The Pontiac Firebird underwent minor changes for its second year, 1968. On the exterior, it lost its side vent windows and gained fender marker lights. The interior was revised, and the rear suspension was refined with the adoption of staggered shocks in the rear (one in front of the rear axle and one behind) and the use of new multi-leaf rear springs. The big news was under the hood. The standard 400 engine gained 5 bhp to 330 while the Ram Air engine was rated at 335 bhp. In mid-year, it was replaced by the 340 bhp Ram Air II. Newly available was a third 400 V8, named the HO (High Output) that was slotted between the two other engines. The 400 HO cam with free-flow exhausts and its own revised cam (when mated to the four-speed manual). It too was rated at 335 bhp. On the lower side of the model line, the 230 I6 was replaced by a new 250 I6 and the 326 V8s were replaced by new 350 V8s. Performance was definitely the key at Pontiac.
A true barn find Firebird that's ready for a complete restoration. It is powered by the 350ci V8, which is believed to be the original motor to the car. The transmission is the 2-speed Powerglide automatic. It has 14 x 7 aftermarket wheels and new looking 215 70/R 14 tires that are dry rotted. The car does run and drive and has power steering and drum brakes. It is equipped with bucket seats. It was originally Springmist Green with Parchment interior and is now red with Parchment. A very desirable candidate for restoration.
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This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.