Looking for a 67 or 68 Firebird Convertible (In Western Canada)

Hi,
I'm in the market for a 1967 or 1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible preferably located in Western Canada. I am not a gear-head or a body man. It does not
have to be #'s matching. I do not want a super car, or a show car, just something in nice condition around $10,000(CDN) that I can drive around in the summertime with the top down. Automatic Transmission is preferred. Six cylinders are also welcome.
I am just a guy about to turn 40 who would like an older car. Firebirds have always been my favourite, especially the first generation. My wife wants a convertible and I wanted an old Firebird, I guess this is a nice compromise.
If anyone out there knows where I can find one with the options I have listed above, drop me a note at snipped-for-privacy@sasktel.net
Thanks.
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One thing,, you're making a very small target area for a car that has always been rare from the get-go*-- check Ebay. You'll be lucky to search one up across ALL of North America. When you do find one -- you might consider throwing down to have it hauled/delivered by professional with the Semi's. If you're investing $7-$9,000.บบ on the 'Bird --then it stands to reason to get it delivered from WHEREVER.!?.. is well worth what will be in most likelyhood.. less than $1,000.บบ frogskins. Comparr'leVou..Amigo's.? Deefii

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One of my Prof's landlords has a '68 or '69 Firebird Convertable in his garage.. but the landlord lives in Las Vegas, and my prof lives here in Wisconsin with the car. Its GORGEOUS! 350 engine, car has NO chips or dings, has been covered..... but has been on blocks for ATLEAST 10 years never started.... I keep telling him to contact the landlord to get him to do something with it.. He thinks the guy has forgotten about it..... poor thing.
-Geno 1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L w/T-tops (148k and going... getting worried) 1988 Blue Firebird Formula 5.0L w/T-tops (For sale for $2,200) 1985 Brown Firebird 5.7L w/5-Speed (No T-tops though) Still looking for an '82-'84 T/A w/T-tops for parts from one
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Kitt That would be a great car to snag ! let me know if he wants to sell it if you guys ever get hold of him. You may have a line up of people wanting it LOL.
Cheers

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On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 22:37:24 -0600, "Beegeezee"

Just this last weekend I was at a Good Guys Rod and Custom club show and saw 2 68' Firebird convertables. Both of them beautiful. The first one was a Formula 400 w/ 4 speed and hood tach and the second one was a Formula 400 w/ a 6 speed and a hood tach. Both if sold would probably break the $20,000 mark easily. Just to give you an idea what these cars are running these days I'l tell you about a 68' Camaro convertable in the car corral. It had a new top and paint. The standard interior was trashed, the underside of the car looked like it went through 10 corn fields, and the engine compartment looked like crap. Asking price for this plain jain 68'? $15,500. A few cars down though was a 68' Firebird hardtop that could do with just as much work as the previously mentioned Camaro that the owner was only asking $4,000 for. Prices are strange here in N.Y. I wouldn't have bought either of them for 1/2 of the asking price.
...Ron -- 68' Camaro RS 88' Firebird Formula 00' Mustang GT Vert
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That's the story everywhere -- Camaro's drawing money over Firebirds But not when you get to Formula 400's -hood tachs - cherried out* The 'Birds you just mentioned(privided were restored ground up) should easily post above $35K upwards into the 50K++ range and definitely equal /surpass ANY like year Camaro. ... Sweep the Net* you'll see.
Regards, Deefii

