Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Amazing Condition: 1976 Pontiac Sunbird

You probably remember the Pontiac Sunbird as a terrible front drive subcompact econobox from the 80s, but there was a time when it was a terrible rear-drive subcompact econobox in the 70s...with a Buick V6 engine up front over Chevy Vega running gear.  Find this 1976 Pontiac Sunbird offered for $5000 in Deer Valley, AZ via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

All original - with optional 3.8 V-6 motor and rare factory 4 speed transmission. Low mileage with the original build sheet. Paperwork and maintenance records available. Runs excellent. Two owner vehicle.

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  1. It is strangely appealing, if it was closer I'd check it out.

  2. I really wanted to hate this one, and to say that someone had wasted their conservation efforts on a turd.... then I saw V-6 and 4-speed! Who's up for a road trip to Deer Valley AZ?

  3. There's no way this will depreciate, it's better than money in the bank. It's a thorough unicorn. I went to the Carlisle classic auto auction recently with the intentions of buying a MINT condition '72 Maverick coupe with 302. I brought $6k - confident that would be sufficient to bring a forgotten cream puff home. Bidding went over $10k ... so this one at $5k is good money if it's as good as it looks in photos.

  4. Not sure if this is the same car, but sure looks like it - found advertised by classic car dealer in Illinois, listed for $7995.

    Green Sunbird ad

    Shame about the white vinyl top because otherwise I quite like the styling on this. I've seen some Monzas around recently but not the Pontiac twin. Front end is very unobjectionable, almost handsome even, and a bit reminiscent of a mini Trans Am.

    [image src="https://dy98q4zwk7hnp.cloudfront.net/1976-Pontiac-Sunbird-American%20Classics--Car-100921826-b736d283b946bc882b69a2ea15f69ff2.jpg" width="400px"/]

    1. Now I want to find one, paint it black, and put a screaming chicken decal on the hood. But I'll have to wear a small cowboy hat and a small moustache when I drive it to keep everything to 3/4 scale.

  5. Major sleeper material!

    1. I agree, I would love to take a nap in it after washing down a valium with a Schlitz

    2. Who knows you might even find a few ludes between the seats


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