1968 Pontiac Firebird TRUE 400 Convertible 4 speed Okla Project Car PHS doc'd

Price: - Item location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • SubModel: 400
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible
  • Year:1968
  • Mileage:999,999
  • VIN:223678U134166
  • Engine size:400
  • Transmission:4 speed
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible


1968 FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Solid Oklahoma project car
PHS DOCUMENTED - A TRUE 400 4 SPEED CONVERTIBLE
Clean title in my name.
Original color was Flambeau Burgundy with white top.
SOLID 400 CONVERTIBLE PROJECT
NEEDS WORK
It ran some 15 years ago when parked, but will need extensive work to get it running again. Engine condition is unknown and may be locked up. Drive train is not original, but car is an original 4 speed 400.
The title is an Oklahoma title in my name and is clear and free of any liens, etc, so you should not have any unusual problems in bringing the title into your name. Naturally the car has not been tagged in over 10 years and tagging it will be Buyer's responsibility.
Currently this car has a non-original 400 motor, believed to be from a higher performance Pontiac 70 to 71 400. Transmission may be original. Rear end is not original. Car is missing brake parts and also missing other parts including the console and rally gauges. Car ran and drive when parked some 15 years ago but wiring, brakes, etc., are missing and will need replacement. Engine is questionable. Hood hinges rusted and stiff so raising hood could bend it. Floor and trunk pans so so. LH quarter patch is broken loose (shown in pics). Convertible top will need replacing. Convertible top frame has been in down position for years, so unknown condition there.
A GREAT START FOR A SERIOUS RESTORATION
This car is a PHS documented original 400 4 speed with a very nice original color combination and originally had console and rally gauges. So it will make a stunning car when completed. The car is also fairly solid, having lived in Oklahoma for most of its life. I bought the car in the mid 80's in Oklahoma and it has been there ever since.
Here are some 10 footers to show you what you is offered.
CLOSE UP PICTURES OF THE CAR
Close up of the rear quarter section on LH side. You can see that the quarter patch is separating at the welds.
Close up of the engine, which is non-original.
PICTURES OF THE INTERIOR
This series of pictures will show the considerable amount of work that will need to be done on the interior.
Note that for years I have had this towel over the dash pad, trying to protect it.
THE UNDERSIDES
PHS DOCUMENTATION
Per Pontiac Historical Society (PHS) documentation this is a true original Firebird 400 4 speed convertible.
This first pic is a copy of the GM Pontiac Microfiche record for this car. The vin number is highlighted in yellow in the top RH corner. To the right of the yellow highlighted area for color and trim is shown what identifies this as a true 400 which is box 34 with the number 5 - correct order number for a Firebird 400. In box 35 is the number 4 - correct for a 4 speed manual transmission.
As part of the packet one receives from PHS, they include detailed explanation sheets showing the various options. The ones which the researched car have are highlighted in yellow. This portion shows the car to be an original 400. Note that the code numbers correspond to the microfiche numbers.
Highlight showing car to be a Firebird 400 4 speed
Highlights showing that this car came with a Rally Gauge Cluster and Console, both of which are no longer present. Note that other items are also missing.
Close up of sheet detailing exterior finishes, highlighting the N1 color code, as also shown on the original microfiche copy shown a few pictures above. Although now blue, the original color of this convertible was Flambeau Burgundy with a white convertible top.
Copy of PHS sheet detailing production numbers of various engines. Note that there were 7553 Firebird 400 WZ (manual transmission) engines built. This includes coupes and convertibles. There were 16,960 convertibles built in 1968. How many were 400 4 speed convertibles?
PICK UP & LOADING ISSUES
The car is easy to get to, with no serious things in the way. However, as you can see, it will not roll and the current tires will probably not air up. If picking up yourself you would want to bring good tires/wheels and the tools and jacks necessary to change them. If using a transport, you will need to also hire a wrecker to load the car onto a transport. Keep in mind that several transport companies will not load a car that will not roll. You will need to make sure that your transport will carry a car that will not roll. Also, the car has no brakes (some brake parts are even missing), so even once it is able to roll it will require caution.
Also, I have no tools, no air, and no jack, so you can not count on me to help.
THANKS FOR LOOKING
PICKUP INFORMATION
Local pickup to be in Oklahoma. Buyer will need to bring wheels/tires and whatever else may be necessary to load the car. If using a transport, Buyer will need to make sure transport company will transport a car that will not roll. Time of pickup, whether by transport or pick up by Buyer, will need to be coordinated with me or my representative.

