I bought a second gen firebird that looked great out of their Texas auction about 8 years ago. Complete junk under a decent paint job. I know I deserve the blame for not going down there with a mechanic, but you would think that they would have some sort of minimum requirement supervision about what goes across their auction block. We ran into brake lines that broke up in your hand, with no back brakes functioning at all upon arrival, pouring gas into cylinders with a first gen holley fuel injection system that was wrenched into the system and scored the pistons. Electrical system butchered and barely functional, all four tires dry rotted, gauges did not work properly, neutral safety switch disconnected, tranny fluid full of metal shavings, the A/C did not work, exhaust bouncing against rear quarter panels, basically everything on the car had to be repaired or replaced from the front bumper to the back bumper. I sent the motor out to Len Williams in Oklahoma, went back to a new carburetor and yanked the fuel injection system. Len did a great job with the motor, but expect a year min., to get it back home. Needless to say, my price in this vehicle has tripled from what I bought this mecum junk for. BEWARE of MECUM firebird friends. I hope to have it back on the road later this fall.