We all have that one car that we dream of owning. Whether it is a childhood dream car or just to own your first car again, we all have that one car we seek after. For most of us, that dream is out of reach, but every once in a while someone submits a story of how they finally found their dream car. These stories give all of us hope of one day finding our dream car. For Reader Wade N, his dream of owning a 1967 Pontiac Firebird finally came true as he was surfing Craigslist. This is the story of how he found his dream project.
Wade has been watching his local Craigslist for several years now in search of a Firebird that he could afford. Finally one day while browsing the internet, he came across an ad for a 1967 Firebird Convertible just 75 miles from his home. He called the seller and told him that he wanted to buy it, but couldn’t justify the asking price. The seller asked him how much he could afford.
After Wade stated what he thought the car was worth, the seller told him to come get it. The next day he loaded up his trailer and headed out to pick up his new project. It isn’t much more than a shell, but it is Wade’s dream car and it has potential. The seller didn’t know much about it, other than it was found in the basement of a house. It was set to go to the scrape yard at the end of the week, but Wade was able to save it from a sad death.
Upon further inspection and research, Wade discovered that this car originally came a 400 cui V8. This was the same engine found in the GTO and was rated at 325 hp. Sadly, as with the rest of the car, it’s long gone. This looks like a massive undertaking, but it should make for a good starting point for Wade. We thank him and wish him the best of luck. Hopefully he will keep us updated on his progress. Stories like this inspire us to keep searching for our dream car, one day we will find it out there in an old barn. If you have a story like Wade’s, please share it with us!