has high specs and is one of the best innovations of the 20th century. This model is easy to maintain and consumes minimal fuel. Moreover, it has a satisfactory speed and powerful engine. The late 20th centuries saw the introduction of great car models such as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and the Firebird Trans Am. The firebird became famous after it was featured in the film Smokey and Bandit. However, despite all the glories of the firebirds, they exited the auto market as fast as they had gained popularity. One is left to wonder why General Motors fell in favor with this muscle car model.
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