No Banshee: ’69 Pontiac Firebird 400
The Firebird has always been a favorite of ours. Until Smokey and the Bandit ruined things for us. We like the early Firebirds, the cars built from ’67 to ’69. It is a personal preference however we are confident there are others who agree. The Firebird wasn’t exactly what the Pontiac product planners wanted. They had visions of a production version of the 2-seat Banshee concept car. The brass at GM didn’t want a Corvette competitor so they gave them the platform of the Camaro to play with. The ’69 isn’t the ideal Firebird for us but this one is special. It has most of the date-coded parts it was born with. The big 400ci engine is clearly enough motivation to excite even through the Turbo Hydramatic transmission. This Firebird was built in California in December, 1968 and sold through a dealer in Culver City. Therefore it is an official black plate car although we don’t think it retains the coveted tags. The seller must really like this one because he has spent a ton of money on it during his stewardship. We like the Cameo White exterior over the red interior. We also like that the car comes equipped with its build sheet. The seller is asking $28,000 for this one. It does sound like a turn-key muscle car you can get in and enjoy. But that number gives you a few options to consider. We like it. Click here to contact the seller.