BEING SOLD 'AS IS'
Sold 'AS IS' with no warranty, either expressed, written, or implied. Some pictures may show other cars and various loose parts in and outside of the car which do not belong to this car. Neither the parts or the adjacent vehicles or buildings pictured in this listing are included as a part of this auction. Wheels/tires may be different from those pictured unless noted otherwise. Any wheels/tires on the car are so old and rotten as to be totally useless for loading/unloading and tires will slide off rims if not already off rims.
DEPOSIT
Payment of deposit is to be within 24 hours of close of auction, and is to be made as explained in the Terms of Sale below.
This deposit is non refundable.
BALANCE
The balance due is required as explained in the Terms of Sale.
PICKUP TO BE IN OKLAHOMA
Please note that the item is located in Oklahoma and that pickup will be there. Pickup can not be made prior to receipt of full payment.
Any pick up date will have to be MUTUALLY agreed upon. Pick up is to be no later than 45 days after close of auction unless mutually agreed upon to be otherwise.
TITLE/LOADING ISSUES
Upon completion of the transaction, as noted in the Terms of Sale, you will be given the Oklahoma title which is in my name and is free and clear and is not some salvage title. I do not have a current year tag for the car, which if deemed necessary, is to be the responsibility of the Buyer.
Car has no brakes, etc, and tires are probably off rims and will not hold air, so loading may be difficult. Please plan accordingly and provide the necessary means and manpower. If using a transport please advise them of the loading issues. The car is easily accessible for loading.
RETURN POLICY
If for ANY REASON you find the item to be unacceptable you will be refunded the purchase price paid minus your deposit. The deposit is not refundable under any circumstance.
Should Buyer send a transport to pick up the item Buyer will have an option to return it but will have to pay any and all costs of transport.
The Return Policy is covered in greater detail in the Terms of Sale below.

TERMS OF SALE
  • The car, project car, parts car, or collection of parts in the above description/listing shall herein be referred to as the "item". The seller of the item has the ebay name of ragtoproy and shall herein be referred to as the "Seller".
  • Seller has the full and unrestricted right to cancel any/or all bids at any time of listing, to include doing so by removing/cancelling the listing, with no recourse or penalty from any bidder/buyer or potential bidder/buyer.
  • Any potential Buyer, by bidding on item, confirms that he/she is in agreement with all terms listed herein both above and below and thereby confirms acceptance of this as a legally binding contract. The successful bidder shall herein referred to as the "Buyer".
  • BUYER'S REQUIREMENTS: Buyer confirms that he/she is of legal age and is a resident of and currently living in the continental USA. If Buyer has less than 10 feedback Seller has the right to reject the bid per the Terms herein.
  • DEPOSIT: A deposit of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) is required within 24 hours of auction close, to be through payment methods noted below. Should the required deposit not be received within 48 hours Seller shall have right to offer to and sell the item to other bidders or non-bidders immediately after the 72nd hour. If proper deposit payment has not been received by the end of the 48th hour the Buyer will be considered to be in default of the Terms of Sale contract and will both have lost any right to the item and be subject to damages due to the Seller from such default. This deposit is not refundable under any circumstances.
  • PAYMENT DUE BEFORE PICK UP: No payment upon pick up allowed.
  • PAYMENT TIMING: Deposit as noted above is required within 24 hours of auction close, to be through approved payment methods. The remaining balance is due prior to pickup and within seven days of the close of the auction, whichever shall occur first. No payment upon pickup. Should the item not be fully paid for by end of seven days from close of auction, Buyer will lose all rights to the item, to include loss of his/her initial deposit unless Buyer and Seller mutually agree upon an extension through e-mail.
  • PAYMENT METHODS: Payment can be made with any of the following: (a) Wire transfer to Seller's bank or (b) Pay Pal. Except for the initial deposit, Seller will not accept Pay Pal unless Buyer agrees to pay the associated fees. If Seller is in doubt, for any reason whatsoever, as to the validity of the transfer or payment, Seller reserves the right to delay pickup until verification from Seller's bank that said payment has properly cleared. No cash payments. Should Buyer choose to submit full payment as one sum and do so within 72 hours, Buyer shall still be considered as having made a deposit and a final payment so as to be eligible for a refund as detailed below, should one become necessary.
