West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this very rare and all American classic muscle car - a 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400/350HP 4 BBL V8 Coupe with a date correct 'XH' code replacement and rebuilt 400/350HP 4BBL V8 Long Block 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 PHS documentation and added and rare factory options including;
Firebird 400 Package ($358) Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission ($227) Deluxe Steering Wheel ($15) Tilt Steering Wheel ($45), Vinyl (Cordova) Roof ($85), Rally II Wheels ($56), Air Conditioning ($376). Variable Ratio Power Steering ($105), Front Power Disc Brakes ($64), Tinted Glass ($32), Dual Horns ($4) Heavy Duty Air Cleaner ($9) Custom Trim with Woodgrain dash ($110), Brake Pedal Trim ($5) 'Parchment' Bench Seat Interior Head Restraints, Chrome Air Cleaner, Chrome Rocker Covers & Oil Cap, Dual Exhausts, Flexible Fan,
The Firebird was Pontiac's slightly more upmarket version of the Chevrolet Camaro and the models were given a restyling in 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! That provided for some literally amazing performance in a pony car and these models were extremely limited in production. Only some 6,921 Firebirds were built mated to an automatic transmission with this rebuilt 400 c.i. 4BBL V8 'XH' engine boasting some 350HP, and it is a known fact that horsepower ratings were kept well understated in the late sixties to help keep rising insurance rates low!
This particular example has been beautifully and professionally repainted in its original 'Warwick Blue Metallic' (Paint Code 53) factory color and sports its original 'Parchment' color rare Bench seat interior with a White vinyl roof and which has obviously always been been well maintained and kept! This car must be seen to be fully appreciated. The date correct and recently rebuilt 'XH' code 400/350HP 4 Barrel V8 engine is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no noticeable oil leaks 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 its original spare wheel in the trunk.
This must be one of the finest daily driving survivors of this very collectible and most desirable 1969 year of the legendary PHS Documented big block 400 V8 Pontiac Firebird which has all the right options including working A/C, a wonderful example of all American sixties muscle and a wonderful addition to any muscle car enthusiasts collection!