Jamie’s New Toy – A 1969 Carousel Red Convertible!


Car 1

We wanted to share some photos from our newest member, Jamie and his new purchase late last Fall.  This new toy will be a lot of fun when the weather warms up soon.  It is a beautifully detailed restoration of a 1969 Carousel Red 350 Convertible.  The top and interior are both black, and it rolls on B.F. Goodrich Radial TA’s.  Here’s a quick note from Jamie – and Welcome to the Club!!


Good morning Ken,

Attached are a couple of photos of my car. I have always had a passion for classics since I was young. I’m not your typical “car guy”, or a person that would be able to work on cars extensively or a restoration project person.

I truly just love the beauty of this era of automobiles.

When I made a decision to finally get serious, I wasn’t sure what car I really wanted and looked at numerous makes & models. I also did not want a project, I wanted to spend my time driving, enjoying and appreciating, not fixing.

Car 2

I purchased my car from Plymouth, Michigan in October, 2015. When I first saw this Firebird, I was in awe. Mostly because of the color (Bears Fan) I also was interested in a convertible, and the fully restored condition was amazing from top to bottom. I also wanted something that you don’t typically see a lot of.


Both of my children have beautiful Mustangs and also have a great passion for cars.

I’m currently a resident of 22 years in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Our family also has a second home in Jefferson, WI. (25 miles north of Janesville) and this is where I garage my car and spend a lot of time here enjoying the outdoors and my new toy!

Late Fall is a difficult time to buy a classic convertible and I’m itching to get her out!!


I look forward to meeting the rest of the Midwest Firebird members in 2016 who also share this passion and look forward to the comradery.


(Story and pictures by Jamie Champa.)

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