strad wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:44 am
74 ... Mine was white with blue...yours?
Also had a friend with one almost as much fun in a different way. He had the OHC six. It handled like it was on rails. Got to drive it from Seattle to Phoenix a few times and I've never had more fun coming thru Shasta.
Also had a friend recently deceased that had the most beautiful black SD 455 I have ever seen,,, cept for one thing..It was a perfect clone.
Everything and I mean everything was a perfect match except the numbers.
I lied,, the spring compressor was in the left front...That one has always killed me..stolen from a friends front yard... and nobody seen nothin
sounds fishy indeed.
personally i don't really care so much more about matching numbers. it's great and cool, and it has it's value, but in a way it's also a bit overrated. Don't get me wrong i love it, but i'm not sticking my head in the sand and ignoring that 40 years onwards technology has advanced and is better. Additionally, it's not like these cars originally were pagani/bugatti exotics, they were sporty driver machines, meant to be driven and enjoyed in the same fashion today's challengers, mustangs, or european BMW's, alfa's etc are. Who in their right mind actually expects that a lightbulb or a connecting rod needs to be year specific, brand specific, material specific, color specific.
mine is a 71, gold, black stripes, custom interior (as you undoubtedly know, that means the custom option, not a non-original interior) with the pretty weave on the seating and door panels. i only regret having sold the original rallye wheels which came with the car in a not so good shape but were the originals. it got treated to a gorgeous set of cragar originals, back in the day
which were still in pristine condition to this day.
i never got around to decide what i think is the most beautiful version of the 70-73 firebird. there's something to be said for all of them, but i do really like the gold touch and the black striping. I've almost buyed a dark blue metallic 73 formula 350 with a tan interior, was gorgeous too but the seller acted weird and i didn't trust the deal so walked away. looked fantastic though, even though it wasn't in a mint condition, but i don't think that's the most important thing.
I think the most beautiful version i've seen yet is a 1971 Laurentian Green Firebird Formula 455 SD with all the rare options including rear seat armrest, manual shift 4 speed, spoiler delete option, fully original unmolested. Not neccesary the 'coolest' i've seen but the most beautiful wowfactor in color and expression. Brewster green looks a lot like it, also great stuff.