My parents bought a car for my mother to drive back and forth to work in 1976. It was a 1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible. The car stopped running in 1982. My father and I planned to restore my mother's firebird together after he retired in 1998. He had the knowledge and skills and I had the enthusiasm. Unfortunately, my father passed away just a few months after he retired. I spent the next 15 years collecting parts - as many NOS as I could find. Mostly at Carlisle (Spring, All GM and Fall) and Ebay. I did some disassembly including the front clip and tearing the engine down to the short block, restoring the original Rallye IIs, Etc. As is typically the case, life got in the way. Three moves later and I finally found a Pontiac Restoration shop in Mason OH (C.W Restoration) who completed a frame-off ,rotisserie restoration on my 1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible. Using mostly original parts and NOS parts (All bright work was replaced), the restoration was completed April 26, 2013; 30 years after it had last run. I now have a factory original numbers matching Verdoro green car from my childhood and the car of my dreams in honor of my Hero, my Father.