- Item Location:
- Mesa, AZ
- Antique Gold
- Seller: streetsidephx
- Phone: 480-926-1344
It's not just that this 1960 Pontiac Firebird was born in a timeless black and gold color combo. It's that this V8 droptop has been expertly restored to make sure everyone instantly takes notice of this terrific vintage machine.
Sure, we love '60s power machines in red and black, but here's a more sophisticated way to stand out. This is an exceptional re-spray of the factory Antique Gold. When the sunlight hits it, there's an amazing shine thanks to a modern clearcoat. And quite frankly, you know you want your droptop looking its best on a sunny day, because that's exactly what it was built for. And even on the days you have the roof up, the newer black vinyl top looks great against the gold. But more than just an ideal color combo, you love that these first-gen Firebirds were an instant classic thanks to the bold styling. It starts up front with the unique chrome bumper that gives the whole front end Pontiac's wide track look. Good attention during the restoration surely helped make sure items like the crease that runs from nose to tail is crisply defined, and you recognize the faux vents in the quarter panels are a sporty contrast that helps break up the otherwise smooth body. This one really is great right down to the details, like the 400 callouts on the hood scoops and the Rally II wheels with PMD center caps.
If you like the way the black roof looks against the gold exterior, then with the flip of a switch, you'll love powering down the top to reveal the full black interior. The seats, carpets, door panels, and dash have a deep and dark presentation that tells you they really went over this and looked for quality. And the burled walnut appliques on the center console and wood-rim steering wheel adds more of that great premium feeling. This one has an original look, right down to the AM/FM stereo that's still crisply cranking out tunes. In fact, the only addition that you may notice is the water temp gauge. It's a welcomed upgraded, because it combines with the wood-rimmed steering wheel and large speedo/tach combo to remind you that this is a great classic for driving.
Just like the rest of the car, the engine bay has been given a solid investment for a bold factory-style preparation. The Pontiac turquoise block radiates from within the dark fender walls, and it's nicely dressed with bright valve covers and an air topper with proper callouts. This 400 cubic-inch V8 is already known for being powerful, especially when topped with a four-barrel carburetor. But as stock as this looks on top, it exhales with a deeper growl and added power thanks to Hooker competition headers feeding the dual exhaust. The three-speed automatic transmission and limited-slip rear end deliver a nice combo of stout performance and easy drivability. Plus, you have other great driving features, like power steering and power brakes w/discs up front.
This classic was carefully restored to original style, and it even has all the right paperwork. This includes the dealer invoice, owner's manual, service manuals, and Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) documentation. So if you've been looking for a cut-above Firebird convertible, you need to hurry and call today!