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This 1985 Pontiac Sunbird Convertible might be celebrating 35 years, but it was only first registered within the last few months. This one has spent its life as a special drop-top under special care, and that's how you get such a well-preserved and loaded machine. So read on for the full story and details about this unique classic that's also a terrific value.
While the Sunbird was a car aimed at the mainstream, the convertible version was not. It cost nearly double the price of the base Sunbird, and only 2,114 were made in 1985 (less than two percent of total production.) So this one was already rare when new, and that rarity has certainly grown with age. After all, when was the last time you saw one? But this particular example has done more than just survive; it has thrived. The original dealer held this car since new up until very recently. It was never titled, because he just kept it for occasional use and parades. In fact, it has been with the original dealer up until this summer, and so that means it lasted a decade longer that the actual Pontiac brand! It also means this was only given its first title a few months ago. So that makes for a terrific story, and also you may want to research if there are even any other Pontiacs out there with a first title this late in life. It's this kind of history that has created a time capsule of a car. The Light Russet Metallic paint shows all signs of original, and it has a terrific shine. The deep luster loves to showcase the well-fitting panels and distinctly pointed urethane front end. Wire wheel covers and the trunk luggage rack love to show off the classic premium style. Plus, the condition of details, like the clean black rub strips, clear window glass, and complete badging just really give the full impression of a car that was treated to top-quality respect for decades.
If you like the way the tan folding roof looks against the metallic brown paint, then you're going to love the two-tone tan interior. It has the same amazing level of preservation over every inch as the exterior. The front bucket seats have the similar all-day bolstering you'd get in cars like the Firebird, and the comfy velour is always welcomed in a convertible. As the top-end of the Sunbirds line, this has all the best features. It includes a tilt steering column, cruise control, three-speed automatic transmission, a Delco AM/FM stereo (digital display currently inop), and a full gauge package. There's even power windows and a power convertible top. So you never have to leave the driver's seat to go from enclosed comfort to a wind-in-your-hair experience. The air conditioning is even blowing cold with modern R134a refrigerant, so feel free to enjoy this experience even in the summer.
The engine bay is part of this car's time capsule style, so it's easy to believe the claim that this is the full original package. What makes that particularly desirable is because this Sunbird comes from a later era of fuel injection. It means the 1.8-liter motor fires up with modern ease. The way this idles, drives, and shifts all signal it has been properly maintained. Plus, the car's lighter weight, nimble feel, power steering, and power brakes w/front discs are great for all-around diving enjoyment.
Complete with owner's manual, this is a rare treat at a unique classic. So with an affordable price like this, it may be your only opportunity at one of the last first-registered Pontiacs ever. Call today!!!
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