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1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in McQ, Movie, 1974 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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trucker US

2006-07-12 20:51


1970 Pontiac Firebird.

antp BE

2006-07-16 12:33


Pictures from http://www.pontiac-power.ch, sent by Trucker:
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-- Last edit: 2006-07-16 12:38:08

trucker US

2006-07-17 04:14


4 stars.

poncho sd EN

2006-11-23 17:49


must see film for any F-body nut

gliffhanger NL

2007-01-05 16:58


[Image: mcq1116ck7.6081.jpg] [Image: mcq061zj4.1581.jpg] [Image: mcq1090lf0.7865.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2007-02-11 18:20:54 (antp)

PontiacPurest US

2007-03-27 02:07


1973 Pontiac Trans Am - John Wayne's Brewster Green Hornet T/A

-- Last edit: 2007-03-27 02:07:26

Firebird86 US

2007-03-27 04:29


PontiacPurest wrote 1973 Pontiac Trans Am - John Wayne's Brewster Green Hornet T/A

I agree, http://www.cars-on-line.com/24332.html

Group9 US

2007-08-03 19:18


Seeing what a 1973 Trans Am goes for these days, and how rare they are, it's a real shame they smashed on up for this movie.

Still, a pretty good flick, and seeing how it was smoking the tires in the scene where he is chasing the step van, gives you an idea of the kind of power this car had.

piianoman US

2008-04-20 01:51


I met the guy who bought that car after the movie was made. He was then a young special forces soldier and he bought the car in Fairbanks or Anchorage AK for around $3500 and it had about 1500 miles. It even had the white dirt inside the car probably from the picture above. He transfered to Fort Bragg NC....my neck of the woods.
Got drunk and drove one night in Southern Pines NC and an Southern Pines city cop tried to stop him. Thought
he was invinicible, went around a curve and unfortunately his Transam went straight and collided with a big tree.
The car was totaled but he made it thru just fine. He is in his early 60s now and kicks himself in the behind for
doing such a dumb thing. He even loaned me his tape of the movie...
Now the internet world knows the fate of this Pontiac Trans AM.

Neptune US

2008-04-20 02:06


So the car was totaled here in NC? Great! ... (sarcastically)

ecclefechan SX

2008-04-25 10:39


Hmmm, it's been a while since I've seen this movie but I was pretty sure that the car got totalled in the movie.

tims73sd US

2008-05-21 04:43


It appears they used at least 2 cars for the filming of the movie. If you're a real TA nut (like me) you'll notice different license plates on the cars. One of them sounded like a stick shift car (the police underground parking garage specifically). I'm sure neither were SD455 cars. Too bad that gentleman wrecked his Brewster Green car from the movie. I can't imagine how much money that car would be worth today.

ferrariphill EN

2008-12-03 14:31


Loved that car as a kid and love it even more today!.Mmmm... McQ's '73 Trans Am or Bullitt's '68 Mustang :think: ,if only I was in a position to have to choose!.Oh well, if the numbers come up on the lottery it looks like it'll have to be one of each! :D

-- Last edit: 2008-12-03 14:33:24

62imperial US

2010-02-21 06:04


And you can't forget John Wayne's most unintentionally funny line in the film: after the car gets clobbered, the cops show up and Wayne, trapped inside, says "get some foam on this thing... I'M UP TO MY BUTT IN GAS!" Try some Rolaids, Duke...

H O 455 US

2011-07-04 03:16


That is a 73 T/A in the movie Mc Q. A rare brewster green one. Pontiac did not install the 400 in the 73 T/A only the 455 and SD455. It had the small bird on the nose piece indicating is was an early build. But no Trans Am decals or the engine call out on the hood scoop (Hummmm) Note the sound of the lower gears in the standard transmission indicating the Borg Warner Super T-10. The Muncie M-22 is MUCH louder in lower gears.But it could be a Muncie, GM discontinued M-22's in early 73. Also it had dual mufflers UNDER the car insted of the factory crossflow muffler behind the rear axle. About 10,000 T/A were built in 73, brewster green was a special ordered paint. It took the place of the blue color. (Cameo white, Bucceneer Red and Brewster Green was the colors for
73). Yeah I am a Trans Am nut. I have a 72 455 H O 4-speed with air. Bought it when I was 22 I'm now 56 so I had it for a long time. Gave my 75 T/A to my sister. As bad as that T/A look it can be repaired by a compentent body shop. My friend 87 Grand National was in badder shape than that and a frame shop using laser equipment brought it back!!

mr. technicality US

2011-08-26 01:49


Well if this helps any when i lived in NJ my boss owned a 73 brewster green t/a small hood bird 455s/d rally II wheels th400 trans.... He promised he would never sell..... Put it on e-bay it sold for $81,000 a month later it was back on e-bay for $125,000. Since my short stint behind the wheel of that car the 70 - 73 is my absolute favorite t/a


mr. technicality US

2011-08-26 01:52


The best is when he is blasting through the alley's and it hit that one jump and there is a red cloud under the car like he smashed the tranny pan (obviously that one was an automatic)

portacker US

2011-11-07 22:40


Could you get a Trans Am without thunder chicken decal? It looks so good this way.

Popper123 CA

2013-11-15 18:38


This is a great movie. I remember chasing a guy around town when I was 17 years old asking if he would sell his 73 Brewster Green T/A. I gave him my number several times but to no avail. Could you imagine my surprise when I seen it listed for sale about 15 years ago. I was married with 3 kids and we had just bought a new house. We were broke but I had to go look at the car. I called in to work to say I would be late and went to see the car. When I pulled up to the house there it was sitting in his driveway. It was rough but it was complete less the spoilers. He had replaced the engine with a 400 but kept the original motor in his garage. We talked a while and he did remember me hassling him to sell it. So we agreed on a price and I scrapped together $1200.00 and had it towed home. I called my wife who was at home with the kids and asked her to open the garage door I had something being delivered. She knew it must have been something special because I would never make a big purchase without talking to her first. The old saying its easier to beg for forgiveness then ask for permission stands true. It sat in my garage for a few years them I stripped it down and had an incredible bodyman who lived just 2 doors down from me restore the body shell of the car. Its been sitting under a tarp for over 10 years now. My youngest son who is 14 has spawned me on to get the car finished so today we are installing all new suspension parts on the subframe and then we'll be onto the drive train then body. Should me fun. I also have a 1981 Turbo Trans Am Pace Car that my oldest daughter and oldest son both drove to high school. You could just see the heads turn when a 16 year old girl drives into the parking lot in that! Have always loved the T/A since my best friend and I used to cruze around in his 75 T/A in our high school years. Now at 50 I'm just looking forward to the day we can cruze in our 73 Brewster green T/A.

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GodzillaFan54 CA

2019-08-07 15:27


Even when he's not in a western, John Wayne's still gotta have a pony :D

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