1968 Pontiac Firebird - Flying South

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We often come across cars that have been with the same owner for decades, but that's not always the case. In fact, sometimes the Classic Industries showroom is also the first stop for owners of recently-bought classic vehicles. Lorne Cooper, the owner of this 1968 Pontiac Firebird, tells us that he bought the car at a local swap meet less than 24 hours before these photos were taken.

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Lorne says this isn't his first rodeo, however. He has completed several first-generation Camaro restoration projects, but he decided it should be a Pontiac this time around. This '68 Firebird is already in pretty good shape, with glossy navy blue paint and chrome Cragar S/S wheels.

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Under the hood, the Firebird currently has a 455ci V8 with a handful of performance mods, including an Edelbrock carb, MSD ignition, and a K&N air cleaner. The engine is paired with a TH-400 automatic transmission. Auto Meter gauges display the car's vitals clearly.

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Lorne resides in Molendinar, Queensland, Australia, so he'll be taking the Firebird back home with him — it'll be flying south, so to speak. When he gets back home, Lorne says he plans to turn the car into a resto-mod build, but he's not sure yet how much he's going to modernize it. He showed us some photos of his Camaro builds, and if it turns out anything like those, it should be an awesome sight to behold.

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If you've got a Pontiac Firebird restoration project, Classic Industries can help you find the parts you're looking for. Click the button below for a free full-color Firebird parts catalog.

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