Forgotten 1968 Pontiac Firebird - Will it RUN AND DRIVE 700 MILES?

Publicerades den 16 apr 2021
I traded my Corvette for a 1968 Firebird sight unseen. Then realized, the only way I'm getting home is in this 1st gen Pontiac. It was stated to have some issues, and hasn't been on the road in a decade. I've got a snow storm bearing down on me, and over 700 miles home. Think I'll make it?
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  • Awesome ride. Man you make me laugh with your sayings

  • is the firebird for sale? thats one of my favorite cars next to gtos

  • looks like new rear leaf springs ! you scored.

  • Bluebird

  • Keep it!

  • I prefer, silly-comb pronunciation of silicone.

  • NICE

  • Keep finding those gems.

  • Looks Cobalt Blue... My Brother Had a 68! Sweet ride!

  • Why did it look like you put diesel in the car? I saw green on the hose.

  • Thank you SEnewss algorithm for this unexpected treat! I don't think I've EVER laughed as hard and as often watching a car video or even a movie about cars as much as I did this....well, maybe Herbie the Lovebug back in the day but in all honesty that was way back when I had all my hair and bud wasn't just a friendly moniker like it is to me these days. Subscribed and I got some catch-up binging to do! Well done and thanks! By the way...the cars nice too. 🙃



  • So just curious about roadworthy status registration and insurance matters in the states. In Australia if your registration is expired by more than 4 weeks the police will take the plates off your car and make you tow it no matter where you are. you will get a bout $2000 dollar fine. the Police cars have automatic plate reading devices so when you pass them it alerts them straight away. (as do the mobile/fixed cameras) The cameras will fine you per instance detected yikes. To get a car roadworthy there is the usual stuff like brakes etc. But you cant have torn fabric in seats, no oil leaks, windscreen cant have cracks in line of vision. wiper blades must work properly, and emissions tests are required in some states on an annual basis. Can you guys get a temporary permit to move a vehicle by doing a self assesment or is everyone just bending the rules? What happens if youre in an accident ?

  • There's nothing wrong with the fram design, AC Delco filters are built the same way, cellulose adheres to cellulose better than cellulose adheres to metal whether the end caps are metal or cellulose the primary seal is glue if there's enough moisture in the oil to destroy the end caps on a Fram filter with cellulose caps then the media on a comparable filter with metal end caps would be falling apart too.

  • Nickname it bluebird

  • I live in Michigan. Its cool seeing all the freeways I drive on each day in your video. And yeah the roads need a lot of work.

  • ill buy it for a dollar

  • Favorite video you have so far

  • way to go with that car

  • the only youtube video i can sit through for an hour

  • There can be only one name for the car and that is ''BlueBird'' love your Channel btw

  • Is that a dope bag in the trunk??

  • Rebuild the motor

  • AAA man, they'll tow it.. don't need to drive it, with all these vids u have of trying to drive some old crap home. Buy a trailer

  • Maybe a guy should spray his windscreen with Rain-X or similar? Then you don't need those windscreen wiper thingies as much.

  • only reason was the bomb fried pickles....anywayss

  • “Hook our peepers into it”?

  • I can’t believe I watched the whole thing..... i grew up with a mechanic for a dad, so I was doing valve jobs in cold ass garages tee by the time I was are one funny dude... I have a 1968 firebird that I’ve been doing a frame off on for 13years... same color blue..same trunk fulla I built mine for road rallies so I went for torque. I stroked the original 400 to a 461 and put a whole bunch o go-fast parts in it. I’m making 500 horses, which is fine, but I’m also making 575 ft/lbs at 3800 rpm....ought to snap me outta the corners fine.

  • Why do you dislike Fram oil filters? Don’t know if this has been answered before, but I alway’s thought Fram was a good product

  • She looks like a Blue Bird . love watch you work on these old car/Truck's

  • Blue Thunder... BRING IT!

  • Fram filters are junk... Better to run a purolator I run a wicks XP.. Do yourself a favor and never use a Fram oil filter. Spend a couple dollars more in at least by a pure later or Napa gold or I order wicks,.

  • Beautiful car let me have it

  • I love these road trip episodes. I wasn't sure you were gonna make it but the old girl came through (with the help of 2,000 quarts of Berryman).


  • Freaking awesome 🤟

  • Another thing Pennzoil the worst paraffin based oil ever produced the worst wow

  • You are shocking you obviously need to do the research yourself on your oil filters wow I've been a mechanic for over 60 years but Fram filters make Napa look like the worst piece of crap in the world which they are and alone you do with 68 Vehicles there's no issues with who's filter used if you're the quality filter but if you're dealing with today's modern vehicles from like 99 newer most Vehicles you better use original equipment which means the manufacturers filter are you're going to have a fucking blowed up engine I guess it's a good fine too bad it doesn't have original engine Pontiac Firebird should never have a Chevy in it.

