Land Speed Firebird Offers Cheap Entry into 200 MPH Club

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Land Speed Pontiac Firebird

If you’ve ever thought about getting into land speed racing, this Firebird offers a cheap turnkey opportunity.

Most of the time, we tend to focus on drag racing and various forms of track-based motorsports. Because, well, that’s the sort of stuff that most of us participate in. But if your idea of a thrill involves achieving ludicrous speed at all costs, land speed racing is where it’s at. Like any other form of motorsport, however, building a desert speedster certainly isn’t cheap. Unless you buy this turnkey Pontiac Firebird currently up for grabs on Craigslist, that is.

Yes, this Firebird has eclipsed the 200 mph mark already. And even better, the seller claims that it’s also the current C/PRO class record holder. The speedy ride is reportedly already certified for the coming 2019 season, too. So all you have to do is buy yourself a racing suit and helmet, strap in, and enjoy the ride.

And what a ride it’ll be. This Firebird is packing well over 800 hp courtesy of a built 360-cubic-inch small block. We’re guessing this motor displacement was chosen to compete in a specific land speed class. The seller claims that this is a fresh motor that cost in excess of $25k, which isn’t totally unbelievable. So what does all of this land speed goodness cost? How about the paltry sum of $15k? Heck, for an extra eight grand, the seller will even throw in his 26-foot trailer complete with living quarters. Sounds like an absolute deal to us.

Which, when you think about it, is a pretty bargain price for a turnkey racing effort. No matter what kind of racing you’re talking about. Sure, you’ll need extra coin on top of the purchase price for parts and whatnot. But in terms of smiles per dollar, this Firebird racer seems hard to top.

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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