  • AS IS: This item is being sold 'AS IS" and "WHERE IS" with no warranty, either expressed, written, or implied. The Seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or contract set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any and all descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty or guaranty of any type.
  • TITLE & ACCEPTANCE OF SALE: When notified by Buyer of acceptance of item, Seller will through USPS Priority Mail send the Oklahoma title to the Buyer, provided properly approved receipt by Seller of full payment from Buyer has been made. Should the Buyer desire faster service such as overnight, such costs shall be those of the Buyer. Car does not have a current tag. Costs and responsibility for obtaining such are to be those of the Buyer. ACCEPTANCE: Seller will await Buyer's Acceptance of item before signing and mailing title. Once the title is signed, item has in effect become the property of the Buyer. As such, a return is not allowed from that point forward, even if item has yet to be transported to Buyer.
  • PICKUP: Pickup will be allowed only after full payment has been received and approved as detailed above by Seller. Buyer is responsible for arranging for and paying for transport and shipping costs, with pickup being at Seller's place in Oklahoma. Pickup shall be made within 45 days of close of auction and shall be a date mutually agreed upon between Buyer and Seller to include storage fees if pickup is scheduled beyond 45 days after close of auction. Should the car not be picked up within 45 days of close of auction, Buyer will lose all rights to the car, to include loss of his/her initial deposit unless Buyer and Seller mutually agree upon an extension through e-mail. Should Buyer lose rights to the car, any monies received by Seller in excess of initial base fee would be refunded to Buyer, less any Pay Pal or wire fees incurred by Seller.
  • NOTICE OF PICKUP: Buyer or Buyer's transport shall provide Seller with at least a 48 hour notice of proposed time of pickup. Seller shall have the right to reject the proposed pickup time, should such time be inconvenient, but will be required to offer Buyer or Buyer's transport a different pickup time, or times so that both parties may negotiate a mutually acceptable pickup time. Buyer, or Buyer's transport shall not proceed with any pickup plans until Seller has responded to and either accepted the proposed pickup time, or negotiated a mutually acceptable alternative pickup time. Should Buyer or Buyer's transport fail to provide proper notice, and/or fail to wait for and receive acceptance by Seller of pickup time or a negotiated alternative, Seller shall be held blameless by Buyer and/or Buyer's transport for failure of Seller to be present at Seller's place of pickup and failure of Seller to allow for proper access for pickup.
  • RETURN POLICY: No refunds are allowable after Acceptance of Item by Buyer. If not yet accepted and Title not yet mailed, refunds, as detailed herein, are allowed after inspection by Buyer or by Buyer's representative. No refunds of initial deposit. If item is rejected upon a timely inspection, balance of payments over and above the stated deposit amount made by Buyer to the Seller are to be refunded by Seller to Buyer within 10 days of satisfactory return of the item subject to limitations described herein. Seller shall be allowed to reduce the refund amount due to the Buyer for any Pay Pal fees incurred by Seller. Refunds to be in the form of a Cashier's Check and to be made upon completion of Buyer's responsibilities as regards return policies stated herein. Under no circumstances are any costs incurred by the Buyer in conjunction with picking up or returning the item to be considered refundable. For a refund to be allowable the item must be verified by Seller to be in exact condition as it was prior to arrival by Buyer or Buyer's transport company for pickup and Buyer must have returned Title to Seller in a form identical to which it was issued to Buyer should an unsigned Title have been sent to Buyer.
  • IF USING LOCAL PICKUP: Buyer is required to notify Seller of intent to refuse item prior to loading the item. If Buyer inspects item, it shall be left in exact condition as it was prior to inspection for a refund to be allowable per the terms herein this Agreement. Any damages incurred during inspection shall be the responsibility of the Buyer and shall void the Buyer's return privileges. As such, Seller recommends that Buyer conduct a visual inspection only. Seller states that hood latches are very bad and could damage the hood if a person tries to open the hood for engine inspection. Once item is inspected transaction is complete and no refunds are allowed.
  • IF USING A TRANSPORT: Buyer shall inspect the item within 24 hours of delivery by transport or 96 hours from time of pickup by transport, whichever shall occur first. Should the Buyer find, upon delivery and inspection of the item, that the item is unsatisfactory, the Buyer shall notify the Seller of such within 24 hours of delivery drop off for a refund to be allowable per the terms herein this Agreement. Buyer shall be responsible for all costs of transport - including the cost of return transport and loading/unloading to return the item. The item must be returned to the Seller in the identical condition as it was at the time of pickup by the transport or the refund will be disallowed. As with local pickup as noted above Seller recommends a visual inspection only and states that raising the hood may bend the hood due to poor condition of the latches. Any damages to hood will void the Buyer's option of return of the item. Seller shall not be responsible for any damages or loss incurred during transport or loading or unloading.
