1967 Pontiac Firebird
When 1967 rolled around Pontiac needed something to keep up with the muscle car race of the 60s and the Firebird was born. This line of cars premiered in 1967 and followed the same coke bottle style body as its competitors. The styling of the slit rear taillights echoed the Pontiacs other muscle car, the GTO as does the split style front grill. A big difference though was the bumpers were incorporated into the overall look of the front end which create a very unique appearance that will forever be associated with the Firebird. This classic has resided with the same owner for the past 15 years who purchased the vehicle out of a collection in Indianapolis, Indiana. It has 58,000 original miles and is a good solid car. It left the factory in Regimental Red but has received 1 repaint since the purchase in a slightly lighter Red. The Black top is not new but being in very good condition it looks like it is. The chrome work is all in great shape and the car wears all of the correct emblems and trim pieces. The original style rally wheels sit under all four corners with new P215/65/R15 Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTS tires.
The car was originally a 6 cylinder 3 speed car but has since been fitted with a 400 ci V8 motor and turbo 400 transmission. The motor is fitted with an Edelbrock 650 carburetor, Edelbrock valve covers and an Edelbrock manifold. The motor runs well and has plenty of power. When installed, the correct motor mounts and front springs were added to accommodate the larger motor. It has approximately 1,500 miles on it. Other upgrades include power steering, new Monroe shocks, air shocks in the rear, new power brakes (disc front) and new 3 leaf rear springs. In the back of the car you will find the stock 10 bolt rear end.
The interior is done in Black and utilizes the stock bucket seats. An aftermarket B&M Quicksilver ratchet shifter was added and moves through the gears smoothly. The stock gauges, knobs, switches and radio are mounted to the dash with the only real customization being the added gauge pod for oil/amp/temp.
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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.
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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.