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How long have you owned your Firebird?


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#1 69FIREBIRD4LIFE

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  • Year: 1969
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  • Model: Firebird
  • Engine: 400
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 08:11 PM

I've had my 69 for 34years. Purchased in 1982 for $400.00.

#2 ZumpTA

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  • Engine: LT1
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:16 AM

Purchased mine Jan. 01 2004 for $4,000.


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#3 Sascha

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  • Engine: 5.7
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:36 AM

Purchased mine in jan 2013, now 3 years, payed 9400€ incl.shipping from USA and import taxes.

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#4 JoePeek

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  • Year: 1971
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  • Engine: 455 HO
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 04:19 AM

Got my 1971 Trans Am from the original owner in 1979. Was at a Pontiac dealer looking for a used Goat, when I saw this guy cleaning out the trunk of a '71 T/A. I got it for $1200 as is.

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#5 sea dog

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:16 AM

Owned my 95 since 2008



#6 Suron

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  • Year: 1978
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  • Engine: Poncho 400 6.6L
  • Transmission: 200-4R with 3.73 Posi

Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:10 AM

1997- purchased back in 2010 - totaled in 2011

1996 - purchased in 2012 - still daily driver

1978 - purchased in 2014 - still undergoing restoration, but fully drivable

2000 - purchased in 2015 - Waiting for funds to rebuild motor


1978 Firebird Trans Am 400 200-4r 3.23 - Project/Resto-Mod
2000 Firebird Y87 3.8 4L60E T-Tops 3.42 - Wife's Car/Project
1994 Firebird Trans Am LT1 350 T-56 - Daily Driver

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi - Family Car
1996 Firebird Base 3.8 T-5 3.42 Posi - Sold
1997 4Runner Limited 3.4 4x4 Auto - Totalled

2000 Eclipse GS 2.4 Auto - Sold
1997 Firebird Base 3.8 4L60E T-Tops 3.42 - Totalled

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#7 Brown Bird

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  • Engine: 400
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:13 AM

I got mine as graduation gift and I bought it on May 5th 1978 I even have the original bill of sale .

 

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#8 Joewy

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  • Year: 1978
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  • Model: Firebird Furmula 400
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Posted 30 January 2016 - 06:20 AM

Bought mine on ebay 2 years ago from a guy in Idaho for $5,000. She had been sitting in a barn for 20 years. 74,000 original miles. This is my third bird. Got my first one in 1987, she was a 1974, stock 350. Blew the original motor and put in a 455. Got my 2nd one (1982- 4 banger) in 1991. We put a 455 in that also. Actually still have it. Rust bucket sitting on my uncles farm.



#9 76Tranz

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 12:51 PM

Bought my '76 Trans Am new and have owned it 40 years now. Still having fun with it!

 

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#10 KeyKeeper

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  • Year: 1968
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • Engine: 355SBC
  • Transmission: 700R4

Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:12 PM

July 2015....dont want to discuss what I payed...still sore about it..


I prefer to drive short distances....1,320 feet at a time

 

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#11 NOT A TA

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  • Year: 1970
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  • Model: Esprit
  • Engine: 400
  • Transmission: auto

Posted 06 April 2016 - 06:23 AM

Bought my '70 Esprit about '90 for the princely sum of $190.00.


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#12 Formula71

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  • Year: 1971
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Formula Firebird
  • Engine: 400
  • Transmission: M22 "Rock Crusher" 4 Spd

Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:18 AM

Somehow I missed this post. But timing is everything, lol. I got a box from my family and my dad had snuck in the original registration and sales tax form for the Formula. He purchased it in Dec 1977 for $1,300.

 

The 68 convertible was purchased Oct 2012. Wow time flies.




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#13 GaryDoug

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:35 PM

Bought my 98 TA new off the showroom floor.


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#14 DerWolf218

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  • Year: 1973
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  • Engine: 400
  • Transmission: Turbo 350

Posted 07 April 2016 - 02:50 PM

Bought mine in 1986, from the original owner for $1500.00. Wow -- 30 years.

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#15 BoroEsprit

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  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Firebird
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Posted 24 April 2016 - 02:50 PM

Purchased my Firebird Esprit in October 1974 for $3,990.

#16 bryan and the bird

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 04:10 PM

i had a 95, v6 for two years
now I've had my 2000 TA for about the same



#17 Bird Lightning 2.0

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 07:52 PM

Got mine a little over a year ago. With 10k miles on the clock.

#18 CharlesEddy

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 02:21 PM

I got mine in 2008 been lovin8it ever since
work in progress
SPEC STAGE 4 clutch, Pro 5.0 Shifter , Richmond Performance 4.10 Gears, Ratech Solid Pinion Spacer, Eaton Limited Slip Differential, ,Ground Control Coilovers ,STRANO Revalved Bilstein shocks, ST 35mm front sway bar , BMR Weld-in Subframe Connectors ,Custom Billet Double Adjustable PHP, BMR Lower Control Arms, BMR Fabrication Anti-Squat Brackets, Edlerbrock 3 point Strut Tower Brace, Energy Suspension urethane bushing......... afr heads and eagle crank coming soon

#19 Bad67Bird

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  • Year: 1967
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird 400
  • Engine: 462 ci Pure Poncho
  • Transmission: TH400 w/Kit

Posted 01 May 2016 - 09:02 AM

$1500 , dad brought it home 198111270507_10203698575575966_1683611246716


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#20 Brown Bird

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  • Year: 1969
  • Make: pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • Engine: 400
  • Transmission: 76 Saginaw 4 speed

Posted 01 May 2016 - 04:10 PM

Looks like layna has had her's longer than any of us!!

A coworker asked me what its like restoring my car I told him its like going to the parts store once a week to buy one part for five years until you have enough parts to build a whole car and then put it together with no directions !





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