1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Restomod by Retro Designs!

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Visually, there is no question that a classic Firebird is a beautiful vehicle. If it wasn't for the technology! Even then, the driving behavior and the performance data were not necessarily the benchmark and nowadays you don't need to talk about them anymore. The technology is miles away from the standards of 2023. But the company Retro style from North Carolina changes that on request. And the proof is the latest project in the form of a fully restored 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with GM LS3 V8 and modern underbody chassis. According to Daniel Valjevac (Retro designs owner) it was importantto maintain the golden aesthetic of the seventies', which explains the classic New Zealand Green hue combined with the gold Firebird graphics.

Firebird Trans Am Restomod

The vehicle is up to the last corner restauriert and equipped with a lot of new technology, but still looks the same as it did back then. The Snowflake alloy wheels have only grown slightly and are fitted with modern Continental tires. There was a high-quality new leather interior in the interior and a significantly improved sound system was also installed. Also a new Vintage Air heating and cooling system (Air conditioning & heating) was installed in the Pontiac. But the highlight is clearly under the bonnet. There was the most important upgrade. You can see a GM LS3-V8 with a displacement of 6,2 liters that sends 436 hp to the rear wheels. That's a huge improvement over the old engine from the late '70s.

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The small-block V8 has been coupled to a modern six-speed automatic transmission (6L80E) and a tailor-made soundscape ensures a befitting soundscape Sports exhaust system made of stainless steel with Magnaflow silencers. And so that the Pontiac does not bend when accelerating, Detroit Speed ​​relied on a hydroformed one subframe and the rear suspension was also revised and there were new rubbers all around to improve the driving and handling properties.

Sports brake system from Wilwood

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And the braking power has not been forgotten either. Installed is a Wilwoodsports brake system on the front axle, which was coupled with a hydraulic braking system from Performance Online. So far, however, there has been no information on the price. However, we estimate that the restoration and modernization of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was over $250.000. If we get more information about the changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed about this if you simply use our Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!

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1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Restomod by Retro Designs!
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