1968 Pontiac Firebird
Burt Reynolds may have been the star, but it was the black 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that stole the show. There's nothing like seeing that Starlight Black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am emerge from the back of the Bandit's truck.
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
Classic Car Overview
- 350 V8
- Recent top end rebuild
- TH350 automatic transmission
- Power brakes
- Power steering
- Factory power windows
- T-2 paint code = Primavera Beige
- Interior code 257 = Medium Gold
- Original T-3 headlights are still equipped
- Original spare tire in trunk
- Center mounted clock on console
On some classic cars it becomes easy to over use the word original and this is one of them! This is a beautifully taken care of and maintained 1968 Firebird. The interior upholstery, carpet and dash are all original to 1968 and are in outstanding shape! The body is in excellent shape with very minor imperfections anywhere on it. The paint is believed to be original but we have no way to prove it wasnt repainted during its long history. The engine runs very strong with the recent top end rebuild. The transmission shifts smooth and overall the car drives down the road straight and smooth. The convertible top is great for enjoying long cruises in this stylish all original time capsule!
For 1968, the Firebirds appearance barely changed. As with the Camaro, the side vent windows disappeared as Astro Ventilation was adopted, but otherwise the most obvious change was the adoption of wraparound turn signals beneath the front bumper. But, in the engine bay, things evolved as the 326 V8 grew to a full 350 cubic inches. Still a purely Pontiac engine, the 350 was available in two-barrel form making 265 horsepower and 320 horsepower when equipped with a four-barrel and higher compression. Furthermore, the 400 now came in four varieties a 330-horsepower regular version, a 335-horse H.O. version, the H.O. with Ram Air (and unchanged horsepower rating) and a 340 horsepower Ram Air II version. Back in the six-cylinder world, the base OHC engine was now rated at 175 horsepower. The only other significant change to the 68 Firebird was the adoption of staggered shocks in the rear (one in front of and one behind the rear axle) and the use of new multi-leaf rear springs.
Classic Car ID101031778
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