1970 Pontiac Firebird Restomod

Posted by kingmaker

Not your average Firechicken, er Firebird. Hammer price: $87,000

I will be the first to admit that a second generation Firebird would not be my choice for a classic restomod. This car makes me completely throw that notion out the window. This 1970 Firebird defines the restomod world and it is looking to break the early 70's Firebirds through the triple digit price range. As if the great styling of the deep black paint and aggressive stance wasn't enough, this thing follows up the look with a 480cid EFI engine with twins! Now what good is all of that power if you can't get it to the ground right? Luckily the builder did it right and installed the Detroit Speed 4-Link rear and revamped the font with DSE and QA1 components as well.

I absolutely love this Firebird and I am hoping that it breaks all the glass ceilings for 70's Firebirds. I think its about time the Firebird started to pull first generation Camaro numbers.

Hammer price: $87,000

This car has some major wins as well:

  • Competed in Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational
  • Several magazine features worldwide
  • Two-time SEMA feature vehicle
  • GoodGuys Street Machine of the year competitor

The goods:

  • 480 CI twin turbo Pontiac engine
  • Butler block bored to 4.250 inches
  • Comp Cams custom hydraulic roller
  • Custom billet Visner intake manifold
  • Twin 66mm Bullseye turbochargers
  • Custom air-to-air intercooler
  • Stainless manifolds and custom plumbing
  • Custom stainless steel headers
  • X pipe and 3 inch Magnaflow mufflers
  • Rockland Tranzilla T56 6-speed transmission
  • Ram twin disc clutch and Kiesler shifter
  • Moser 3.55 12 bolt rear end
  • Detroit TrueTrac limited-slip differential
  • Wilwood disc brakes and master cylinder
  • Hydroboost brake booster
  • Detroit Speed upper/lower control arms
  • QA1 front coilovers
  • Detroit Speed rear 4-link with sway bar
  • Custom fabricated steel aero package
  • Custom Forgiato Ritorno wheels
  • Corbeau Racing bucket seats w/5 point belts


Photos credited to (www.mecum.com)