ALL-ORIGINAL FIREBIRD 'VERT, 51K ACTUAL MILES, 5.0L V8, 700R4, GREAT CONDITION!!
It took them a while, but when GM finally got around to building a Firebird convertible, it was one great-looking car. This 1992 Pontiac Firebird convertible represents the last of the third-generation cars, the end of the line, but also an opportunity for the collector who appreciates low-mileage original cars.
Why even bother with a muscle car if you're not going to call attention to yourself? The bright red paint on this Firebird only serves to accentuate what a great-looking machine it really is. It's a bit more restrained than its Trans Am siblings, letting the ultra-clean Firebird design really shine (remember when this was the most aerodynamic car built in America?). Things like the urethane ground effects make it look long and lean, not chunky (I'm looking at you, Mustang GT) and the flat, smooth hood is the right choice with the highly stylized front nose cone. Overall condition is excellent, as it should be on a car with just over 51,000 original miles and as far as we can tell, that's 100% original paint it's wearing. Sure, the nose is a slightly different color, but they were like that sitting on the showroom floor, more evidence that this one has led a very easy life. The rear spoiler is beautifully integrated into the convertible's design and the taillights remain bright and clear, not cloudy like so many of its contemporaries.
Tan cloth upholstery is a great choice for a car that's going to be spending a lot of time in the sun. The supportive bucket seats are perfect for the Firebird's sporting demeanor and you get the same driver-oriented interior design that made the Trans Am so special. Airbags were standard, so the convertible is unencumbered with faux roll bars, and there's a full array of big, round analog gauges spread across the driver's side of the dash. This car is loaded with options, including A/C, power windows (very useful on a convertible), cruise control, and a decent-sounding Delco AM/FM/cassette stereo system. The conversion from coupe to convertible was actually done by ASC, but there's factory levels of fit and finish throughout and the transition is invisible, even leaving a full-sized back seat. Sure, the trunk took a bit of a hit, but it's deep and fully upholstered so you won't mind throwing some weekend bags in there for a road trip. And the tan convertible top fits beautifully, giving the car a neatly finished look top up or top down.
GM's venerable 305 cubic inch (AKA 5.0 liter) V8 makes great V8 sounds and has a solid whack of torque at any speed, making the Firebird a lot of fun to drive. It's also insanely easy to modify, but this one remains completely stock, from the air cleaner to the exhaust, which still uses a catalytic converter to keep everything nice and legal. The engine bay is shockingly clean, evidence of a good life at the hands of a caring owner, and there's exactly zero evidence that this car has ever seen inclement weather. The Firebird's more relaxed suspension tuning is still competent in the twisties but doesn't beat you up and the floors are shockingly clean. A 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission and 3.42 gears make the most of the 5.0's torque yet offer relaxed cruising on the highway. Beautiful gold mesh wheels were a Pontiac trademark in the late-80s and early-90s, with these wearing 215/65/15 white letter radials.
Beautifully preserved, this handsome ragtop is a fantastic entry-level piece of muscle that still draws appreciative glances everywhere it goes. And with V8 power, it's also a blast to drive. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 5.0 Liter V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Or Basic Color
- Bright Red
- Body Style
- 51,657 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console