1969 Pontiac Firebird, Family Owned, Protect O Plate, Garage Kept, Rust Free

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Pontiac
Model:Firebird
Year:1969
Type:Coupe
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Green
Mileage:99,898
Transmission:Manual
Interior Color:Yellow
Engine:6 cylinder
Trim:Base
Number of Cylinders:6
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This vehicle has been in my family since it was brand new. My grandfather bought it for my grandmother in 1969 and then gave it to my dad about 15 years ago. He gave it to me about 5 years ago. The car is a true time capsule, as it has been pampered pretty much its entire life. It has always been kept in a garage except for a period of about one month during transport from my dads house to mine. There is no rust on the car and the interior is exactly as it was when it was purchased - no aftermarket parts - all original and all in great shape. The threads on the top of the rear seat are starting to stretch, and you can see it in the picture I provided. The car was originally a column shift car, but it never worked properly and my grandfather took it back and forth to the dealer for repairs and they never could get it right. So, to fix the problem, the dealer installed a three speed shifter on the floor, and it has worked flawlessly ever since (at about 12,000 miles). There are minor scratches here and there in the paint, and a crack on the driver side front plastic piece that goes around the headlights. My grandfather had the car repainted in the eighties (same color) and at that time he put on all of the fancy trim pieces and vinyl top you see in the pics. I added the wheels and tires when I got the car. The car will need a new radiator and a new upper radiator hose (I put on a new one, but it is the wrong size). I've been trying to find the molded kind of hose with no luck, but I'm sure one is out there somewhere. The car runs great, but gets hot after a while so I would recommend addressing the hose and radiator issue ASAP. I have driven the car on 100 mile round trip rides with no issues. There is a rock chip in the windshield and some scratches from the wiper blades which should buff out. I have the original blades that will come with the car. I also have replacement belts and a fuel filter. My grandfather kept a detailed notebook of all servicing up to 99,105 miles until 1990 (this will come with the car too). Since then, we have only put about 800 miles on the car. Just had it in a car show last week! It shows very well and will take minimal effort to make it a regular on the show/cruise scene. I also have the protect-o-plate that will come with the car. I don't have the build sheet, but I'm not sure if anyone cares about that since this is a 6 cylinder car. It may be located somewhere in the vehicle, as no one in my family has ever searched for it. The driver side armrest appears to be missing a screw. I think the car would benefit from a new muffler as well. The rear springs need to be either replaced or re-tensioned. The car started sagging back in the 80's and my grandfathers solution was to put some shackles on the rear of the car and raise the springs. He then covered the shackles with a black piece of rubber (you can see it on the back of the car in the pictures). Looks clean, but a poor man's fix. The front tires rub once in awhile, and I'm guessing it is because of the incorrect fix to the rear suspension. It is a rare occurrence, and not very bad, but it happens sometimes nonetheless. It hasn't happened on the last two outings (about ten total miles) just to give you an idea. Just don't want the new owner to be surprised if it happens. It's a fun car to drive, and like most popular cars from the 60's, it gets lots of attention. The car has never been restored, which is a great testimony to the condition it is in.

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