1969 Pontiac Firebird$27,995

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Price: $27,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Lithia Springs, GA
Price Analysis: Good Deal, 27.0 % below market avg. What's this?
You already know we love F-bodies here at Streetside Classicsand#44; and compared to the 69 Camarosand#44; this 1969 Firebird 400 is a rather unusual find. It offers a strong-running 400and#44; bright red paintand#44; and that undeniable performance look that makes these cars perennial favorites. So if youre a Pontiac guy or just someone whos tired of 69 Camarosand#44; perhaps this is the solution.<br /> <br /> The restoration was done some years agoand#44; but since thenand#44; this Firebird has lived a pretty easy life. The bright red paint is racy and aggressiveand#44; not sillyand#44; and on the Firebird shape it looks like the ideal choiceand#44; which was Pontiacs goal all along. Its two-stage urethane on top of some reasonably good bodyworkand#44; so it has a high-performance look thats evident even from a distanceand#44; and when you get up close the little details start to stand out. They didnt do any modificationsand#44; no scoops or wingsand#44; and kept the factory-style 400 badges on the hoodand#44; as well as the bright chrome beak that gives the Firebird a very different look from its corporate cousin. The side marker lights that are actually little firebirds themselves are perhaps the coolest ever invented and the clean overall look makes this car stand out in a sea of Brand-X F-bodies.<br /> <br /> The interior is a little less vivid but no less attractive. Factory buckets with reproduction seat covers anchor one of the better places to get some road work done. Basic black is the overall themeand#44; although it is a Pontiacand#44; so theres a bit of simulated burled walnut thereand#44; too. Factory gauges are joined by auxiliary dials on the console ahead of the shifterand#44; along with an AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit in the dash. Door panels and carpets were replaced at the time of restoration and the wood-rimmed steering wheel is a recent addition that adds a bit of elegance. Its all cleanand#44; simpleand#44; and well-executedand#44; making this Firebird a great car to drive and enjoy. Even the trunk is in good orderand#44; although a replacement mat would be a good first purchase to really dress things up and add value.<br /> <br /> Pontiacs 400 cubic inch V8 is well-known and well-regarded in performance circlesand#44; and in the lightweight Firebirdand#44; performance is impressive. This car originally came with a 350and#44; so the 400 is an upgrade that makes a big difference in performance. Thanks to an Edelbrock carburetorand#44; aluminum intake manifoldand#44; and Accel distributorand#44; its ready to drive and enjoy. The engine bay continues the cleanand#44; no-nonsense theme with blue engine enameland#44; along with chrome valve coversand#44; matching air cleanerand#44; and a few other bright pieces. Power steering works with the TH400 3-speed automatic transmission to make this car easy to driveand#44; while long-tube headers and brand new Flowmaster mufflers give it that notorious sound we all love so much. The underside is in good orderand#44; albeit not detailed for showand#44; but no worries about nailing the throttle and having some fun. A 10-bolt rear end is your accomplice and it rides unusual (for a Pontiacand#44; anyway) Rally wheels and fat white-letter radials all around. I have to admit that I like the look on this Poncho.<br /> <br /> If this were a Camaroand#44; it would be $5000 more expensive with a smaller engine. So with that in mindand#44; why not give this awesome Firebird a try? Call today!