Condition: Restored in the 1990s. Nice driver that gets a lot of compliments but is showing some age. Drives great and was recently professionally tuned. Sounds mean at idle and has plenty of power but isn't finicky in cold/hot weather like many hot rods. Starts easily at 10 or 100 degrees. One tiny tear in the rear seat and 2 in headliner less than 1 inch, otherwise no tears or cracks in carpet/dash/upholstery. Solid frame and floors.
Drivetrain: 400 Pontiac Firebird V8 (non-original block), original #16 heads/TH400 automatic/Safe-T-Trac rear, power front disc brakes and power steering
Performance Upgrades: Hood tach, Edelbrock Air-Gap intake, Edelbrock Performer carb, cam, headers, shift kit, 4.11 gears, ladder bars, stall converter, HEI, Lakewood front shocks, 15x8 Ansen Sprint rear wheels, Mickey Thompson Sportsman rear tires, electric fan (retains mechanical)
New: Tires, front shocks, tune, cap/rotor/plugs, Carter fuel pump and filter, alternator, voltage regulator, alignment, coolant flush, Firebird floor mats
Needs: driver's side interior door panel, rust beginning to bubble at rear of each fender and trunk should be addressed at some point, speedometer adjusted to gears
Also comes with: PHS window sticker and order form, original wheels, new uninstalled Ram Air system ($600), 2 air cleaner assemblies (removed for photo), original steering wheel, year of manufacture plates (Colorado legal 1968 Plates)
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?
I had a 1988 Pontiac Formula Firebird when was a young man, but we live in a city where there are many hills and rear-wheel drive is not ideal.