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You are wrong, and wrong.
People don't go and say well this is a 1969 400 firebird, it's worth more then that rear disk brake 1969 camaro sitting next to it.
F-Body values are based off of: Condition, Options, special option or histories. Such as a car that was drag raced on and off for 20 years, then stored in a barn. Where it may have less then 1000 miles on it. That car brought back to original, with a documented history is worth more then a survivor that has 80,000 miles.
If your looking to get a F-body as an investment, go away, and never buy one. Car speculation in the 80's and 90's robbed us of many a good car. Some still sit under tarps locked away in warehouses waiting for their values to go back over the $100K mark.
These cars were meant tobe driven, to be driven hard & fast. Notto sit idle in some collection. Even the die hard Corvette owners I know that show their cars leave them to sit. They take that risk and put around 3,000 miles a year on them. When you see a car that has won a survivor award twice in Bloomington, rumbling down the road at 45 MPH, then charge up to 120. Well it's just short of magic.
Real Car People Drive & Show their cars. Car shows are how Car People Inspire & share their hard work with others. Charles
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You aint talking to me, buddy -- like i said,, the prices are right up there for the true classic Firebirds.. i.,e..,. "67(number #1).."68 & "69's. All the rest of the Birds after fall to "lesser levels"of desirability. That's the facts,, Jack* Those are the Birds i'm relating to making my point about WHICH Birds will come to carry the higher values to even surpass many a Camaro.. same years -- "67/"68/"69.
Try me? .. i've owned three(3) "67's over the last FOUR decades [do the math, and you will know i was driving when "67's came out]. Regardless -- anyone observing to any depth on the Net will find all types of THE classic Birds --- and MOST SPECIFICALLY *"67 Formula 400's..with tach/scoop hood..stick or auto"* reach the bar.
As for the rest of your rant below?. .the first bit,, I never spoke of.?? The rest of your surmising about collectors & Peter Pumpkin eaters keeping their classics in the shell.? -yah,,sure?. .interesting i guess.? But i didn't "go there" either.. so all this calling me 'wrong & wrong'?? Haven't any idea what the animals dragged to your porch? Cheers Anyway ;) Deefii

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My .02:
There's an ass for every seat, and if you find that ass, your seat (wallet) will be filled with cash.
For everyone that knows what they are buying there are 100 fools that will buy what you have at double what it's worth if you get the right fool.
So to say, "Only this one will go for this price" is a fallacy. Look on Ebay. I puke at what I see some of the 403 10th Anniversary cars going. I should flip my car as is for 15k, it's a 400 4 speed that needs some details (which I will address) and I paid half of the asking price of some of those 403s on there with the same issues!
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going.... '91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
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Sure .? -- saw a Nash-Rambler last week that went over $100K+ too.? It was the first year or even the fifth year version - just some highly worked.. highly modified - glitzed-out dandy done Nash*.??. So guess theirs someone that's turned on by all the shining Nash stuff. A week before,, even saw a some odd year Ford- Edsel for over $50K. Do those particular versions always draw higher than their *classic counterparts*.? - which cars consistantly rise in value. With Firebirds (btw? T/A's are a room by themselves-"invented classic") as the years continue to roll.. it's the original "67 & 68/69's that rule.
And my only point to the orig posters observation is look a little deeper on the Classic webpages/Show Car sites/ Collectors homepages even round Ebay (indeed sometimes Ebay reflects relative values) and seek the already* restored/tricked/primo/"all original" units there'll be found Firebirds that match*Classic Camaro prices-67/68/69. Cheers, Deefii
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Ebay blows your theory out of the water a bit. I've seen total junk CONSISTENTLY sell there. Shit, put up an '84 Renault Fuego and there's an ass (a real big one) for that seat too. Sometimes it's the weird shit that brings the most bucks.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going.... '91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
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That's pretty true. I just sold a 1952 Chevy/Howe fire truck (pumper) on there for a mear $500. I saw some off brand total junk ones that have sold for 5,000. Charles BTW: any one need a lathe, a Vertical mill & notcher combo, an industrial dust collector, or flammable liquids storage cabinettes? Im doing a fall cleaning at the shop.
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No, but I'll take a Craftsman (or USA made) angle grinder and a good gas/no gas 120V welder if you've got one. LOL :)
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going.... '91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
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Nothing like that Joe. Just cleaning out the spring and summer industiral equpiment from auctions and factory close outs. Charles
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..On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 02:49:12 -0500, Michael Defi

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