The First Two Pontiac Firebirds Ever Built Are Up For Sale On Ebay. What was that about two birds under the bush?
The first two Pontiac Firebirds ever built are currently up for sale on Ebay, but if you want them, you have to buy them both, because the seller wouldn’t have it any other way.
The 1967 convertible and coupe spent their early days as Pontiac show cars before being offered for public sale and have reportedly been together ever since. They didn’t lead a good life, however, and by 2014 were in pretty bad shape and not in running condition. That’s when the guys at Gas Monkey Garage of “Fast N’ Loud” fame heard about them and bought the Firebirds for $70,000 with a full restoration in mind.
The red convertible was the first one to come off of GM’s Lordstown, OH assembly line. It is equipped with a 326 V8 and 3-speed automatic transmission, while the silver coupe is equipped with a high-output 326 V8 and 4-speed stick. According to Dave Hall, the owner of Pontiac specialist Restore A Muscle Car, and who’s also handling the eBay auction, said it took about a year to bring the numbers-matching cars back to factory condition. After they were finished, the Firebirds were sold on the Discovery Channel show, however Gas Monkey Garage owner Richard Rawlings bought them back a couple of years later and is now the one offering them for sale again.
The cars are up for sale with a buy it now price of $285,000, which is roughly three times the market value of similar, but less significant 1967 Firebirds, but the auction runs through Monday, May 13.
If you are a true Pontiac Firebird collector, then you need to keep your eyes on the Ebay auction and buy these. This is owning automotive history!Categories: Auto News, Blog