Two LS1tech Marketplace Listings Could Make One Wicked Firebird
Firebird roller and badly wrecked, LS6-powered Cadillac CTS-V can be snagged for just $5,500, all-in.
If you have set aside some money for a winter project with the hopes of building a 4th generation Firebird, but you don’t have the car or any of the components for the build, you are in luck. While flipping through the LS1Tech Marketplace, we came across two cars for sale which could be combined to make a great street-and-strip car and you can buy them both for $5,500, but they could be had for even less.
Mangled Cadillac CTS-V
First up, we have a 2004 Cadillac CTS-V that was posted to the marketplace by “hooker2007“. The listing calls it wrecked, but as you can see, the body and chassis appear to be well beyond repair. However, it has an LS6 engine and a Tremec T-56 manual transmission; a drivetrain that was good for 400 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque in stock form.
“2004 CTS-V w/103,xxx miles, wrecked on passenger side rear
LS6 + T56, 1mo new water pump, 1yo new radiator, oil changes every 3k w/ Mobile1 synthetic”
Based on the details, the engine has been well-maintained and fitted with some new items such as the radiator and the water pump. The brakes may be reusable, but the body and chassis are trash, making this little more than a parts car.
Fortunately, we also found the perfect car for this V-Series drivetrain. And, frankly, with how much money people want for used T56 transmissions these days, this appears to be a slammin’ deal (pun only slightly not intended).
2000 Firebird Roller
If you are enticed by the idea of putting the Cadillac’s LS6 in a Firebird, but you don’t have the car, “98_LS1_WS6” has the answer in the forum of a 2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula roller. This car was being prepared for a big turbo setup, but the owner went a different route and has decided to sell the car without an engine, transmission or engine harness.
“It was originally an LS1, T56 Car. The engine, transmission, wire harness and computer have been removed. It has aftermarket springs, panhard bar, lower control arms, drag bags in the rear, aftermarket seats, very rare hood, soundstream flip out stereo, aftermarket kicker speakers, rear mounted battery, aluminum driveshaft. 3.42 gears. The car is being sold with the stock wheels and tires pictured. The seats need to be properly mounted. The front end of the car has been worked on to make more space for a large turbo setup. The bumper will need paint work and to be supported but the rest of the car is very clean.”
At $2,000, this car seems like the perfect vehicle to carry the LS6/T-56 drivetrain from the Cadillac CTS-V above. Buy the Cadillac, pulling the engine and transmission, load them into this Firebird, mount up a big ass turbo kit and break hearts with a car that cost $5,500 plus the cost of the turbo bits and the rest of the components needed for the build. Mind you, that doesn’t factor in labor, but if you are capable of doing the work yourself, the listings for this 2000 Firebird and 2004 CTS-V could be combined to make a great street-and-strip car.
If any of our members buy these two items and build a car, please let us know about it so that we can feature the project.