Pontiac Firebird

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Tlibekov 2017 Pontiac Firebird Concept
Tlibekov 2017 Pontiac Firebird Concept

Tlibekov 2017 Pontiac Firebird Concept

Filed in Pontiac Concepts, Pontiac Firebird by on September 22, 2017 • views: 226

For most car enthusiasts, their ultimate dream car is something that does (or at least likely could) exist. But, for a few dreamers, the possibilities go beyond the possible to a place few people, if any, had imagined. Freelance Russian designer and photographer Kasim Tlibekov refuses to let the brand die in the hearts and […]

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1968 Pontiac Firebird – Carved To Perfection
Firebird – Carved To Perfection

1968 Pontiac Firebird – Carved To Perfection

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on May 30, 2017 • views: 976

An engineer and machinist by trade, Ken Ramey carved his Firebird to Pro Touring perfection Michelangelo had marble. The ancient Romans had travertine. Ken Ramey’s material of choice is much harder to whittle into shape than natural stone, but raw blocks of billet aluminum are no match for his mastery of lathes, mills, and five-axis […]

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Sid Tracy’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Firebird Metal Mani

Sid Tracy’s 1969 Pontiac Firebird

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on February 21, 2017 • views: 2118

This ’69 Firebird is owned by Sid Tracy, and was built by Troy Grudge from BBT Fabrications, with design help from Ben Hermance from Hermance Designs. Sid wasn’t sure how people would respond to the changes they made to the cars nose, the Challenger headlights, and the ground effects. They’ve gone over well with Pontiac […]

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1970 Pontiac Firebird Blackhawk
1969 Firebird Metal Mani

1970 Pontiac Firebird Blackhawk

Filed in Pontiac Firebird by on November 25, 2016 • views: 1721

A 1970 Pontiac Firebird rebuilt to modern-car standards and hopped up to an astounding 1,200 horsepower sold at the Mecum auction (2014). It went for $87,000, far behind some other cars at the Mecum Chicago Auction. The 1970 Firebird had been rebuilt with modern components. The 480-cubic-inch Pontiac engine has been rebored for brute power, […]

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1970 Pontiac Formula ‘Cochise’
1970 Pontiac Firebird 'Cochise'

1970 Pontiac Formula ‘Cochise’

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on March 24, 2016 • views: 4797

This 1970 Pontiac Formula named ‘Cochise’ is owned by Albert Melchior (Carbon Customs). Albert worked with Scott Mock (Vintage Racing & Performance) to get the car built, and showcases the works of Carbon Customs, Anvil Auto, Ride Tech, and Vintage Racing & Performance. The car was built just prior to, and displayed at the 2011 […]

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1967 Pontiac Firebird – Blown ’Bird
1967 Pontiac Firebird - Blown ’Bird

1967 Pontiac Firebird – Blown ’Bird

Filed in Pontiac Firebird by on March 20, 2016 • views: 3102

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Pro Touring, drag racing, roots-blown supercar! If the goal was stealth, then we don’t know how well that was really achieved. Mike Ardito of Tri Power Automotive of Libertyville, Illinois, says a “stealth” look was what car owner Pete Krehbiel was shooting for when he originally commissioned […]

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1972 Pontiac Firebird ‘Code Red’
1972 Pontiac Firebird - Code Red

1972 Pontiac Firebird ‘Code Red’

Filed in Pontiac Firebird, Pro Tour by on January 22, 2016 • views: 3649

To think that this car was built by an average guy and his friends in a garage is mind blowing. It’s pro level from top to bottom, it’s amazingly well sorted, and it kicks ass in a straight line AND on an autocross course. This is owner/builder Bob Bertelsen’s third award winning car. Each build […]

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SLP 421 Bobcat GTO views: 182

Nicely integrated and fully functional intake slits on the SLP hood give a hint to the hidden power of this Goat. “This thing really shines on the winding roads, and there’s nothing like rowing through the six-speed while listening to the rumble of the exhaust.” -Robert Hamblen Back in the ’60s—a decade marked by the […]

1973 Warhorse Pontiac Trans Am views: 488

Meet the Warhorse – A 1973 Pontiac Trans Am. We’ll let the original builder tell you about it: Let me tell you about our car. It’s a 1973 Trans Am, my wife’s birth year. It was originally a cameo white with deluxe white interior, 455ci, 4-speed car. We have done our best to stay true […]

1955 Pontiac Chieftain Wagon views: 356

How could anyone not find this 1955 Pontiac Chieftain wagon cool? It may look old on the outside with that beautiful patina, but the inside is a whole other story. The new custom interior is finished in brown and white with matching garnish moldings. It has a tilt steering wheel, power steering, Vintage Air air […]

1974 Pontiac GTO views: 367

Most hobbyists consider the GTO the vehicle that launched the musclecar era. Its recipe of a large-displacement engine in a relatively small body was an immediate success, and most other manufacturers quickly followed suit. In later years, however, emphasis was redirected from performance to fuel economy and emissions, turning most performance cars into little more […]