There is a lot going on with the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am for ‘71, not the least of which is how cool the car looks.    Pontiac engineers really did their homework to help make sure these cars could still offer high performance in spite of impending regulations that would otherwise choke the bird out. 
 
 
 
It’s the very first one of only 8 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am convertibles ever built, and it’s one of several in The Brothers Collection!
 
 
The GTO was in it’s second year in ‘65, and Pontiac was hard at work perpetuating the mystique of what has been called the first Muscle Car.     They called it a “Quick Wide-Track Tiger”, and the performance potential was strong.      This 389 4-speed car is from the Brothers Collection.  
 

At first glance, it appears to be a clean white 1971 Pontiac GTO convertible. Notice the wing and stripes… it’s not just a GTO, it’s The Judge! And a convertible! Pontiac fans are starting to tremble… because this is one of just 17 1971 GTO convertibles ever built with The Judge package. From The Brothers Collection.

 

 

 

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is a celebration of stock and original cars, but nobody can deny that the vast majority of Muscle Cars were modified by their owners to go faster or look unique.    Dan Vasic reached out to owners of “Day 2” cars, which are cars modified basically when they were new… hence the term “Day 2”.   These cars have period correct parts and modifications, and are a cool look back at the performance parts of the day.   
 
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The Brothers Collection features some stunning Muscle Cars that were the first ones off the line, as well as some of the "lasts" as well.   This 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible is one of those cars, as it is believed to be the last Judge convertible built for the '69 model year.   It's powered by the 366 HP Ram Air III 400-cube V8, and wears a special order color.

This week, we spotlight a car from The Brothers Collection we found at the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals. It’s a freshly-restored 1969 Pontiac Firebird featuring the original 400 cubic-inch Ram Air IV V8 and Muncie 4-speed transmission. It’s a very good-looking but basic car, which is one of the reasons why we really dig it!