1980 Firebird F-Body with 1976 Pontiac Big Block 400 and Shaker Hood

Sale price: $8000,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Red
Engine:Big Block 400 cu.
Number of Cylinders:8
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This was a project car of mine that I was inches away from completion when my company went under, which forced me into a personal bankruptcy because of how the corporation was structured. I had a 1980 Formula Firebird in high school and always had regretted selling it when I left for the military. That prompted me last year to start building the ultimate Firebird with the same year body style. Now I have to sell it, but one day I will get to do it again with a clean slate. Just need to find the right home for it now.
So about the car
The body is a 2nd generation F-body (1970 to 1981) and the condition of it is near perfect. There are no visible dents or bending in the body panels. The undercarriage is completely rust-free and the frame is in great shape as well. The wheels are original 17" x 9" snowflake style with gold painted recesses which are worth $900 alone. All models this year came equipped with air-inflatable rear suspension, which with the schrader valve underneath the trunk, can raise the the tail end up considerably which adjusts the comfort of the ride to your liking. The interior is original with power windows, red cloth seats, black carpet and headliner, red vinyl door panels, and red console, red steering wheel and red dash. The trunk still has the protective carpet lining as well.
The engine is a rebuilt to performance spec 1976 Pontiac 400 cu. big-block V-8, which I painted metallic rust color. I bought a "Dude-Scoop" from Rick's Auto online to eliminate the true shaker head which hid the whole engine. The Dude-Scoop is a scoop that sits high enough to house a chrome engine filter while instead of attaching to the carburetor like the original shaker, mounts to the underside of the hood. The engine features flat head pistons, a Ram IV performance cam, Edelbrock chrome valve covers, Edelbrock manifold, Edelbrock 650 carburetor that is jetted down 2 for altitude, Flowtech ceramic headers, and a custom dual exhaust made by BDM Exhaust here in Denver, Colorado. Unfortunately I had to incorporate catalytic converters in order to pass emissions (which I never had a chance to attempt anyway). Obviously the cats are easily cut out after inspection anyway. They don't really make much of an impact anyway because I am getting close to 450 HORSEPOWER!!!!!
So the things that I haven't finished yet
The urethane body parts such as the front bumper could use replacing but isn't necessary. All it really needs is a paint coat with the proper type. Whomever repainted this car didn't use the flexible type, so it has cracking and chipping.
The car hood and trunk spoiler could use repainting. There are a few areas with chipping. Again, nothing major. The scoop hasn't been sanded, primed or painted yet.
Chrome trim work needs polishing and a better job of fastening.
The interior vinyl door panels should be replaced with the handles too. Dashboard is cracked. These items you can see in the pictures.
Regarding the interior, if I had the funds I would recover the seats with vinyl. This isn't necessary, though. They aren't torn, I just prefer new clean "leather" look.
The emergency brake cable needs to be replaced. It doesn't work currently.
The gauges need to be checked and replaced if necessary. The only one that I know of needing replacement is the tachometer.
Air conditioning isn't present in this car. It has the connections ready to go, just no compressor kit and radiator.
The power window motors probably need replacement. They open and close at a snail's pace.
Really, the only two repair items that present a cost impact are the painting and the AC installation (which is an option, not a requirement).
This car is my baby. I hate to see it go, but now it is time to man up and save my family, even if it means taking a hit on my investment. Best of luck bidding!

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