Choose of the Day: 1973 Pontiac Firebird Esprit


Ford Motor Firm found a very good factor when it launched the 1967 Mercury Cougar: folks had been prepared to pay cash for an upscale pony automobile. The Mustang joined go well with in 1969 with the Grandé, and it appeared the remainder of the trade adopted in 1970. A kind of me-too responses was the Pontiac Firebird Esprit, with our Choose of the Day being a 1973 Firebird Esprit. It’s listed on by a dealership in St. Ann, Missouri. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

When the 1970 Firebird was launched in February of that 12 months, Pontiac listed a number of fashions: base Firebird, Firebird Esprit, Firebird Method 400, and Trans Am. The OHC-6 and 350 HO had been gone, and the Method 400 changed the Firebird 400. Model-new was the Esprit, a extra luxurious Firebird that featured an upgraded Customized inside (which was elective on different Firebirds), fake woodgrain inside accents, and help straps for the doorways and above the glovebox door, plus further brightwork, hid windshield wipers, body-colored inserts for the door handles, a pair of body-colored side-view mirrors with left-hand distant, and trim rings for the hubcaps. In contrast to the bottom Firebird, normal Esprit energy was a V8, on this case a 350 two-barrel, with a 400 two-barrel an choice (trivia: this was the primary non-performance Firebird with an obtainable 400).  

By 1973, the automotive world had modified loads because of federalized requirements and even a strike that drastically damage pony automobile manufacturing, however the Firebird pressed on. Customary tools for the Esprit had been shuffled through the years however it was principally the identical, with Deluxe wheel covers being a conspicuous tweak. This was the primary 12 months of the federally mandated entrance bumper however, for the next mannequin 12 months, the Firebird would obtain a facelift and alter its look ceaselessly.

This Golden Olive 1973 Pontiac Firebird Esprit has solely 35,360 miles below its belt. “Meticulously maintained from new!” says the vendor. “Extremely unique!” The cabin options the uncommon Beige Prado Fabric inside, which matches properly with the Beige vinyl prime. Different options embody three-speed automated transmission with console, energy steering, energy brakes, rear window defogger, and tinted glass. Engine is the usual 350 two-barrel.

“With exceptionally low miles, beautiful coloration mixture, and like-new situation, this Pontiac is the proper instance so as to add to any premier assortment,” provides the vendor. The asking worth for this low-mileage gem is $39,900, which incorporates the unique proprietor’s guide, guarantee booklet, spare, and jack.

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