1977 Pontiac Firebird Espirit Skybird - 350 V8 - 1 Owner - 8073 ACTUAL MILES

Price: US $202.50 Item location: Union, Kentucky, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • SubModel: Skybird
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Espirit Skybird
  • Year: 1977
  • Mileage: 8,073
  • VIN: 2T87P7N174994
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1977 Pontiac Firebird Skybird

It's quite anodd story about the man who owned this 1977 Firebird Espirit Skybird.1 of 5269 that Pontiac ever made.Most had V6's.You could get them with 305 V8's.This one was orderedwith a350 V8 4 barrel.He picked itup from Ray Steidle Pontiac in Milford, Ohio on March 18, 1977. He was still the ownerwhen he diedat 87 years oldlast November. When he passedaway he had no wife, no kids, no immediate family. Second cousins were his closest relatives. He rarelysold anything he ever owned. In 1977 he put the new Firebirdin his garage next to hisCaddy and he and his late wife droveit on weekends to go to NASCAR races. A race on Saturday and church wherever that race was on Sunday. There was a box of photos in his house documenting all the races and churches they traveled to on these weekend trips.

In 1987, he went to anew car dealership and bought a brand newsports car. The Firebird then got moved to the driveway, where it sat for 6 years. In 1993 he talked a friend of his into letting him put the Firebird inside the belly of a warehouse the friend owned on Beekman Street in Cincinnati, Ohio.The friend agreed. Theman also had a 60's Riviera which was already being stored in the warehouse.Theman surprisedhis friendby giving him the Riviera for agreeing to lethim alsoput the Firebird there. When the original ownerdrove this Firebirdinto the warehousealmost a quarter of a century agoit had 8073 actual miles.That iswhere the car still rested the day the old man died.

Also when he diedthat high end sports car wasstillgaraged in his home under a custom cover. The sports car wasin absoluteshowroom condition.I was lucky enough to be able to buy both of these cars from this man'sestate.However I bought them5 months apart.I talked to Richard Rawlings at Gas Monkey Garage and he snapped up the sports car.The sports car was never advertised.Since I bought these 5 months apart I didn'thave the Firebird yet when Richard bought the other car. Otherwise I would have offeredthem both toRichard at the same time.So here it is on eBay.If you watch the new movie "The Nice Guys" set in 1977 with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, a porno star crashes an exact one of these Skybird's thru a house in the first two minutes of the movie.

Themileage on this car is absolutely actual, 100% complete andoriginal exceptthe Lombardblue western snowflake wheels were mysteriously stolen 15 years ago.The previous owner had his godsonprocureand installspare wheels and tiresfrom a junkyard sothat the car could still be rolled.AfterI bought this carI located a vintage Firebird and Trans Am parts collector in Detroit.Fortunately he ownedfour original 1977western snowflakes(in gold) and he sold them to me.They can easily be refinishedto Lombard blue as this is how GM issued the factory blue wheels for these cars, by painting silver ones.All four wheelsgo with this car.The fluids held up on the car during storage, the oil looks good and all the antifreeze is there.The dry warehouse waspartially heatedin winter andrelatively cool in summer.So itsat in a particle board room cocoon.Have not even thought about getting it running as that was never my goal.I have no interest in restoring old cars and bought this for it's originality, collector appeal and unique history.The car is major cancer free but thesix years (1987-1993) this sat outsidein the elements started someminor surfacerust near trim pieces.The hood will need replaced or refinished because ofsignificantrust. The car was coveredwith industrial heavy gray dust as you can tell from the pictures. Some of thick dusthasbeen transferred to the interior so it's dirty inside, but should clean up. There wereemployees at this warehouse over many years who had curious interest and access to the car so doors got opened and it experienced some idle unauthorized "foot traffic."Dirt yes,actual wear no. The car hadn't seen sun for 23 yearsso no cracks or any problems with interior plastics, dash or armrest.The headliner fabric gave up at some point during its storage and came down.Still has avintage Hustler CB antenna mounted on the trunk.It is a factory AC car. Original everything includingsteering wheel,shift knob, radio etc.Overall it's aoriginal findfromhoarderowner of peculiar mindset. One other cool thing on this car, you can lightly swing the heavycoupe doorsand they close smooth and perfect. Unheard of ona 1977 two-door GM with it's original factory hinges.

I have both sets of factorykeys. All the books and manuals. Every shred of original paperwork. A copy of the original Ohio title which was still active just months ago. Copies ofthe estate paperwork and signed judge's order to allow the car to be legally sold from the estate. The current Ohio title is in my name free and clear.The car has now beenprofessionally towed to a secure farm in Northern Kentucky and is sitting inside abig dry barn.If anyone wins this auction the deposit is $200 and that can be done via Paypal.Complete payment by verifiable check, bank wire, or cash.No Paypal for final payment. I stand behind everythingwritten here.Feel free to call 513-607-7910 to speak to me personally.Thank you, Pastpicker.