Pontiac Firebird with updated mechanicals and rust free body. Features Pontiac 400 engine rebuilt in 2008 and stroked to 455 c.i.d. withe roller camshaft, forged pistons, high torque starter and upgraded manifold, carburetor and electric fuel pump. New aluminum radiator with electric fuel pump and fan keeps it cool running. Turbo 350 transmission with heavy duty clutches and heavy duty 10 bolt rear differential. Power front disc brakes with two inch drop spindles. Updated exhaust with Headman headers. Smoothed firewall in engine compartment with rear mounted battery and sound deadening in floors.
The body is solid without any significant rust issues. When the car was repainted a few years ago, any minor rust issues were repaired with few steel patches were welded into the rocker panels. No Bondo covers rust. The floor pans were also patched at that time.
This is a reliable muscle car that is a pleasure to drive. Car has great bones wit a few minor imperfections. Paint is newer but not perfect, interior has a few blemishes, left turn signal doesn’t return, and there’s a hole in the headliner which is covered by the passenger side sun visor. Car title is clear and clean.
The Pick of the Day hones in on the coolness factor
With the introduction of the Chevrolet Camaro in 1966, followed one year later by its mechanical twin cousin, the Pontiac Firebird.
When you think about muscle cars and pony cars of the late 1960s, a 1969 Pontiac Firebird such as the Pick of the Day is not always one of the first cars that comes to mind.
It’s no surprise that John Z. DeLorean, who gave us the Pontiac GTO, wanted to do something different with the new Firebird being offered by his Pontiac Division of General Motors.
Mecum Auctions rolls into Southern California on Thursday for its annual three-day sale at the Anaheim Convention Center
I’ve spent far longer then I care to admit staring at the Pick of the Day car, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, trying to think of something smart and interesting to say about it.
Still steamed that you missed out on that 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the Smokey and the Bandit promo car that sold at Barrett-Jackson?