1968 Pontiac Firebird 350 Convertible project
This car was part of the Southern CT University car show and auction quite a few years ago and was purchased there by the current owner.
It was painted a metallic blue at that time and was running and driving. He enjoyed the car for several years before deciding it was time to break her down and return her to her former glory.
The car came equipped from the auction with a slightly built, original Pontiac 350, 4 bbl Holley and Edelbrock manifold, sub-frame connectors, headers, dual exhaust (with crossover pipe) and gauges.
Working at a body shop, he started in on the car, replacing the rocker panels, fixing any outer body rust issues. They had plans to return the car to the original Flambeau Burgundy and remove the fiberglass that had been poured into the trunk floor to patch some very minor holes however, an accident at the shop meant it and several other cars had to be moved out. It was tucked next to a camper trailer at a storage facility nearby and there she has sat for the last 3-4 years.
What we know about her from the numbers is that she left the Lordstown OH plant in December of 1968, one of roughly 17K convertibles made that year. She came with the 350ci, 265 HP engine (still has this original engine), TH350 automatic transmission, 10 bolt rear end, white top over a black vinyl interior with power steering. Nothing else power, however, it does have front discs and drums in the rear.
The engine is said to run however, I was unable to hear it run. She does turn freely.
Most of the heavy lifting has been done. The body work and primer.. she'll need a new top, the interior shell cleaned up, prepped and painted; she's going to need an entire new interior, the seats "cushions and backs" are present on the frames but no coverings, the dash will need paint and the dash pad is in pretty good condition considering it's been sitting without a windshield for over 3 years, there is one crack on it. The door cards are present but probably unusable for anything more than a pattern. The side windows are all there and in good shape and overall the body is rather solid aside from the surface rust on the inner floor pans and the pin holes in the trunk floor.
Many parts are still with the car as seen in many of the photos.
The car shows 91,000 miles on the odometer.
Asking price on her is $4000
Any questions, to schedule a time to see her in person, or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for the interest.
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