If you’re a huge Pontiac Firebird fan, and you have beaucoup bucks, then you might consider buying these: Pontiac Firebird VIN #001 and #002. The 1967 muscle cars are for sale on eBay right now for only a quarter million dollars plus roughly a new base V8 Camaro.
That’s the Buy It Now price; bids as of 6 P.M. on May 11 are up to $185,000, though that’s below the reserve. So if you want these two, you’ll have to shell out. And you can’t just buy one individually, as the cars are being sold as a pair, with the listing saying the vehicles have been together essentially since GM sold them over 50 years ago.
The first one is a red convertible with a 326 cubic-inch V8 mated to a three-speed automatic. It’s got power brakes and steering, as well as cruise control and a floor-mounted clock, the listing says.
As for VIN #002, it’s a silver four-speed manual coupe with a 326 high output motor, power brakes, power steering, a tilt column, and a hood-mounted tachometer.
You may recognize these cars from the show Fast N’ Loud, which follows the builds of a Dallas, Texas-based shop called Gas Monkey Garage. That team discovered the two cars in rather sad shape back in 2014, but restored them to apparent perfection. The cars were up for auction at Barrett-Jackson in 2016, but the reserve wasn’t met.
So if you missed out then, now’s your chance.
Clarification May 11, 2019 6:50 P.M. ET: These are listed as the first two production Firebirds. There were undoubtedly some preproduction models built earlier.