This 1968 Pontiac Firebird is how to stick out in the performance muscle car crowd without giving up the great vintage appearance. Park it next to any other '68 and people gravitate to its very nicely done updates – like the paint, high performance V8, and restored interior – that only heighten the essence that has made this Pontiac a legend.
The first impression will knock 'em dead, and the restoration is the reason why. They correctly stripped the car to the bone, sandblasted the metal, and rebuilt it with as many restored original parts as possible. The result is a very correct coupe that also has the unmistakable look of serious money spent. This blue looks similar to the 1968-correct Windward Blue, but there is a level of luster that only comes from investing in a modern paint and a professional hand applying it. It's dripping with the kind of clearcoat shine that rivals chrome bumpers and trim. And speaking of the brightwork, don't you just love how the integrated pointed front bumper gives the '68 Firebird a true beak-like appearance? And the performance elements of this car are iconic. The dual hood scoops, full-width rear spoiler, and Rally II wheels with PMD (Pontiac Motor Division) center caps give this the perfect classic muscle machine attitude.
The premium Pontiac image is best seen on the interior. The pristine parchment looks great when viewed through the pillarless hardtop profile. And while this was restored a few years ago, the materials are correct, so It feels authentic right down to the heat/defrost controls and factory AM radio. And because you paid a little extra for a Pontiac back in the day, it also shows its premium side with the walnut-style paneling throughout the center console. The three-spoke sports steering wheel with Firebird logo horn cap is a great looking piece, and beyond that, the deep dual pods for the readouts feel positively European. Plus, the newer auxiliary gauges are a nice clue to something special in the engine bay even before you twist the key and hear it roar.
Under the hood is another Pontiac legend. While the first-gen Firebirds were limited to 400 cubic-inches, GM fans know the large-journal 428 motor was sitting right on Pontiac's shelf next to it. So this one got the cool outlaw hot rod touch that would have made it a street king back in 1968. And just to make sure this can still wear the crown now, the V8 is part of a full speed shop build that includes a large Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, MSD ignition, 50 PSI fuel lines, and a set of headers that add even more power as they contribute to the rumble of the MagnaFlow dual exhaust. And while the clean appearance of the engine bay tells you more about the overall investment in this coupe, don't forget to check out the undercarriage photos, too. That's where you'll see exactly what you want in a tight handling classic, like new mounts, new bushings, traction bars on the rear, and KYB shocks all around. But while this is a true power brute for the streets, it's also surprisingly easy to tame thanks to power steering, power brakes, and a stout TH400 three-speed automatic transmission.
You're looking at great investment in speed and style. So when this kind of total package is ready, you know you need to hurry if you want to take it home. Call today!!!