1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The Pontiac Firebird was built by Pontiac from the 1967 to the 2002. Designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang, it was introduced in February 1967, the same model year as GM's Chevrolet division platform-sharing Camaro. This also coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, Ford's upscale, platform-sharing version of the Mustang.

The second generation debuted in 1970 but was delayed because of tooling and engineering problems; thus, its popular designation is as a 1970½ model. This generation of Firebird was only available as a coupe. The example here is a 1970 Ram Air III Trans Am, powered by a 335bhp, 6.6 litre engine. 

Mecum Auctions will be offering this example at their upcoming Kansas City auction between the 16-17th March. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions.