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- Seller: streetsidenc
- Phone: 866-542-8392
This 1968 Pontiac Firebird convertible is an ideal classic. It's coming off of long-term ownership that has given this the right mix of preservation and investments. That means a sleek color combo, cold-blowing A/C interior, and a strong V8 that has hardly any miles on it since being rebuilt.
This car has spent over two-thirds of its life so far under the care of the same person. In fact, with less than 82k miles on the odometer, this first-gen Firebird has a lower odometer than many final-year Firebirds we see. That's the sign of a cherished machine. Other telltale marks of respect show in the overall condition of the car. Panels were replaced with proper pieces; there was a quality respray of the factory-correct red; and this has led a garage-kept life. More than just history, you want this one for what it represents today. It has all the right aggressive pieces such as twin hood scoops and Rally II wheels. And there's something unmistakably alluring of Pontiac's special design with the beak-like front bumper that integrates into the full front end.
The white convertible top looks terrific against the red to give you the All-American look of a Coca-Cola bottle. And with the flip of a switch, it powers down to reveal a whole new personality. After all, red exterior with black interiors have a great muscle car vibe. And just like the outside, there have been the right investments in care. The fundamentals look good, including the seats, door panels, and dash. This one likes to keep a proper vintage presentation, and so you have some cool details like the working clock and Delco AM/FM radio. Plus, the factory heater controls now deliver cold-blowing R-134A air conditioning. And it's a true driver's machine with the wood-rimmed steering wheel, desirable tilt column, and bright shifter in the woodgrain center console.
The engine bay has a very stock look, but it's quite a bit tidier than you would expect from a 1968 car. That's because you're looking at a rebuilt motor using a proper 400 cubic-inch block. So you get pedigree and freshness in one. It's a nice setup that's bored .30 over, upgraded to a mild cam, built with high-compression pistons, and topped with a four-barrel carburetor. It makes for a strong-running V8 that makes a sweet tune out of the dual exhaust. And because this is the kind of convertible you'll want to really enjoy, it comes with good driving features, including a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes.
The sale comes with terrific paperwork like the factory buildsheet, owner's manual, maintenance records, build receipts, restoration photos, and PHS Documentation. It all makes for a classic drop-top that has the care and features you want when looking to put a special car in your garage. Call now!