OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS DÉJÀ VU
In response to Marc Conigliari’s article on his Buick GS Stage 1 ragtop [“Opportunity Knocks Once,” Feb. 2018] I had to wonder if he is my soul brother. I, too, had this same experience when contemplating future plans for my 1968 Firebird 400 convertible.
Like Marc’s old Skylark, my ’Bird was at a crossroads: Should I dump $25,000 into it, or sell it and wait for my dream car to appear for sale somewhere? I chose to sell (a very hard decision after owning it for 13 years) and told myself I will seek to find what I really wanted, if it takes me six months or six years.
After three months I came across a numbers-matching, one-family-owned, alloriginal-sheetmetal, beautiful Firebird 400 convertible. It was everything I had wanted in a Firebird 400.
Long story short, it was the best decision I made. Could not have lived with myself had I passed on this golden opportunity. Probably paid $2,000 too much for it, but it didn’t matter, it was my dream car. Moral of the story: If you wish it and it is available, go for it! Life is too short.