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69 Firebird in Michigan at $55K BIN.

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69 Firebird in NY at $15K reserve not met. Looks they're in the beginning phases of screwing it up by putting a 69 T/A wing on it.

He is moonwalking away from that decision...

Camaro front seats.

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Camaro front seats.
What's the difference?

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What's the difference?
The pattern.

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Old 05-23-2024, 08:31 PM
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65 GTO/Tempest(?) 4 speed tri-power car in Alabama at $2K NR.

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DAMN....If only I was in a better position to do something with that... Although I'm sure if legit the price is going to go away up.
That's one of my dream cars, a Mayfair Maize 65 tri-power 4 speed!

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Its got some weirdness to it.
Not a speck of Mayfair color anywhere.
You'd think in that rough of shape there would be some signs here or there at least between the dark aqua and the rust spots , or fender jambs.

Maybe it was restored in the 80's and they stripped it to metal and did good prep in the jambs.
Then it somehow sat in a mud puddle for a couple or few decades.
Never seen a front bumper get that bad.

Long block and radiator and finger guard are legit 65 3x2.
Says they are awaiting PHS

It looks like it was a factory dark aqua body but the trim tag appears original.
Firewall has been repainted in the past so maybe it was a fairly proud resto years and years ago.

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I agree interesting car, I am betting on a flood damaged car after a restoration was done. I agree the Mayfair Maze it a great color on 65's. Current location is near Mobile AL, so I bet it was flooded out in one of the Hurricanes that hit the area in the last 20 years.
That front bumper is strange, but salt water flooding does alot more damage long term than fresh water flood damage.

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Maybe it was a former serious class racer and the bumpers were acid dipped really thin and rechromed back when .
That's a stretch ,,,, probably saltwater flooded a few times.

They sure were stingy with pictures.
Listed it as soon as they got it loaded on the truck apparently.

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69 Firebird Sprint stick in FL at $45K BIN.

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Thats tall money for a 6cyl with cheap repop seat covers and speaker holes in the doors.

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69 Firebird convertible in Warwick blue in Florida at $43K BIN.

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69 Firebird convertible in Florida at $63K BIN. We've seen this one before, and sometimes people will take lower offers if it's been on the market for a while. Pretty car.

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'690is my least favorite 1st gen and I don't care for convertible F or A bodies as much as hardtops but l like that blue one ...

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'690is my least favorite 1st gen and I don't care for convertible F or A bodies as much as hardtops but l like that blue one ...
I feel the same way regarding the 69 FB. Always thought the front bumper should have been a full Endura. The chrome bumper looks like an afterthought.

to me anyway...

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I feel the same way regarding the 69 FB. Always thought the front bumper should have been a full Endura. The chrome bumper looks like an afterthought.

to me anyway...
I sort of understand what you're saying, but not so much. I had a 70 455 GTO when I was 16 with an endura, so i get the endura love. I now have 2 69 Firebird convertibles and I love the front end. You have to put yourself in the 1969 style transition from chrome to a painted surface. The endura was a new concept and not everyone liked it. You could order a 69 GTO with a chrome bumper. Anyway, for 70 - 73 Trans AM's, the endura is the bomb. I have a 72 endura front end in my shed I'll bolt to the front of my 80 Turbo T/A, just because it looks 100X better. The 69 Firebird is, IMHO, the pinnacle of Pontiac performance along with the GTO and in the discussion for the most beautiful car Pontiac ever produced.




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I disagree; to me the 69 front end looks like a quick slap together of parts. The prevoius 2 years had a far better integrated look.

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Beauty as they say, is in the eye of the beholder.

Like you, I think the 70-73 Firebirds were the highlight of the F bodies
and I think the 62 GP was the best of the B's.

and of course I'm a little biased towards the 68/69 A body.

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I ♥ the '9s but I used to have one...I've seen some with the painted over the chrome nose and it doesn't look rite lol

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I think maybe it's that the chrome bumper blends with some colors better than others. Like the blue. It doesn't hurt the look as much as, say, Goldenrod.
And by the way, it's not that I dislike the 69 it's just that it's my least favorite of the first generation f bodyies.

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