Low-Mile 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

It’s nice when you can just jump in and go, go, go, and summer’s here! That’s the promise of this low-mileage convertible 1969 Pontiac Firebird in Carousel Red, available here on eBay in Flemington, New Jersey. Bids are hovering around $25,000, with the reserve not met. The owner notes: “Going to take over $30k to change hands.” Mileage is only 54,000.

This is a very well-presented sale, with lots of information and a copious number of clear photographs. The ‘Bird is nearly all original, “turn-key and ready to cruise.” It had one 2010 repaint in that striking (Code 72) color, which was also used on the GTO Judge. The driver’s quarter panel was partially replaced at that time, but the rest of the body is original. All the chrome shines as it did when new.

The numbers match, and floors and subframe are solid, with new bushings. The undercarriage is detailed. The trunk is rust-free and retains factory counterweights. The jacking decal is in place.

The Firebird’s factory 350 V-8 has been augmented with a factory four-barrel setup. The car is loaded, with power steering, brakes (drum) and top. Everything works, including all gauges. The interior shows no particular wear, and sports black buckets and a console up front. The radio works.

The Firebird was prepared for the road with a re-cored original radiator and new hoses, fluids and filters, a rebuilt carburetor and starter, and new BF Goodrich Radical T/A tires. The nice-looking top includes a boot, and is two years old.

Fewer than 12,000 Firebird convertibles were produced in 1969. The model was introduced to complement the new Camaro in 1967—a belated attempt to muscle in on the pony car Mustang phenomenon. Don’t forget the Cougar, also introduced that year.

The 1969 model was facelifted, but it’s still considered part of the first-generation Firebirds. In addition to new front-end styling, the ‘Bird got a new instrument panel and steering wheel. The ignition switch was also moved to the steering column from the dash.  A total of 67,032 of these cars were made over the three years, before the totally different second generation appeared in 1970.

A walkaround video of this car can be found here on YouTube. It’s hard to imagine that ’69 Firebird fans will want to look elsewhere, but the price on this one might soar beyond the budget. What do you think?


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  1. Jay

    Just buy it now, it’s perfect.

    Like 4
  2. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry Member

    If I was loaded with disposable cash this would be my car. But alas! Here I sit all broken hearted—. I once owned a 69 Firebird 400 hardtop. What a cool car. Talk about fun to drive, even in the hot summer days in Northern California I just turn the a/c on and buzz around the country roads visiting one young lady after another. Oh, to young again. Sure I made some poor decisions, but then again who hasn’t.
    God bless America

    Like 7
  3. Steve

    A beauty. Worth the 30 grand if it’s actually as presented.

    Like 5
    • Steve

      This is a very nice base convertible. I had a carousel red 400 coupe with the deluxe interior, p/w, p/s, pwr disk brakes, safety track rear end, a/c, tilt wheel, bench seat, wood grain dash, factory 8 track, chrome pedal trim, Cordova vinyl top and a very rare factory tire pump. Basically every option except trans am, folding rear seat, convertible and fm radio. If I could find another like that, I’m a buyer at any price!

  4. ChiTownJeff

    I can see why you would want “Radical” tires on this car. Conventional tires just don’t cut it.

    Like 3
  5. BOP_GUY Member

    Wow, yeah it’s a beauty! The reserve is off and around $28.5k right now with a day or so left to go. If I hadn’t just bought a truck….

    Like 1
  6. Mark Member

    Oh, for a stick and extra pedal!

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