third generation firebird

30

Asked by Apr 01, 2012 at 01:42 PM about the Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

HELLO.  MY FATHER HAS A FRIEND WHO IS SELLING A THIRD GENERATION FIREBIRD.  I THINK THAT I MIGHT ASK MY FATHER TO CHECK IT OUT, SINCE IT NEEDS SOME REPAIRS.  EVERYTHING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE DONE AT ONE TIME EITHER.  ANYHOW, IT'S RED AND THAT'S ONE COLOR THAT I ABSOLUTELY CAN'T STAND.  HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAINTED?  IT HAS T-TOPS.  I'M NOT SURE IF HAVING TO WORK AROUND THE TOPS WOULD AFFECT THE PRICE OR WHAT.  I'M A CHICK AND I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THESE THINGS.  LOL

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE ON THIS?  THANKS A LOT!

5 Answers

3,215

What year is it ? V8 ? You could get a cheap paint job for less than a thousand bucks or something decent for about $5000.00 , depends how deep your pockets are .but Keeping the original color makes the car more valuable .T-tops are cool. check the t-tops for leaks , park the car in the sun ,with the windows closed(it takes a few seconds so dont worry) get inside & if you see light coming through the seals ,it needs new seals. if light comes through so will water. good luck !

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
30

i believe it's a 1987......the color is red, but i want to go with a dark green and see if the phoenix can be put on the hood of the finished product.....if that is going to be just as expensive as the paint job, then it could wait.......however, i would like to eventually have the bird put on it, since that's the trade mark the phoenix-firebird ......someone at work was just telling me today that they think that it might be more expensive to have the paint job done in a different color, since it's going to take more work to make sure that no red is left anywhere on the vehicle also (door jams, headlight area etc.)............... the motor was rebuilt a while back and the car has 25,000 miles on it......don't know who did it or how well they rebuilt the motor, but my father knows all about those things and what to look for to see if it'll be fine.......... thanks for all your input.....

That sounds a lil weird to have an engine rebuilt with only 25000 miles on it. i guess as long as it runs good . dont worry too much about a paint job sometimes a good detailing will make the car look real nice. that car should have plenty of life left to it . good luck again.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

ok......... sounds good.... i couldn't let a firebird go with a paint job and no bird on the hood...you know, the trademark...haha thank you for your input

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
325

91 needs less work lol :) up for grabbs

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Firebird

Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 811 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $1,900.

ZIP:

Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
    Reputation
    970
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    810
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
436 Great Deals out of 31,751 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford Mustang
760 Great Deals out of 41,955 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Corvette
288 Great Deals out of 22,034 listings starting at $2,500
Used Pontiac GTO
6 Great Deals out of 456 listings starting at $5,950
Used Dodge Challenger
268 Great Deals out of 21,369 listings starting at $6,999
Used Dodge Charger
432 Great Deals out of 27,766 listings starting at $1,650
Used Pontiac G8
15 Great Deals out of 352 listings starting at $4,900
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
202 listings starting at $4,200
Used Chevrolet Impala
581 Great Deals out of 34,617 listings starting at $1,250
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
38 Great Deals out of 2,761 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,172 Great Deals out of 181,163 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
12 Great Deals out of 1,372 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-150
2,175 Great Deals out of 181,307 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
289 Great Deals out of 15,978 listings starting at $2,997

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.