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Offline mrhotrod72

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Just wondering? Is this 72 Pontiac Firebird Rare?
« on: January 09, 2007, 08:50:32 AM »
Just wondering if anyone here knows a little on firebirds and trans am's? I just found this 1972 Pontiac Firebird with t-tops in my local area. vin# 2t87m2n515860 Can anyone decode this vin, and tell me more on this pontiac? Is this pontiac rare? I have tried doing a search on vin decoding but I just have had no luck finding a website to decode it.


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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 09:09:00 AM »
It's a 1972 Firebird Esprit that originally came equiped with a Pontiac 350 2bb with single exhaust. It's kind of hard to tell from the pics, but if it has t-tops, the value would be hurt quite a bit, at least in the purist circles. The Firebirds didn't get t-tops until 1976-and that was on the Trans Am. In 1977 any Firebird could be ordered with t-tops.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007, 09:14:06 AM »
Yeah, I kinda figured that t-tops came later. I guess the previous owner put a t-top roof on it. Car has a good body, looks like he has already done most of the body work himself. He took the motor and tranny out so I know that's another downfall. He's wanting $1800 for the car. Is that too much?

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007, 03:02:07 PM »
Way too much in my opinion.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 11:50:02 PM »
Too much for an Esprit. If it were a Formula or T/A, maybe-depending on the drivetrain.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007, 08:49:26 PM »
I just sold my 74 Esprit with the original paint (and all the original paint) and no rust for $1500 minus motor/tranny.  It had been in storage for almost 20 years.  No body repair ever.  None needed. That one is WAY too much.

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007, 08:32:56 AM »
Just wanted to let ya'll know. I decided to pass on this 72, the owner did come down on his price to $1300,but I bought something else instead. If anyone else is intrested in this 72 for $1300 cash let me know, and I can hook you up with the seller.