1968 Pontiac Firebird Coupe
In 1968 and 1969, Pontiac engineers were busy with a project to get
the Firebird Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) ready, which led to
the development of the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Known as PFST,
("Pontiac Firebird Sprint Turismo"), the racing prototype was
developed largely by chassis whiz Herb Adams. Powered initially by
the ohc six, the PFST project also served as test bed for a
small-block, (303-cid), V-8, with special tunnel-port cylinder
heads. But development problems axed the small-block engine, so a
Special Projects committee, (including Adams, chief engineer Bill
Collins, product planner Ben Harrison, and merchandising master Jim
Wagner), turned instead to a potent Firebird with Ram Air 400 V-8
and PFST-type chassis tuning.
For consignment, a 1968 Firebird that has a respray in white, and
an updated interior, also in white. This car has a 350ci V8, with a
4-barrel carburetor, and a Hurst shifted Muncie 420 4-speed manual
Leading the way are the two horizontal grille openings now
blackened, and either side has dual headlights in either corner.
The beak is splitting the two sides of this grille and it carries
over to the top of the hood. Below is a black chin spoiler. Dual
scoops for this white hood with slightly inconsistent gaps. The
quarters and doors have a body crease to add to the design in the
mid-section. 3 chrome vertical bars are attached to the front of
the rear wheel wells. There is plenty of body filler on the rocker
areas, particularly near the edges of the wheel well bottoms. On
the back a spoiler is attached to the trunk lid, and tail lighting
for this car is in horizontal bars with the rear pan. Sunburst gold
17 inch 5 spoke Hurst wheels are on all 4 corners.
Opening the door we see the low back vinyl buckets and a bench in
back sports the same patterns and white color. For the sloped in
dash, it has a black top and white respray for the front panels.
Within are the deep set circular instruments for the driver and a
glovebox for the passenger. A black center panel has been retained
and this houses the temp sliders and wood applique edged radio.
Below the dash are dual aftermarket gauges in a black panel just
above the center console. A shout out to that which is now housing
a Hurst shifter, and some nice wood veneer trimmed in thin chrome
moldings at the edges. Eyeball vents are on each corner of the
dash. Black carpeting is on the floors, and a black headliner is
Our consigner states that this engine has a WX code block and is in
350ci V8 form. It has a 4-barrel carburetor on top, and in back a
4-speed manual Muncie M20. The rear axle is a 10 bolt.
Mainly rust free with areas of spray on rustproofing that is thick
and thin depending on where you are looking. I can view the rocker
damage front thee inside as well with some body filler repairs.
I fought with this car a bit on the test drive. It fires right up
and has good acceleration and handling. However, the wipers were
inoperable, the driver's visor will not stay up, there is an
exhaust leak despite the system looking newer, braking was scary as
there was nearly none and it pulled to the left during regular
driving. Also, no brake lights, taillights, or reverse lights.
A white respray, a white updated interior, and a 350ci V8. A few
frowns here and there but with the Hurst wheels it shows
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
U-Lordstown, OH Assy Plant
143341-Sequential Unit Number
02C-3rd Week February Build
ST 68 22437-1968 Firebird 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY LOR27815-Lordstown Body #
TR 262-Parchment Vinyl
PNT GG-April Gold
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