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1981 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

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Manufacturer: Pontiac
Model: Firebird
Year: 1981
Type: Coupe
Color: White
Mileage: 71,156
Engine: 6 cylinder
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Esprit Coupe 2-Door
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Pontiac Firebird Esprit for sale

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THE NATION'S TOP CONSIGNMENT DEALER OF CLASSIC AND COLLECTIBLE CARS Got a classic car to sell?  We can Sell it!  Call us Today!

1981 Pontiac Firebird
Stock #1862-DFW

1981 Pontiac Firebird for Sale

Charlotte Showroom
5400 West WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte. NC 28269
Local/International:
(704) 598-2130
Toll-Free:
(866) 542-8392
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com Atlanta Showroom
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs. GA 30122
Local/International:
(678) 279-1609
Toll-Free:
(877) 367-1835
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth. TX 76137
Local/International:
(817) 764-8000
Toll-Free:
(855) 877-2707
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM CST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM CST
Email:
sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com Tampa Showroom
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz. FL 33559
Local/International:
(813) 501-1630
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-tpa@streetsideclassics. com Nashville Showroom
6000 Reliance Drive.
Suite 100
La Vergne. TN 37086
Local/International:
(615) 930-0600
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-nsh@streetsideclassics. com

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE:   6 cylinder BODY STYLE :   Coupe TRANSMISSION:  
Automatic
EXTERIOR COLOR:   ODOMETER READING:   71156 INTERIOR COLOR :   Buckskin Tan    

VEHICLE FEATURES & OPTIONS

Factory Buildsheet. Defrost. AM/FM Radio. Air Conditioning. Cloth Interior. Heat. Tilt Wheel. Front Disc Brakes. Power Brakes. Power Steering. Seatbelts-Front. Seatbelts-Rear. CD Player

SELLER REMARKS

A heavily redesigned Firebird debuted in 1979. and they weren't all Bandit Trans Ams. If you just wanted a nice car to drive every day. one with a little personality and great handling. something like this 1981 Pontiac Firebird Esprit would have been just right. Loaded with options and a lot of recent work. it's affordable fun today just like it was back then.



With new front and rear fascias. the Firebird looked radically different by 1981. and sales prove that it was a popular look. On this Esprit. there's fresh white paint that looks fantastic. There's no '70s silliness. just clean bodywork that showcases one of Pontiac's better designs. Of course. all the sheetmetal is original and completely untouched by rust or accident. and the way it fits together is the way it was when it left the factory 27 years ago. The Esprit was pitched as a more sophisticated. upscale model. and without the Trans Am's showy graphics package. it is a bit less ostentatious. but only just. There are gold tape stripes. a familiar ducktail spoiler out back. and aggressive grille openings up front. so it definitely looks like a Firebird. just not as overwhelming. We like the look a lot.



Inside. it's the same story. with a very nicely preserved tan cloth bucket seat interior that combines old and new seamlessly. The seat covers. carpets. and headliner are new and duplicate the original look exactly. and the goal wasn't a performance look. but comfort. Perhaps the door panels show a few minor signs of age. but there's really not much to complain about. and the dash pad has zero evidence of UV damage or cracking. A woodgrained dashboard looks great here. an interesting. luxurious contrast to the racy Trans Am. but while there are still multiple dials. the only gauges you get are speed and fuel level. The lone upgrade inside is a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo that fits neatly in the original radio's slot. You'll also note that this car has a tilt wheel and factory A/C. which blows cold. a nice upgrade and mandatory on a car from down south. The very clean trunk even includes the original space-saver spare as well as a complete jack assembly.



A 231 cubic inch V6 was standard equipment. and that engine would go on to fame as GM's 3. 8 liter V6. so you know it's durable and smooth. It's really tucked far back by the firewall in the large engine bay. but that means the Esprit has great weight distribution and handling. and service access is good. With a 2-barrel carburetor. it makes a very smooth 190 pounds of torque. so it's no slouch. and fuel economy will surprise you. even today. There are a lot of fresh parts. including a new water pump. new motor mounts. and a fresh set of valve cover gaskets. so everything works as it should. A quiet exhaust system is the right choice in this low-key Poncho. and there are new shocks and brakes. so it really does feel like a car you could drive every day. Handsome Pontiac "snowflake" wheels look great and wear newer 215/65/15 Goodyear radials.



