The 1972 Pontiac Firebird, Formula & Trans Am
|This Trans Am was recently sold to a new owner. There were only 1,286 Trans Ams built and sold in 1972. Although I'm unsure of the exact figure it is fairly common knowledge among serious Firebird fans that the Lucerne Blue paint scheme was only applied to a few of these cars making this particular year/paint combo one of the more rare TAs to be had. This particular example comes with a black interior, 455 H.O., M22 4-speed, an AM/FM stereo, and a rear defogger. The car has only 50,000 miles racked up on the odometer and is 100% numbers matching. Even the spark plug wires are the originals, date coded for '72.|
Though Pontiac never offered the 1972 Trans Am in black I think this
example proves they should have. This absolutely amazing looking Trans Am
is owned by David Roberts. David writes:
"Originally Lucern Blue and repainted black in 1988, the TA is a numbers matching 455 HO with the M-22 4 speed and posi 3:23 rear gear. The engine has 5k miles since the rebuild with 90,000 on the odometer. I’ve attached a list of upgrades. After searching locally for a couple of years for the RIGHT Trans Am I found this one with the help of Google. The combination of the black paint, the chrome Cragars and wide back tires, plus the big block sound from the Flowmasters makes it a thrill to drive. Everywhere it goes it draws stares and questions. I personally think the 70-73 firebird line was the best designed car that combined aggressive looks, modern styling and performance, ever built in the USA."
Danny Phillips owns this nicely restored Trans Am. Danny writes:
"Hi my name is Danny Phillips, I have a 1972 Trans Am 455 HO 4 speed 3:42 gears and AC. I bought it in 1993 and 15 years of restoring I finally now have it on the road. With help from good friends and A LOT of money. This is my dream car of all the years Trans Ams were made. My first time showing the car in competition I took second place to my friends Trans Am that took first (my first is coming). All stock except for .040overbore, ram air camshaft, ram air oil pump, forged pistons. I love the feel of big inch Pontiac going through the gears. This is my favorite car to drive. Thank You for looking at my car."