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KSAVAGE57

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Utica, Michigan
United States

 
 

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1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 (Orange Pearl Beauty)

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Photo of a 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 (Orange Pearl Beauty)

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REAL 1999 BARN FIND ...1 of only 1,650 Firebird convertibles that came out of the factory with a 400ci engine.

My new cruiser is a 1969 Firebird 400 - 345HP convertible (dyno tested). It is a numbers matching engine and Turbo 400 YT code auto tranny with Ram Air III cast iron exhaust manifolds. It just went over 60,000 original miles and had a body off restoration in 2001. It has PS, PB (disk in front), PW, power top and antenna. This 400 engine was also rebuilt in 2001, and had an upgrade with an Edelbrock intake and Demon double pumper 750 carb. I still have the original intake and Rochester carb along with the original Rally II 14 inch wheels. It currently has 16" aluminum Weld wheels on the car. The Bird also in 2008 had new undercarriage upgrade with new welded sub frame connectors. In 2010 SSBC front disks and larger Stage 3 rear combo kit drum brakes were installed. The undercarriage is powder coated & has a stainless steel exhaust system and mufflers. It has the original radio along with a newer Pioneer stereo /CD player installed.

This is one of only 11,649 Firebird convertibles made in 1969, and is one of no more than 1,649 "400" convertibles and 985 Firebird 400's made with with 400ci engine and automatic trans. Also, it has power everything or was loaded with features that probably makes it one of less than 500 "fully optioned" 400 convertibles if only half of them came this way.

I have the original build sheet, (plus PHS documents) all receipts from 1969 to 1977, 1989, and 2000 to 2012. I am the 5th owner and have all the names of the past owners.

This Firebird was highlighted in the October 2001 High Performance Pontiac magazine with a 4 page spread documenting the entire restoration. I have a copy of this magazine you can view. It was also shown in the February 2001 Detroit Autorama Car Show where it won in its class.

From 1989 to 1999, this Firebird languished in a barn where it was finally rescued and restored in Sterling Heights, MI, from 1999 to 2001. The entire body off restoration was documented in the Oct 2001 High Performance Pontiac magazine. You can view the original magazine feature article on my car...... www.highperfo...iac_firebird/

Specs

400 original numbers matching engine & turbo 400 tranny.
Original 60,000 miles on odometer
345 HP ..dyno tested

Pontiac Historical Society documented
Body off restoration from 1999 to 2001
Detroit Autorama award winner in 2001

Factory Options

Power disk brakes (front)
Power top
Power antenna
Power steering
Power windows....all original ordered options in 1969 ...added over $1,500 to the base 400 price of $3,045.

Mods

16 inch Weld Racing wheels..16x7 in front 16x8 in rear
Over size front SSBC disk brakes
New Hoshkis sub-frame connectors
Orange Pearl paint on top of Hugger orange (orig color)
Newer deluxe wood steering wheel
Edelbrock intake
750 Demon carb
Heavy duty shocks
Newer black top
New tires

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