Just decided to risk trying Newsgroups again and stumbled across this
one, so I thought I'd burst in and introduce myself.
I rescued a '71 base model Firebird from being sold to a kid who was
going to heavily mod it about a month ago. Fully stock 350/auto with
A/C P/S P/B, idiot lights and Delco AM radio. Still has the original
bias-ply Tiger Paw spare in the trunk. 94K on the odometer.
The lady who owned it has had a few health problems during the past
two years and the family decided it was time for her to let the car
go. It's not perfect, but, I doubt I could afford anything "perfect".
It looks pretty straight, but has evidently had a bit of body work
done in the past. (Was told she hadn't been in any "major" accidents,
for what I can trust that statement). Paint on hood, LF fender and
Left door heavily oxidized, will probably rub through to primer if I
try to polish it out much more. Rest of the car seems re sprayed, but
with a good color match.
Black vinyl top is claimed to be original and is in nice shape, just a
bit of worn stitching. Jade interior is in great condition with no
tears, a little stitch tearing along top of the back seat.
Looks like she regularly ran tires under-inflated as they all have
heavy inner- and outer-wall wear. Plan to put a new set of shocks on
her this weekend and get her aligned then give her a new set of tires.
While I'm surprised at myself for saying it, but, I like the very
stock look of the car with the painted 14" wheels and two-piece wheel
cover/beauty ring treatment and narrow white wall tires. I want to
stay with the stock wheels and covers, but I'm thinking of upgrading
to a more performance oriented tire, like a P235R70-14 Firehawk Indy
500 or something.
Costa Mesa, CA
Is this really Key Largo trying to participate again while attempting to evade