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1967 Firebird Convertible
Many large pictures following the description.
This is an excellent driver quality convertible that needs little or nothing to be an outstanding, fun car for cruising. Perhaps the best color combination Pontiac offered in 1967, this car always gets great comments. Originally a 326 two barrel with three speed manual and drum brakes, this 67 Firebird has been redone and upgraded to a Pontiac 428 with 3 speed turbo 400 automatic. Excellent condition, less than 600 miles since finally completing frame off rebuild. Repainted the original Tyrol blue using modern base/clear paint with all new deluxe parchment interior and new white top, plus 15" Rally wheels with new BFG white letter tires, this is one sharp looking car, restored to as-built condition with the exception of upgrading the powertrain.
Cowl tag info is:
67-22667 LOR 9607 1967 convertible built in Lorain plant
260-Z F-1 Custom Interior - parchment Tyrol Blue with white top
Mechanically almost everything has been rebuilt. Subframe was completely rebuilt - sand blasted, epoxy primed, then satin black epoxy paint. All new front suspension -springs, shocks, ball joints, bushings, tie rod ends - plus all new front disc brakes w/new vacuum booster and master cylinder. New KYB gas shocks all around. 15" rally 2 wheels with stainless trim rings, new BFG white letter tires.
Engine is a Pontiac 428 with very low miles since rebuild. Heads are 7K3, generally regarded as best heads for the 428 with reguolar, moern gasoline. Has new Edelbrock Performer carburetor, Pertronix electronic ignition (in original distributor), Turbo 400 3 speed automatic transmission with improved, firmer shifts. New factory style dual exhaust system - without resonators which gives it a more aggressive sound than factory - see the video.
Interior has all new seat covers and door and rear quarter trim panels in the original parchment color, factory correct console and shifter, dash pad is new correct reproduction. I added a radio delete center trim plate on the dash and a repro wood steering wheel when the interior was redone.
Top is new, professionally installed, excellent fit. This is a power top and it operates as it is supposed to. Car had just been repainted in original factory Tyrol blue when I purchased it about 6 years ago. It is excellent driver quality paint -not show car quality, but very good driver quality. Rear bumper is new. Trunk has correct hound's-tooth mat and spare cover.
The mechanical upgrades and subframe rebuild were completed about 3 years ago. Pictures include some of the rebuild showing the subframe and solid floors and trunk on the car. Floor was also covered with dynomat type of heat/sound insulation. Undercarriage is solid, undercoated. This car really looks great with the blue exterior, white top and parchment interior. Always gets enthusiastic thumbs up when driven around town or taken to a show.
Miscellaneous - new (Summit) oil and temp gauges mounted on console, heavy duty trans cooler, top frame rebuilt including new front latches, new heater core installed but currently bypassed, new gas gauge sending unit, new brake lines, new core support and many more small details either new or redone.Small amount of paint included for touchup if needed, paint code is on the can. Headlights are correct T3 (one high beam only headlight not working).
A few minor issues, all things that just didn't bother me enough to correct. The side windows have some small scratches. There is a small dent on the stainless trim under the windshield. The felt and rubber seals on window track on the back of the vent windows are not in good condition. There is a crack (not very noticeable) on the plastic bottom of the grille. Small leak at rear seal on trans (very common unfortunately). Horn does not work - steering wheel button and horn relay are good, needs new horns. Speedometer gear in transmission doesn;t match actual rear axle ratio - speedometer reads high. Easy to fix, just not something that bothered me.
This is the 6th Pontiac I have restored in the last 20 years and I always do the car assuming I will keep it forever - but seldom do since for me restoring them is at least as much fun as driving them. Two have been show car restorations - a 1970 Trans Am that took best in show at a major, invitation only judged show, and a 1966 GTO tri-power 4 speed that won several local judged shows. Learned that show cars can't be driven and remain show cars, so recent cars have been restored as very nice drivers - much more fun to own..
There's not much if anything to be done - maybe add a sound system if no radio isn't your preference, add a kickdown switch for the trans - wiring is there, a switch is needed either on the engine or on the gas pedal for throttle downshifts and it hasn't bothered me enough to install one. Maybe replace the 326 hood emblems with 428 (they are available). Or just enjoy it exactly the way it is. I don't race this car, just cruise on nice summer evenings with the top down, go to the occasional cruise night or car show, probably have put less than 600 miles on the car since completing the mechanical restoration.
...so you are bidding on a very nice driver quality car in a gorgeous color combination (best they built IMHO), with all new front suspension, rebuilt 428 engine with Turbo 400 trans, all new interior, new top, new wheels and tires, new front disc brakes, new badges and trim, recent base/clear paint - not a show car but a really nice driver to have a lot of fun with. Time for another retirement project (I've had this one for about 6 years), and I like this one so well that the new project is....a highly optioned, Tyrol blue, white top, 400 automatic 67 Firebird convertible that is very solid but in need of some TLC, new paint, new top, new interior and more. Check back in 5 years...
New parts list - partial
all front suspension bushings
tie rod ends
disc brake system (all new conversion)
brake master cylinder
front brake lines
front and rear gas shocks
front and back seat covers
window and door handles
rear quarter interior trim
wood steering wheel
convertible well liner
refurbished power top frame
all exterior badges
BFG white letter tires
rally wheel center caps
Edelbrock 600 cfm carb
rebuilt Pontiac 428
rally 2 wheels bead blasted, primed and painted, new stainless trim rings
Car is being sold as-is, no warranty. There may be questions that I did not address in the description, so please email with any questions before bidding, and I'll be glad to follow up by email or phone - neither of us wants any disappointments after the purchase. Inspection before bidding is encouraged and welcomed. It is possible that the auction will be ended early. Shipping is your responsibility. $500 paypal deposit within 24 hours of winning bid, balance of payment within 3 days by electronic funds transfer before pick up or cash on pick up - electronic funds preferred. If you have less than 5 positive feedback, please contact me or your bid may be cancelled. FYI - my feedback rating includes 3 collector cars sold since 2004. Thanks for looking.