Worldwide Vintage Autos is pleased to present this 1968 Pontiac Firebird. Hagerty Values a number car 3 at $52,200. We scour the country for vintage cars and trucks like this and we rarely come across one like this! You must see and drive this rare Pontiac!
The first generation Firebirds had a characteristic Coke bottle styling. Unlike its cousin the Chevrolet Camaro, the Firebird's bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end. The Firebird's rear "slit" taillights were inspired by the Pontiac GTO. Both a two-door hardtop and a convertible were offered through the 1969 model year. Originally, the car was a "consolation prize" for Pontiac, who had wished to produce a two-seat sports car of its own design, based on the original Banshee concept car. However, GM feared such a vehicle would directly compete with Chevrolet's Corvette, and the decision was made to give Pontiac a piece of the pony car market by having them share the F-body platform with Chevrolet.
All 1967–1968 400 CI engines had throttle restrictors installed that blocked the carburetor's second barrel from opening all the way. A "Ram Air" option was also available, providing functional hood scoops, higher flow heads with stronger valve springs, and a different camshaft. Power for the Ram Air package was the same as the conventional 400 H.O., but the engine peaked at a higher, 5,200RPMs.
The 230 CID engines were subsequently replaced in 1968 by the Chevrolet 250 cu in (4.1 L) stroked 230 CI engines, the first developing an increased 175 hp (130 kW) using a single-barrel carburetor, and the other the same 215hp with a four-barrel carburetor. Also for the 1968 model, the 326 CID engine was replaced by the Pontiac 350 cu in (5.7 L) V-8, which actually displaced 355 cu in (5.8 L), and produced 265 hp (198 kW) with a two-barrel carburetor. An "H.O." version of the 350 CID with a revised cam was also offered starting in that year, which developed 320 hp (240 kW). Power output of the other engines was increased marginally.
There was an additional Ram Air IV option for the 400 CID engine during 1969, complementing the Ram Air III; these generated 345 and 335 hp (257 and 250 kW) respectively. The 350 CID "H.O." engine was revised again with a different cam and cylinder heads resulting in 325 hp (242 kW). During 1969 a special 303 cu in (5.0 L) engine was designed for SCCA road racing applications that was not available in production cars.
The styling difference from the 1967 to the 1968 model was the addition of Federally-mandated side marker lights: for the front of the car, the turn signals were made larger and extended to wrap around the front edges of the car, and on the rear, the Pontiac (V-shaped) Arrowhead logo was added to each side. The front door vent-windows were replaced with a single pane of glass and Astro Ventilation, a fresh-air-inlet system. The 1969 model received a major faceliftwith a new front end design but unlike its big brother the GTO, it did not have the Endura bumper. The instrument panel and steering wheel were revised. The ignition switch was moved from the dashboard to the steering column with the introduction of GM's new locking ignition switch/steering wheel. Source: Wikipedia
SPECIFICS / BUILD INFORMATION
- Clean cherry red metallic finish.
- 400 CI badging.
- Hood tachometer.
- Original style Pontiac 5 spoke alloy wheels with radial tires.
- Dual exhaust, great stance.
- Nicely appointed red carpet and red vinyl seating.
- Four speed on the floor.
- Wood three spoke steering wheel.
- Black convertible top with parade boot for when top is down.
- Aftermarket gauges.
- Pioneer head unit. MECHANICAL: - Rare, powerful, and highly desirable big block 400 CID V8.
- Four speed manual.
- Power steering, electric radiator fan.
- 4 barrel carburetor.
- Disc brakes. DISCLOSURE: -No power brakes. - Minor Paint chips on front hood. (See detailed photos)
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