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Surfin Bird! 1967 Pontiac Firebird

We see our fair share of GM F-Body cars here at Barn Finds, but we don’t see that many with a patina like the one of this 1967 Pontiac Firebird.  Firebirds were manufactured by the Pontiac division of General Motors beginning in 1967 and ran through the 2002 model year, and throughout its course, the Firebird remained a viable pony car, even during the declining muscle car era and oil embargo times.  An inaugural year model is usually a pretty good choice for most buyers looking for a vintage car, and if you’ve been in the market for an unusual first-year Firebird, this one may be worth checking out. This 1967 Pontiac Firebird is located in Millersville, Pennsylvania, and can be seen here on eBay with a current bid of $25,000.99, which is not enough for the owner to part with it.

The seller has owned this Firebird for 10 years now and describes the car as having a Rat Rod paint job. I guess my first thought was that the project may have begun with a lesser-condition vehicle, but that’s not the case, as the seller says it is super solid and originally a California car. While he does say that the paint is weathered, it actually presents really decently, and I’m having a hard time finding a whole lot on the body to complain about. The vintage-style Surfin’ Bird lettering was done with real paint, but if the next owner isn’t feeling it, a can of the yellow-capped E-Z Off oven cleaner will supposedly take it right off!

This Firebird is far from all show, as the original 326 engine has been nixed in favor of a 428 block bored and stroked to 467 cubic inches, and it’s equipped with plenty of goodies including aluminum heads, an Edelbrock intake manifold with a Holley 750 carburetor on top, plus a whole lot more. On the dyno, the seller claims it produced 513 horsepower at 5,200 RPM, yet it has a very street-worthy cam and runs on 93 octane pump gas.

The original 4-Speed transmission has been changed out with a Keisler 5-Speed overdrive, and the 9-inch Ford 3.70 positraction rear-end features Moser components. Doug’s headers and Flowmaster take care of the exhaust duties, and a large aluminum radiator makes sure Surfin’ Bird never overheats on the street. The sub-frame has been powder coated on the front, and the leaf springs have been beefed on the back. Even with all the mods, the seller says it’s super reliable and driveable.

Inside, things are looking to be in totally acceptable condition for a driver, with a few add-ons such as a Super Sun tach plus Stewart Warner oil pressure and water temperature gauges. The nostalgic steering wheel looks right at home in there, and it leads to a Detroit Speed steering box. The car has also been completely professionally rewired with an American Autowire kit. It seems like this was not only a well-thought-out project but that plenty of good measures were also taken into account to ensure the car’s longevity. What are your thoughts on this 1967 Pontiac Firebird?


  1. Howard A Member

    The bird is the word,,,

    Like 24
    • 370zpp 370zpp Member

      The Ramones actually did a very effective cover to this song, originally done by the Trashmen.

      Like 3
  2. Cadmanls Member

    Me like! That is a very nice Poncho, must have spent a little time at the strip. See a line lock and the 9″ Ford out back and must be a tremec transmission the keisler sells conversation kits for the tremec. So it’s a well thought out car. No underside shots is a bit disappointing. Looks straight and true.

    Like 11
  3. mike

    Nice bird.Love the slogan on the back.

    Like 7
  4. That 80's Guy The Tower

    The Bondo bumper sticker gives me series pause…

    Like 9
  5. SirRaoulDuke

    I dig it. This one looks the business and backs it up.

    Like 5
  6. Steve Clinton

    “Patina”? I call it graffiti.

  7. bone

    While it certainly has the power , its a drag car wannabe . Hopefully the paint isnt too old, otherwise even if you can get the lettering off (without damaging the body paint) you’ll have marks where the paint didn’t fade

    Like 2
  8. Jost

    I would not call it a drag car wanna be, I’d call it a nice street car with some nostalgic drag car styling. Weather you like that style or not is subjective and the new owner, if they don’t like it can re paint.It looks like a nice build and love that it is still a Pontiac. Personally, I’d repaint but would leave the slogan on the rear spoiler. That is priceless. Very cool car.

  9. joenywf64

    Fule gage could be kaputt.

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