I came across this forum and figured out it is the place I am looking for, considering my will to buy a second gen Firebird.
Just to give you a bit of background, I live in Paris, France, I'm 27, strongly interested in cars, DIY (whether it is my cars, my home, etc...), Music, Movies, and dogs.
Having some american V8 has always been in my bucket list, especially considering that it doesn't smell good in France for classic cars (Pollution, gas price), and if I don't pull the trigger soon... I might not ever do it nor have the chance to without too much struggle. On the other hand, I'm not willing to pay 50K€+ to buy my dream car, a 1970 Dodge Challenger with the 440 R/T package (Vanishing Point enthusiasts here?). 2nd Gen Firebirds appear to be just the perfect fit as they come in plenty of shapes (early models vs later ones), have Air Con and Power Windows (so my GF will bear with me on the project ), interesting displacements, and parts appear to be easily available.
What cars have I had? Well, in order of ownership:
-> 1983 Opel Manta GT (The European Camaro, I was 18 ),
-> 1998 Bmw E36 316i Coupe,
-> 1999 Peugeot 406 Coupe (worst crap I've ever owned)
-> 2001 BMW E46 325CiA (Currently missing it a lot)
-> 2016 BMW F20 120iA Stage 1, my daily driver as of today.
And that's about it :-)
So, back to the specific reason that led me here:
This is a 1976 Pontiac Firebird 400Ci and... There's not much more on the ad
After a quick discussion with the owner, it was imported from Switzerland (Speedometer in miles and Km/h), repainted 7 years ago, lots of maintenance invoices coming with it, Odometer is not working, some paint has to be refreshed (Varnish mostly), Interior trim is fine but some stitches to be planned on the seats, runs great, supposedly has A/C but he never used it, and he told me it has the TH400 tranny Maybe he mixed with the engine displacement, as I thought the 6.6 Liters got the TH350.
I will go and see it next Sunday (June 13), and I can really use some tips from people who have the experience! Are there any specific points I should check so I don't end up with a sh*tbox / rustbucket (Battery tray, wheel arches, glazing surroundings, engine code, VIN number so I can decode it and see if it's original, etc...)? Is there anything out of place for you from the very minimalist information I have so far? (i.e body color vs year).
Thanks a lot for your help
Edited by Nounou7701, A week ago.