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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

America’s hot one during the Malaise Era


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. This T/A features the standard 400ci V8 paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes Rally II wheels, Custom Trim Group with upgraded interior, and air conditioning. Finished in red over a black vinyl interior, this second-generation Firebird comes from the selling dealer with a clear title.

The Buccaneer Red exterior features a shaker hood, fender flares and optional “Screaming Chicken” hood decal, all classic trademarks of the Trans Am. Also featured are color-keyed racing mirrors and rear spoiler.

The 15-inch Rally II wheels have polished trim rings and are wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires.

The cockpit is fitted with black vinyl high-back bucket seats with matching door panels, padded dash, center console and carpeting. The instrument panel is accented with engine-turned aluminum. Amenities include a Delco AM/FM/8-track stereo, tilt steering column and, out back, vinyl trunk mat.

Instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer, 8,000-rpm tachometer, clock and auxiliary gauges that show fuel level, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 19,766 miles, though the true mileage on the vehicle is unknown.

The reportedly numbers-matching, 225-horsepower 400ci V8 is fed via a four-barrel carburetor. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a reportedly numbers-matching four-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.

Steering is power-assisted. Stopping is handled by power-assisted disc brakes up front and drums in the rear.

The selling dealer has provided a video with description, start-up and vehicle walk-around, which can be seen below.

The auction for this 1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ends on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 4:20 p.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.



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