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1968 Pontiac Firebird 400

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1968 Pontiac Firebird 400

 

400/engine with quadrabog carb, drum breaks all the way around; cast iron manifolds.

 

‘I’ve been in the car business since I was 14, that’s over 40 years around cars. My family has owned a Pontiac Cadillac dealership here in NJ since 1955, so I know many people in every aspect of the auto industry. Some stuff was done at the dealership, some was sent to friends and vendors I’ve known for all these years.’
‘The restoration was started around 1990. The engine was pulled early in the process and resealed, and heads sent to my local speed shop. The trans was done in house by our master tech who has now passed on. The engine code is YS which is period correct. The body is solid; I replaced some small patches around the wheel openings, but nothing major. The paint was done around 1999 in a 2000 Pontiac color code #13 Bright Silver metallic, which is a base coat / clear coat application — very, very nice job. The rear is original to my knowledge with low highway gears. The speedo says 160 and I bet it will do it. I replaced the driver seat cover, headliner and package shelf.’

 


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1968 Pontiac Firebird 400, 10.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings




9 Comments

  1. Patrick Marter

    Patrick Marter

    June 3, 2015 at 3:01 am

    I had one exact color and all 400 cid ram air M-22 Tranny 1980-1981

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  2. Clarence Batten

    Clarence Batten

    September 18, 2015 at 2:07 am

    very sweet car

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  3. Peck Nation

    Peck Nation

    September 18, 2015 at 2:16 am

    mine was electric blue I’m not a chevy guy but gawd I miss her

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  4. Mike Smith

    Mike Smith

    June 1, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I have a soft spot for old pontiac’s

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  5. Joey G Young

    Joey G Young

    June 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Nice car.

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  6. Oather Sampson

    Oather Sampson

    July 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Awesome ride,,,I would to have her in flat black.

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    • Baard Andreas Storemark

      Baard Andreas Storemark

      July 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Norway 2016

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    • Wayne Langley

      Wayne Langley

      July 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      I love this color scheme.

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  7. Jim Meeker

    Jim Meeker

    July 27, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    owned more of them i care to count

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