In 1968 my uncle bought a brand new shinny red on red 1968 Firebird. He had it for 5 years then decided it was time for a newer model. So he sold the firebird to my Dad in 1973. The firebird got used through out the years. Until 1987 when the firebird was parked in the garage and no one drove it anymore. Growing up in my teenage years I never got the chance to drive the firebird. My brother got to drive the firebird thats only because he was16 years older than I was. In the year 2000 the firebird was sold. My brother had a friend who worked in a body shop. And was looking for a classic to restore. My brother persuaded my dad to sell it even thou I disagreed. But being younger at the time (20 years old) it did not help. Anyway the car was gone. The only thing I knew after that. Was my brothers friend had started a restoration project on the firebird and that was it? Few years went by and the thought of the firebird was always in the back of my head. Unfortunately my dad had cancer and passed away in Oct 2010. One day I was looking through local kijiji. I wanted to find another firebird to restore like the one I had growing up. I seen an ad that caught my eye. What caught my eye was a small trans am eagle decal that was glued to a 1968 firebird glove box, that I knew was not stock. I remembered that when I was a kid I had glued a small trans am eagle decal to my 1968 firebird. In the ad the firebird didn't look like the one we had, except for the interior witch looked very familiar and was red also. But also remember that I have never seen the firebird exterior after the restoration that my brothers friend did to it. I then called the ad. Made the appointment to go see the firebird. When I got there and seen it, I knew then that it was my firebird I had growing up with. I got the vin number and went to ministry and got the history report to be sure. It showed my dads name purchased in 1973. Then Greg purchased in 2000, which was my brothers friend. Then the current owners who bought the firebird from my brothers friend in 2003. When I went to go see the Firebird it was flawless, I knew I was in for a hard negotiation but I had to have it back. The couple that had the firebird were elderly and didn't have time to drive it anymore, and just wanted it gone. I was more than happy to take it off there hands and thats what I did. I bought the car back in June 2011 after 11 years missing from my family. I got it back and looking better than it ever was. Wish my dad was still here to see the firebird now.