1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122
Lot 288
1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé
Registration no. To be advised Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122
£ 14,000 - 18,000
US$ 18,000 - 23,000

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1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122 1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé  Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122
1981 Pontiac Firebird Coupé
Registration no. To be advised
Chassis no. 1G2AV87H3BN115122
*Classic American 'muscle car'
*Left-hand drive
*5.0-litre V8 engine
*Manual transmission
*Circa 56,000 miles from new

Footnotes

  • Capitalising on the arrival of its new V8 engine in 1955, General Motors' Pontiac division reinvented itself for 1960s, adopting a sporting, youthful image promoted by a series of evocatively named high-performance models: Bonneville, GTO, Grand Prix, Firebird and Trans Am. Such was the success of this policy that Pontiac occupied 3rd place in the US auto sales chart for most of the decade. Effectively an up-market Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac's Firebird was introduced in February 1967 using the same bodyshell as its Chevrolet counterpart but readily distinguishable by its divided grille. Engines ranged from a 230ci (3.8-litre) overhead-cam six to a 400ci (6.6-litre) V8.

    In 1970 the Firebird was beautifully restyled under the supervision of Pontiac' studio chief, Bill Porter, and in this '2nd Generation' form would be built - as a coupé only - until the end of the 1981 model year. Replacing the original's 'Coke bottle' styling were more curvaceous lines, which nevertheless retained some traditional elements such as the divided front grille, while the 'fastback' rear treatment would characterise the 'F-body' that the Firebird would use for the greater part of its life. There were year-on-year detail changes to the styling as this new Firebird evolved.

    Dating from the final year of 2nd Generation Firebird production, this example is quipped with the 5.0-litre V8 engine and manual transmission. It is a rare 'triple black' model, so called because the body, interior, and headlining are all black. We are advised by the vendor that the Firebird had only one lady owner in the USA before coming to the UK where it was registered on 1st October 2017. Over the years the car was used sparingly, only venturing out on sunny days and never being driven in inclement weather, and has covered only some 56,000 miles. It remains entirely original apart from being fitted with new period-correct wheels finished in Gold Snowflake and shod with BF Goodrich tyres.

    MoT'd and offered with a V5C registration certificate, this Firebird comes with its original build sheet, sales invoice, owner's handbook, and sales brochure, and even a selection of 8-track cartridges. Said to drive exceptionally well, this legendary American classic is a potential concours winner and very usable, being ideal for local shows or European touring events.
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