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 wasn't repainted during it's 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 Firebird's 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.