1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

Condition Used
Body Convertible
Make Pontiac
Model Firebird Trans Am
Mileage N/A
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1968
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Red
History Yes
VIN: 223678U126747

A powerful rival for the Ford Mustang, the Pontiac Firebird saw daylight in 1967 when the US company rolled out both the 2-door coupe and the 2-door convertible. Even if it was based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Camaro, the Firebird had numerous different parts, starting with the design and ending with the engines. If the most significant appearance change is the body-integrated front bumpers, more differences could be found under the hood as the first generation Firebird came with a choice of many engines, from a 230ci inline 6 and a 400ci V8, producing 165 and 325 horsepower respectively. Long gone is the original V8 and now between the fenders resides a 400ci Pontiac V8. This very clean mill has an Edelbrock 4bbl carburetor on as well as chrome valve covers and a mesh style air cleaner assembly. There is a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission now bolted to the mill and a 10-bolt rear axle finishes things out. The engine compartment is very well detailed and looks great with shiny bits and pieces as well as soft supple hoses. Some surface rust and an abundance of patina for the undercarriage is noted. Invasive rust has crept up in both trunk drop offs as well as the floor pans with the latter having been patched with sheet metal plating but still having the original rusted floors present. The unibody rails while surface rusted are structurally solid. We see independent coil springs upfront and leaf springs on back. Power drum brakes are all around and dual exhaust with turbo muffler snakes its way rearward.