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Nose Job: 1976/1977 Pontiac Firebird

Here is a two for one project. Located in Devine, Texas just south of San Antonio, are two Pontiac Firebirds, a 1976 and 1977 model. The white Firebird is a 1976 Pontiac Firebird with a 1970-1973 front end. The seller says this one is pretty rusted and is probably a parts car. The other car is a black (or at least black primered) 1977 Pontiac Firebird. Both cars are listed here on Facebook Marketplace as a package deal along with a 400 cubic inch V8 engine. The seller is asking $8,000 states that he will not separate the cars and that it is all or nothing. The two cars are sitting outside and have been listed for 9 weeks.

Above is the 1977 Firebird riding on 15×7 factory snowflake wheels. The front fenders, hood and nose are missing along with the drivetrain. Like the 1976 Firebird, there is no interior. The ad for the two cars states that the seller has all the parts to build one car and get it back on the road. There were 110,775 Firebirds built in 1976 and 155,735 Firebirds built in 1977. These numbers include all the models – base Firebird, Esprit, Formula and Trans Am.

The purchase comes with a freshly rebuilt Pontiac 400 cubic inch V8 engine. It has not been installed and has zero miles. The seller states it was built with TRW forged pistons, Comp cam and the heads were shaved and rebuilt. Not shown is a rebuilt GM Turbo 350 automatic transmission. GM started moving toward their corporate engine program in 1977 by building Firebirds with other GM engines including those from Chevrolet and Oldsmobile. Many enthusiasts were upset to find a Chevrolet engine under their hood and Pontiac offered to buy back cars that customers were not satisfied with.

The floor boards of the 1977 Firebird look pretty solid. It is going to take a lot of work to put this one back together. The seller states that he has a Formula hood to build a clone. There are no VIN numbers provided so one must assume they are both Firebirds and not the higher performance Formula or Trans Am models. This offer may sit for awhile unless the seller comes down on the price or parts it out himself.

Comments

  1. Rw

    Drag car material.

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  2. Ike Onick

    Hose job.

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  3. H Siegel

    Ok so the asking price seems high but when you consider the rebuilt engine and the rebuilt transmission there’s a lot of money you don’t have to spend. Also the seller stated he has most of the parts to complete one car. Considering there are vendors that have many parts for firebirds shouldn’t be that costly to build one providing you have the mechanical ability to do the work yourself. I would try to negotiate on the price a little. Would be a fun build and very enjoyable to drive when done. Good luck to the seller and the buyer.

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  4. nitramnaed

    I love the front end on the 70-73 Birds. Didn’t know they were interchangeable. Then again maybe not.

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  5. Michael Freeman Michael Freeman Member

    Both cars are at least 1977 models as that was the 1st year for the wrap around back glass if that’s relevant to anyone needing a body.

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  6. RonS

    Actually 1975 was the 1st year for wrap around rear glass.

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  7. OldStingRay67

    75 was the first year of the wrap around rear window.

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