Classic Car Overview
You already know we love F-bodies here at Streetside Classics, and compared to the 69 Camaros, this 1969 Pontiac Firebird is a slightly unusual find. It offers a strong-running 400, bright yellow paint, and that undeniable performance look that makes these cars perennial favorites. So if youre a Pontiac guy or just someone whos tired of 69 Camaros, perhaps this is the solution. The paint job was done quite a few years ago, but since then, this Firebird has lived a pretty easy life. The bright yellow paint is racy and aggressive and on the Firebird shape it looks like the right choice, which was the goal all along. They laid it down on top of some reasonably good bodywork, so it has a high-performance look thats evident even from a distance, and when you get up close the little details start to stand out. Its not perfect and you could take it up a notch with a professional buff, but its also low-maintenance and ready to have fun. Its been tweaked with those cool side pipes, Trans Am style stripes, a rear spoiler, blacked-out headlight buckets, as well as the bright chrome beak that gives the Firebird a very different look from its corporate cousin. The side marker lights that are actually little firebirds themselves are perhaps the coolest ever invented and the clean overall look makes this car stand out in a sea of Brand-X F-bodies. The interior is a little less vivid but no less attractive. Factory buckets with reproduction seat covers anchor one of the better places to get some road work done. Basic black is the overall theme, although it is a Pontiac, so you get a wooden shifter knob, a three-spoke steering wheel, and a center console. Factory gauges are joined by auxiliary dials under the dash, along with an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit hidden in the glovebox. Door panels and carpets were replaced at the time of restoration and the steering wheel has a leather wrap to make it easy to grip. Its all clean, simple, and well-executed, making this Firebird a great car to drive and enjoy. Even the trunk is in good order, including a fresh reproduction mat that looks right. Pontiacs 400 cubic inch V8 is well-known and well-regarded in performance circles, and in the lightweight Firebird, performance is impressive. Thanks to an Edelbrock carburetor, matching aluminum intake manifold, and an HEI distributor, it starts easily, pulls hard, and runs great. The engine bay continues the clean, slightly customized theme with matching yellow engine enamel, along with chrome valve covers and air cleaner, yellow plug wires, and a few other bright pieces. Power steering and brakes work with the TH400 3-speed automatic transmission to make this car easy to drive, while those awesome side pipes give it that notorious sound we all love so much. A 10-bolt rear end is your accomplice and it rides reasonably well on those Cragar mag wheels and 235/60/14 performance radials all around. I have to admit that I like the look on this Poncho. If this were a Camaro, it would be $5000 more expensive with a smaller engine. So with that in mind, why not give this awesome Firebird a try? Call today!