Full-Throttle F-body: LS-powered Trans Am

Recently, the team at AutotopiaLA met up with Andrew Pappas, the owner of an awesome 1973 Trans Am.

We wanted to make sure you tuned into the Autotopia Youtube channel and had a look for yourself!

Check out the video below to learn more about this one-of-a-kind Trans Am and to see it in action.

Here are the basic details about the car and some images taken from the awesome Autotopia video:

Photo from the Autotopia video

In the early 1970s, Pontiac Firebirds had an aggressive look straight from the factory. But looks alone weren’t enough for Alex Uribe of Uribe Performance. Instead, he transformed this F-body into an absolute showstopper.

Photo from the Autotopia video

The project started with a 1973 T/A. His goal? Built a turn-key hot rod that’s ready for daily driving duty in Los Angeles traffic as well as tire-smoking burnouts. To get to that point, he had to overhaul the drivetrain and suspension. In the engine bay, he dropped in a fresh LS1 backed by a Tremec-T56 six-speed. The combination is good for 425 rear wheel horsepower.

Photo from the Autotopia video

In the handling department, he opted for Ridetech suspension on all four corners. The system drastically improves the car’s cornering ability and traction while launching. When paired with the LS, there’s no denying that Uribe has the combination dialed in.

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