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Will a Rusty Old Firebird Start and DRIVE 700 Miles Home After Sitting for Years?

Sprinkled throughout YouTube land, we find all sorts of channels that strive to get old classic cars going once again. These presenters do so in a variety of different ways and we have to admit that one of our favorite formats comes with the individuals who go out into the field and find rusty old cars to try and bring back to life once again.

Believe it or not, many of these cars that have been sitting for years if not decades are only a few parts and a little bit of know-how away from firing up once again. It’s pretty incredible to see how well some of these things were made to the point where perhaps they could become drivers again with a little bit of TLC.

However, one of the things that stand between these cars sitting in a field and operating on the roadways is rust. Any time that somebody buys a car for a project, one of the first things that they should look at is just how much rust it has and if it’s even worth reviving or if it’s simply too far-rotted.

This time, we checked in with Vice Grip Garage as they have located a rusty old Pontiac Firebird in the field. Due to its location in northern Ohio where it has sat for years, you can bet your bottom dollar that this thing has some serious rot going on. In this particular outing, not only will our host attempt to get this thing started after sitting for a long time. We also watch as he attempts to drive at home on a 700-mile road trip that definitely adds a new fold to these sorts of videos.

There is certainly a difference between just getting a car started and being able to take that car immediately on a several hundred-mile road trip. Check-in with the nuances of doing just that with this 1978 Firebird in the video below.