After a run of Trans Ams a while back, I hadn’t seen a good find lately until this one was found by our own Josh! It’s located in Dale, Texas and is listed for sale here on eBay. Current bidding has just crested $10,000 and all reserves are off!
The seller says this is a true barn find car from Texas, and that the 40,437 miles showing on the odometer are real. The ad says the seller has paperwork from the original sale, records of two family owners and some mechanical records from when the car was new. They also have some 2004 mechanical records showing that the car had only 39,000 miles at that point. What do you think?
I love the front end on this sub-generation of Firebird. It’s so much cleaner than the later ones, and more modern looking than the earlier ones. However, it does show some of the paint wear and discoloration present in the original finish. They tell us that there’s no rust through underneath and no body damage apart from paint chips!
Inside, it’s a similar story. Not mint, but not too bad either. Can you imagine a current “normal” car offering white upholstery now? The seller also tells us that the carpet on the driver side has a wear spot, but at least that’s readily available from a number of suppliers.
Under the hood is a little tired looking, reflecting the time in storage. All it took to get the car running again was to clean up the gas tank, put a new battery in it and put another muffler on it. The seller does mention wanted to rebuild the carburetor in the future, so I would plan on that. They also talk about needing to lubricate the odometer cable. That’s not much to ask for considering the age of the car, is it? So what do you think?