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


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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  • Peeper The Penguin
    Peeper The Penguin22 minutter siden

    the only youtube video i can sit through for an hour

  • Alwin van Roon
    Alwin van Roon2 timer siden

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

  • David Ledford
    David Ledford5 timer siden

    Is that a dope bag in the trunk??

  • jim Shuta
    jim Shuta5 timer siden

    Rebuild the motor

  • Craig Stern
    Craig Stern11 timer siden

    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

  • professornuke
    professornuke11 timer siden

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

  • kaeden jacobson
    kaeden jacobson14 timer siden

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

  • GeorgeBonez
    GeorgeBonez15 timer siden

    “Hook our peepers into it”?

  • Lawrence Collins
    Lawrence Collins16 timer siden

    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.

  • Jim owen
    Jim owen19 timer siden

    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

  • Dawson Keizer
    Dawson Keizer22 timer siden

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

  • Tyler Yurk
    Tyler Yurk22 timer siden

    Blue Thunder... BRING IT!

  • J. Cooper
    J. Cooper22 timer siden

    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,.

  • Panikindavillage
    Panikindavillage22 timer siden

    Beautiful car let me have it

  • kenny edwards
    kenny edwards23 timer siden

    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).

  • Jay Cook
    Jay CookDag siden


  • xXBam BamXx
    xXBam BamXxDag siden

    Freaking awesome 🤟

  • Richard Gray
    Richard GrayDag siden

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

  • Richard Gray
    Richard GrayDag siden

    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.

  • Digital Encom
    Digital EncomDag siden

    "Ol' Bleu" would be a good name!

  • Stephen Andrews
    Stephen AndrewsDag siden

    Get a life bro

  • Stephen Andrews
    Stephen AndrewsDag siden

    You like old fart bro

  • General Lee’s Repairs
    General Lee’s RepairsDag siden

    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

  • Steven Gaines
    Steven GainesDag siden

    The blue built

  • Jorge Manalo
    Jorge ManaloDag siden

    I wanna name it FlamingBird!

  • Eric jones
    Eric jonesDag siden

    How much did you pay for this?

  • bill chapel
    bill chapelDag siden

    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.

  • Mike
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  • William Marvin
    William Marvin2 dager siden

    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

  • Fire Chicken
    Fire Chicken2 dager siden

    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.

  • Daddy shovel
    Daddy shovel2 dager siden


  • Robert
    Robert2 dager siden

    Blue bomber

  • Ss010101
    Ss0101013 dager siden

    She's a beaut!

  • Shawn Sharp
    Shawn Sharp3 dager siden

    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 !

  • Warren Green
    Warren Green3 dager siden

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

  • Seth Heise
    Seth Heise3 dager siden

    Raffle it or give it to a subscriber

  • buffsheeri
    buffsheeri3 dager siden

    congratulations on a very cool purchase

  • Abe Tuaone
    Abe Tuaone3 dager siden

    Just call her Blue Flamingo.

  • Me Myself and I
    Me Myself and I3 dager siden

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

  • mrbing 70
    mrbing 703 dager siden

    Steve McQueen look that bad ass vehicle has

  • Thomas Erickson
    Thomas Erickson3 dager siden

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

  • B Foster
    B Foster3 dager siden

    1:11:25 Im in love

  • Joe Byrd
    Joe Byrd3 dager siden

    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.

  • Craig Weaver
    Craig Weaver3 dager siden

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

  • Grant Davidson
    Grant Davidson4 dager siden

    Fire chicken

  • AMartin92GVR4
    AMartin92GVR44 dager siden

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

  • James Quinn
    James Quinn4 dager siden

    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.

  • Block 21 Motorsports
    Block 21 Motorsports4 dager siden

    Definitely snowbird.

  • Mike de Miranda
    Mike de Miranda4 dager siden

    Frozen Chicken

  • abn still
    abn still4 dager siden

    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💪

  • Cha Leowin
    Cha Leowin4 dager siden

    That is a great 27 footer.

  • AzuriteT3
    AzuriteT34 dager siden

    35:30 Bork!

  • Luke Ashton
    Luke Ashton4 dager siden

    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

  • Dogma
    Dogma4 dager siden

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

  • K.
    K.4 dager siden

    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

  • K.
    K.4 dager siden

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

  • K.
    K.4 dager siden

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

  • Ken Switzer
    Ken Switzer4 dager siden


  • Ken Switzer
    Ken Switzer4 dager siden

    Sounds fantastic and has brakes.

  • Ken Switzer
    Ken Switzer4 dager siden

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

  • Automotive Tales
    Automotive Tales4 dager siden

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

  • Im Spartacus
    Im Spartacus4 dager siden

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

  • panzerabwerkanone
    panzerabwerkanone4 dager siden

    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.

