1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Tribute 5.7L

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Parlin, New Jersey, United States
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Trans Am Coupe 2-Door
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 40,000+
  • VIN: 2S87M4N121600
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 5.7L 5733CC 350Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player
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Pontiac Firebird 1974 Description

1974 Pontiac Trans Am Tribute


Below is a true description of this car. Nothing to hide here. Any questions from SERIOUS BUYERS are welcome. Of course I recommend that it would be best to come see the car in person if possible.
A very nice looking car – The car is a firebird base but transformed into a Trans Am Tribute car. A/C car yet I do not have the compressor.The 1974 is unique to its self since it doesn’t have the wrap around rear window which came about in 1975. More metal which gives it its own unique look. Look around and you will see tons of 1978-79 birds out there but you rarely see a ’74. Car has a 350 CU engine with new 4-barrel Holly 600CFM carb along with a 3-speed manual wide ratio Saginaw transmission.

The car is a blast to drive, ikely due to the wide ratio 3 speed standard tranny. 4 speeds are nice but this wide ratio allows you to relax before having to shift the gears again. It was a pleasant change for me being used to 4 speed close ratio gear boxes. Ignition converted to HEI (1974 was the last year of points ignition).

You can light up the tires with ease. Yeah, know you’re saying to yourself, Well, f course you can with a manual tranny”. But what I’m saying is that you can light the tires up without dropping the clutch… with ease. She wants to go fast. Shaker hood scoop is open with custom stainless steel cover. Real sharp look. An added cool effect is the blue LED lights that give a soft blue hue to the internals of the shaker scoop controlled by a small switch on the center console. Hence the name I gave the car, Blue Star”.

I believe the drive train is original to the car although I have struggled to make out the car’s VIN number on the engine block. Stamped engine code “WA” which means it was mated to a manual transmission so I believe it is all original. Odometer reads 40,000+ miles but have no idea although the engine is very strong. This motor is not beat or even close to it.

Car was originally red but painted a few years back with a silver metallic, believe before 2010. Real nice quality paint job. There is now a few bubbles appearing underneath the paint in a small area on the hood, few scratches and dings here and there but you only see it if you’re up close inspecting it. It is a sharp car and gets a lot of attention.

Below is a list of all the new parts added to the car. The car’s stance was lowered, any new parts listed below.
INTERIOR:NEW –front seat covers (factory custom option) and foam cushions. Great looking interior, ust look at the pictures! Every gauge works. All old incandescent dash bulb lights were changed nice white LEDs so you can actually see the instrument clusters! Looks awesome. No cracks in dash pad. Black interior with bucket seats and center console.

NEWER – Headliner and carpet. These were installed before I purchased the car. Although nice and new, he headliner was cut a little too short so there is a small gap where it meets the rear window. The carpet is still fresh and new looking although I would have cut the carpet by the seat mounts differently so you couldn’t see the attaching bolts.

MECHANICAL: NEW – Edelbrock Performer Intake manifold, olley 600CFM 4-barrel carburetor with electric choke, EI Distributer, ccel spark wires and parking brake cable.

Fresh oil & filter change. Front disc and rear brakes, ork perfectly. Starts up nice and easy every time. Runs great and strong. Shifts perfectly. Cold idle works as it should. Clean engine compartment. Rear end is limited slip, do not know the gear ratio, ikely 2.93 or maybe slightly higher.

Dual exhaust, o headers. Awesome sounding rumble to this car’s exhaust

SUSPENSION: The car’s stance was dropped. All new shocks, ront coil springs (Hotshkis) and rear leaf springs. This car has a sport suspension. Being lowered, his car is not meant for big city driving (like here in NYC!). She does not like pothole ridden streets! Take her out a nice black top and smooth and tight she is. After market 17 inch rims with wide tires with plenty of tread. Tires do not rub wheel wells at all. They look awesome on this car with the silver paint. The front sway bar linkage has been changed along with the driver’s lower control arm bushings and lower ball joint.

BODY:The car was originally red paint. Painted a few years back to a nice silver metallic. Looks real nice but is not a showroom quality paint job. You would have to get close to really find what the faults are. Car is laser straight, ice gaps, ll metal – no filler. Front rubber bumper does show some signs of age.

Frame and trunk are solid – there is a floor patch on the driver and passenger front floor. It appears that the patches were put on top of the original floor meaning that the original floor was not cut out. Although not ideal, t was done very nicely and hardly noticeable even when pulling the carpet back. All other areas of the floor are nice and solid. All other areas of the body look like they never needed to be touched. Obviously the fenders were changed out for Trans Am fenders. Each quarter panel looks solid with no evidence of work.


Interior is very nice and the engine and transmission are strong. Plenty of tread on the tires

The heater core needs to be replaced. I had bought a new one to install but never got to it. It is included with the purchase of the car. Not an easy job…likely why I never did it. But then again, ars like this I only use in the summer time so no need for heat. The heater core in the car is currently bypassed and you can leave it that way if you like, t will not affect the temperature of the motor.

I have noticed recently some squeaks coming from the front end while driving. Although some of the linkage and bushings have been changed as mentioned above, t may be time for other bushings to be replaced. They are likely original to the car.

Starting to see small drips of oil coming from the transmission speedo connection on the transmission. Likely needs a new o-ring to reseal it. You can get them here on eBay for about $10, ot hard at all to do. They are tough to find at your local parts store that’s why I didn’t get to it.

I replaced the spent trunk lid tension bars with brand new heavy duty ones designed for the back fin yet she does not snap up like it should. Maybe it needs to have the bar twisted some more?

As you likely know, ars of this age…well they need some love…and only treat you well when you show them love. This car is a treat and is not in need of serious work. Of course the whole thing can be dismantled and restored but hey, t’s a tribute car. It doesn’t need that at all. I believe that changing a few bushings over time, n o ring here or there is all this car needs to keep showing love for its new owner. I’ve described this car fully and openly because I want the new owner to know exactly what the condition of the car is.

$500 deposit through Papal. Remainder cash or cleared bank check. Car only ships after payment has cleared.

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