Ever see The Road Warrior? The post-apocalyptic movie with the funny cars? That’s cuz it’s an Aussie movie with a fantastic Ford Falcon that looks like it was the progeny of a Gran Torino Sport. But if the movie was done in America, we think it would feature this 1970 Pontiac Firebird restomod that’s headed to Mecum’s Chicago auction October 9-11, 2014.
Of course, the real cars were all-new for 1970 but their release was delayed until February 26, 1970. The Firebird line was shuffled around a bit, now with the base Firebird, the luxury-oriented Firebird Esprit, the performance-oriented Firebird Formula 400, and the track-inspired Firebird Trans Am. While not very common in 1970, the Trans Am eventually would sell over 100,000 units in 1979.
This 1970 restomod has the following features:
- 480ci twin-turbo with Butler block
- Comp Cams custom hydraulic roller
- Custom billet Visner intake manifold
- Twin 66mm Bullseye turbochargers with custom air-to-air intercooler
- Stainless steel manifolds, exhausts, and custom plumbing by All Speed Customs
- 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 with Detroit TrueTrac limited-slip differential
- Wilwood disc brakes and master cylinder
- 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
This Pontiac Firebird has competed in two Optima Street Car Invitationals, has been featured in several magazines, is a two-time SEMA feature vehicle, and a national show winner (although we don’t quite know which show…). But if your bunker is full of supplies and you’re ready for the war, we’ve found your car.