1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible - One owner from new
This is a one owner, mostly original car, including the top, interior, engine, transmission and most of the paint. A 4.1L engine with manual transmission, The car was ordered in Illinois, driven to the West coast and shipped to Hawaii. In 1971 it was shipped back to the mainland and driven to Illinois, then on to Minnesota in 1974.
This Firebird has never been driven in the snow. All springs (4) and radiator have been replaced. Air conditioning has not been used since 1971 because car is always driven with top down. Pontiac introduced the Firebird February 23, 1967, to compete with the Chevrolet Camaro (introduced September 29, 1966) and the Ford Mustang (introduced April 1964). The 1967 Firebird was offered in a convertible and a hardtop coupe with five engine choices. In 1968, the convertible and a hardtop coupe saw changes in their engines. Six-cylinder overhead-cam increased from 230 cubic inches to 250 cubic inches delivering 175 horsepower.
The body received a few updates which included: a change in the front turn lights to a wraparound style, both driver and passenger vent windows were removed while Pontiac V-crest rear marker lights were added. The suspension system was improved by the new straddle mounted shock absorbers. The interior also saw new improvements with a larger padded instrument panel and sun visors, windshield pillar moldings, crushable arm rests, flow-through ventilation system with adjustable round air outlets on the lower dash, added lower door panel carpeting, new instrument panel conical lenses and block lettering, seat belts with push-button buckles for all passengers, anti-theft ignition key warning buzzer and stronger door hinges of stamped steel.