  • "Ol' Bleu" would be a good name!

  • Get a life bro

  • You like old fart bro

  • This has been my dream car since I was little even the color is right I’d give my arm and a chicken bone for this

  • The blue built

  • I wanna name it FlamingBird!

  • How much did you pay for this?

  • Years ago i had a 67 Camaro RS Convertable, and it is the same thing as the firebird, and you got to keep them moving in snow, don't stop if you don't half to, and what town in Michigan are you at, i lived up their for about 37 years., i lived in the thumb of the LP.

  • Legend.

  • It's really not a Pontiac without a Pontiac motor I'm a hardcore Pontiac fan in case you didn't know but I love your channel a guy has to love that

  • If it were me, I would do a complete restoration on the car. It will cost a lot more, but you would have a pure breed Pontiac.. Beautiful car.


  • Blue bomber

  • She's a beaut!

  • Next time anybody out there moves a vehicle in the rain. Rain-X the windshield twice like the directions (that we never read) says. Lol Good Luck on your project !

  • Keep it and build it as a driver it dont got to be a show car just make it look good

  • Raffle it or give it to a subscriber

  • congratulations on a very cool purchase

  • Just call her Blue Flamingo.

  • Why couldn't it be an 78!!! . . . Hahahaha

  • Steve McQueen look that bad ass vehicle has

  • I think I know what to do with it !! Give it to me !! Luv it

  • 1:11:25 Im in love

  • I am so envious. That’s my dream car. I really believed I would get one someday but then kids came along and now they are grown my wife decided she didn’t want to be married anymore so now comes the divorce. I have pretty much given up this dream. I hope you do something great with her.

  • please come to mobile, alabama. id love to meet you

  • Fire chicken

  • His videos remind me of the old Red Green show years ago.

  • I'm surprised you didn't just rig like a space heater up inside it? that would really suck to drive from north with no heat.

  • Definitely snowbird.

  • Frozen Chicken

  • Dude Derek this video was hilarious man, I applaud your patience level bud, but you have got to be cussing a mile a minute off camera on some of these snags you hit haha. Well done, keep the content coming! Wishing ya that 1M subs💪

  • That is a great 27 footer.

  • 35:30 Bork!

  • I’ve watched this video three times I think you should do a full restoration What a beast of a car If you don’t I’ll buy it ship it to Australia those cars are rare as Rockinghorse shit

  • You should name it after the girl that turned into a blueberry on Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

  • get rid if the chevy motor get a pontiac,428 get rid of that hood put a 400 hood are 69 T/A hood then youlll be good

  • stinking chevy motor,nice aftermarket suspention znd disc breaks,but someone tryed to make it a camaro with them stripes

  • i wish i could have helped you,but that is an aftermarket hood but its ugly ive owned my 67 bird for 39 years

  • $$$???

  • Sounds fantastic and has brakes.

  • Blue bird!! Great car Derek!!👍👍👍👍👍👍😊😃👍👍

  • love these videos - each one is an epic and I learn new phrases! They are forever called Sparkilators... hahaha

  • Put a decent interior in and drive it till the wheels fall off , too cool .

  • It's a Michigan Blueberry. A guy shoulda' Rain-X'd that windshield. Minimizes the need for wipers. It also seems sacrilege to use a GPS in a classic car instead of the old MAP system of navigation.

  • Really loved this video!! What a great guy. Thanks from the UK.

  • The Tired-Bird.

  • Great video! What song is that at 58:00? Loved it

  • The freez,-bird

  • the Air Force wife the name for your sweet car

  • Survivalist would be a good name.

  • Loved this episode, big fan of F bodies and it was great to see a firebird. I say a home built 383, 4 speed and bring it to Cleetus and cars Indy next year 😉😉 nudge nudge. It already has some of the corner maker happeners so I bet it would drive like a Minnesotan going after the free milk booth at the fair. Or the butter cow if a guy wants to get wild... I was at Indy and it was cool seeing you there. Thanks for the great content.

  • freeze plug hole back to factree

  • Firestone's yuck ! but wth better than nada

  • I've been watching since the beginning, it definitely one of my favorite channels if not my most favorite! Never heard the passenger side called the drinker side haha. I'm wondering what you traded for the firebird? Really very curious.

  • Car nick name : "not the Camaro"

  • I think you are becoming fav SEnewssr. I'm laughing man. Keep it up.

  • I’m surprised you didn’t just take the ferry across lake mi

  • Trust the car ... It's the McDonalds that'll kill ya.

  • Build for your wife 😉

  • Awesome. How much did you pay for that fiery chicken?

  • put the Vets powertrain in the Firebird