Any serious car guy that runs through a list of their favorite fastbacks from the late 60s and early 70s is probably going to have more than few duplicates. Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, Vettes, Darts, Chargers, GTOs, Olds 442s, Torinos, Chevelles, Barracudas and Firebirds. The Firebird might have originally been rushed into production by GM execs that wanted a new version of the Trans-Am that could compete with the Mustang, but the Firebird would grow to have a life of its own. This 1974 Pontiac Firebird Restomod is the perfect example of what’s possible when old meets new. Yeah, sure, it’s not bone stock. That will piss off the purists no doubt, but we’re more than pleased with the options that have been added. Katech LS3 V8 engine outputting 566 hp and 512 lb-ft of torque. Forged Mahle pistons. Monster 4L70E transmission. QA1 upper and lower control arms. Wilwood brakes. Aluminum radiator. Auto Meter gauges. Corbeau seats. Foose wheels. If you want modern performance in an old school package, you won’t do better than this Firebird. This 1974 Pontiac Firebird Restomod will be auctioned off during the Mecum Indy 2020 auction from July 10th – July 18th.