The muscle car-obsessed folks over at Autotpia LA recently featured a 1973 Pontiac Firebird with a modern-day LS6 V8 on their YouTube channel, dubbing the modified muscle coupe the “perfect restomod.”
This 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans started out life as a run-of-the-mill Trans Am before the current owner, Andrew, set about transforming it into a comfortable and usable restomod. Under the hood sits a 5.7L LS6 V8 Small Block, which sends power to the rear wheels through a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission and a Moser 10-bolt rear end – all pretty standard fare for a GM-based restomod project. Bringing the fairly heavy package to a stop are a set of large, ventilated Baer brakes, which hide behind a set of Billet Specialties alloy wheels wrapped in sticky Nitto rubber.
Our personal favorite part of this ’73 Firebird is the interior. The factory-looking blue upholstered interior contrasts with the gloss black paint to give this Trans Am a head-turning appearance and also seems like a nice place to sit with its cueball shift knob, aftermarket audio/navigation display screen, Speedhut gauges, ice cold A/C from Vintage Air and a blue-painted half roll cage.
The owner of this vehicle says he likes it because it offers plenty of performance from the ~425 horsepower LS6 V8 engine, but is still comfortable and reliable enough to take on road trips and to drive around town. It may not be the loudest or most extravagant vehicle at car meets around California, but it does the job in a stylish and dependable fashion – hence AutotopiaLA’s proclamation that this is a near-perfect restored and modified classic car.
Check out the video embedded below to learn more about this unique 1973 Pontiac Trans-Am Firebird.