ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA 1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE
West Coast Classics are proud to present a beautiful and great daily driving example of this all American classic muscle car - an original southern California 'Blue License Plate' 1968 Pontiac Firebird 350/265HP 2 BBL V8 Convertible with a date correct 'YN' code engine matched correctly to a Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 three speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, dual exhausts with factory options including;
Center Console with Floor Shifter & Bucket seats, Rally Gauge Cluster & Clock, Variable Ratio Power Steering, Front Power Disc Brakes, Power Top, Deluxe Interior with woodgrain console, Rally Wheels
The Firebird was Pontiac's slightly more upmarket version of the Chevrolet Camaro and the models were given a restyling by 1969 for their third season in the marketplace. A new RPO (regular production option) was quietly slipped into the lineup during midyear, the Trans Am, a new high performance option roughly equivalent to the GTO in the LeMans lineup. Power came from a 400 4 BBL V8 with 330HP and in the Ram Air III with 335HP 430 lbs torque at 3400 rpm (634 cars, coupes & convertibles) or Ram Air IV with 345HP 430 lbs torque at 3700 rpm (55 cars, all coupes) versions. Either way well over 350HP was available in a car that weighed just over 3,000 pounds!
This particular example is an original Blue plate California car with no signs of of any major accidents or filler and which has an older repaint in this original 'Alpine Blue' (color code D) factory color paint but which it should be noted does have some imperfections and which could do with a repaint for the discerning buyer; whilst matched to it's very nice and original 'Teal' color bucket seats interior with a White power soft top and matching carpets. The date correct 'YN' code 350 V8 engine is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and which sounds absolutely magnificent and throaty from its dual exhausts, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool and the car has a spare wheel and jack in the trunk.
The car was recently acquired from its very long time California owners with a thick file of service history showing that at no time as any expense spared on this particular vehicles mechanical maintenance including a fully rebuilt engine and transmission etc and with the car having been upgraded with power front disc brakes. This must be one of the nicest unrestored daily driving survivors of a mostly all original California car and a very collectible 1968 year of the legendary Pontiac Firebird Convertible!