We came across this pretty Athena Blue over White Vinyl 1976 Pontiac Firebird for sale on Craigslist in September 2019 in Nassau, New York (Long Island) by the original owner who is who asked $8,900 for it. This car has long since been sold. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the seller has his Firebird priced $1,500 above the #3 “Good” level of $7,400. We love how the Rally II wheels shod with whitewall tires give this Firebird a “Jim Rockford” vibe.
It’s becoming a very rare sight to come across an unmolested F-Body such as this Firebird that even has its original factory radio and spare tire. While it’s the base Firebird coupe, the original owner nicely optioned their car with the 350 cubic inch V8 connected to a console-shifted automatic while functional factory air conditioning will keep you cool cruising around town.
The white over blue interior is near perfect, with the only flaw we note being some seam separation in the driver’s seat cushion. An experienced automotive upholstery shop can remedy that for you. The trunk appears as original with no rust and everything that came from the factory present. The engine compart could use a thorough detailing to bring up to the level of the rest of this Firebird.
While Trans AMs and Super Duty 455s are generally the ’76 Firebirds collectors gravitate towards, this base Firebird is a great example that will gain you admittance and accepting glances at any car show you drive it to. Good luck with the purchase!