1988 Pontiac Firebird, 1 owner, 38K miles


AutoArcheologist
Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1988 Pontiac Firebird
Price
$7,900
Condition
Fine
Mileage
38,000
Transmission Type
Automatic
Exterior Color
Black
Interior Color
Black
Category  Late Model

Description
1988 Pontiac Firebird One owner, 38,000 mile Firebird. Purchased brand, spankin new in 1988 from Voloshin Cadillac - Pontiac in Woodbridge CT, the owner was looking for a sporty weekend car. She walked on the lot and spotted this black on black Firebird and said I'll take it. It is running the 2.8L LB8 V6 that creates roughly 135 HP and 165 lbft. That routes power to the 10 bolt GM rear via a 4 speed auto/overdrive transmission. The car hadn't been driven an awful lot over the last .....
few years so the recent work done to her is: new tires, new exhaust, new gas tank and fuel pump, fuel injectors, battery, new serpentine belt and tensioner and the AC was recharged and blows nice and cold. With only 38,880 miles this car is near perfect. There a few small stone chips in the paint and those are really the only imperfections. The interior is in mint, nearly new condition, there isn't even wear on the pedals (unfortunately, the headliner is sagging but not enough to interfere with anyone in the car). The front and rear buckets are comfortable cloth, not vinyl or velour. For a base model 6 cylinder, she was equipped rather nicely. Tilt wheel, power windows, power locks, AC, intermittent wipers, remote mirrors, full gauge package(!) that includes oil pressure, engine temp, volt meter and 8000 RPM tachometer, power brakes (discs in front, drums out back), power steering, rear defrost, power/auto close rear deck (works intermittently) and a rear wing. The only mechanical issue is the flip up lights don't always flip up. Despite being a V6, the engine pulls the car easily, feels good and sounds even better. With the overdrive auto transmission, the car will get great gas mileage. Absolutely ready to get in and go and could probably even take a trophy at a local show. Asking price for this time capsule Firebird is $7900. Great, inexpensive entry into the collectible car world. Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you!
Features
Air Conditioning
Power Locks
AM/FM Radio
Power Steering
Cassette Player
Power Windows
Power Disc Brakes
Tilt Wheel
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Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.


That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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