We’re back with another installment of The Hooniverse, where we take a high-definition look at an automobile that touches us in all the right places. The first vehicle in this series was the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. For our second video, we took a Cadillac CTS-V Coupe into downtown Los Angeles at midnight. Now, however, we’re turning back the clock with something a bit older. We’re grabbing the keys to a familiar 1969 Pontiac Firebird to try and explain why driving an old car… is a beautiful thing.
This is the same Firebird of the Project Phoenix posts we’ve run here on Hooniverse, and it belongs to my good friend Tom. There are still big plans for this car, but a few items have been addressed. Tom and I redid the interior carpeting thanks to an easy kit he bought from Classic Industries. The steering wheel has been replaced, as have the wheels and tires. Tom resprayed the black nostrils and popped on a new Pontiac badge. The gas tank was also recently replaced. Still, some additional items have been added since this video was shot (most notably a new air cleaner), others have been ordered, and a few more big-ticket pieces are in the works – so stay tuned… we may be revisiting this ‘bird on video real soon.
(Also keep an eye out for the unintentional guest appearance by the KBB HQ… wind noise forced us away from our initial shooting location)