These cars are seeing some action in the market. and the less common Esprit is a neat alternative to the Trans Am. With lots of recent work. you can buy this one with confidence. Call today!

1981 Pontiac Firebird for Sale

 

1981 Pontiac Firebird for Sale

Stock # 1862-DFW  
Charlotte Showroom
5400 West WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte. NC 28269
Local/International:
(704) 598-2130
Toll-Free:
(866) 542-8392
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com Atlanta Showroom
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs. GA 30122
Local/International:
(678) 279-1609
Toll-Free:
(877) 367-1835
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth. TX 76137
Local/International:
(817) 764-8000
Toll-Free:
(855) 877-2707
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM CST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM CST
Email:
sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com Tampa Showroom
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz. FL 33559
Local/International:
(813) 501-1630
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-tpa@streetsideclassics. com Nashville Showroom
6000 Reliance Drive.
Suite 100
La Vergne. TN 37086
Local/International:
(615) 930-0600
Hours:
Tues - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email:
sales-nsh@streetsideclassics. com

TERMS OF SALE   Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classic Cars prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classic Cars reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation. The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classic Cars within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction. A $500 Paypal deposit is required immediately upon selecting the Buy-It-Now option. The $500 Paypal deposit is non-refundable as ending an eBay auction and not buying the vehicle is very damaging to the seller. Any refunds will be at the sole discretion of Streetside Classic Cars and are not guaranteed. If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classic Cars and submit deposit within 48 hours of auction close. vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come. first serve basis. For balance of payment we will accept bank wire transfer (preferred). cashier's check. or personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears). Streetside Classic Cars has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions. Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles. regardless of age. mileage. or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classic Cars encourages bidder to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are to take place prior to a vehicles shipment or delivery. All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied. Final or winning bid price does not include shipping. tax. title. or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale. We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody. Streetside Classic Cars bears no liability and shall be held harmless for any complications. expenses. or damages resulting from a failure to meet these terms as they have been set forth and established herein. An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.

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This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles. and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy. truth. or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors. omissions. or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Streetside Classics is not an expert in the construction. engineering. finishes. materials. and componentry of every single vehicle we sell. It is the responsibility of the buyer to either inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party. to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value. prior to purchase. Streetside Classics strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. All vehicles are sold AS-IS with no warranties expressed or implied.


WE WELCOME INTERNATIONAL BUYERS

As an international buyer. it is as easy to purchase a vehicle from us as it is for any domestic buyer.   Please call or email any one of our showrooms at:

Charlotte Showroom Phone:
001-704-598-2130

Email:
sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com

Atlanta Showroom Phone:
001-678-279-1609

Email:
sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com

Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom Phone:
001-817-764-8000

Email:
sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com

Tampa Showroom Phone:
001-813-501-1630

Email:
sales-tpa@streetsideclassics. com

Nashville Showroom Phone:
001-615-930-0600

Email:
sales-nsh@streetsideclassics. com

Rest assured. you are dealing with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the United States with one of the largest (500+) vehicles on display. Our sales staff is very knowledgeable and can assist you in every aspect of the purchase.


International buyers welcome!
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If you decide to purchase from us. we require that you give us your complete name. address and phone numbers (home. office. mobile and fax) and a port of entry that handles containers. We do not ship vehicles open (RORO: Roll On Roll Off) due to risk of damage to vehicle and theft of parts.

All international purchases must be paid by bank wire transfer in US Dollar funds only.

Once we have received the funds. we will prepare the car for international shipment through one of our approved land and ocean carriers. We file all the necessary documents for export. deliver the car to a US port. secure it in containers and board an ocean carrier. We can land a vehicle to any port worldwide handling container traffic. We export cars regularly and are familiar with export requirements. You. or your agent. are responsible for Custom clearing the vehicle and registration in your own country.

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