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1968 Convertible Manual

83,780 MILEAGE

1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Description:

We don't see too many 1968 Firebird convertibles come through here that are this nice. Someone poured vast sums of money into the restoration, which, while completed about 10 years ago, was really first rate and the car still shows exceedingly well. It's really that nice, even now. Code Q Verdoro Green is the car's original color, so that's what went on when the body was restored. Of course, this car received much more than a simple repaint. Before they fired up the paint guns, the restorers spent hours and hours straightening the bodywork, block sanding the substrate, and getting everything arrow straight. A great deal of time was invested getting the doors to fit properly, the hood to sit flush, and the pesky decklid to align with the quarters. Once all that stuff was right, THEN it was time to lay down the new paint. There seems to be quite a bit of gold underneath, and the finish has a nice glow to it that really pops in the sun. Although it's subtle at first glance, this is the kind of car that you never get tired of looking at. The black vinyl bucket seat interior was also restored to stock specs. Pontiac was looking for an upscale buyer with the early Firebird, and dressed the interior accordingly with burled walnut appliques on the console and dash, and simple European-looking stitching on the seats. It's hard to say whether the gauges have been restored or not, but they look awesome with crisp markings and clear lenses with few signs of age. Even the hood-mounted tach is fully functional! A wood rimmed steering wheel continues the Euro vibe, while an AM-FM radio was state-of-the-art in car entertainment in 1968. Seal out the weather with a tight-fitting black vinyl convertible top that features a crystal clear rear window, while the trunk features an original space saver spare, inflator bottle, and complete jack assembly for show purposes. The engine looks to be a period correct WC 350ci block rated at 265hp. Yes, Pontiac made their own small block (that is, it's not just another Chevy motor), and it was famous for its durability and torque production, emitting an entirely different sound than the venerable Chevy powerplant, too. Finished in Pontiac Turquoise paint with the traditional chrome valve covers, it is nicely detailed for show. Experts will note that the air cleaner is from a 1970 Trans Am, but that was the owner's preference and it certainly looks at home under the hood. The 4-speed manual transmission powers a 10-bolt rear end, while the fumes are routed through a reproduction dual exhaust system. The floors are solid, the gas tank is new, and the fuel and brake systems have been fully rebuilt. Beautiful Pontiac Rallye II wheels wear modern redline radials, a welcome improvement. The more we look, the more impressive this car becomes, especially with a build sheet and complete documentation package. Call today!


Item location:Local pick-up only
Doors:2 Doors
Interior color:Black
Engine:350 V8
Vehicle Title:Clear