1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible For Sale. 326 cubic inch V8 engine, automatic transmission, Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetor, HEI ignition, power steering, power brakes, dual exhaust, 15” Rally II wheels with Cooper Cobra radial tires, silver metallic exterior with custom rally stripes, scooped hood, chrome sport mirrors, rear deck spoiler, black power convertible top, bucket seats, center console, under dash AM/FM radio. Drop the top and hit the open road, this Firebird is ready to fly.
The Pontiac Firebird is an American automobile built by Pontiac from the 1967 to the 2002 model years. Designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang, it was introduced 23 February 1967, the same model year as GM’s Chevrolet division platform-sharing Camaro. This also coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, Ford’s upscale, platform-sharing version of the Mustang,
The name “Firebird” was also previously used by GM for the General Motors Firebird 1950s and early-1960s concept cars.
The first generation Firebird had characteristic Coke bottle styling shared with its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro. Announcing a Pontiac styling trend, the Firebird’s bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end, giving it a more streamlined look than the Camaro. The Firebird’s rear “slit” taillights were inspired by the 1966–1967 Pontiac GTO. Both a two-door hardtop and a converti
ble were offered through the 1969 model year. Originally, the car was a “consolation prize” for Pontiac, which had desired to produce a two-seat sports car based on its original Banshee concept car. However, GM feared this would cut into Chevrolet Corvette sales, and gave Pontiac a piece of the “pony car” market through sharing the F-body platform with Chevrolet.
The styling difference from the 1967 to the 1968 model was the addition of federally-mandated side marker lights: for the front of the car, the turn signals were made larger and extended to wrap around the front edges of the car, and on the rear, the Pontiac (V-shaped) Arrowhead logo was added to each side. The front door vent-windows were replaced with a single pane of glass and Astro Ventilation, a fresh-air-inlet system.