1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am VIN: 72AS18 In the days before our modern 186-mph Y-rated tires, street tires were street tires, and race tires were race tires, and never the two shall meet - until the T/A. The B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A was the first American-made tire that was DOT rated, and also had SCCA approval for track competition. In order to prove the new tire had what it took, B.F. Goodrich looked for a team and a series to run a street tire in professional competition. They found a perfect partner in Terry Godsall and Jerry Titus' T/G Racing. They had built a trio of Pontiac Firebirds for the 1970 season. At the end of the season papers were signed, and the Firebirds became Tire Birds. This car was the third of three cars built by Jerry Titus' T/G Racing for the 1970 Trans-Am season. Driven by Canadian champion John Cordts, Don Pike, and Larry Dent, this car was raced in Trans-Am, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and SCCA events. B.F. Goodrich took stock T/As and shaved off half the tread and had them put on the 3,200 lbs racecar. This Firebird eventually became the first production car to win a race using radial tires with a class win at Watkins Glen. At t
In 1970, There were two Ram Air 400cu for 1970: the 335 hp (250 kW) L74 Ram Air 3 (366 hp (273 kW) in GTO) and the 345 hp (257 kW) LS1 Ram Air 4, 370 hp (280 kW) in GTO) that were carried over from 1969. The difference between the GTO and Firebird engines was that the secondary carburetor's throttle linkage had a restrictor which prevented the rear barrels from opening completely,  adjusting the linkage could allow full carburetor operation resulting in identical engine performance. For the 1970 and 1971 model years, all Firebirds equipped with radios had the antennas mounted "in-glass" in the windshield. Production totals ] Model # 2 door base 6-cylinder 3,184 2 door base 8-cylinder 15,740 2 door Esprit 8-cylinder 18,961 2 door Formula 400 8-cylinder 7,708 2 door Trans Am Ram Air III 8-cylinder 3,108 2 door Trans Am Ram Air IV 8-cylinder 88 Total 48,739 The Pontiac 455 cu in 7.5 L engine, first became available in the second generation Firebird in 1971. The 455 engine was available in the L75 325 hp (242 kW) version and the LS5 335 hp "HO" version, which was the standard, and only engine option, for the Trans Am. The "HO" engine also included Ram Air IV. In 1970, There were two
Sweet Gold 1978 Trans-Am for Sale with 6.6 400 ci Engine, T-Tops, Shaker Hood, Snowflake Wheels, Automatic Transmission, Rare Gold over Black. Beautiful example of an American classic! And of course a great way to play Smokey & the Bandit!