1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 Convertible REAL 400 Fully Restored, Sideswiped!

1967 Pontiac Firebird 400

Make: Pontiac
Model: Firebird
SubModel: 400
Type: Convertible
Trim: 400
Year: 1967
Mileage: 101,000
Color: Tyrol Blue (F)
Engine: 400
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: TH-400 Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black Bucket Seats
Drive side: LD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Itasca, Illinois, United States
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1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 Convertible
Real Deal PHS Documented 400 Automatic Convertible
Fully Restored!

1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 Convertible, Tyrol Blue with Black Interior. This car was sold new 4 blocks from my childhood home at Jacobs Twin Pontiac in Chicago located 6811 Grand Ave in Chicago to a school teacher named Mary Winslow who taught at nearby Sayre Grammar School. Mrs. Winslow drove the car during the summers until about 1990 accumulating 99,000 miles on the car. I don't think this car ever seen a Chicago winter. The car was then put into storage in about 1992, where it sat until 2014 when Marys' kids pulled it out because the owner of the building sold it. Someone had stolen the hood, and carburetor. Otherwise the car was in excellent original shape, albeit not run in 20 years.
The kids decided to have the car fully restored in time for Marys 75th Birthday Bash. The kids insisted on original parts and for the life of me with the quality and technical correctness of this car I cannot ascertain why they put a FLAT hood on the car. I'm not a fan of the Camaro spoiler but at least that is excusable, of course the bumpers were replaced with NOS bumpers, but at least put the arrowhead on it! It's like Chip Foose building a Firebird, excellent workmanship, but just some things are inexcusable, like that hood.
So, once we get past that, the car was completely taken apart, blasted and put back together with a extreme level of competency. The 100,000 mile 400 was rebuilt, along with the trans, rear end, brakes...I mean even the subframe and suspension are detailed. I believe they spent over $40,000 and 2 years doing this car...and it really shows. The car runs great, stops great drives great, etc. It was professionally appraised at $45,000 in 2016.
This car is rock solid and completely rust free. The car is pretty well optioned, with power steering, power brakes, and a power top, and of course the 400.
Now, we get into what happened when Mary got the car for her birthday surprise, this was also the very last day she ever drove a car. The day after she got the car, her and her lady friends took the Firebird which she nicknamed "Lola" in 67' to the new "Rivers Casino" near Ohare Airport in Chicago.
On the way they decided to stop at there home bank Drive Through ATM machines to save on fees. Coming out of one of the ATM's they scraped the right fender and door....completely oblivious...they went to the second ATM and turned a little too soon and put a nice dent in the quarter panel.
This time she noticed and went home. The kids decided that Mom shouldn't drive old cars anymore and it ended up at a friend of mines shop to get fixed...and then sold. I seen the car and admired the level of detail on the work, and was confused as to why this "Firebird 326" had a correctly coded 400 in it, why it had a passenger grab bar, correct 400 grills, was missing the 400 hood. I had suspected the car was a 400 with a the wrong hood on it, a conversation with the owners kids yielded the aforementioned answers. I think the repairs on the car were $2,500 or something along those lines, but I thought it would be a great time to put the correct hood on it, excellent steel reproductions are down to $400...so my plan was to sink about $3,000 into the car and keep it, I made a fair offer on the car and bought it...full of excitement, but instead I drove it home and parked it...I pulled it out of the warehouse and took these photos. I'm getting out of collecting cars...absolutely no time. I've sold about 10 of my collector cars on eBay...most of the auctions ended early because I'm a smart collector and have good stuff, not looking to turn a profit, ect. Look at my feedback!
The car needs no panel replacement...fix the fender...a few hours on the door and quarter panel and blend away...and please...get the correct hood for this car.

Now, this car is for sale locally, on other sites, forums, ect. I understand you've got to put money in the car, I understand that you don't want to be at $30,000 when you are done with it...time is money too. So, although I'm not giving the car away, I'm leaving meat on the bone for another collector that wants to sink a few grand in the car and still be ahead.


Please understand that this car was not put together with reproduction parts nor hardware store nuts and bolts...its a high dollar car that had the misfortune of meeting a ATM machine under less than favorable circumstances. The PHS is provided here for you. The title is clean and clear...nothing was ever reported to the Insurance.
I have some excellent contacts with transport companies that I regularly use to transport my cars to shows across the Country...happy to help with shipping. Give me a call....630 273 7595...Let's talk about it.

If you need to call your bank about financing, this car isn't for you.