Cars like this 1967 Pontiac Firebird coupe make you realize just how perfectly designed the original F-bodies really were. I mean, this is one gorgeous car with great proportions and a powerful look, all tucked into a right-sized footprint that's easy to maneuver yet can easily handle a lot of horsepower. Add in a killer two-tone color combination over a restomod interior, and you get a car that will make the driver smile more than the onlookers.
Compared to their Chevy cousins, Firebirds are rather rare, um, birds (bah-zing!). This handsome two-tone coupe introduces a fresh color combination without taking too many liberties with the original design, resulting in an exciting vintage car that carefully rides the fence between full-blown restomod and a stock vehicle. The top of the car is slick black, the bottom silver metallic, and both are separated by a red pinstripe that make both shades really pop. It's a wonderful choice for the curvy lines of the F-body Firebird, and although the paint job is older and not without its minor flaws, it still presents really well as a solid driver-grade muscle car. Bottom line, the car looks awesome when it's bombing down the road, showing off clean flanks, good panel alignment, and a nice shine that only comes after a lot of time-intensive hand labor that helped the car and preserved it after all these years. The dual-scoop fiberglass hood and hood pins get the party started up front, while the shiny wrap-around bumper/grille assembly was ground-breaking in its day and still attractive today, and out back the ducktail spoiler and uniquely slotted taillights are Firebird-only designs that look awesome. Correct emblems have been installed throughout, including the cool Firebird emblems on the front fenders and gas cap door, and chrome trim always looks fantastic against silver and black paint. It's pretty easy to fall in love with this car.
Basic black always works well inside a classic car, and that's the overwhelming color picked for the completely redesigned interior. It's not alone though, as the color combination of the exterior was continued inside with silver accents in the seats, dash, and door panels, along with red accents and stitching found throughout that mimics the demarcating pinstripe outside. Sporty racing buckets were swapped inside and provide great bolster support, there's an aftermarket center console that splits them, and the rear bench was finished to match. Factory gauges are long gone, replaced with red backlit digital units inside a custom bezel ahead of the driver and in a custom bezel in the center of the dash. The red-rimmed Billet Specialties steering wheel is a custom piece that features a set of billet wings in place of the spokes, a tall aftermarket shifter manages the overdrive transmission below, and an aftermarket A/C system was added is a perfect addition to the modern interior. There's also a kickin' JL Audio (which for my money, is the best brand you can buy) stereo system that will vibrate your soul when turned up loud, and it's managed by the Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX/Satellite head unit under the dash. Firebird-logo floor mats help keep everything looking tidy and protect the plush carpets below, and the trunk was neatly finished with gray carpets.
Pontiac's stout 350 cubic inch V8 is a fast, fun engine in this coupe, although this Firebird is badged as a 383 Stroker and certainly behaves like it has some extra cubes. Nevertheless, we haven't opened up the engine and measured the bore and stroke, but the fact that this is a lively, powerful, and responsive small block GM motor remains. Dressed in both silver and black engine enamel to match the body, it looks right sitting in the Firebird's engine bay. A black open-element Edelbrock air cleaner up top matches the finned Edelbrock valve covers at the flanks, and there's also an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and performance intake to help eke out a few extra horsepower. Power steering was always popular on the early F-bodies, so this one is easy to drive in traffic and around town, and this has the added bonus of 4-wheel discs brakes as well. It has also been treated to a 2004R 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, so it's punchy around town yet cruises easily at 70 MPH when called upon. Coated Doug's long-tube headers feed a high-end dual exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers, so it has a very throaty sound we really love, and a big aluminum radiator and electric fan keeps the whole show nice and cool. The stance is killer, and it rides on staggered Boss wheels wrapped in 225/40/18 front and 245/35/20 rear Nitto performance radials with plenty of grip.
A neat restored, restomod coupe with lots of performance and a competitive price tag and we'll throw in the good looks for free. Call today!