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For Sale: 1968 Pontiac Firebird in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint Convertible

After the Firebird, Camaro and the Mercury Cougar entered the pony car class in 1967, AMC got in on the action in '68 by introducing the Javelin. The pony car class was hitting what would become its best years, and all cars were now introduced except the Dodge Challenger, which would come in 1970. The pony cars were riding high in 1968 and would continue to do so for a couple of years, though the 1970s would soon bring rising insurance rates, more government regulation and less consumer interest in the class.

For consignment, a one owner version of the rarely seen, (657 Sprint convertibles produced in 1968), Firebird Sprint and in convertible form. An older restoration, circa 2012, showing its age in some areas but still very presentable both inside and out. Thanks to cheap fuel most buyers opted for one of the various V8 engines available or the 6-cylinder was tossed at some point and a V8 fitted in its place. That is not the case with our latest consignment, it has been restored exactly as it was when our original owner purchased it new.

With very straight exterior steel panels with just a hint of some rust starting along with inclusions and an off color touch up at the front of the passengers door, the restoration in 2012 kept this drop top bird in Verdoro Green and it holds up very well. Chrome, trim and brite work is very nice, however, the bumpers will need some attention as they have some delamination of the chrome, with the worst being at the peak of the front bumper. This front bumper is missing the rubber filler between itself and the front end sheetmetal. A Sprint logoed stainless rocker trim can be seen running along the bottom as well as some chrome for the rear quarter panel gills, all good here. A pristine black convertible top with a rear plastic window is clear, and scratch free. The top is operated manually and moves up and down flawlessly. The distinctive Pontiac identity starts with the front grille with a wide peripheral front bumper, strong vertical center and horizontally mounted dual headlamps. Bringing up the rear is a protective wrap around bumper, louver style tail lamp, and chrome edge strips that house the backup lights.

Black standard, (Pontiac's words), tuck and roll insert vinyl with smooth black bolstered Strato bucket seats flank a new wood appliqued center console which races from the back seat, all the way up to the dash. An automatic shifter is within this console, as is a storage glovebox. Above the console in the center panel of the dash sports the same burl faux wood applique, with the original radio and climate controls. The instruments are inset into a forward raking dash and have a conical design for easier reading. All of this floats above clean black carpet and is surrounded by horizontally stitched black vinyl door panels with shiny chrome accents.

A flip of the hood and we are greeted by the patined 250ci OHC-6 cylinder in inline arrangement with a 4-barrel carburetor atop, and a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission bolted to the back. A color-correct light blue block with supple hoses and a correct chrome lid air cleaner assembly finishes off the package. Some light corrosion is evident on the mill but otherwise is looking good. We note that the consignor includes 2 spare engines for parts.

A structurally sound unibody is covered with patina, road dirt, surface rust and factory undercoating as are the floorpans, and wheel wells. An independent suspension with coil springs and drum brakes is on the front and for the rear we see leaf springs and more drums. A single exhaust system snakes its way rearward to expel spent fossils.

Stepping inside this redone interior we could be in the showroom looking to buy this car back in 1968. Very nicely done, and as to the mechanical test drive, it was a wonderful experience had by all. Nice power, good handling and it went through the gears, as well as our paces, with no hiccups with all controls working swimmingly during my drive. Blow in my ear and I'll follow you anywhere in this car.
A nice example of an original owner, 2nd year Firebird in drop top format along with the Sprint package. A few faults and flaws in the body and paint work but overall, a shining example of a rare bird. As Pontiac's advertising said at the time "Here it's 1968 and you've never played wide-tracking? Maybe you're not a great American Sport" Although Wide-tracking will never be a spectator sport...obviously...Queue the smoky voiced deep throated announcer!

U-Lordstown, OH Assy Plant
604215-Sequential Unit Number

11C-Third Week November Build
ST 68 22367-1968 Firebird Convertible
BDY LOR2280-Lordstown Body #
TR 253-Standard Black Vinyl Buckets
PNT Q2-Verdoro Green, Black Top

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Pontiac Firebird
  • Listing ID: CC-1593624
  • Price: $29,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Firebird
  • Exterior Color:Verdoro Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:11096
  • Stock Number:3892
  • VIN:223678U604215
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