  • DJ Vybe Entertainment
    DJ Vybe Entertainment5 dager siden

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

  • Adam Bredesen
    Adam Bredesen5 dager siden

    The Tired-Bird.

  • Clint Pierce
    Clint Pierce5 dager siden

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

  • Terry A blues Taylor
    Terry A blues Taylor5 dager siden

    The freez,-bird

  • Jessica Rpahsaknunk
    Jessica Rpahsaknunk5 dager siden

    the Air Force wife the name for your sweet car

  • Virginia Pope
    Virginia Pope5 dager siden

    Survivalist would be a good name.

  • Seth Ralphs
    Seth Ralphs5 dager siden

    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.

  • William Oswalt
    William Oswalt5 dager siden

    freeze plug hole back to factree

  • Jim Cole
    Jim Cole5 dager siden

    Firestone's yuck ! but wth better than nada

  • Dave mACK
    Dave mACK5 dager siden

    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.

  • Bil zedek
    Bil zedek5 dager siden

    Car nick name : "not the Camaro"

  • tom conway
    tom conway5 dager siden

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

  • Chris Renaud
    Chris Renaud6 dager siden

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

  • Neil Norris
    Neil Norris6 dager siden

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

  • David Sainsbury
    David Sainsbury6 dager siden

    Build for your wife 😉

  • Aaron Davis
    Aaron Davis6 dager siden

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

  • quinn Herrington
    quinn Herrington6 dager siden

    put the Vets powertrain in the Firebird

  • Dwayne Montgomery
    Dwayne Montgomery6 dager siden

    Could you just imagine riding along with him on his antics rides! Freaking hilarious! A guy would bust a gut laughing so hard!!!😂👏🏻

    SHAWN B6 dager siden

    Blue, Red, just missing the Stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Johnnie’s Motorized Bicycles
    Johnnie’s Motorized Bicycles6 dager siden

    “Well I think that’s an easy process” lollmfao great content watched whole thing . First time viewer

  • Tom Hoying
    Tom Hoying6 dager siden

    didn't laugh at all during this until you pointed at a bunch of not working gauges and gave two thumbs up lol

  • Danny Morgan
    Danny Morgan6 dager siden

    Beautiful car. Old school road trip in a car that might break down but can be fixed quickly, unlike newer cars. No heat, buy inverter and a cheap elect heater. No problem.

  • tony Chipelo
    tony Chipelo6 dager siden

    Keep the dang thing way cooler then an 80 corvette put a Pontiac 400 in the old girl

  • Christian Frome
    Christian Frome6 dager siden

    Who else wants him to do this but with an old diesel car or truck? Would be cool to see him work on a diesel.

  • Cybertronian Exchange
    Cybertronian Exchange6 dager siden

    I have always wanted a '68 Firebird. Awesome find and work. You should name it B12 since the color scheme matches.

  • Hypo327
    Hypo3276 dager siden

    You really struck gold with that gorgeous Firebird..! Don't know why you are not more excited about it...?! I say fix all the ills and give it a rust protection undercoat, and drive it. Keep it in a garage of course, but if you don't want to keep it, you will get some really good offers and make some money on it. You definitely got the best deal over that Corvette! The '88 is a much sought after car with the custom car bunch and worth some real bucks...! Let us know what your are going to do. You're going to get some good offers for her as is...! She's a rare find...!

  • David Harter
    David Harter7 dager siden

    I woulda gave 2 corvettes for that bird.

  • Cruise Crews Interviews Vlogs & Reviews
    Cruise Crews Interviews Vlogs & Reviews7 dager siden

    Immediate 4 speed indeed.

  • M Hoffman
    M Hoffman7 dager siden

    Put a four speed in it and have a give away

  • Matthew Vannoy
    Matthew Vannoy7 dager siden

    Great video

  • shelby hayden
    shelby hayden7 dager siden

    She should be your daily man

  • Ben Hawke
    Ben Hawke7 dager siden

    Man as soon as you unwrap that car I had to go and make some pickle relish for about 15 minutes. 😘😍🥰🍻🍻

  • Brent D
    Brent D7 dager siden

    Mud drager

  • Mike Oliver
    Mike Oliver7 dager siden

    (referring to the underhood spin on fuel filter) "these things cause more fires than ex-wives!" 🤣🤣🤣

  • Tom Bootsos
    Tom Bootsos8 dager siden

    Il have it if u dont want it!

  • Daniel Armstrong
    Daniel Armstrong8 dager siden

    I have a suggestion for what to do with it...get rid of that damn Chevy motor, and find a real Pontiac engine to make it whole could just give it to me and I’ll do it...🏎💨💨💨💨💨

  • EB240
    EB2408 dager siden

    LS swap it with the corvette ya just bought, rebuild the LS and shove her in there.