CarFest South 'Pride & Joy' Auction 2012

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1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

Lot No.: 207

Registration: XAX 99H
Chassis Number: 226870N121830
Engine Number: 226870W121830
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 6600cc
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Estimate (£): 10,000 - 12,000
Sold for (£): 10,528

Over a 40 year period the Pontiac Firebird has earned itself a unique place amongst automotive icons. What started out as just another contender in the "Me Too" pony car race ended up becoming so much more, only visionaries at Pontiac such as John DeLorean could have come up with a coupe like the Firebird that kept the performance fires burning once the mighty GTO was gone. As a collector's car, the Firebird has all the right credentials, competition history, a wide variety of power and trim options, various low volume and commemorative models and a healthy helping of nostalgia thrown in for good measure thus making the older versions some of the fastest appreciating American muscle cars available today.

Whether you are investing or simply looking for a way to etch a permanent smile on your face, or maybe both, this 1970 Pontiac Formula 400 represents an outstanding opportunity to acquire one of these rare muscle cars. This ‘numbers matching' car was imported into the UK in 1976 and since that time has only had six recorded owners. There is a substantial history file with bills for just over £8000. In July 2012 the car benefitted from a top end engine rebuild which included replacement of head gaskets, water pump, thermostat housing along with various other replacement parts to keep the heartbeat of this muscle car ticking away for many years to come. Current engine specification includes: plus 30 thou flat top forged pistons, bronze valve guides, high lift cam, larger rocker studs, Renolds duplex pre stretched timing chain and sprockets, all this for the price of a modern family saloon!