Real Wheels: Car dealer prefers top down on Firebird


By Merri Hanjora - info@limanews.com



Kenny Coats, of Lima, has owned this 1999 Pontiac Firebird for three years. It’s completely original with just 18,000 miles on it.

Kenny Coats, of Lima, has owned this 1999 Pontiac Firebird for three years. It’s completely original with just 18,000 miles on it.


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LIMA — Kenny Coats, of Lima, owns this beautiful 1999 Pontiac Firebird convertible. He has owned it for three years.

“I’ve been in the car business all my life. I owned a Pontiac dealership in the ’80s,” Coats said.

Coats bought the car three years ago with just 16,000 miles on it. Currently, the car has only 18,000 miles.

“It’s a nice car, not a scratch anywhere. It’s totally original,” Coats said.

Being a car person, Coats knew what he wanted in a vehicle.

“I just wanted something to enjoy,” he said.

Coats’ Firebird contains a V-6 engine with an automatic transmission.

The Pontiac Firebird was designed as a pony car to compete with Ford’s Mustang and Mercury’s Cougar.

Pontiac hoped to tempt car buyers into owning a 1999 Pontiac Firebird with the promise of a true driving experience. The 1999 model year garnered few changes from the ‘98 model, when it had a complete redesign. The ‘99 Firebird was available in both coupe and convertible models.

Coats enjoys driving his Firebird and seeing the people looking at his car.

“It gets a lot of attention from people,” Coats said.

Kenny Coats, of Lima, has owned this 1999 Pontiac Firebird for three years. It’s completely original with just 18,000 miles on it.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/05/web1_RealWheels-1.jpgKenny Coats, of Lima, has owned this 1999 Pontiac Firebird for three years. It’s completely original with just 18,000 miles on it. Submitted photo

By Merri Hanjora

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