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Greetings from SC

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#1 LadyGodiva


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  • Gender:Female
  • First Name:Laurie
  • City:Garnett
  • State or Province:SC
  • Country:USA
  • Year: 1968
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Firebird
  • Engine: 400
  • Transmission: Manual 4-Speed

Posted A week ago

Greetings all from sunny South Carolina!


I became a Pontiac lover as a teenager in Michigan when a guy who was like my big brother had a 1972 GTO named "The Ghost" that we used to cruise around in.  I always loved the sound of the engine along with the smell of gas, fuel, leather and guy cologne!  I've been hooked on Pontiacs ever since and have owned a GTP, and most recently a 1999 Trans Am that I drove from 2001 when I moved to SC until 2016. 


I made my dream of owning my own Pontiac muscle car come true when I got my '68 Firebird 400 4-speed about 11 years ago.


We bought the car from my husband's childhood friend in Virginia, who got it from a guy he knew who for some reason took out the original 350 engine and set it up and badged it as a 400.


My husband's friend managed to get the numbers matching original 350 motor from the guy, so although the car has a 400 motor in it, I have the original 350 motor in my garage rebuilt and ready to go.


I have the original build sheet and learned that the car used to be burgundy, and a 3-speed on the tree, but has been very nicely restored in Verdoro Green with a 4-speed.


I've gotten PHS documentation on it, and have had a blast driving it around the Lowcountry and hitting some local car shows.


In the smaller shows, I rarely win anything, but in the larger shows I do well!  Two memorable wins were a Car Club Top 25 Crescent Award at the 2011 Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance, and a "Best of Show" award from Hagerty in the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance Savannah Speed Classic car show, where I got to drive parade laps on the road course.


I'm actually joining to get some info on a replacement fuel sending unit, and look forward to checking out other members' rides!






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#2 ZumpTA


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  • City:Holiday
  • State or Province:FL
  • Country:USA
  • Year: 1993
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Trans Am
  • Engine: LT1
  • Transmission: 6-Spd

Posted A week ago

Welcome aboard!   That is one beautiful 'bird.  Love it!

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#3 JOE68


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  • City:waterford
  • State or Province:PA
  • Country:USA
  • Interests:cars guns music beer
  • Year: 1968
  • Make: firebird
  • Model: hardtop
  • Engine: 350
  • Transmission: ST300

Posted A week ago

love the green color    welcome to the forum !

#4 GTOLou


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  • State or Province:SC
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  • Year: 1976
  • Make: pontiac
  • Model: TA
  • Engine: 455
  • Transmission: 4speed

Posted 5 days ago

Nice car!! 


Glad to see more SC folks on the forum!

#5 Formula71


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  • First Name:Layna
  • City:Omaha
  • State or Province:NE
  • Country:USA
  • Interests:hummmmmm, cars? lol
  • Year: 1971
  • Make: Pontiac
  • Model: Formula Firebird
  • Engine: 400
  • Transmission: M22 "Rock Crusher" 4 Spd

Posted 2 days ago

Great to have you here

RIP Jay - So glad to have known you

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