Original 350 Engine, 350 Turbo, Edelbrock Carborator, and Edelbrock Performance Intake. 3.55 Gears 10 Bolt. No restoration needed. Car was brought to Minnesota from California in 1980. Driven each year about 100 miles. Vin# 223678L104671.
A little history, 1990 my wife and I started looking for a convertible. We would drive distances to look at cars and I would crawl in the trunk and stick my hand in wheel wells and crawl underneath looking for something solid. We went to a swap meet in Anoka MN at Main motors and you could display cars if you want. That is where we found this car.
The name of the gentlemen we bought it from was Doug Rust (St. Cloud MN) and he had brought back 3 cars from California in 1980 and this was one of them. It had 52,000 miles on it at that point. He had it painted and replaced most of the chrome and a new top. Top has a small hole in it were it got pinched in collapsing arms. The cars was painted 37 years ago and hasn’t changed in any way, this body is very solid
I went to school for Auto mechanics in the late 70’s so I was going to rebuild engine about 15 years ago. I told this to my wife’s nephew who was going to Alexandria Vo-Tech for diesel mechanic. He said they were looking for a gas engine to rebuild. So they rebuilt it, there is a mild cam in it, hardened rod bolts and I had there machine shop pull all the studs out of heads and put in screw in studs. Also put an Edelbrock Performance intake on it.
About 12years ago took the 2 speed Power Glide out and put a rebuilt turbo 350 in it
About 7 years ago put 3.55 gears in it
I have taken a magnet to car I cannot find a spot that isn’t metal. If my memory serves me I think one of the front fenders had a dent in it and when they repainted in in 1980 they replaced it. From 1980 to 1990 10,000 were put on car from 1900 to present about 4500 miles
Since I have owned it. New radiator, hoses, alternator, rebuilt engine, rebuilt transmission, new gear and bearings in rear end, u-joints and drive shaft balanced, radio, right widow crank mechanism, electronic ignition
4 years ago I replaced the quadro jet carburetor with a 600 Edelbrock it runs good
I have everything I have ever taken off this car and a spare rear end
Why am I selling car, garage space and don’t drive it
With the introduction of the Chevrolet Camaro in 1966, followed one year later by its mechanical twin cousin, the Pontiac Firebird.
When you think about muscle cars and pony cars of the late 1960s, a 1969 Pontiac Firebird such as the Pick of the Day is not always one of the first cars that comes to mind.
It’s no surprise that John Z. DeLorean, who gave us the Pontiac GTO, wanted to do something different with the new Firebird being offered by his Pontiac Division of General Motors.
Mecum Auctions rolls into Southern California on Thursday for its annual three-day sale at the Anaheim Convention Center
I’ve spent far longer then I care to admit staring at the Pick of the Day car, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, trying to think of something smart and interesting to say about it.
Still steamed that you missed out on that 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the Smokey and the Bandit promo car that sold at Barrett-Jackson?
I had a 1988 Pontiac Formula Firebird when was a young man, but we live in a city where there are many hills and rear-wheel drive is not ideal.