1969 Pontiac Firebird$34,995

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Price: $34,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Price Analysis: Fair Deal, 8.0 % below market avg. What's this?
One glance at this menacing 1969 Pontiac Firebird and you might think its a drag strip terror thats barely civilized enough to drive. And while it certainly has the horsepower to be such a thingand#44; the truth isand#44; this is an F-body that can do it alland#44; with a potent 455 under the hoodand#44; A/Cand#44; leather seatsand#44; and a fantastic sound system. So if you like your horsepower with a little comfortand#44; this is the right Poncho for you.<br /> <br /> Sureand#44; the big thing youre going to notice up front is the towering cowl induction hoodand#44; which gives this cool Firebird an entirely new attitude. Its actually kind of neat how well it works with the Birds pointed beak and it certainly attracts attention on the street. The rest of the Arizona-bred bodywork is quite stock and in great shapeand#44; proving that when a design is rightand#44; big changes arent necessary. The work was probably done a few years agoand#44; so its got some very modest signs of use and ageand#44; but the brilliant blue paint job shines up extremely well and its easy to see that they spent plenty of time getting everything lined up just right. Standard Firebird details like the chrome front grille/bumperand#44; the gills in the front fendersand#44; and a Trans Am style rear wing all give this car a performance look that never gets boring. Bright chrome bumpers sparkle against the paint and without stripes or other gimmicksand#44; the car looks quite purposeful.<br /> <br /> The black leather bucket seats are from a Nissan Maximaand#44; but they sure look right in this Firebird. Not too modern and with low enough backs to look properand#44; the interior is transformed. The rear seat is stock and comes with a new seat coverand#44; and a wood-rimmed steering wheel warms things up nicely. Before any of the interior was installedand#44; two layers of Dynamat were laid downand#44; ensuring that the interior remains cool and quietand#44; which is quite out of character for a car that looks so nasty. Theres a big shifter that manages the automatic gearbox underneath and custom white-faced gauges that monitor the engines vitals better than the original dials did. A custom center stack incorporates vents and controls for the A/C systemand#44; as well as the AM/FM/CD stereo head unitand#44; which sounds awesome thanks to all that sound deadening material. The trunk is likewise neatly finished with full Lizardskin on the quarters and matching black carpets.<br /> <br /> The thundering 455 cubic inch V8 is totally built for speed. The block has an .030 overbore and was fitted with a stock crankand#44; forged aluminum pistonsand#44; and a solid roller camshaft with a staggering .600 inches of lift. The heads were ported and a giant Holley 850 cfm carburetor was bolted on top of an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold. Youll note theres a nitrous system thereand#44; but its not hooked upand#44; and were guessing that youll never miss it with this kind of power on tap. Its all dressed upand#44; tooand#44; with lots of polished aluminum and chromeand#44; plus the beautifully finished inner fenders to go with it. The transmission is a rugged TH400 3-speed automatic and its spinning a 10-bolt rear with 3.42 gears insideand#44; so itll do 70 MPH without any drama. Long-tube headers feed a custom exhaust system with Corsa mufflers and youd better believe this thing sounds wicked. Some traction aids help hook it up and it sits on Weld Convo-Pros with 235/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFG rubber.<br /> <br /> Dont let the big kid specs scare you offand#44; this is a car you can drive regularly with ease. Just be prepared for all the chaos that comes with putting your foot on the floor. Call now!