1975 Pontiac Firebird

Streetside Classics-Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA

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Lithia Springs, GA



Year 1975
Mileage 41583
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Pontiac
Model Firebird

Firebird 1975

Title Status --
Exterior Color Buccaneer Red
Interior Color Black


1975 might not be the most popular year for a Trans Am (although it\'s actually a personal favorite of mine), but insanely clean and exceptional examples like this stunning Buccaneer Red Pontiac Firebird Trans AM are impossible to ignore. Show-quality paint, flashy chrome wheels, black buckets, a 4-speed gearbox, low ownership spent in the dry South, and loads of documentation make this the stock T/A to take home. If you\'re looking for the best 1975 Firebird Trans AM for sale on the market right now, you\'d be hard-pressed to find a better contender than this.

Buccaneer Red is a great color with an even better name. Red \'Birds are especially cool thanks to their complementary decals-that bright orange and black screaming chicken on the hood just stands out in a sea of silver, white, and especially black cars. With its red accents it looks exactly as Pontiac intended: halfway between full 1970\'s funky and demonically possessed. The black rubber bumpers, so frequently twisted and warped by time and heat, are in excellent shape here. The original factory glass is crystal-clear, as are the headlights, the LED front blinker, the taillights, and all that awesome original trim including the red bird in between the front grilles. Panel gaps are better than what you\'d see rolling out of the factory in \'75, and the sheetmetal is so laser-straight and precise we\'d hardly doubt this Poncho ever needed any bodywork in its life. That\'s what you get with a pedigreed vehicle that\'s\' been treated like a member of the family, and this beauty can be traced back to when it was sold new in Kentucky and transported back to Arkansas with the original owner, then sold to a collector in Texas, who then sold it to the current owner\'s father approximately 25 years ago. About 18-20 years ago, the car was fully repainted back to Buccaneer Red, and the paint job was incredibly high-end and has been impeccably preserved ever since. We\'d argue that it\'s borderline show-quality, with only very minor imperfections picked up from a little bit of road debris, but it\'s the likely the best paint job you\'ll ever see on a T/A at this price point. Standing back and taking the car in as a whole is an easy way to see why Pontiac moved more than 27,000 Trans Ams in 1975, nearly a threefold increase over 1974. Pontiac\'s pony car was on its stratospheric rise to 1970\'s royalty, and the fact that this one was held to only 41,583 believe actual miles is quite a grand feat.

Inside, the correct Code 19W black vinyl deluxe interior is in excellent shape and looks like a million bucks. Fresh-looking seat covers are supported by firm yet supple foam padding underneath, ornate black door panels at the flanks were stitched to match, and the expansive black dash is incredibly crack and blemish free. Full instrumentation was standard on Trans Ams, and the factory dials look great set into the engine-turned instrument panel. The dash pad is in great shape as is the center console, both of which appear to be original, and the original shifter for the 4-speed gearbox practically taunts the driver to go out and have a bunch of fun. There\'s an original, leather-wrapped steering wheel in your hands that anchors the cockpit, a stock AM radio that actually somehow still works, and T/A embroidered floormats atop plush carpets that insulate the floors from the elements. Out back, the rear seat looks like it hasn\'t been used since the early-\'80s, and you even get a good-sized trunk neatly finished with a correct plaid mat and a space-saver spare tire.

Under the hood is what very, very likely the original, numbers-matching 400 cubic inch V8. The only reason we can\'t 100% say numbers-matching is because it appears the factory miss-stamped the block way back in 1975, and the VIN stamp is only off by one digit (a \'0\' where a \'6\' should be to match the VIN). Human error was common back then, and it\'s not the first time we\'ve seen blocks incorrectly stamped, and to be honest, it\'s a lot more difficult to believe that someone was able to find another 400 V8 with a VIN that only had one digit off from the car and tried to pass it off as numbers-matching. If this world didn\'t have lawyers, we\'d call this a full numbers car, but for now all we can do is present this preponderance of evidence. Nevertheless, it\'s incredibly well-maintained and runs great, which is what you\'d expect from a car with only 41583 believed-actual miles on the clock. The very nicely detailed engine bay that looks pretty much the way Pontiac did it in 1975, which means corporate turquoise paint on the block, standard steel valve covers, and that big Shaker hood scoop up top. There\'s a proper Quadra-Jet carb living underneath and things like the belts, plugs, wires, alternator, and battery were all replaced at some point not long ago. The chassis is clean and solid as can be, a dual exhaust system sounds suitably burly,


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