Most one-off custom cars aren't much to look at, but this one, based on a 1984 Pontiac Firebird, is definitely worth your attention. Designed to evoke the muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s, it's impressively built and hides its Firebird origins well. It's in Miami. You should buy it.
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If we hadn't told you this thing was based on an '80s Firebird, odds are you wouldn't have guessed it. Every body panel seems to have been drastically altered. Look closely and you'll begin to recognize the Pontiac windshield and factory door glass, but other than that, it's totally bespoke. And unlike a lot of custom jobs, this one looks nearly factory in terms of quality. The finish on the paint, the panel gaps, and all of the proportions look spot-on. If you didn't know any better, you might think this was an official Ford, Chevy or Dodge, perhaps an overseas model you didn't quite recognize.
Of course, underneath that impressive body, there's still those third-gen Firebird roots. The factory V6 was replaced with a Chevrolet LT1 V8 mated to an automatic transmission. Though the interior is well-done, there are still a few hints giving away what this car once was, mainly those square instrument dials in the gauge cluster and that steering wheel.
I asked the seller, Dimitry, why he decided to build this car. He told me it was a dream of his. He's a huge fan of muscle cars, but wanted something new enough to daily-drive. Working with his brother, a graphic designer, he took inspiration from the best of the Big Three to design his perfect car. Using the Firebird as a base, he spent the next seven (!) years making his dream into a reality, fabricating all of the body parts out of fiberglass. The rear end was taken from an Australian-market Ford Falcon, while the gills on the front are from a 1971 'Cuda. The dash, interestingly, is modeled after a Maserati from the 1970s. Whenever he takes it to car shows, Dmitry says, it's an immediate hit.
Currently, Dimitry has the car listed . That may sound like a lot, but for all the custom work he and his brother put in, we'd say it's a reasonable asking price. Plus, you'll have the only one in the world.