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Pontiac Firebird 1973
This car actually has a biyt of an interesting story. My dad bought it from and army guy based in a NATO base in Italy. He drove it around for several years in Italy with the owners original Florida tags. Of course it was the only Pontiac around, let alone Firebird. Eventually my parents left Italy and after sitting for 6 years in the garage the car was sent to me after their house was sold. I received it straight out of the container and just needed to pump the pedal a few times to get it started. Of course all four tires were toast after having sat for 6 years so I drove across the street to a Firestone service center, put on 4 new tires and drove it 180 miles home without a hiccup! Right after that I did a mild refreshing changing out all the bushings which were shot, adding good coilover shocks and lowered springs, putting on the Torque Thrusts that are on there now, and taking off the heads for a good cleaning. Needless to say after all that time sitting they were completely full of gunk. Drove the car around like that for about a year and then swapped in a 455 (originally it was a 350) and a 4 speed auto instead of the original 3 speed. Soon after that I started the paint job where we found out it had been fixed in Italy at some point using old school lead filler to fix a small issue with the rear quarter panel. And that is how it sits today!
There are of course lots of plans for the future

Pontiac Firebird 1973

This car actually has a biyt of an interesting story. My dad bought it from and army guy based in a NATO base in Italy. He drove it around for several years in Italy with the owners original Florida tags. Of course it was the only Pontiac around, let alone Firebird. Eventually my parents left Italy and after sitting for 6 years in the garage the car was sent to me after their house was sold. I received it straight out of the container and just needed to pump the pedal a few times to get it started. Of course all four tires were toast after having sat for 6 years so I drove across the street to a Firestone service center, put on 4 new tires and drove it 180 miles home without a hiccup! Right after that I did a mild refreshing changing out all the bushings which were shot, adding good coilover shocks and lowered springs, putting on the Torque Thrusts that are on there now, and taking off the heads for a good cleaning. Needless to say after all that time sitting they were completely full of gunk. Drove the car around like that for about a year and then swapped in a 455 (originally it was a 350) and a 4 speed auto instead of the original 3 speed. Soon after that I started the paint job where we found out it had been fixed in Italy at some point using old school lead filler to fix a small issue with the rear quarter panel. And that is how it sits today!

There are of course lots of plans for the future

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