  • INSPECTION POLICY: An inspection either at the Seller's place in Oklahoma or at the Buyer's place of delivery if using a transport, does not allow for the removal of or modifying of any part of the car, as the car must be left in the same condition after inspection as it was prior to inspection. Buyer is encouraged not to raise/lower the hood due to poor condition of hood latches. Any such violation of this will require the Buyer to complete the purchase - similar to a "you break it you buy it" policy.
  • LOCAL PICKUP INSPECTION - Buyer, if not using a contracted transport, is to inspect the item, prior to loading on the day of pickup - either in person or through a representative. Said inspection shall be at a mutually arranged time and is to be at the Seller's place in Oklahoma and is to be at the time of pickup. Costs of inspection shall be those of the Buyer. Any damages incurred shall be the responsibility of the Buyer. Should, upon a timely inspection conducted without damage to the item, the Buyer find the item unsatisfactory, the Buyer is not required to complete the purchase, but will lose his/her initial deposit. Should the item be damaged during inspection, Buyer agrees to complete the transaction as the Buyer is responsible for any damages incurred during inspection.
  • IF USING A TRANSPORT - Buyer shall have 24 hours from time of delivery drop off or 96 hours from time of pickup by his transport, whichever shall occur first, to inspect the item under conditions as detailed in paragraphs above and notify Seller if item is found to be unsatisfactory. After this 24 hour period no returns are allowed and transaction shall be considered complete. Any and all costs of inspection shall be the responsibility of the Buyer.
  • LOADING/TRANSPORT: Buyer shall hire and be responsible for any and all costs of loading/unloading and transport. Seller shall not be held responsible for any unforeseen costs such as those of a wrecker to load the item onto a trailer or transport. Any damages in loading or transport shall be the responsibility of the Buyer as Seller is not responsible once either the Buyer or transport company begins the process of loading the item. Should Buyer be returning the item, any damages in transport or reloading shall also be the responsibility of the Buyer as Seller requires that any return item be delivered back to Seller in identical condition to that of the item just prior to pick up. Any difference in condition shall void the Buyer's right to a refund.
  • NOT INCLUDED; Any parts, other vehicles, buildings, etc. in the background of any picture of this listing are NOT included. Any parts on or within the car which are not specifically noted as being a part of the car being listed are also not included. PHS documentation, although shown, is not included.
  • WHEELS & TIRES: No wheels or tires unless pictured. Tires/wheels, if pictured, should be assumed to be unable to hold air and to be totally unusable for loading or unloading. Buyer shall be responsible for providing proper and usable tires/wheels should they be deemed necessary for loading/unloading.
  • INDEMNIFICATION: Since the Seller is selling the item "AS IS”, the Buyer, as the Indemnifier, by bidding on the item,agrees to fully indemnify andto hold harmless and defend the Seller (as the Indemnitee) and its agents and affiliates against any and all claims, actions, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, obligations, and losses (whether direct, third party, or both) arising from the sale of the item and future activity of any kind as relates to the item, including, but not limited to, and without limitation, all expenses, attorneys' fees, legal fees, judgements, fines, settlements and other amounts actually and reasonably incurred in connection with any liability, suit, action, loss, or damage arising or resulting from the sale of the item and future activity of any kind as may relate to the item.
  • All questions concerning the construction, validity, and interpretation of Seller's Terms of Sale, the dealing of the parties as regards this transaction, and the performance of the obligations imposed by this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida or Oklahoma as deemed prudent by the Seller. Any suit or action involving any dispute or matter arising from any interpretation of, element of, or other part of the dealing of the parties shall be only brought in the Court choice of the Seller. Further, the parties hereby agree that venue in any such court is proper, and the parties hereby consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by any such court with respect.
  • INSURANCE & OTHER FEES: None provided, as item is local pickup only, either by Buyer or his/her representative. Seller is not to be held responsible for the security of the item after the close of the successful auction, or after pick up, whichever shall occur first.
  • Seller reserves the rights of listing per Ebay rules.

Please bid accordingly.