Check out this black-on-black-on-black-on-black-on-black-over-black, 1200-hp 1970 Pontiac Firebird restomod that one lucky buyer picked up last weekend for just $87,000 at the Mecum Auction in Chicago.
Now, we see a lot of lesser cars that have been murdered out (slammed, badgeless 3-series drivers, we’re looking at you), but this custom-bodied mother appears to be the real damn deal. Powered by a Pontiac V-8 bored to 4.25 inches and then twin-turbocharged to reach Bugatti Veyron levels of power. The black ’Bird features a zillion other modifications, as well, all listed on the Mecum Auctions website, should you be curious about what else lurks beneath this car’s sinister body.
Restomods like Singer 911s, Icon Broncos, Eagle E-types, and the like are all the rage right now, and with the entry of moneyed Gen-Xers to the collector-car market, there’s no shortage of people willing to pay big money for classic American muscle, even if it’s not original. No word on how much this Firebird cost to build, but with cars like the Pro Touring Red Devil ’69 Camaro we tested costing about $250K to build, this car can be seen as a screaming bargain. We hope the new owner is driving it like he stole it, because he practically did.