Last updated Jul 27, 2012
The car was purchased in Texas in 1977 by my father to have a car for the kids to drive. The car was quickly nicknamed “The Kids Toy”. A few modifications were done, the Rally II wheels were exchanged for turbine mags, and side pipes were added. A custom paint job with murals on the hood scoops and pearl white was airbrushed down the sides. (Hey, it was the 70’s.) It even won a few car shows.
I purchased the car from him a couple of years later. It went from Texas to California then sat in storage for 10 years. It was moved to Nebraska and sat for another 7 years waiting to build up the Firebird Restoration Fund.
Frame off restoration took 5 years but came out looking good. For 2009 it’s leading a sheltered life. The plan is to limit its road time for a year. It was trailered to 15 shows, 6 were national shows and the rest were local area shows. Now it can be driven a little more.
Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals Norwalk, OH 8-8-09
High Performance Pontiac's Editor's Choice
1st in class - 1970-1981 Stock Firebirds & Formulas
Trans Am Nationals Dayton, OH 8-30-09
3rd in class - Stock 1970-1976
High Performanc Pontiac - Cover and Article August 2010
This is an all stock car that came with:
400 - factory rated at 300 hp
Muncie CR 4 speed
1 1/8 in stabilizer bars
400, 4bbl, 4 speed
Am/FM Stereo, 8-track Player
HD Air Cleaner
Rally 2 Wheels
Power Door Locks
Electric Rear Window Defrost
Formlua Steering Wheel
Custom Trim Group
stainless fuel and brake lines
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